Virgins from Tim Hecker

Ambient artist Tim Hecker will release Virgins on October 15th through Kranky. The "almost percussive" album was recorded "using ensembles in live performance" and "employs woodwinds, piano and synthesizers". Stream "Virginal II" on SoundCloud. Ravedeath, 1972 was released in 2011. [bleep.com]

Sep 16 2013

Mike Donovan Readies Wot

Following Sic Alps break-up earlier this year, Mike Donovan is set to release a solo album, Wot, through Drag City on October 15th. Stream "New Fieldhand Bop" on SoundCloud. [dragcity.com]

Sep 16 2013

Seasons of Your Day from Mazzy Star

Mazzy Star will return on on September 24th with Seasons of Your Day, their first album since 1996's Among My Swan. The album features performances from Bert Jansch and My Bloody Valentine's Colm O'Ciosoig. Stream the album this week on NPR. [hopesandoval.com]

Sep 16 2013

The Dismemberment Plan Returns with Uncanny Valley

The Dismemberment Plan will return on October 15th with Uncanny Valley. After a few festival dates in September, the band will hit the road in support of the album. Stream "Waiting" on SoundCloud. Change was released in 2001. [dismembermentplan.com]

Aug 20 2013

Annie Returns with The A&R EP

Annie returned last week with The A&R EP, her first music since 2009's Don't Stop. Annie once again collaborated with producer Richard X on the new material. Stream "Hold On" on SoundCloud and watch the video for "Back Together" on YouTube. [anniemelody.com]

Aug 20 2013

Lousy with Sylvianbriar from of Montreal

Of Montreal will release Lousy with Sylvianbriar on October 8th. The album was written by Kevin Barnes after two weeks in San Francisco. It's inspired by the '60s and '70s and was recorded on an analog 24-track recorder. Stream "Fugitive Air" on SoundCloud. [polyvinylrecords.com]

Aug 20 2013

Bill Callahan Announces Dream River

Bill Callahan will release Dream River on September 17th through Drag City. The label calls the eight-song album "easily the most sensual and soulful of Callahan's career." Stream the experimental track "Expanding Dub" on SoundCloud. [dragcity.com]

Aug 20 2013

New Music from Blur Following Damon Albarn Solo Album

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Damon Albarn told the publication that Blur will record a new album following the band's current reunion tour, the New York opening of Monkey: Journey to the West, and his forthcoming "quite intimate" solo album. Most recently, Albarn, Nick Zinner and Flea recorded the song "Latest Style" as the entity Fresh Touch for Oxfam. Stream it on Stereogum. [blogs.wsj.com]

Aug 20 2013

The Avett Brothers Announce Magpie and the Dandelion

The Avett Brothers will release their eighth album, Magpie and the Dandelion, on October 15th. Normally, there's a two or three year gap between albums, but The Carpenter was just released last year. We aren't complaining. Stream the short and sweet "Another Is Waiting" from Magpie on NPR. [npr.org]

Aug 12 2013

More Is Than Isn't from RJD2

RJ Krohn will end the RJD2 drought with the "largely instrumental" More Is Than Isn't on October 8th through this own RJ's Electrical Connections. Stream "Her Majesty's Socialist Request" from said album on SoundCloud. The Colossus was released in 2010. [rjd2.net]

Aug 12 2013