Vampire Weekend – title and date, tba
Can't say we even know for sure whether this is happening for 2012, but there was a photo posted on Rostam's blog of drummer Chris Tomson in the studio… presumably playing drums for an upcoming Vampire Weekend album?
The Walkmen – title tba, spring/summer
After marking their 10-year anniversary as a band, The Walkmen's seventh LP will come just in time to see Hamilton Leithauser's vein throbbing out of his throat on the outdoor festival circuit, perfectly in sync with producer Phil Ek’s impeccable timing.
Wise Blood – title tba, February
When Wise Blood’s debut full-length drops in winter and Chris Laufman, the synth craftsman behind it all, spills his hyperbolized ego all over the pages of glossy magazines, our obsession will make sense.
The xx – title and date, tba
“We've all come back off tour and kind of been partying a little bit more,” beatsmith/producer Jamie xx said in a recent interview with The Creators Project. “So club music has definitely had an influence on the next record.” BUT WILL THEY STILL WEAR ALL BLACK?!?
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