Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Your New York-Centric Guide to Fall 2012 Album Releases

Posted by on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM

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Matthew Dear - Beams
  • Matthew Dear - Beams
AUGUST

Teengirl Fantasy - Tracer (8/21 via True Panther/R&S)
For their sophomore effort the intergalactic dance duo stock up on vocal cameos, including a prized appearance by the most coveted voice in all the indie world, Mr. Panda Bear himself (also Kelela, Laurel Halo and Romanthanony, whose machine-vocals gave life to Daft Punk's "One More Time.") NPR is streaming whole shebang right now.

Yeasayer - Fragrant World (8/21 via Secretly Canadian)
The party's over. The future is fraught with anxiety and the chance that we might all be turning into robots, see here? But for the time being, at least you can listen to the new Yeasayer album on NPR.

Matthew Dear - Beams (8/28 via Ghostly International)
Beat master Matthew Dear has proven time and time again that he is cooler than us, than you, than pretty much everyone in New York. This album trailer for Beams seals the deal—we can't understand it because we're not cool enough.

Swans - The Seer (8/27 via Young God Records)
Ears may still be bleeding from Swans' set at "I'll Be Your Mirror" last year, but with The Seer reportedly running two hours long and including a peculiar roster of guest appearances (Karen O, Akron/Family, members of Low), Michael Gira is calling it “the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I’ve ever made, been involved in, or imagined." Get ready.

TEEN - In Limbo (8/28 via Carpark)
At the helm is former Here We Go Magic member, Katherine "Teeny" Lieberson, whose nickname misleads you into thinking she's all about sweet, passive pop. Not exactly the case, as she made clear with the band's psych-leaning single "Better" last year, with the line, "I'll do it better than anybody else" driving the chorus. One of the more promising debuts from a Brooklyn band this album cycle, we're excited to hear if she indeed can.

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