Smart ladies love rad music, anticipated record releases for the end of 2013 and beyond


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I’m currently editing  my favorite records of 2013 post (here is last year’s), but I’m already looking towards the months ahead for some good new music. I scoured a few of my favorite sources and pulled a list of some upcoming records I’m aching to hear.




Dan Bejar of Destroyer, one of my biggest musical crushes, is releasing a Spanish-language EP, Five Spanish Songs, next week. It is not surprising to me at all that it is fantastic, but more that I have no pre-ordered it yet.

Blood Orange

Former HDOTW Dev Hynes just released another electronic/R&B record under his Blood Orange moniker yesterday, Cupid Deluxe. I tend to like BO more than his other projects because the songs are catchy like his work with  Sky Ferreira but they also have that Weeknd-ish indie R&B thing too.

Dave Van Ronk

Inside Dave Van Ronk

I didn’t think it was possible to talk about Inside Llewyn Davis in this piece since that record is already out (and it’s FABULOUS) but I was wrong! The title character of the film is based on Dave Van Ronk, the Mayor of MacDougal Street, who is getting the reissue treatment due to the growing interest in his work. You can still find his work (I found this same compilation on Amazon mp3) but it’s being released on LP. Also of note is the Folkways CD reissue from this year too. I love folk music from this period so I’m happy to see this talented gentleman’s music given a little more attention.



I will buy anything she releases, and if she continues on the same high-quality LP path she started last year, her next record is going to be killer. “Cash In” closes out Saint Heron, mentioned last week, which manages to get me even more excited.

Amelia Lily

Amelia was a finalist on the 2011 season of X Factor UK–she loves P!nk and Kelly Clarkson and the UK is definitely missing an artist like that. I’m sure her full length will resemble her smash “You Bring Me Joy,” which I really like.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones is the great equalizer, a crowd pleaser like no other. When I worked at {large book chain}, 100 Days, 100 Nights, was on heavy rotation in the music section and it was one of the only things everyone could agree on. Give the People What They Want arrives January 14th and it’s guaranteed to pick up everyone’s cold dead winter with horns and soul. Also, how fucking cute is this video? RIGHT?

Cloud Nothings

There is very little information about a follow up to last year’s Attack on Memory, except most blogs said it was supposed to be released in 2013 and it’s going to be noisier & more like Wire. While I miss the “Leave You Forever” Cloud Nothings, the rock band that has replaced them is pretty great too.

Lily Allen

So many articles have been written in the week she released her new video, which I find both sexist and refreshing because I am a fan of contradictions. But it did get me yearning for the release of an upcoming record, if only for the fact that it will help me get exercising again.

Angel Olsen

Having spent copious amounts of time with Half Way Home AND seeing her live in 2013, I have been desperate for some new Angel Olsen music. Burn Your Fire for No Witness (GOOD NAME), her first LP for Jagjaguwar, will be released in February, probably to much fanfare and you will likely be tired of hearing about her. But then think about me and the giant smile I will have on my face when I clutch BYFFNW and play it for the first time.

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