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by Sachyn Mital

29 Jun 2012


Green Day have just released the last trailer for their ambitious triple album project. Three new albums from the band will be coming out this year.

¡Uno! is expected to be out September 25th with first single “Oh Love” available July 16th. The tracklisting is as follows:

by PopMatters Staff

27 Jun 2012


Bloc Party
Four
(Frenchkiss)
Release Date: 21 August

Britain’s Bloc Party will release their new album this August in the midst of a US tour that includes three sold-out dates at NYC’s Terminal 5. It’s been a long time gone, as the Darrell Scott song says, for the band with their last full-length being 2008’s Intimacy.

by PopMatters Staff

27 Jun 2012


Andrew Bird has been super busy this year plugging his new album, Break It Yourself, which has him playing dates from July through October. Bird has also made a bunch of TV appearances to support the record that we highlight below (videos and tour dates after the jump).

by PopMatters Staff

27 Jun 2012


Lana Del Rey kicks off this new video with an ode to Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” sung for JFK. Then, we get a pop tune skewering our culture’s love of money and consumerism with Del Rey and A$AP Rocky playing Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy… “Money is the anthem of success.”

by Arnold Pan

27 Jun 2012


Dirty Projectors
Swing Lo Magellan
(Domino)
Release Date: 10 July 2012

Dirty Projectors’ mastermind David Longstreth has always stood out for his omnivorous, hyperactive imagination, which is infused in his group’s inventive eclecticism through and through. While that pioneering spirit is certainly apparent on Dirty Projectors’ latest Swing Lo Magellan, it’s channeled through more focused arrangements and subtle craftsmanship than before. Tracklist and tour dates after the jump.


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