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04-01-2008, 04:43 PM
The Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases: Spring 2008

Welcome to a brand new addition to the Pitchfork News Department! It's our seasonal guide to upcoming releases, in which we list notable albums, EPs, singles, DVDs, and other musical goodies due in shops (both brick-and-mortar and otherwise) in the weeks and months ahead. Expect to see one of these every three months.

Compiling such a list isn't easy in this day and age, with different release dates for digital and physical versions of albums, as well as different release dates for different countries. So we tried to stick with North American physical release dates as much as possible, with exceptions as noted. When an album's North American release date differs from its overseas one, we also made a note of that.

Keep in mind that release dates are as shifty as Chicago weather, and any one of these is subject to change at any moment.


Altered Images: I Could Be Happy: The Best of Altered Images [Sony]
Annuals: Wet Zoo EP [Canvasback/Ace Fu]
The Apples in Stereo: Electronic Projects for Musicians [Yep Roc]
The Black Keys: Attack & Release [Nonesuch]
Camphor: Drawn to Dust [Friendly Fire]
Colour Revolt: Plunder, Beg, and Curse [Fat Possum]
Experimental Dental School: Jane Doe Loves Me [Cochon]
Los Campesinos!: Hold On Now, Youngster... [Arts & Crafts] [North American release]
Mochipet: Microphonepet [Daly City]
Nadja: Skin Turns to Glass [The End]
Pas Chic Chic: Au Contraire [Semprini]
R.E.M.: Accelerate [Warner Bros.]
Sandrine: Dark Fades Into the Light [Nettwerk]
Sun Kil Moon: April [Caldo Verde]
The Sword: Gods of the Earth [Kemado]
Unwed Sailor: Little Wars [Burnt Toast Vinyl]
Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride [Legacy]
Yelle: POP-UP [Caroline]
Various Artists: In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 [Shout! Factory]


Future of the Left: "Manchasm" single [Too Pure] [UK release]
M83/Maps split single [Sonic Cathedral] [UK release]
The Triffids: Various reissues [Domino] [UK release]
Various Artists: Moshi Moshi Singles Club [Moshi Moshi] [UK release]


Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Paraiso U.F.O.: Recurring Dream and Apocalypse of Darkness [Important]
Auburn Lull: Begin Civil Twilight [Darla]
Boredoms: Super Roots 9 [Thrill Jockey]
The Botticellis: Old Home Movies [Antenna Farm]
The Breeders: Mountain Battles [4AD]
Cavity: Laid Insignificant [Hydra Head]
Client: Untitled Remix [Metropolis]
Clinic: Do It [Domino]
Cloud Cult: Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) [Rebel Group]
Colin Meloy: Colin Meloy Sings Live [Kill Rock Stars]
Cut Copy: In Ghost Colours [Modular]
Dark Meat: Universal Indians (Expanded Edition) [Vice]
Dead Child: Attack [Quarterstick]
The Drift: Memory Drawings [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
The Duke Spirit: Neptune [Artist First]
Ecstatic Sunshine: Way [Cardboard]
Eliot Lipp: The Outside [Mush]
Envy: Transfovista DVD [Temporary Residence Ltd.]
Eric Avery: Help Wanted [Dangerbird]
The Explorers Club: "Do You Love Me" b/w "Carry Me" 7" [Dead Oceans]
Fleet Foxes: Sun Giant EP [Sub Pop]
Foals: Antidotes [Sub Pop] [North American release]
Glorytellers: Glorytellers [Southern]
Hallelujah the Hills: Contraband Light Sources EP [Misra]
Hornet Leg: "Blood Trilogy" 7" [K]
Jay Reatard: "See/Saw" 7" [Matador]
Jim Noir: Jim Noir [Barsuk]
Jonathan Richman: Because Her Beauty Is Raw and Wild [Vapor]
The Long Blondes: Couples [Rough Trade] [North American release]
Man Man: Rabbit Habits [Anti-]
Meat Beat Manifesto: Autoimmune [Metropolis]
Microphones: The Glow Pt. 2 (Reissue) [K]
MSTRKRFT: Remixes Vol. 1 [Last Gang]
Nadja: Desire in Uneasiness [Crucial Blast]
Neva Dinova: You May Already Be Dreaming [Saddle Creek]
New Bloods: The Secret Life [Kill Rock Stars]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! [Anti-]
Nina Simone: Protest Anthology [The Orchard]
No Age: "Eraser" 7" [Sub Pop]
No Kids: Come Into My House [Tomlab]
The Old Haunts: Poisonous Times [Kill Rock Stars]
The Pagans: The Blue Album [Smog Veil]
Peter Moren: The Last Tycoon [Quarterstick]
Richard Swift: Richard Swift As Onasis [Secretly Canadian]
Robert A.A. Low and Rose Lazar: Gyromancy [Thrill Jockey]
Rollins Band: Life Time [2.13.61]
School of Seven Bells: "Silent Grips" 7" [Suicide Squeeze]
Shout Out Louds: Impossible EP [Merge]
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: Pershing [Polyvinyl]
Spoon: Don't You Evah (single) [Merge]
Tapes 'n Tapes: Walk It Off [XL]
Thee Oh Sees: The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In [Tomlab]
Torche: Meanderthal [Hydra Head]
Various Artists: The Green Owl Comp: A Benefit for the Energy Action Coalition [Green Owl]
Various Artists: Imaginational Anthem Volume 3 [Tompkins Square]
Wye Oak: If Children [Merge]


