Sunday, May 14, 2006

Upcoming (Dry Season)

Now that the new Danielson and Grandaddy have been released, I look ahead to see what is coming up. Not much for a while, I see. Still there are plenty of nice releases coming up by the end of the year.

I'm a little bored right now. Joy and I were trying to get some folks together for dinner, but no luck. Plus there appears to be loads of rain coming in soon. I'll post my shopping list as I listen to Half-Handed Cloud's Halos & Lassos (even though I'm singing the Silver Jews' "Sleeping is the Only Love" to myself.....may have to switch over to Tanglewood Numbers next).

The only thing I'm getting excited this month is some new stuff from Robert Pollard. Parts 40-42 are now shipping on his site:
40. The Takeovers - Turn to Red
41. Psycho and the Birds - All That is Holy
42. Keene Brothers - Blues and Boogie Shoes

VERY slow month. The only thing that I'm considering is a new instrumental soundtrack from Portastatic (Who Loves the Sun) on the 6th.

Okay here is where things start to look up, starting on July 4th when the final volume of Johnny Cash's American Recordings series is released (American V: A Hundred Highways). I was under the impression that Unearthed was to be the final release, but I'm happy to be wrong.

One week later (July 11th) is the release of Sufjan Steven's The Avalanche. I am very excited.

Another week after that (July 18th) is Golden Smog's first release in eight years (Another Fine Day). Nice.

Just announced Friday, Thom Yorke is releasing a solo album on July 11th (The Eraser). July is going to be a great month.

Not much so far to get me overly excited. Matt Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces) is releasing solo debut. Plus new stuff from Lambchop and Cursive. Nothing great but I'll likely check them out, unless there are more exciting things announced.

New Yo La Tengo on the 12th!! Plus it's called I Am Not Afraid of You, and I Will Beat Your Ass!! Yeah!!

Also new stuff from M. Ward and the Black Keys. Eh, maybe.

I know this is a long ways off, but Robert Pollard announced another solo album called Normal Happiness for the 10th.

Still Waiting
The only other stuff I know are coming out this year is a new solo album from Jason Molina and a new Magnolia Electric Co., but no date set yet. Maybe a solo album from Britt Daniel too. Almost forgot, a new Mountain Goats this fall. Anything I'm missing?