Prowse contacted my via Flickr this summer about the photo. I knew they were going to use it (and that they had an album coming out a LONG time before news got out), but really wasn't sure how big it would be. My son sent me that photo from the copy he picked up at Grimey's in Nashville. He posted it on Reddit.
My local record store is under construction until tomorrow, so I don't have my copy yet ... but I hope to get it signed when I see them in Carrboro, NC in March.
For me, looks like this month will come down to (not surprisingly) Ty Segall, Cloud Nothings, and Japandroids
XX isn't bad. Bonobo has some good moments, but I got bored with it. I gave DKM a chance, but they've really gone downhill over the last few albums now.
There anything else worth checking out? Besides Code Orange?
Priests, Brian Eno, Michael Chapman, Allison Crutchfield, and Chavez all have new stuff out that's worth listening too. None of them will top the albums you listed for me, personally, but give them a shot. Stef Chura is streaming her new album too.
Run The Jewels 1/17 Lady Lamb 1/20 The Range w/Austra 1/31 Ms. Lauryn Hill 2/9 St. Paul & TBB 2/16 The Cool Kids 2/18 All Them Witches 2/24 Nicolas Jaar 4/8 The Decemberists w/Julien Baker 4/12 Explosions in the Sky 4/16 NAO 5/2 Sinkane 5/3 Tycho 5/9 Ty Segall 5/25 Diet Cig 6/1 Sigur Ros 6/12 Pitchfork #9 7/14-16
here's my thing, I'm not as crazy about Tys new album as I have been about his albums in the past. But, I absolutely LOVE the slower, softer songs on it. Idk if it is a sign that I've changed because I still am obsessed with all of his past music that is loud and fast and crazy but it doesn't do much for me on this record. Perhaps it'll grow on me, but it has never been like that in the past. I have to listen to the new cherry glazer. Other than that, it's between Bonobo and The XX
I'm sure i'm in a small minority here, but the new chris thile/brade mehldau is excellent. Let's Thile expand on his jazz influenced mandolin playing, and Brad Mehldau is a master pianist. Plus their classical music via ragtime cover of one of my favorite bob dylan tunes (don't think twice it's all right) is an absolute treat.
if you are into ambient stuff, william basinsky lives up to his previous standards.
for those of you into dark/heavy/noisy stuff a la pharmakon or prurient, check out uniform.