2012 was so last year, you guys. It’s time to start thinking about 2013, and all the trend pieces we won’t have to read about Animal Collective and Nicole Westbrook and all the good music we’ll be listening to, including…
Yeah Yeah Yeahs are set to release a new album in the spring of next year, according to reports. Speaking on LA radio station KCRW, Jason Bentley, who hosts the Morning Becomes Eclectic show, said that the band would be releasing the follow-up to 2009’s It’s Blitz! in the “springtime” of 2013. (Via)
This breaks the band’s habit of releasing an album every three years, beginning with 2003’s Fever to Tell and 2006’s Show Your Bones, but the more new Karen O in our lives, the better. Speaking of good things…
Good news for Beck fans who can’t read music and/or prefer not to listen to their new Beck album as performed by a magazine staff. In an interview with Australia’s triple j radio, Mr. Hansen confirmed that he’s working on a new album, which will be released in a “pretty much standard format.” (Via)
I think we can all agree that sheet music is an instrument of the devil, and that Odelay and Sea Change were brought to us by angels, so it’s refreshing to hear that Beck is getting back to what him, well, Beck. Jimi Hendrix’s estate is also looking to the past, in the form of a new album of lost material, recorded between 1968 and 1969.
A new Jimi Hendrix album of previously unreleased material is set to be released in 2013.
The LP entitled People, Hell, and Angels was recorded in 1968 and 1969. The songs were meant for First Days of the New Rising Sun, the follow up to Electric Ladyland that Hendrix was working on when he passed away. It is set for release in the US on March 5, 2013, according to Rolling Stone. A UK release date is yet to be set for the new record. Tracks on the record apparently feature Hendrix experimenting with horns, keyboards, percussion and a second guitar. (Via)
It’s oddly reassuring knowing that in 50 years, new “lost” Hendrix albums will still be coming out.