Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Albums on the Horizon in Early 2011

2011 is going to bring new albums from Radiohead, The Decemberists, R.E.M., The Low Anthem, East River Pipe, and many more.

First up is The Decemberists. Their new album, a much more rootsy affair than The Hazards of Love, is titled The King Is Dead, and it’s steaming on NPR until it comes out in another couple weeks. To me it sounds good, but not essential. But still, good is good, you know? “And when we die we will die with our arms unbound…”


Here are a couple YouTube videos from the R.E.M. album, Collapse into Now, which we will have to wait awhile longer for (it will be out in March).

It Happened Today

And here’s a promo trailer for the album:

And finally, a video from The Low Anthem’s upcoming (February) Smart Flesh:

The Low Anthem
Ghost Woman Blues


At 1/04/2011 2:41 PM, Blogger Oliver de la Paz said...

Interesting that the REM video didn't have any shots of a drummer (at least shots that I saw).

At 1/04/2011 7:03 PM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

I caught a glimpse of him in one of the clips. It went by quickly.

R.E.M. would have been tighter and better, I think, if they would have replaced Bill Berry with a full-member drummer.

I don't pay that much attention, but I think they're using Bill Rieflin? They were, I know, but if they still are, I'm not wonky enough to know.

At 1/05/2011 2:46 PM, Blogger Oliver de la Paz said...

Agreed. Seems they're going for the noise-pop angle to cover-up the loss of a Bill Berry's heartbeat.


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