There are A BUNCH of albums coming to U.S. shelves this Tuesday. BUY ONE.
The first disc from the recently reunited Cardinal in 18 years, and only their second album ever.
Cloud Nothings— Attack On Memory
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT album (now streaming via Carpark Records) from the young and evolving Dylan Baldi and his band.
Craig Finn— Clear Heart Full Eyes
The first solo effort from the storytellin’ Hold Steady frontman.
First Aid Kit— The Lion’s Roar
Swedish folksters with Jack White-collab experience.
Gangrene— Vodka & Ayahuasca
Alchemist and Oh No— a combo as dangerous as their album title.
Mad electronic/dubby music from Gonjasufi.
Joe Cocker— Hard Knocks
Blatantly ignoring both globalization and this thing called the internet, Joe Cocker released Hard Knocks exclusively in the UK during October of 2010. The album’ll finally be hitting American shelves this Tuesday. It’s Cocker’s 21st studio album, though, so give him a break.
Kathleen Edwards— Voyageur ****
Bon Iver’s romantic interest, so you know it’s good.
****Actually released January 17th, but I forgot to mention it then.
Lamb Of God— Resolution
The seventh album from the longstanding heavy metal group.
Nada Surf— The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
The seventh studio album from the “popular” indie rock band.
Kelly Pickler— 100 Proof
American Idol’s other blonde-haired country singer is set to release her third album this Tuesday.
Plug— Back On Time
A disc of previously unreleased 90s tracks from the electro-weirdo.
Pop 12.80— The Horror
One of Brooklyn’s lesser-known buzzy blog bands.
Porcelain Raft— Strange Weekend
Latest album from the laptop pop musician.
Matt Pryor— May Day
Second solo disc from the man who’s done time in four very good bands: The Get Up Kids, Reggie and the Full Effect, The New Amsterdams, and The Terrible Twos.
John K. Samson— Provincial
The debut solo album from the Canadian folk-punkster of Weakerthans fame.
Tim McGraw— Emotional Traffic
The eleventh studio LP from the hugely famous country singer.
Wiley— Evolve Or Be Extinct
A fitting title for an album from the rapper mainly responsible for the U.K. Grime scene.