out this week 1/11 & 1/18...the decemberists...puro instinct...pains of being pure at heart...

Posted by Brad Schelden, January 17, 2011 03:05pm | Post a Comment
the decemberistsHappy New Year! The music new releases are finally starting to come out again. We all need some new music in our life! I can't wait. A couple of good albums came out last week: new albums from Broken Records, British Sea Power, Tapes 'N Tapes, & Wire. But it really is all about this week, and from now on the new releases keep on coming all year long. They never stop! There is plenty for everyone to get excited about. The new album from The Decemberists comes out tomorrow. The King is Dead is their sixth album and their third album on Capitol. Their last album was the Hazards of Love from 2009 andThe Crane Wife was before that in 2006. They had 3 albums before that: Castaways & Cutouts, Her Majesty The Decemberists, & Picaresque. These first three are their best and albums that I never get sick of but I will admit I have not given much time to The Decemberists since their last album came out. I have had too many other albums to keep me busy. Still, I always like to revisit the old albums when a new one is about to come out. The Decemberists are one of those bands that I didn't fall in love with until after seeing them live for the first time. I saw them at the Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco many years ago and was hooked for life and I can't wait to see them again touring for this new record. I have not had a chance to hear the entire album yet but I love what I have heard so far. I do like the single "January Man," which came out as a 7" last month. We actually had a special little promotion at Amoeba with the 7". Those who bought the 7" also got a coupon to come back and use towards the new album out tomorrow, January 18th. The album is a bit more country than normal but I am fine with that. I can't wait to take the album home and give it the time it deserves and hopefully fall in love with them all over again.

There are also new albums out tomorrow from White Lies, Tennis, & The Disappears, and so many new albums right around the corner! Slumberland put out the new 7" from Pains of Being Pure At Heart last month. Heart in Your Heartbreak is a fantastic little preview of what we can expect from the new album. The new album is called Belong and it's being released by Slumberland some time in February or March. This band released one of my favorite albums of 2009. I am obviously more than excited about this one, their second album -- more catchy twee pop for you and me. One of my other recent favorite bands from last year also has an album coming out this year. The debut full length from Puro Instinct will be put out by Mexican Summer on February 22nd. This is the band formerly known as Pearl Harbour. I have been obsessed with them since I saw them open up for Ariel Pink last year at the Echoplex. They are like a shoegazey version of Fleetwood Mac. And yes, they are that good. I am so excited about this album and I am really hoping it will not let me down. I am thinking it just might be one of my favorites of this year. Puro Instinct just released their new 7" a couple of weeks ago, called Stilyagi and I love it. I hope that you will too. You can listen to both the new Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Puro Instinct songs below. You can also purchase the 7"s from

pains of being pure at heart heart in your heart break

Buy the Heart In Your Heartbreak 7" by
Pains of Being Pure At Heart

puro instinct stilyagi

Buy the Stilyagi 7" by Puro Instinct

also out 1/11...

Valhalla Dancehall by British Sea Power


Let Me Come Home by The Broken Records


Outside by Tapes 'N Tapes

Red Barked Tree by Wire

also out 1/18...

The King is Dead by The Decemberists

Guider by The Disappears

Cape Dory by Tennis

white lies ritual

Ritual by White Lies

And coming many more albums that I am so excited about. Some of the ones I am most excited about include P.J. Harvey, Mogwai, The Strokes, Okkervil River, A Place To Bury Strangers, Explosions In the Sky, Fleet Foxes, Aphex Twin, Radiohead.....they all have new albums out this year....get ready!...

january 25th
iron & wine-kiss each other clean (warner brothers)

february 8th
hercules & love affair-blue songs (moshi moshi)

the streets-computers & blues (import)
esben & the witch-violet cries (matador)
james blake-james blake (atlas)
cut copy-zonoscope (mod records)
silk flowers-ltd. form (ppm)

february 15
bright eyes-people's key (saddle creek)
pj harvey-let england shake (vagrant)
mogwai-hardcore will never die but you will (subpop)
la sera-la sera (hardly art)
sonic youth-lights out soundtrack (sonic youth records)
tim hecker-ravedeath 1972 (kranky)
twilight singers-dynamite steps (subpop)
deaf center-owl splinters

february 22
adele-21 (columbia)
julianna barwick-magic place (asthmatic kitty)
toro y moi-underneath the pine (carpark)
puro instinct-headbangers in ecstacy (mexican summer)
cult of youth-cult of youth (sacred bones)

march 1st
catwalk-idle labor (captured tracks)
cosmetics-cosmetics (captured tracks)

march 8th
kurt vile-smoke ring for my halo (matador)

march 22nd
the strokes-angles (rca)
adventure-lesser known (carpark)

march 29th
hunx & his punx-too young to be in love (hardly art)
craft spells-craft spells (captured tracks)
mountain goats-all eternals deck (merge)

april 5th
holy ghost!-holy ghost! (dfa)
the kills-blood pressures (domino)

april 12th
crystal stilts-in love with oblivion (slumberland)
jonny-jonny (merge)

april 19th
the head & the heart-s/t (subpob)

panda bear-tomboy (paw tracks)

april 26th
explosions in the sky-take care, take care, take care (temporary residence)

may 3rd
hooray for earth-true loves (dovecote)

may 10th
okkervil river-i am very far (jagjaguwar)

And these bands are rumored to have new albums out this year hopefully!!!...

pains of being pure at heart
light asylum
place to bury strangers
wild flag
aphex twin
fleet foxes
patrick wolf
beastie boys
the shins
jens lekman
mars volta
the cars

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