A.A. Bondy: American Hearts reissue [Fat Possum]
Air: Moon Safari: 10th Anniversary Edition [Astralwerks]
Christopher Bissonnette: In Between Words [Kranky]
Black Francis (Frank Black): Sv N F Ng Rs [Cooking Vinyl]
The Brian Jonestown Massacre: My Bloody Underground [A]
Buckshot & 9th Wonder: The Formula [Duck Down]
Dennis Wilson: Pacific Ocean Blue: Legacy Edition [Legacy]
Frightened Rabbit: The Midnight Organ Fight [FatCat]
The Gossip: Live in Liverpool [Columbia/Music With a Twist]
Heartsrevolution: "C.Y.O.A." single [IHEARTCOMIX]
The Jealous Girlfriends: The Jealous Girlfriends [Last Gang]
The Kooks: Konk [Astralwerks] [North American release]
The Little Ones: Morning Tide [Astralwerks]
M83: Saturdays = Youth [Mute]
O'luge: Movements [Last Gang]
The Plastic Constellations: We Appreciate You [Frenchkiss]
Portishead: Third [Island]
Robert Hood: Fabric 39 [Fabric]
Roommate: We Were Enchanted [Plug Research/Shrug]
Sally Shapiro: Remix Romance Vol. 1 [Paper Bag]

04-19 (Record Store Day):

Magnetic Morning: Magnetic Morning EP [DH]
Stephen Malkmus: "Cold Son" 10" [Matador]
Vampire Weekend: "A-Punk" / "Oxford Comma" (rehearsal version) 7" (XL)


Anna Ternheim: Halfway to Fivepoints [Decca]
Atmosphere: When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold [Rhymesayers Entertainment]
The Autumns: Fake Noise From a Box of Toys [Bella Union]
Barry Adamson: Back to the Cat [Central Control]
Billy Bragg: Mr. Love & Justice [Anti-]
The Child Readers: Music Heard Far Off [Soft Abuse]
The Cinematic Orchestra: Live at the Royal Albert Hall [Domino]
TheDeathSet: Worldwide [Counter Records]
The Doors: The Doors Vinyl Box (7xLP) [Rhino]
Earles & Jensen: Just Farr a Laugh [Matador]
El Perro Del Mar: From the Valley to the Stars [The Control Group] [North American release]
Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid [Fiction/Geffen] [North American release]
Elvis Costello: Momofuku [Lost Highway]
Etran Finatawa: Desert Crossroads [Riverboat]
Flight of the Conchords: Flight of the Conchords [Sub Pop]
J. Spaceman/Sun City Girls: Mister Lonely: Music From a Film by Harmony Korine
Love: Forever Changes: Collectors Edition [Rhino]
Manu Chao: Politik Kills EP [Nacional] [digital release; physical release June 3]
Monotonix: Body Language [Drag City]
The Night Marchers: See You in Magic [Swami/Vagrant]
Otis Redding: Otis Blue reissue [Rhino]
Pepi Ginsberg: Red [Park The Van]
Pyramids: Pyramids [Hydra Head]
The Replacements: Various reissues [Rhino]
Sonic Youth: SYR7 [SYR]
Thalia Zedek Band: Liars and Prayers [Thrill Jockey]
Thank You: Terrible Two [Thrill Jockey]
Tokyo Police Club: Elephant Shell [Saddle Creek] [physical release]


Cajun Dance Party: The Colourful Life [XL] [UK release]
Tindersticks: The Hungry Saw [Beggar's Banquet] [UK release]


