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Found the limited edition LP of The XX in London this weekend. Features the cover of Aliyah’s Hot Like Fire.

Found the limited edition LP of The XX in London this weekend. Features the cover of Aliyah’s Hot Like Fire.

My current playlist:

1. Kode9 - Am I 

2. Meshuggah - Demiurge 

3. Dirty Beaches - Speedway King 

4. Demdike Stare - Mephistos’s Lament 

5. Grimes - Genesis 

6. Balam Acab - Fragile Hope 

7. Julia Holter - Our Sorrows 

8. The XX - Open Eyes 

9. Zomby - Digital Rain 

10. Burial - Loner 

11. Oneohtrix Point Never - Sleep Dealer 

12. Actress - Lost 

13. Anathema - Untouchable part 1 

14. The Big Pink - Hit The Ground (Superman) 

15. Bikini - Governor’s Son 

16. Crim3s - Fade 

17. Gold Panda - Snow & Taxis 

18. Gorgoroth - White Seed 

19. My Vitriol - It´s So Damn Easy 

20. The Soft Moon - Visions 

Song of the day: The XX - Fantasy.

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Most anticipated albums of 2012

So we’re a few months into the new year, and allready alot of cool albums have been released. The albums that have caught my attention so far are Demdike Stare's Elemental, The Big Pink's Future This as well as Burial's new EP Kindered.

  

I’ve allready covered all three albums earlier, so I’m gonna focus on upcoming releases in this post. Here are a few of my favourites that have been anounced so far this year:

The XX

The XX hit the underground scene like a pimps flat hand hits the face of a hooker on a Saturday night. Their debut blew the mind of critics, hipsters, rockers as well as your average electrohead. The East-Londoners plan to release their sophomore album by the time they start touring the festivals this summer, and have stated that the album will be influenced by the club-scene.

Meshuggah

Swedens math-metal champions are set to release their eight full lenght in March titled Koloss. The metalheads have yet to prove they are capable of releasing a shitty record, and judging by the two songs that have been leaked so far, they still aren’t. This highly anticipated follow-up to 2008’s Obzen will most likely be amongst the top metal-releases this year.

Bloc Party

The british indie heroes were long rumored to have split up, and lead man Kele's solo records added fuel to the fire. Right before x-mas the band started hinting they had started recording their follow up to 2008's Intimacy. The band have stated that they are aiming for a fall release.

Behemoth

Death metal’ers all over the world held their breath as Nergal, lead man of polands death metal kings Behemoth, struggeled to beat leukemia. Thankfully Nergal won the battle, and stated that he was more motivated than ever to get back in the studio and back on the road. Behemoth are most likely to release the follow-up to 2009’s Evangelion at the end of the year.

White Ring

Spooky NYC duo White Ring released the EP Black Earth That Made Me late last year, and made their mark as a force to be reckoned with in the Witch House-scene. The band are touring as we speak, and they are aiming to release their first full-lenght by the end of the year.

Gojira

Gojira took everyone by surprise when they hit the extreme-metal scene with From Mars to Sirius back in 2005. Formed in Bayonne, France, the band caught everyone’s attention with their hard-hitting riffs and clinical beats. Max Cavalera was so impressed that he recruited lead singer Joe Duplantier to play bass on Cavalera Conspiracy's debut album Inflikted in 2008. Gojira have been locked up in a studio in New York for a while now, and reports say their album will be out this summer.

Sigur Ros

The most depressing band in the world plan to release a follow-up to 2008’s Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust this spring. Needless to say; expectations are high. Few bands capture the sound of the Nordics like Sigur Ros, and after releasing five masterpieces allready, suicidal teens are jumping off buildings awaiting Jonsi and the rest of the band to release a teaser.

oOoOO

Witch House phenomenon oOoOO plan to release a new EP Our Loving is Hurting Usin early April. The track NoWayBack featuring Butterclock have allready been leaked confirming that the EP will live up to 2010’s self titled EP.

Silversun Pickups

California based alt rockers Silversun Pickups are releasing their new album Neck of the Woods on May 8th. The quartet blew up instantly and have had massive sucess with their two albums Carnavas from 2006 and 2009’s Swoon. The first single is said to be Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) and is expected to hit radio stations any day now.

Rumored

Alot of bands are rumored to plan a release later this year, and worth mentioning are;Alice In Chains, Deftones, The Smashing Pumpkins, Salem, Tool and How To Destroy Angelsto name a few.

Did I leave anyone out? Feel free to leave a comment!

Until next time;

Expect the unexpected…

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