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Grizzly Bear – title and date, tba
They’re set to headline the End of the Road Festival, happening in the England in late summer—the first hint that a new album is on the way. Then came this, via Facebook: “With all my heart and soul, I promise a new album in 2012! Unless something crazy happens.” You think they’ll sing all pretty with layered vocals and stuff?
Guided By Voices – Let's Go Eat the Factory, out now; a follow-up is set for May
You know how The Pixies keep touring and touring and touring, but never release an album of new material? That sucks.
Hospitality – Hospitality, January 31
Familiar demos, at least to Hospitality’s local fanbase, get the Merge Records treatment, as the local trio polishes their antiqued twee into something brighter, sharper, but equally warm for their full-length debut.
Jens Lekman – title and date tba
We know there's definitely a full-length planned for 2012. We assume listening to it will make you happy, but also a little sad.
Lana Del Rey – Born to Die, January 31
I hate her, I love her, she's so pretty, how does she get her hair to look like that, that one video is cool, the other songs aren't as great, she actually named her album Born to Die, oh dear Lizzy.