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UPCOMING ALBUMS Arctic Monkeys, Kamasi Washington, TT and more

Arctic Monkeys leads a bunch of big announces this week. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino will be the band’s first album since the huge 2013 release AM and will be out May 11. Although no singles have been released yet, the band have posted a very mysterious album teaser, and a track list including track titles The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip and The Ultracheese. 

Also announced this week, is the much anticipated sophomore album from avant-jazz composer Kamasi Washington. Heaven & Earth is set for release on June 22. The album is set to be two and a half hours long (following a triple album last time with The Epic) ad will feature singles Fists of Fury and The Space Travellers Lullaby. 

Warpaint‘s Theresa Wayman has also announced her debut solo album under her side project TT. The album, Lovelaws is will be out in the world on May 18. Singles I’ve Been Fine and Love Leaks give us an idea of what to expect from the album.

If you can’t wait for these releases, this Friday, April 13, will see GurrumulThe Damned and Tinashe release anticipated new albums. On the local front Galloping Foxleys, Verge Collection and Racoo are worth checking out – the latter two are launching this Friday night at Jack Rabbit Slim’s and The Odd Fellow, respectively.

Here’s a list of the upcoming records we can’t wait for:

Gurrumul Djarimirri April 13
The Damned
Evil Spirits April 13
Verge Collection Flaneur April 13
Racoo Airport Hospital April 13
Galloping Foxleys No Future. Forever. April 13
Tinashe Joyride April 13
A Perfect Circle Eat The Elephant April 20
Alexis Taylor Beautiful Thing April 20
Kimbra Primal Heart April 20
Janelle Monáe Dirty Computer April 27
Okkervil River In The Rainbow Rain April 27
DMA’s For Now April 27
Iceage Beyondless May 4
Belly Dove May 4
Jon Hopkins Singularity May 4
Middle Kids Lost Friends May 4
Peace Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll May 4
Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base & Hotel Casino May 11
Beach House 7 May 11
Good Morning Prize // Reward May 11
TT Lovelaws May 18
Parquet Courts Wide Awake! May 18
Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel May 18
The Presets HI-VIZ May 18
CHVRCHES Love Is Dead May 25
Neko Case Hell-On June 1
Lily Allen No Shame June 8
Snail Mail Lush June 8
Johnny Marr Call The Comet June 15
Melody’s Echo Chamber Bon Voyage June 15
Rolling Blackouts Costal Fever Hope Downs June 15
Jack River Sugar Mountain June 22
Kamasi Wahsington Heaven & Earth June 22


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