Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004
We’ve been spending so much time lately looking back at the ’04, how about a look ahead to the ’05?
The new Super Furry Animals compilation Songbook – The Singles Volume 1, along with its companion DVD, will be coming out in North America on January 25 (There’s even a website!. Full info here. A new Furries studio album is due out sometime this Spring. The Furries are one of those bands I’ve always felt like I should like more than I do. I have/had a copy of Guerilla that I just couldn’t get into. I think maybe they’re a little too wacky/dippy for my tastes. I like things a little more… bedsit? I dunno.
But what won’t be coming out on the 25th of January is the Fountains Of Wayne b-sides comp. Billboard reports that the album will compile almost every b-side the band has ever released and some new material as well, but has no info on a title or release date, just sometime next year. If it were coming out in a month, they’d have probably confirmed some of that by now. And so we wait.
Some other noteworthy releases coming in the first few months of 2005 (from my POV, anyway):
Low / The Great Destroyer – Jan 25
Matt Pond PA / Winter Songs EP – Jan 2005
Bettie Serveert / Attagirl – Feb 1
The Wedding Present / Take Fountain – Feb 15
M Ward / Transistor Radio – Feb 22
The House Of Love / Days Run Away – Feb 28
Spoon / The Beast And Dragon Are Adored – Feb 2005
Doves / Some Cities – Mar 1 (see artwork here)
Kathleen Edwards / Back To Me – Mar 1
Ivy / In The Clear – Mar 1
Idlewild / Warnings/Promises – Mar 8
The Decemberists / Picaresque – Mar 22
Aimee Mann / The Forgotten Arm – Mar 2005
Pernice Brothers / untitled – Mar 2005
Josh Rouse / Nashville – Mar 2005
Teenage Fanclub / untitled – Mar 2005
Of course, these are just the known quantities – the artists whom I can generally expect to put out a good record. There’s certain to be any number of records by artists whom I’ve never heard of (for the moment, at least) who will spin my world around. Hopefully.
np – Doves / The Last Broadcast