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Old 02.17.2016, 12:22 PM   #1
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This thread is for discussing and announcing new and upcoming albums that are making your 2016 so far. The purpose is not only to nerd out about your favorite new albums, but to assemble a resource guide for those of us who are bored as hell with what's come out so far, and could use some recommendations.

Here's a bit of what's on its way:

Big Ups - Before a Million Universes / March 4 / Exploding in Sound Records
 


These guys made one of the best noisey post-punk records of 2014 with Eighteen Hours of Static. Their new album sounds, thus far, like home sweet home for folks who grew up with Slint and RODAN and Fugazi and Unwound. Yet there's something about it that saves it from being too derivative. Very much looking forward to the official release.

Listen to "National Parks" on Soundcloud:
Listen to "NATIONAL PARKS" on SoundCloud

FLUME - Skin / Soon, hopefully / Future Classic
 


Remember this guy? New album is apparently coming any time, but the asshole's pulling a total Kanye and despite having released some excellent singles, there's no goddamn release date yet. Been waiting for this to come through since his self-titled album made waves in 2012.

Listen to "Never be like you" on SoundCloud

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What I've been listening to so far:

Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo *
Not Waving - Animals *
David Bowie - Blackstar *
Anderson Paak - Malibu *
DIIV - Is The Is Are
Knxwledge - Wraptaypes
Future - Evol

(* denotes a particularly high level of quality and/or awesomeness)

that's all I have time for at the moment. Work awaits.

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Dream&B?? Synthsoul?? Whatever it is, this album is beautiful.
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PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project

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Yeah, I'm dying to hear the new PJ.
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Old 02.17.2016, 07:33 PM   #5
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Dream&B?? Synthsoul?? Whatever it is, this album is beautiful.

I'm enjoying it so far, but that album cover looks like it was made in a high shool year book class. Or at a Walgreens, or some shit.

Whose idea was it to smack those placid, dead eyes faces on an old Frutopia bottle design like that anyway?
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Holy Fuck - Congrats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVYPnLQLOuE

Also curious (but I don't know if they could qualify for this thread, since they're not "surprising" names at all) about the new Mogwai soundtrack and Explosions In The Sky new stuff.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVYPnLQLOuE

Also curious (but I don't know if they could qualify for this thread, since they're not "surprising" names at all) about the new Mogwai soundtrack and Explosions In The Sky new stuff.

Doesn't have to be surprising. Just say what you're listing to and what you're looking forward to. Maybe some people will be surprised.

Thanks for your input!

(I'm stoked for new Mogwai too. Explosions in the Sky's new album already dropped I think, but I haven't heard it... though I've read a lot of good things about the tracks.)
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new Mogwai???

I thought their last album was great.
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Yeah man, out soon! It's called ETHER. They just shared the cover art on Facebook or Twitter or something.
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New Belly this summer. Yes, "Feed the Tree."

Breeders were rehearsing last year. Not sure what's happening though.
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New Belly this summer. Yes, "Feed the Tree."

Breeders were rehearsing last year. Not sure what's happening though.

Whoah! See, this is what I'm talking about. I had no idea about either of these things, even though I've been a Breeders and Belly fan forever. Thanks for the intel.

Something to wash away the taste that the Pixies left in my mouth.
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Bardo Pond - Regalo II - further compliation of rare songs and singles and most of these are being remastered from the original recordings...I believe it will include the very rare 7" "You Know".
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New Belly this summer. Yes, "Feed the Tree."

Breeders were rehearsing last year. Not sure what's happening though.

What?!?!?!?! That's so good.

Did see a Twitter post of some studio tape reels with "The Breeders" on it in 2014/15... but then nothing
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The Diary:
01 The Introduction
02 The Anthem [ft. Frank and Dank]
03 Fight Club [ft. Nottz and Boogie]
04 The Shining Pt. 1 (Diamonds) [ft. Kenny Wray]
05 The Shining Pt. 2 (Ice)
06 Trucks
07 Gangsta Boogie [ft. Snoop Dogg and Kokane]
08 Drive Me Wild
09 Give Them What They Want
10 The Creep (The O)
11 The Ex [ft. Bilal]
12 So Far
13 Fuck the Police
14 The Diary

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Back in 2013, it was announced that The Diary, a lost J Dilla vocal album made at the turn of the millennium, was being reassembled for a posthumous release.

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Nas revealed that The Diary will be out April 15 via his own label Mass Appeal


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The production was handled by Dilla, Madlib, Pete Rock, Supa Dave West, Hi-tek, Nottz, House Shoes, and Bink!, among others.
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I really like the two songs I've recently heard by Nevermen, Mr. Mistake and (especially) Tough Towns and look forward to hearing more from their recently released debut album. There's a fair amount of electronic atmospherics, which usually leaves me cold, but it's more inventive than a lot of that stuff--there's elements of indie rock, reggae and hip hop as well. It's a side project for all three members but I hope they can put a tour together sometime.
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Yeah man, out soon! It's called ETHER.


Actually it's ATOMIC, ether is one of the tracks "premiered" online ( https://soundcloud.com/rock-action-records/mogwai-u-235 is the first one, ether is around 44:50 in this podcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zzcbn#play )

I thought this one and EITS album were both scheduled for release in April, but I might be wrong (not really up to date with news..)

And I'm REAAAALLy enjoyng the latest album by Ulan Bator:

http://ulanbatorband.bandcamp.com/al...abra-new-album
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Is that Jdilla record from the stuff that was found storage joint?
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Old 02.19.2016, 11:25 AM   #18
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Actually it's ATOMIC, ether is one of the tracks "premiered" online ( https://soundcloud.com/rock-action-records/mogwai-u-235 is the first one, ether is around 44:50 in this podcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06zzcbn#play )

I thought this one and EITS album were both scheduled for release in April, but I might be wrong (not really up to date with news..)

And I'm REAAAALLy enjoyng the latest album by Ulan Bator:

http://ulanbatorband.bandcamp.com/al...abra-new-album

Shit my bad. Damn. It was all "Ether" in my head. Now "Atomic" sounds lame.
Not sure about the EITS.
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Holy shit, friends! Pantha Du Prince is dropping a new album this year, his first since 2010's (excellent) Black Noise.

It's called Triad. Here's a handy pull quote:

"Black Noise was very much about me being alone in a small room in Berlin and composing," Weber said in a press release. "The Triad opens the structure to more human ways of interacting, not digitized ways of interacting. It's not about Facebook; it's about meeting up and jamming. I wanted to cut through the digital dust that surrounds us."

This is big news for my electronic music loving brethren out there.
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I was going to mention how there was probably no point in mentioning that new Animal Collective album, since their schtick has become intolerable at this point and I'm not the least bit interested in hearing Painting With.

But now I'm mentioning it because I just read my third scathing review of the thing and ... Wow.... I had no idea....

How far the mighty have fallen.
http://thequietus.com/articles/19709...ng-with-review

(Read this review. It's pretty fucking hilarious. Sad, since these guys used to be quite something, and I'd love to hear them mature naturally... in the vein of "Fall Be Kind" maybe, with a more Grateful Dead, folk feel... But that's not happening, and what is happening deserves to be mocked this harshly.)
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