This week Gorillaz and Vampire Weekend lead the big stories announcing new albums, while local act Leopard Lake have a debut EP on the way.
Damon Albarn and co have announced Gorillaz’ sixth album, titled The Now Now will be out on June 29. It’s a quick follow up to last years Humanz and follows rumours that the demos from the album were left in a taxi. The official details and a teaser trailer are out now, which you can watch HERE.
Local band Leopard Lake have also announced their debut, self titled EP to be released this Friday, June 1. The electro-pop duo have also released new single Only One. Speaking of the track, Sam Ford said, “Only One was the first track I wrote for Leopard Lake, it kind of set out the bigger picture for the project. It gave us something that we could work towards; a cohesive collection of songs.” Listen below.
Vampire Weekend have also given us a teaser as to when we might get their new album. The band responded to a fan asking for an update on the progress of the new record: “94.5%,” they replied. There have also been several hints that the band will be releasing new material soon, as they’ve returned to Instagram, and updated their logos on all social media. The New York act are set to be in Australia in July for Splendour in the Grass.
Other releases we are excited for this week include albums from Neko Case, Father John Misty, Mazzy Star and The Flaming Lips. Check the list below for some more albums we’re looking forward to:
Neko Case Hell-On June 1
Leopard Lake Leopard Lake EP June 1
Father John Misty God’s Favourite Customer June 1
Mazzy Star Still EP June 1
The Flaming Lips Greatest Hits Vol. 1 June 1
Lily Allen No Shame June 8
Snail Mail Lush June 8
Lykke Li so sad so sexy 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
Nicki Minaj Queen June 15
Jack River Sugar Mountain June 22
Kamasi Wahsington Heaven & Earth June 22
Let’s Eat Grandma I’m All Ears June 29
Florence and the Machine High As Hope June 29
Gorillaz The Now Now June 29
Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love July 13
Dirty Projectors Lamp Lit Prose July 13
The Internet Hive Mind July 20
Ty Segall and White Fence Joy July 20
Oh Sees Smote Reverser August 17
Mitski Be The Cowboy August 17
Justice Woman Worldwide August 24
Suede The Blue Hour September 21
Mutual Benefit Thunder Follows The Light September 21