okay this thread is going to be our Talk New Music thread. Basically, if it released in 2012? It's relevant.
Not to talk of my own taste at all in this opening post and not to paint HIP WHITE COLLEGE ROCK vibes so don't adhere to just that plz, I just want to be broad here and cover all those really popular examples to be a reaching weenie since these tend to garner more discussion
There'll be some popular new releases later this year like Animal Collective, a new DAN DEACON (okay this is one is relevant to my taste by far), a hilarious sounding probably bad collab between St. Vincent and David Byrne, and Grizzly Bear recently dropped a new track that I hope won't be the only possibly exciting song on the record
There've been some other big ones that just came out the past couple of weeks like the Ty Segall jam and that Fiona Apple album everybody is divided on between being BEST OF THE YEAR and being garbage (I'm never listening to it probably)
And then earlier in this year we had andre 3000 and james murphy collabing with Gorillaz, Death Grips go mondo big with The Money Game, their sophomore album if you count their awesome mixtape as their debut. College kids liked Japandroids and Beach House. I was all over the new Swans album because they are never bad. The new Spiritualized was actually really good! There was also Chromatics, Julia Holter, The Men (another I dug a lot), Grimes, Perfume Genius, Sleighbells, Cloud Nothings, Talabot's debut, new Burial, Thee Oh Sees, the… ugh Shins
But fuck all that let's talk about me because High on Fire is still awesome and Keiji Haino's new collab with O'Rourke and Ambarchi (not like it matters Haino turns everything he touches into Haino) with it are my two most listened to albums of this year. But that Spiritualized is getting a lot more plays than I realized. I also actually like Voices in the Lake, but if I get around to listening to better ambient and drone work it'll probably fall off of my Sleeping Music schedule pretty fast
barn owl, the evan caminiti band, is probably my favorite new outfit (Lost in the Glare is so god) and I hope they drop new shit forever. they are super tight