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2010 First Quarter Music Preview

on January 04, 2010, 3:15am

And so we have reached a new decade, and if the first slate of new releases is any indication, it’s going to be a damn good next 10 years. Quarter #1 of the music industry’s 2010 includes releases from longtime indie staples and acclaimed newcomers, alt-folk male-female duos and weird ass virtual English projects, bands both finally releasing long overdue followups and much hyped debuts.

The forthcoming batch of new music is overwhelming to say the least. Fortunately, as always, we got you covered. Below, you’ll find an extensive and up-to-date listing of all this coming quarter’s new music.

Bookmark this page and check back often, as we’ll continue to update this throughout the quarter. And if you see anything we’ve missed, drop us a comment and let us know.

January 5, 2010:

  • Kanye West – VH1 Storytellers [Def Jam]

January 12, 2010:

  • Ben Kweller – “Sawdust Man” [Bloodshot]
  • Blockhead – The Music Scene [Ninja Tune]
  • Bouncing Souls – Ghosts on The Boardwalk [Chunksaah Records]
  • Elvis Costello – Live at the El Mocambo [Hip-O/UMe]
  • Gil Scott Heron – I’m New Here [XL Recordings]
  • Jason Boesel – Hustler’s Son [Team Love Records]
  • Laura Veirs – July Flame [Raven Marching Band Records]
  • Malakai – Ugly Side Of Love [Domino Records]
  • Nana Grizol – Ruth [Orange Twin Records]
  • Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Road [Soundtrack] [Mute Records]
  • Ok Go – Of the Blue Colour of the Sky [Capitol]
  • Ólöf Arnalds – Við og Við [One Little Indian]
  • Owen Pallett – Heartland [Domino Records]
  • Ringo Starr – Y Not [Hip-O Records]
  • Shlohmo – Shlomoshun Deluxe [FoF Music]
  • Vampire Weekend – Contra [XL]
  • Woodpigeon – Die Stadt Muzikanten [Boompa]

January 18, 2010:

  • Various Artists – Elevator Music, Vol. 1 [Fabric]
  • Various Artists – Pop Ambient 2010 [Kompakt]

January 19, 2010:

  • Bigbang – Edendale [Grandsport Records]
  • The Coal Porters – Durango [Prima Records]
  • Cold War Kids – Behave Yourself [EP] [Downtown Records]
  • Editors – In This Light And On This Evening [Fader]
  • Eels – End Times [Vagrant]
  • Fredrik – Trilogi [Kora Records]
  • The Hot Rats – Turn Ons [Fat Possum]
  • Leif Vollebekk – Inland [Nevado Records]
  • Lindstrøm & Christabelle – Real Life Is No Cool [Smalltown Supersound]
  • Major Stars – Return to Form [Drag City]
  • Motion City Soundtrack – My Dinosaur Life [Columbia]
  • Red Krayola With Art & Language –
  • RJD2 – The Colossus [Electrical Connections]
  • Scout Niblett – The Calcination of Scout Niblett [Drag City]
  • Sharem Jey – Army of Men [King Kong Records]
  • Spoon – Transference [Merge]
  • Surfer Blood – Astro Coast [Kanine]

January 26, 2010:

