Oh man, it's gonna be a great year in music.
The second album by The Lone Bellow, Then Came The Morning, is here and it's warm, spirited and everything I could've hoped for. Belle & Sebastian, Sleater-Kinney, and The Decemberists all have new records which I am slowly and happily working my way through.
And there are some wonderful new songs out.
I am beyond stoked for a new Death Cab for Cutie album this year. My excitement has been fanned into a wildfire by the announcement of a concert date at the Hollywood Bowl (which I'll be attending with Steph, YESSSS.) I love the ambivalent mood and shadowed gravity of this first single:
Tom Krell fricking kills me. He really does. "The One" is a heartshaker:
I've heard three tracks from the upcoming Twin Shadow album Eclipse, and they are all fantastic. He makes me want to dance and cry at the same time which is no small feat. I couldn't be more fired up for it to come out.