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UPCOMING ALBUMS Dirty Projectors, Mitski, Tenacious D and more

There are a bunch of album announces that we are excited about this week, including Dirty Projectors, Mitski and a Tenacious D teaser among others.

Dirty Projectors have announced a new album, Lamp Lit Prose, out July 13, taking no breaks since their self-titled album released last year. That album made it onto our Top 20 albums of 2017, and if the list of guests set to feature on this album is anything to go by, Lamp Lit Prose might make this year’s Top 20 list as well. Haim, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Syd, Rostam, Empress Of, Amber Mark and Dear Nora are all rumoured to be starring on the album. Check out our review of new single Break Thruwhich name drops Julian Casablancas.

Mitski has also announced a new album. Be The Cowboy is set to be released on August 17. It’s the follow up to her acclaimed 2016 record Puberty 2 and features her new single Geyser which you can listen to below. Speaking of the album, Mitski said, “For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction.”

While Tenacious D haven’t confirmed an album, they have certainly teased that they are working on one. Their first since 2012’s Rise of the Fenix, the band have said that they would “probably” release the album this year, but that’s all they’ve let slip to date.

If that’s too long to wait, there are three huge albums out this Friday, including Courtney Barnett‘s new record, The PresetsHI-VIZ and Parquet Courts‘ sixth LP. Warpaint‘s Theresa Wayman is also releasing her debut solo album as TT this Friday. Here are some of the albums we are looking forward too:

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
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
Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love July 13
Dirty Projectors Lamp Lit Prose July 13
Ty Segall and White Fence Joy July 20
Mitski Be The Cowboy August 17
Justice Woman Worldwide August 24
Suede The Blue Hour September 21

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