My Forgetfulness Tops Today’s Album Announcements

I totally blanked on including Flaming Lips' American Head last time. Sorry.

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Nobody’s perfect. And clearly, I’m not even close. Somewhere between reviewing a couple of dozen albums and compiling more than 60 singles and videos into a roundup last Friday, I totally forgot to include Flaming Lips’ upcoming disc American Head in the album-announcement post. Sorry about that. But hey, better late than never, right?

Here’s what Lips leader Wayne Coyne has to say about the disc: “The music and songs that make up the American Head album are based in a feeling. A feeling that, I think, can only be expressed through music and songs. We were, while creating it, trying to NOT hear it as sounds… but to feel it. Mother’s sacrifice, Father’s intensity, Brother’s insanity, Sister’s rebellion… I can’t quite put it into words.” But I’m sure he’ll take some drugs and give it a try. Coincidentally, that also happens to be how I plan to approach the album. As you may already know, the disc will include the track My Religion Is You, which you can see above. After you do that, scroll down to check out the rest of the new fare announced over the past couple of days — including Beyonce’s new “visual album,” a slew of Spoon reissues, a long-lost Johnny Cash live set and a split from incredibly strange bedfellows Frank Turner and NOFX. And don’t forget to visit the Upcoming Releases page to see everything on the way in one swell foop. (And just for the record, no, I didn’t forget to include Kanye West’s just-announced God’s Country; it’s not on the list because he hasn’t shared a release date. And even if he had, it would be pretty meaningless, based on past experience.)


July 3

Aidan O’Rourke | 365 Complete Works 7

July 10

Abel Ganz | The Life of the Honey Bee
Summer Walker | Life on Earth EP

July 17

James Stephen Finn | Shelf EP

July 24

Aidan O’Rourke | 365 Complete Works 8
Spoon | Soft Effects Reissue
Spoon | Telephono Reissue

July 31

Beyonce | Black Is King
Johnny Cash | A Night To Remember
Fonick | To The Space EP
Immaterial Possession | Immaterial Possession
Septicflesh | Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX
Alex Somers | Captain Fantastic (Music From the Film)
Turkey Vulture | Time To Pay
Frank Turner / NOFX | West Coast vs. Wessex
Various Artists | Cover Charge: NC Artists Go Under Cover To Benefit Cat’s Cradle

August 7

Shadow People | Washing In Soap Opera
Tough Age | Which Way Am I?

August 14

Skraeckoedlan | Äppelträdet Vinyl Reissue
Skraeckoedlan | Sagor Vinyl Reissue
Spoon | Girls Can Tell Reissue

August 21

Atramemtus | Stygian
Cut Copy | Freeze Melt
Secret Machines | Awake In The Brain Chamber

August 28

The Sea The Sea | Stumbling Home
Spoon | All the Weird Kids Up Front (Más Rolas Chidas)

September 4

Chaser | Look Alive 7″
The Hawkins | Silence is a Bomb
Stryper | Even the Devil Believes
Vaya Futuro | El Peso Del Mundo

September 11

Flaming Lips | American Head
Slit Your Gods | Dogmatic Convictions Of Human Decrepitude
Dione Taylor | How Many Times

September 18

kariti | Covered Mirrors
Semisonic | You’re Not Alone EP
1782 / Acid Mammoth | Doom Sessions Vol. 2

October 2

Aloe Blacc | All Love Everything