  • AFCGT – AFCGT [Sub Pop]
  • Animal Collective – Campfire Songs [Reissue] [Paw Tracks]
  • Basia Bulat – Heart Of My Own [Rough Trade]
  • Beach House – Teen Dream [Sub Pop]
  • Blue Rodeo – The Things We Left Behind [Warner]
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg – IRM [Because]
  • Cars & Trains – The Roots, The Leaves [Fake Four Inc.]
  • Cave In – Planets of Old [Hydra Head]
  • Celtic Woman – Songs from the Heart [Manhattan Records]
  • Citay – Dream Get Together [Dead Oceans]
  • Clipd Beaks – To Realize [Lovepump United]
  • City Light – Burned Out Light [Banter Records]
  • Corinne Bailey Rae – Sea [Capitol Records]
  • David Bowie – A Reality Tour [ISO]
  • Day Of Fire – Losing All [Razor & Tie]
  • Dinowalrus – % [Kanine]
  • Elizabeth Frazer – Moses [EP] [Rough Trade]
  • Four Tet – There Is Love In You [Domino Records]
  • Fucked Up – Couple Tracks [Matador Records]
  • GDP – Realistic Expectations [Division East]
  • Gigi – Maintenant [Tomlab]
  • Good Shoes – No Hope, No Future [Brille Records]
  • Harvey Milk – Harvey Milk [Hydra Head]
  • Home – Seventeen [Jagjaguwar]
  • The Houston Brothers – The Archer [Chocolate Lab Records]
  • Infinite Body – Carve Out the Face of My God [Post Present Medium]
  • Ihsahn – After [Candlelight Records]
  • John Vanderslice – D.I.A.L.O. 7″ [Dead Oceans]
  • Kevin Barker [of Vetiver] – You and Me [Gnomonsong]
  • KRS-One – Playlist: The Very Best of KRS-One [Jive]
  • Lady Antebellum – Need You Know [Capitol Nashville]
  • Leif Vollebekk – Inland [Nevado Records]
  • Locksley – Be in Love [Wicked Cool]
  • Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring [Arts&Crafts]
  • The Magnetic Fields – Realism [Nonesuch]
  • Moonface – Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums [EP] [Jagjaguwar]
  • My Brightest Diamond – Shark Remixes [Asthmatic Kitty Records]
  • Native – Wrestling Moves [Sargent House]
  • MC Nocando – Jimmy the Lock [Alpha Pup]
  • Oh No Ono – Eggs [Friendly Fire]
  • Patty Griffin – Downtown Church [Credential]
  • Pit Er Pat – The Flexible Entertainer [Thrill Jockey]
  • Retribution Gospel Choir – 2 [Sub Pop]
  • Shining – Blackjazz [Indie Recordings]
  • The Silent League – ..but you’ve always been the caretaker [Something In Construction]
  • Spencer Krug [of Sunset Rubdown] – Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-Drums [EP] [Jagjaguwar]
  • Thavius Beck – Dialogue [Mush]
  • Three 6 Mafia – Laws of Power [Hypnotize Minds]
  • Various Artists – Casual Victim Pile [Matador Records]
  • The Victorian English Gentlemens Club – Bored In Belgium 7″ [This Is Fake DIY Records]
  • VOICEsVOICEs – Origins [Manimal Vinyl]
  • VV Brown – Travelling Through the Light [EP] [Capitol]

February 2, 2010:

  • The Album Leaf – A Chorus of Storytellers [Sub Pop]
  • Alexander Tucker – Grey Onion [Latitudes]
  • Athlete – Black Swan [Original Signal Recordings]
  • Fenn O’Berg -  In Stereo [Editions Mego]
  • Jason Yates – Jason Yates [Vapor Records]
  • The Lost Fingers – Live From Montreal [iTunes only] [SKH Music]
  • Midlake – Courage of Others [Bella Union]
  • Nick Jonas and the Administration – Who I Am [Sony Music]
  • Oy – First Box, Then Walk [Creaked Records]
  • Pierced Arrows – Descending Shadows [Vice]
  • Salvador Santana – Keyboard City [Quannum Projects]
  • The Soft Pack – The Soft Pack [Kemado]
  • Toro Y Moi – Causers of This [Carpark]
  • U.S. Girls – Go Grey [Siltbreeze]
  • Various Artists – Mavis [!K7]
  • We Are Wolves – Invisible Violence [Dare To Care Records]

February 8, 2010:

  • Sade – Soldier of Love [Epic Records]

February 9, 2010:

  • Allison Moorer – Crows [Ryko]
  • AM – Future Sons & Daughters [Filter Recordings]
  • The Besnard Lakes – “Albatross” 12″ [Jagjaguwar]
  • Black Noise – Black Noise [Rough Trade]
  • Buzzcocks – A Different Kind Of Tension [Mute Records]
  • Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen [Mute Records]
  • Buzzcocks – Love Bites [Mute Records]
  • David Bowie – David Bowie: Deluxe Edition [Decca/Universal]
  • Ernest Gonzales – Been Meaning To Tell You [FoF Music]
  • Fear Factory – Mechanize [Candlelight Records]
  • Galactic – Ya-Ka-May [Anti-]
  • Hot Chip – One Life Stand [Astralwerks]
  • Kath Bloom – Thin Thin Line [Caldo Verde]
  • The Knife – Tomorrow, In A Year [Mute]
  • Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose – Bridge Carols [Holocene Music]
  • Massive Attack – Heligoland [Virgin Records]
  • Pantha du Prince – Black Noise [Rough Trade]
  • Puerto Muerto – Drumming For Pistols [Fire Records]
  • Redman – Reggie Noble 9 1/2 [Def Jam]
  • Screaming Females – Singles [EP] [Don Giovanni Records]
  • Shellshag – Rumors In Disguise [Don Giovanni Records]
  • Title Tracks – It Was Easy [Ernest Jenning]
  • The Watson Twins – Talking to You, Talking to Me [Vanguard Records]
  • Yeasayer – Odd Blood [Secretly Canadian]
  • You Say Party! We Say Die! – XXXX [Paper Bag Records]

February 15, 2010:

