In the past couple weeks, many artists released singles from forthcoming albums. The list below contains a selection of some of these singles, arranged in order of album release date.
After hearing these songs, I must say I am most excited for Bob Mould’s album and the follow up to First Aid Kit’s excellent album, The Lion’s Roar (2012).
The Secret Sisters “Iuka” from Put Your Needle Down (April 15, Republic Records)
The Black Keys “Fever” from Turn Blue (May 13, Nonesuch)
Conor Oberst “Governor’s Ball” from Upside Down Mountain (May 20, Nonesuch Record)
Bob Mould “Hey, Mr Grey”, from Beauty & Ruin (June 3, Merge)
Fucked Up “Paper the House” from Glass Boys (June 3, Matador)
First Aid Kit “My Silver Lining” from Stay Gold (June 10, Columbia Records)
You can also stream Split Single‘s Fragmented World. This band features Jason Narducy (Verbow, Bob Mould’s band, Superchunk) on vocals & guitar, Britt Daniel (Spoon, Divine Fits) on bass, and Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Mountain Goats, Bob Mould’s band) on drums. It is definitely a recommended release.
On the New York Times, you can stream OFF!’s Wasted Years (April 8, Vice Records). This is a very random placement for this punk album’s preview. But go ahead.