Awesome Color: Electric Aborigines [Ecstatic Peace]
Boris: Smile [Southern Lord] [North American release]
Bun B: II Trill [Asylum]
Cloudland Canyon: Lie In Light [Kranky]
Constantines: Kensington Heights [Arts & Crafts]
David Karsten Daniels: Fear of Flying [FatCat]
Dimitri From Paris: Return to the Playboy Mansion [Playboy]
Dizzee Rascal: Maths+English [Def Jux] [North American release]
Jamie Lidell: Jim [Warp]
Joy Division: Best Of [Rhino] [North American release]
Langhorne Slim: Langhorne Slim [Kemado]
Les Savy Fav: After the Balls Drop (live album) [French Kiss]
Make Believe: Going to the Bone Church [Flameshovel]
New York Dolls: Live at the Fillmore East [Sony BMG]
Robert Forster: The Evangelist [Yep Roc]
Robyn: Robyn [Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscope] [North American release]
The Roots: Rising Down [Def Jam]
Santogold: Santogold [Downtown/Atlantic]
South: You Are Here [Bluhammock]
Strategy: Music for Lamping [Audio Dregs]
Tickley Feather: Tickley Feather [Paw Tracks]


Fern Knight: Fern Knight [VHF] [UK release]
Sebadoh: Bubble and Scrape reissue [Domino] [UK release]
These New Puritans: "Swords of Truth" single [Angular] [UK release]
Yaz: In Your Room [Mute] [UK release]


Animal Collective: Water Curses EP [Domino]
Bellafea: Cavalcade [Southern]
Black Moth Super Rainbow: "Zodiac Girl" 7" [Suicide Squeeze]
Curumin: JapanPopShow [Quannum]
Ersi Arvizu: Friend for Life [Anti-]
Firewater: The Golden Hour [Bloodshot]
Four Tet: Ringer [Domino]
The Last Shadow Puppets: The Age of the Understatement [Domino]
Lykke Li - Little Bit EP [LL Recordings]
Matmos: Supreme Balloon [Matador]
Nik Freitas: Sun Down [Team Love]
No Age: Nouns [Sub Pop]
Pattern Is Movement: All Together [Hometapes]
Peter Walker: Echo of My Soul [Tompkins Square]
Russian Circles: Station [Suicide Squeeze]
Serena-Maneesh: SM Backwards [Smalltown Supersound]
Shy Child: Noise Won't Stop [Kill Rock Stars] [North American release]
Simon Joyner: The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll reissue [Team Love]
Vetiver: Thing of the Past [Gnomonsong]


The Bellrays: Hard, Sweet, and Sticky [Anodyne]
The Black Angels: Directions to See a Ghost [Light in the Attic]
Death Cab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs [Atlantic]
Dosh: Wolves and Wishes [Anticon]
Experimental Dental School: Jane Doe Loves Me [Cochon]
Flying Lotus: Los Angeles [Warp]
Gregor Samsa: Rest [The Kora]
Julie Ocean: Long Gone and Nearly There [Transit of Venus]
Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III [Young Money/Cash Money/Universal/Motown]
Kassin + 2: Futurismo [Luaka Bop]
The Old 97's: Blame It on Gravity [New West]
Oxford Collapse: "Bloopers" b/w "Spike of Bensonhurst" 7" [Flameshovel]
Port O'Brien: All We Could Do Was Sing [Dew Process]
The Presets: Apocalypto [Modular]
Quiet Village: Silent Movie [!K7]
The Submarines: Honeysuckle Weeks [Nettwerk]
Subtle: ExitingARM [Lex]
Vladislav Delay: Anima reissue [Huume]
We Are Scientists: Brain Thrust Mastery [Astralwerks] [North American release]


Castanets: Tendrils DVD [Asthmatic Kitty]
Collections of Colonies of Bees: Six Guitars [Table of the Elements]
Desolation Wilderness: "Until Forever" 7" [K]
Dominique Leone: Dominique Leone [StrÝmland]
Dresden Dolls: No, Virginia [Roadrunner]
The Explorers Club: Freedom Wind [Dead Oceans]
Free Kitten: Inherit [Ecstatic Peace]
French Kicks: Swimming [Vagrant]
Head Like a Kite: There Is Loud Laughter Everywhere [Mush]
Indian Jewelry: Free Gold! [We Are Free]
Islands: Arm's Way [Anti-]
Jeremy Jay: A Place Where We Could Go [K]
Joan of Arc: Boo Human [Polyvinyl]
Scarlett Johansson: Anywhere I Lay My Head [Atco]
Mates of State: Re-Arrange Us [Barsuk]
The VSS: Nervous Circuits reissue [Hydra Head]
The Wedding Present: El Rey [Manifesto]
Windsor for the Derby: How We Lost [Secretly Canadian]


