It’s a new year and that means new music from some of our favorite bands! I absolutely love when new music comes in from some of my favorite bands, and there’s plenty of new music coming out this year that I’m SUPER STOKED about. Here’s a few records I’m anticipating in 2013:
My Bloody Valentine
FINALLY! After 21 years of waiting for this moment for longtime fans, My Bloody Valentine is putting out the follow-up to 1991’s epic shoegaze standard Loveless. The album was initially promised to fans to be released before the end of 2012, but alas we were denied. However, the band announced on Christmas Eve that the album was completed and that means that we should be hearing brand new music from MBV before too long.
Projected Release: Soon, hopefully.
The Joy Formidable
The Joy Formidable will be releasing the follow-up to 2011 debut The Big Roar in January, entitled Wolf‘s Law. The record has already produced some epic single releases, including “This Ladder is Ours” and “Cholla”. The record has a lot of buzz already and the band has me really excited to hear the album, especially after I was blown away by their debut. The record was recorded in a log cabin in Maine during the winter, and has a lot of nature influences in the album from what I can tell. I really can’t wait to hear it.
Confirmed Release: January 22nd (US)
Watch the video for “This Ladder is Ours” here:
Pearl Jam will grace us with their 10th studio album sometime either this summer or fall. The band played some gigs near the end of 2012 and built up a lot of excitement for the new record. Drummer Matt Cameron will splitting time between the new record and touring with Soundgarden, his first band who released their first studio album since ’96 last year. The band has already performed some new songs including “Of The Earth”, which has been part of their set at times since 2010, leading speculation that it will be on the record.
Projected Release: Late Summer/Fall
Social D had a true hit in 2011 with Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, which was their first record since 2004. Frontman Mike Ness has already promised more quicker releases in the future, and that has been evident as the band has already entered the studio for their next record and plans to start writing and recording this month. The band had a successful run of East Coast dates to finish off last year (I was lucky enough to see their show in New Orleans), and hopefully they can take that great energy they had into their effort for the next record.
Projected Release: Summer/Fall
Bad Religion return with their 16th (Holy Cow!) release True North in the beginning of this month. The album will be the follow-up to The Dissent of Man, released back in 2010. The band worked with producer Joe Barresi, and bassist Brett Gurewitz also produced. The album has already had some great buzz with the releases of the song “Fuck You” and the album’s title track. The record seems like it’s going to be really great and we need a real dose of real punk to kick off the new year.
Confirmed Release: January 22nd (US)
Listen to the title track, “True North”, here:
Sound City’s soundtrack
The soundtrack already generating a lot of buzz for next year is the soundtrack to Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) directed documentary Sound City: Real to Reel. The soundtrack already has the hot new song, “Cut Me Some Slack”, a collab featuring the one and only Sir Paul McCartney with the surviving members of Nirvana: Grohl, bassist Krist Novoselic and guitarist Pat Smear. Also featured on the soundtrack are artists like Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Corey Taylor and more. No word on a physical release, but the album with available thru iTunes and is taking pre-orders now.
Confirmed Release: March 12th (via iTunes)
Listen to “Cut Me Some Slack” here:
Queens of the Stone Age
Speaking of Dave Grohl and Josh Homme collabs, Queens of the Stone Age are releasing studio album #6 this year. Grohl fills in on drums for the band after the departure of Joey Castillo from the band, and it’s Grohl’s first album drumming for QOTSA since 2002’s Songs for the Deaf. The band has been hard at work in the studio, and they have been doing some early promotion with their mockumentary, “Secrets of the Sound”. Grohl isn’t the only collaborator, as Trent Reznor, former bassist Nick Oliveri, and Scissor Sisters’ frontman Jake Shears. This is the band’s first record since 2008’s Eva Vulgaris.
Projected Release: Spring
Kings of Leon
The brothers and cousin Followill are back! The band has already scheduled tour dates for 2013 and is expected to work on a new album and have it released by the end of the year. The new album will be the band’s first album since 2010’s Come Around Sundown, one of my all-time favorite records released this decade. The band has an amazing live show so it’s great to hear that there will be a new album and tour.
Projected Release: Late in the year
Arcade Fire is in the studio working on their 4th studio album, the follow up to 2010’s Grammy-winning release, The Suburbs. The Canadian indie act is working with James Murphy, the former frontman for LCD Soundsystem. Arcade Fire is one of my all-time favorite bands and I am super stoked to hear what this new record will sound like, and I love LCD Soundsystem so that adds extra intrigue.
Projected Release: Late Fall
Whatever Jack White is Doing This Year
Jack White was on top of the world in 2012 with the success of (and my Album of the Year) Blunderbuss. Now the question will be, what will Jack do this year? Will he try to repeat or out do himself with a follow up? Will we get the first new Raconteurs album since 2008? Or the first Dead Weather album since 2011? Only time will tell, but whatever Jack does this year, it’s going to be awesome.
Projected Release: We’ll hear something by the end of spring, maybe.
ALSO we’ll see new releases from Ty Segall’s various projects, Coheed and Cambria, Tool, The Airborne Toxic Event, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Jimmy Eat World and more! What an awesome year this will be!
What albums are you most looking forward to in 2013? Leave us them in the comments!