  • Ewan Pearson – We Are Proud of Our Choices [Kompakt]
  • Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back

February 16, 2010:

  • Adam Green – Minor Love [Fat Possum]
  • Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore – Dear Companion [Sub Pop]
  • Dum Dum Girls – “Jail La La” 7″ [Sub Pop]
  • Everybody Was In The French Resistance – Fixin’ The Charts, Volume One [Cooking Vinyl]
  • Field Music – Measure [Memphis Industries]
  • Joe Pug – The Messenger [Lightning Rod Records]
  • Juliana Hatfield – Peace And Love [Ye Old Records]
  • Lightspeed Champion – Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You [Domino Records]
  • Local Natives – Gorilla Manor [Frenchkiss Records]
  • Man/Miracle – The Shape of Things [Third Culture]
  • Moon Duo  – Escape [Woodsist]
  • Motion Turns It On – Kaleidoscopic Equinox [Chocolate Lab Records]
  • Red Pens – Reasons [Grain Belt Records]
  • The Seven Fields of Aphelion – Periphery [Grapeface Records]
  • Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Kollaps Tradixionales [Constellation]
  • Tindersticks – Falling Down a Mountain [Constellation]
  • Various Artists – Preservation, an Album Benefiting Preservation Hall and Its Music Outreach Program [RED]
  • Wakey!Wakey! – Almost Everything I Wish I’d Said The Last Time I Saw You… [Family Records]
  • Wu-Tang – Return of the Wu & Friends [Gold Dust Records]

February 23, 2010:

  • Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Ali and Toumani [Nonesuch Records]
  • Andrew Belle – The Ladder [Self-Release]
  • April Smith & The Great Picture Show – Songs For a Sinking Ship [
  • Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig [Nonesuch Records]
  • DJ Babu – The Beat Tape Vol. 2 [Nature Sound Records]
  • Balmorhea – Constellations [Western Vinyl]
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Who Killed Sgt. Pepper? [a recordings LTD]
  • Butch Walker – I Liked It Better When You Had No Heart [Haven Music]
  • Crime In Stereo – I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone [Bridge Nine]
  • Daniel Merriweather – Love & War [J-Records]
  • David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – Here Lives Love [Nonesuch Records]
  • Efterklang – Magic Chairs [4AD]
  • Eluvium – Similes [Temporary Residence]
  • Erykah Badu – New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh [
  • Fang Island – Fang Island [Sargent House]
  • Free Energy – Stuck on Nothing [Astralwerks]
  • Fyfe Dangerfield – Fly Yellow Moon [Geffen]
  • Green Go – The Green Go [EP] [EMI]
  • Groove Armada – Black Light [Cooking Vinyl]
  • Hayaino Daisuki – The Invincible Gate Mind of The Internal Fire Hell, or Did You Mean Hawaii Daisuki? [Hydra Head]
  • High on Fire – Snakes for the Divine [E1 Music]
  • Holy Miranda – The Magician’s Private Library [XL Recordings]
  • Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me [Drag City]
  • Lobisomem – Brightest Solids [EP] [Tall Corn]
  • Martyn – Fabric 50 [Fabric]
  • N.A.M.B. – BMAN [Monotreme Records]
  • The New Loud -  Can’t Stop Not Knowing [EP] [Self-Release]
  • Past Lives – Tapestry of Webs [Suicide Squeeze]
  • Phantom Communique – The Wolf And The Sheep [American Voodoo Records]
  • Quasi – American Gong [Kill Rock Stars]
  • Rob Swift – The Architect [Ipecac Recordings]
  • Sambassadeur – European [Labrador Records]
  • Shearwater – The Golden Archipelago [Matador]
  • Shout Out Louds – Work [Merge]
  • The Strange Boy – Be Brave [In the Red]
  • Various Artists – Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox [Merge]
  • We Are The World – Clay Stones [Manimal Vinyl]
  • Wolf People – Tidings [Jagjaguwar]
  • Xasthur – 2005 Demo [Hydra Head]
  • Xasthur – Demo 12″ [Hydra Head]
  • Xiu Xiu – Dear God, I Hate Myself [Kill Rock Stars]
  • Zeus – Say Us [Arts&Crafts]

March, 2, 2010:

