There is an ever-growing pile of new cds on my desk and even though I will eventually filter through them all, I’ve compiled a list of some of these new releases for you to keep an eye out for in the near future. I guarantee there’s something here for everyone!
Small Black are two friends curled up during one long winter and thawed out to release their catchy self-titled EP. Small Black are currently tucked away somewhere in Delaware recording their full-length. In the meantime, have a listen to “Despicable Dogs”.
[MP3] Small Black – Despicable Dogs
Small Black EP is out April 27 on Jagjaguwar.
Canadian power group, The New Pornographers, are just about to release their fifth full-length titled Together. Expect appearances from St. Vincent, Zach Condon of Beirut and Will Sheff of Okkervil River to join the octet in Together.
[MP3] The New Pornographers – Your Hands (Together)
Together is out April 30 through Matador/Remote Control.
The National are back with a follow-up to their highly acclaimed 2007 record, Boxer. High Violet is their forth-coming record and you’ll be in for a treat if you thought Boxer was great.
[MP3] The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
High Violet is out May 7 through 4AD.
No longer calling Brooklyn home, the ever-wonderful duo High Places have moved west and are constantly expanding their experimental aesthetic with their latest full-length, High Places VS Mankind.
[MP3] High Places – On Giving Up
High Places VS Mankind out May 8th on Popfrenzy.
Photo: Julien Bourgeois
Mr. Jeremy Jay has been a very busy man, producing almost an album a year. This year we will see a double release from Jeremy Jay – the first effort titled Splash is Jeremy Jay’s most infectious album to date, continuing his romanticised pop fantasy. Listen to the title track below.
[MP3] Jeremy Jay – Splash
Splash is out May 22 through K Records.
As our answer to Camera Obscura, Perth’s Institut Polaire are adding the final touches to their upcoming record Make Your Own Mayflower. And if you’re Sydney next week, they’ll be previewing this release at World Bar.
[MP3] Institut Polaire – We Can’t Wait No More
The release date for Make Your Own Mayflower is yet to be confirmed but I’ll keep you posted. If you can’t wait, I have two double passes to their show at MUM, World Bar next Friday, April 23. Just email us here with the subject line ‘I Wanna Make a Mayflower’.