10 Releases to Look for in 2014

Posted by Billy Gil, December 20, 2013 07:12pm | Post a Comment

The year is just about up, but new music is headed our way. You can already preorder some albums due in 2014 on Here are 10 to check out. [WARNING: NSFW pic of Sky Ferreira's infamous nip-slip album cover below].

Banks London EP

banks london ep amoebaDue Jan. 7

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I wrote about this one in my top EPs of the year list. It’s out physically next month, and if you like sultry electro-soul a la Kelela, Rhye and Jessie Ware, this should be right up your alley.



Stephen Malkamus & the Jicks Wig Out at Jagbags

stephen malkamus the jicks wig out at jagbags cd amoebaDue Jan. 7

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Well you didn’t think that Pavement reunion was gonna last, didya? Stephen Malkamus’ underrated releases with the Jicks continue with their first album in three years.



Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

bruce springsteen high hopes cd amoebaDue Jan. 14

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Bruce Springsteen’s 18th album features guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) as well as E Street Band members Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici, who both have passed away.



Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Give The People What They Want

sharon jones dap-kings give the people what they want cd amoebaDue Jan. 14

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You’re right, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, this is exactly what we want: another sure-to-be-excellent classic soul record.



Mogwai Rave Tapes

mogwai rave tapes cd amoebaDue Jan. 21

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The pioneering post-rock band returns with its eight album, featuring “Remurdered.”



Warpaint Warpaint

warpaint warpaint cd amoebaDue Jan. 21

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Warpaint made a quietly excellent debut of mesmerizing, atmospheric indie rock in 2010, and now the L.A. band is coming back with its long-awaited second album.



Sky Ferreira Night Time, My Time [Deluxe Edition]

sky ferreira night time my time cd amoebaDue Jan. 28

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Sky Ferreira’s titlating pop debut had the blogosphere going nuts in 2013. Hear why, as her debut album finally comes out on physical disc with a second disc, which includes her early indie hit, “Everything Is Embarrassing.”



Dum Dum Girls Too True

dum dum girls too true cd amoebaDue Jan. 28

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The noise-pop act sounds sleeker and sexier than ever on first single “Lost Boys and Girls Club.” Once again, they’re produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s) and Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes).



St. Vincent St. Vincent

st. vincent st. vincent cd amoebaDue Feb. 25

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Is intellectual pop weirdo St. Vincent rebranding on her self-titled fifth album (counting that David Byrne one)? We’re not sure, but “Birth in Reverse” has a bitchin’ dance beat to go with its gnarled riffs.



The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream

the war on drugs lost in the dream cd amoebaDue March 18

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Even without Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs returned with such a great second album (2011’s deliciously hazy Slave Ambient) that we’re betting Lost in the Dream will be yet another bootgazing delight.


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