  • A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Nitetime Rainbows [EP] [Mis Ojos Discos]
  • A Weather – Everyday Balloons [Team Love Records]
  • AutoKratz – Animal [The Hours]
  • Becca – ALIVE! [Sony Music Independent Network]
  • Clogs – The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton [Brassland]
  • Delerium – Remixed: The Definitive Collection [Nettwerk]
  • Golden Triangle – Double Jointer [Hardly Art]
  • Jaguar Love – TBD [Fat Possum]
  • Jamie Foxx – Body [J-Records]
  • Josiah Wolf (of WHY?) – Jet Lag [Anticon]
  • Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More [Glassnote Records]
  • Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep [Nonesuch]
  • Peasant – Shady Retreat [Paper Garden Records]
  • Rogue Wave – Permalight [Bushfire]
  • The Ruby Suns – Fight Softly [Sub Pop]
  • Shy Child – Liquid Love [Wall of Sound]
  • The Texas Tornados – Esta Bueno [Bismeaux Records]
  • These New Puritans – Hidden [Domino Records]
  • Usher – Raymond v. Raymond [Jive]
  • The Whigs – In The Dark [ATO Records]

March 9, 2010:

  • Aloha – Home Acres [Polyvinyl]
  • The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night [Jagjaguwar]
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Beat The Devil’s Tattoo [Abstract Dragon]
  • Broken Bells – Broken Bells [Columbia Records]
  • The Bundles – The Bundles [K Records]
  • Frightened Rabbit – The Winter of Mixed Drinks [FatCat Records]
  • Gorillaz – Plastic Beach [EMI]
  • Jason Collett – Rat A Tat Tat [Arts & Crafts]
  • Jessie Murphy in the Woods – Eight Belles [Rex Records]
  • jj – jj nº 3 [Secretly Canadian]
  • Lay Low – Farewell Good Night’s Sleep [Loo Records]
  • Liars – Sisterworld [Mute Records]
  • Miles Kurosky – The Desert of Shallow Effects [Majordomo Records]
  • The Morning Benders – Big Echo [Rough Trade]
  • Neck – Come Out Fighting [Abstract Sounds Record]
  • Ortolan – Time On A String [Sounds Familyre]
  • Pavement – Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement [Matador Records]
  • Tanlines – Settings [True Panther Sounds]
  • Ted Leo & the Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks [Matador Records]
  • Titus Andronicus – The Monitor [XL Recordings]
  • White Hinderland – Kairos [Dead Oceans]

March 16, 2010:

  • Amp Live – Murder at the Discotech [Child’s Play]
  • The Delta Mirror – Machines That Listen [Lefse]
  • The Disco Biscuits – Planet Anthem [Diamond Riggs Records]
  • Drive-By Truckers – The Big To-Do [ATO Records]
  • Dropkick Murphys – Live on Lansdowne [Born & Bred Records]
  • Freelance Whales – Weathervanes [Frenchkiss Records]
  • Happy Birthday – Happy Birthday [Sub Pop]
  • Gin Wigmore and the Cardinals – Holy Smoke [Universal Motown]
  • One For The Team – Ghosts [Afternoon Records]
  • The White Stripes – White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights [Third Man]

March 22, 2010:

  • Galaxie 500 – On Fire (Special Edition) [Reissue] [Domino UK]
  • Galaxie 500 – This Is Our Music (Special Edition) [Reissue] [Domino UK]
  • Galaxie 500 – Today (Special Edition) [Reissue] [Domino UK]

March 23, 2010:

  • Archie Bronson Outfit – Coconut [Domino]
  • Autechre – Oversteps [Warp]
  • Bettie Serveert – Pharmacy of Love [Second Motion Records]
  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy – The Wonder Show of the World [Drag City]
  • Brand New – The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me [Reissue] [Procrastinate! Music Traitors]
  • Brasstronaut – Mt. Chimaera [Unfamiliar Records]
  • Bright Eyes & Neva Dinova – One Jug of Wine, Two Vessels [Reissue] [Saddle Creek]
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis [Party Smasher]
  • Drink Up Buttercup – Born and Thrown on a Hook [Yep Roc]
  • Goldfrapp – Head First [Mute Records]
  • James Murphy – Greenberg [Parlophone Records]
  • Let’s Wrestle – In the Court of the Wrestling Let’s [Merge]
  • Look Mexico – To Bed To Battle [Suburban Home Records]
  • Love Is All – Two Thousand and Ten Injuries [Polyvinyl]
  • Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx – The eXXecution [Duck Down Records]
  • Melissa Auf der Maur – Out of Our Minds [Phi Group]
  • Six Gallery – Breakthroughs In Modern Art [Superball Music]
  • She & Him – Volume Two [Merge]
  • Tahiti Boy & The Palmtree Family – Good Children Go To Heaven [Third Side]

March 30, 2010:

  • Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be [Sub Pop]
  • Extra Life – Made Flesh [Loaf]
  • Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Dirty Shirt Rock ‘N’ Roll: The First Ten Years [Shout Factory]
  • The Living Sisters – Love to Live [Vanguard]
  • The Revere – The Great City [Rock Ridge Music]
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