Variety Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Ray LaMontagne, Lawrence Arms, Gang of Four and more add their names to the list.

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There weren’t a ton of new releases announced today — but there were a surprising number of contenders for top dog. Ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference. If you’re a fan of stellar songwriting, Ray LaMontagne’s Monovision should be up your alley. If you prefer first-class American pop-punk, The Lawrence ArmsSkeleton Coast could be essential. If British post-punk is more your thing, Gang of Four’s Anti Hero EP will top your list. If Cat StevensTea For The Tillerman is a desert-island disc, his upcoming remake ought to do it for you. Toss in reissues from PJ Harvey and Albert Ayler, a soundtrack from sax colossus Colin Stetson and a few other odds and sods and it’s a pretty solid lineup. Scroll down to see them all, and don’t forget to bookmark the Upcoming Releases page to keep track of all the titles on the way.

 


June 5

Colin Stetson | Barkskins Soundtrack

June 12

Karann | Music Sounds Better With Shoe

June 19

Croatian Amor | All in the Same Breath
Jackie Hayes | Take It, Leave It EP
Taking Meds | The Meds You Deserve
Boillat Thérace Quintet | Boillat Thérace Quintet Reissue
Boillat Thérace Quintet | My Greatest Love Reissue

June 26

Albert Ayler | New Grass Vinyl Reissue
Ray LaMontagne | Monovision
Serocs | Vore

July 3

Forest Green | In Waves

July 17

Gang of Four | Anti Hero
The Lawrence Arms | Skeleton Coast

July 24

Flower | None Is (But Once Was)
PJ Harvey | Dry Vinyl Reissue
PJ Harvey | Dry Demos

August 7

Fast Romantics | Pick It Up

August 14

Vaya Futuro | El Peso Del Mundo

August 21

Kid Dad | In A Box

August 28

Georgia Anne Muldrow | Jyoti
Válvera | Cycle Of Disaster

September 18

Yusuf Cat Stevens | Tea for the Tillerman²