New Eisley EP and Stacy Dupree King solo album debut songs today

Stacy Dupree King has her first solo album due out in April under the name of Sucré, and her band Eisley is releasing it's new EP next month. Songs debuted online today from both, and I doubt I'll be first to notice that her solo work is on a completely different level. The Eisley song is embedded below (be patient, it starts slow), and follow this link to Spinner to hear the Sucré song and read more about the album. (Photo by Elsie Larson)

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Best Album Covers of 2011 displayed in a spectrum..

Check out the original post by Redefine magazine, in which the covers are larger and link to additional information such as themes, concepts, and collaboration. The visual alone is terrific, but there is tons of thought and time put into what you will find beneath the surface.
2011 Year-End List: Album Cover Art - REDEFINE magazine


New Rosie Thomas single + old album = free download!

Rosie Thomas released a song off her new album today:

With Love drops on Valentines Day. You can also download her 2006 album These Friends of Mine bundled with the new single for FREE right now on Noisetrade.


New Shins song...is really good

And while I have embedded it, it is much more fun to listen to on this page.


More anticipated albums: Tess Wiley & Cush

After my post a few days ago, I forgot to mention two notable albums on the horizon. The first, by Tess Wiley, has been completed and should release late Spring. Here is video of another new song:
The second album is most definitely a rumor: Cush.

Cush is of course Andy Prickett and Eric Campuzano, originally of the Prayer Chain. They released the only Cush LP almost a decade ago, and there have been mentions of new music off and on ever since. Cush excites me because it is the only song-writing outlet Prickett has. He produces, records, mixes and most notably plays guitar for others, but his song-writing is what I miss the most. I hope to interview him sometime soon.

The last actual release from Cush was in 2004, but it was only a live album. Then in 2010 they put an amazing new song on Bandcamp:

Then on Facebook in November they announced a new website and that there would be "new music soon." This of course could only mean one new song, or a new EP; but we can all hope for an LP. You can also follow Prickett's blog, as he hints at Cush from time-to-time, but mainly talks about recording, guitars, pedals, etc.

Also Paste Magazine posted "25 albums they are looking forward to" today; I think it is the first time I put up a list before Paste did.


Most anticipated albums of 2012

Now that 2012 is here, below are my most anticipated albums of the year. They are listed in chronological order by release date, and I only included albums that are confirmed. I could probably list rumored albums indefinitely.

Nada Surf- The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy January 24 on Barsuk Records (Pre-ordered)
Deep Space EP February 14 on Equal Vision Records
Rosie Thomas- With Love February 14 on Sing-a-Long Records
Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror February 14th on Mom + Pop
School of Seven Bells – Ghostory February 28th on Vagrant/Ghostly International
The Shins – Port of Morrow March on Aural Apothecary
Sucré - TBA- April 10 (Stacy King of Eisley)
Paper Route- The Peace of Wild Things Spring
mewithoutYou- 5 (tentative title) Spring
Metric – TBA Spring
Sixpence None the Richer- Lost in Transition- Spring (Album was initially called Strange Conversation, and was completed in the summer of 2010. The original release date was August 2010 and then was pushed back to March 2011. Now the name has been changed and has been given a new release date of Spring 2012. We’ll see.)