Ah, summer. It’s that time of year again when everyone is trying to hold on to the last bit of fun before September rolls in and it’s back to the normal routine of school and work. There’s still plenty of time to enjoy that last bit of summer and with that being said, I’ve created a list of the top five new albums to look out for in the upcoming weeks.
Pond – Hobo Rocket
Pond, the Aussie band comprised of current and former members of fellow Aussie band Tame Impala, are returning with their fifth studio album. They released two singles, “Xanman” and “Tortoise” both of which blend psychedelia, space rock and never-ending fuzz.
Release Date: August 5th, 2013
The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars
Joy Williams and John Paul White are returning with a new album after their abrupt break-up last year. Last year the band cited “irreconcilable professional differences” and abruptly stopped touring. Their single “The One That Got Away” hints at the growing trouble between the two and the album is sure to deliver the same sentiment.
Release Date: August 6th, 2013
Goldfrapp – Tales of Us
The electro duo has promised a “turn for the noir” on the latest album, channeling none other than filmmaker David Lynch. Dark, dreamy and alluring, Goldfrapp’s album will be one for long drives down the highway at dusk.
Release Date: Sept 10th, 2013
Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull
Kings of Leon have had their ups and downs in the last few years and plan to return to the sounds of the early albums while maintaining a youthful sound. Their latest single off the album is “Supersoaker”, an uptempo rocker foreshadows what fans can expect to hear.
Release Date: Sept 24th, 2013
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2
If part two is anything like the first album, I’d bet it’s going to be just as great. Judging from the track, “Take Back The Night”, listeners will be in for quite an experience. To make things even better, there are rumors that Questlove (The Roots) was heavily involved in the project.
Release Date: Sept 30th, 2013