Al Green: Lay It Down [Blue Note]
Booka Shade: The Sun & The Neon Light [Get Physical]
Ellen Allien: Sool [BPitch Control]
James Pants: Welcome [Stones Throw]
The Lines: Memory Span [Acute]
Midnight Juggernauts: Dystopia [Astralwerks] [North American release]
Mt. Eerie: Black Wooden Ceiling Opening EP [P.W. Elverum & Sun]
Odd Nosdam: Pretty Swell Explode [Anticon]
Steinski: What Does It All Mean?: 1983-2006 [Illegal Art]
Walter Meego: Voyager [Almost Gold]


LindstrÝm: Wherever You Go I Go To [Feedelity/Smalltown Supersound] [European release]


The Accidental: There Were Wolves [Thrill Jockey] [North American release]
Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes [Sub Pop]
David Banner: The Greatest Story Ever Told [SRC]
Ladytron: Velocifero [Nettwerk]
Minus the Bear: They Make Beer Commercials Like This reissue [Suicide Squeeze]
Robert Pollard: Robert Pollard Is Off to Business [Guided by Voices, Inc.]
Shearwater: Rook [Matador]
Spiritualized: Songs in A&E [Fontana/Spaceman Records]
Stars Like Fleas: The Ken Burns Effect [Hometapes]
Sybris: Into the Trees [Absolutely Kosher]


AllŠ: Es Tiempo [Crammed Discs]
Joan as Policewoman: To Survive [Reveal/Cheap Lullaby]
Karen Dalton: Green Rocky Road [Megaphone]
Dianogah: qhnnnl [Southern]
My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges [ATO]
The Orb: The Dream [Six Degrees] [North American release]
Supergrass: Diamond Hoo Ha [Astralwerks]


The Interiors: The Interiors [54-40 or Fight!]
The M's: Real Close Ones [Polyvinyl]
My Brightest Diamond: A Thousand Shark's Teeth [Asthmatic Kitty]
Nomo: Ghost Rock [Ubiquity]
Sally Shapiro: Remix Romance Vol. 2 [Paper Bag]
Silver Jews: Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea [Drag City]
Tilly and the Wall: 0 [Team Love]
Weezer: TBA [Geffen]
Wolf Parade: Kissing the Beehive [Sub Pop]


The Game: Los Angeles Times [Geffen]
Heartsrevolution: Switchblade EP [IHEARTCOMIX]
Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville reissue [ATO]
The Watson Twins: Fire Songs [Vanguard]


Love as Laughter: Holy [Glacial Pace]

May (EU) and June (U.S.):

The Notwist: The Devil, You + Me [Domino]


Earlimart: Hymn and Her [Majordomo]
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson [Say Hey]
RZA as Bobby Digital: Digi Snax [Koch]


Daft Punk: Electroma DVD [Vice]

04-01-2008, 05:13 PM
Portishead will make tax day ever so much better.

04-01-2008, 05:23 PM
c'mon 5/13!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait for the new Lil Wayne album either!!!!!

04-01-2008, 05:35 PM
7-22 needs to get here now.

04-01-2008, 05:58 PM
Dosh and Subtle? Whoa.

04-01-2008, 06:33 PM
Glad to see the Water Curses EP and Tha Carter III on there, some other very fine releases as well.

04-01-2008, 06:41 PM
Glad to see the Water Curses EP and Tha Carter III on there, some other very fine releases as well.


04-02-2008, 12:15 PM
holy crap. that's an extensive list. I wonder why 4-08 is such a big release day.

04-19 (Record Store Day):

Magnetic Morning: Magnetic Morning EP [DH]
Stephen Malkmus: "Cold Son" 10" [Matador]
Vampire Weekend: "A-Punk" / "Oxford Comma" (rehearsal version) 7" (XL)

what the heck is record store day?

04-02-2008, 12:21 PM
nm... google is my friend.


On Saturday, April 19, 2008, hundreds of independently owned music stores across the country will celebrate “Record Store Day.”

On this day, all of these stores will simultaneously link and act as one with the purpose of celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally.