2011 Album Release Calendar

Welcome to 2011. This is your Rawkblog album/CD/EP/tape/7”/Bandcamp release calendar. As always, listings are chosen based on potential quality or curiosity level and are by no means meant to be exhaustive. (In other words: These are just releases I’m personally interested in hearing.) These listings will be updated throughout the year.

January digital:
Wes Swing – Through a Fogged Glass (Bandcamp)

January 11:
Minks – By The Hedge (Captured Tracks)
MINKS – Cemetary Rain by forcefieldpr
British Sea Power – Valhalla Dancehall (Rough Trade)
Hannah Peel – The Broken Wave (Static Caravan – Jan. 10)
Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum)

January 18:
Tennis – Cape Dory (Fat Possum)
The Decemberists – The King is Dead (Capitol)
16 Horsepower – Yours Truly (Alternative Virus)
Robert Pollard – Space City Kicks (Guided by Voices, Inc.)
Eulogies – Tear the Fences Down (Dangerbird)
Dolorean – The Unfazed (Partisan)
Foster the People – s/t EP (StarTime Intl)

January 25:
Apex Manor – The Year of Magical Drinking (Merge)
The Radio Dept. – Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010 (Labrador/Caroline)
The Get Up Kids – There Are Rules (Quality Hill Records)
Caroline – Verdugo Hills (Temporary Residence Ltd.)
John Vanderslice – White Wilderness (Dead Oceans)
Destroyer – Kaputt (Merge)
Iron & Wine – Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.)
I Was a King – Old Friends (Sounds Familyre)
Cold War Kids – Mine Is Yours (Downtown)
Cloud Nothings – s/t (Carpark)
Lia Ices – Grown Unknown (Jagjaguwar)
Bag Raiders – s/t (Modular)

January 31:
The Go! Team – Rolling Blackouts (Memphis Industries)

February 8:
Cut/Copy – Zonoscope (Modular)
Akron/Family – S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT (Dead Oceans)
James Blake – James Blake (Atlas/A&M)

February 9:
KORT (Lambchop) – Invariable Heartache (City Slang)

February 15:
P.J. Harvey – Let England Shake (Feb. 14 – Island)
Tim Hecker – Ravedeath, 1972 (Kranky)
Telekinesis – 12 Desperate Straight Lines (Merge)
>> “Car Crash”: mp3
Bright Eyes – The People’s Key (Saddle Creek)
Asobi Seksu – Flourescence (Polyvinyl)
Shugo Tokumaru – Port Entropy (Polyvinyl)
>> “Lahaha”: mp3
Yuck – Yuck (Fat Possum)
Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (Sub Pop)
The Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps (Sub Pop)
Wake Up Lucid – Sugar EP (self-released)
>> “Sugar”: mp3
MillionYoung – Replicant (physical release)

February 19:
Radiohead – The King of Limbs (self-released)

February 22:
Toro Y Moi – Underneath The Pine (Carpark)
>> “Still Sound”: mp3
Danielson – Best of Gloucestor County (Sounds Familyre)
Puro Instinct – Headbangers In Ecstasy (Mexican Summer)
Beach Fossils – What a Pleasure EP (Captured Tracks)
Six Organs of Admittance – Asleep on the Floodplain (Drag City)

March 1:
Paper Cuts – Fading Parade (Sub Pop)
Anna Calvi – s/t (Domino)

March 3:
Adam and Darcie – Early in the Morning EP (Village Ten)

March 8:
Wye Oak – Civilian (Merge)
>> “Civilian”: mp3
R.E.M. – Collapse Into Now (Warner Bros.)
Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)

March 15:
Antonionian – s/t (Anticon)
Brave Irene (ft. Rose Melberg) – Brave Irene (Slumberland)
The Milk Carton Kids – Retrospect

March 22:
Pusha-T – Fear of God mixtape (free)

March 21:
Belong – Common Era (Kranky)
Noah and the Whale – Last Night on Earth (Island Def Jam)
Tim Fitz – Infinite Space EP (Bandcamp)

March 22:
Seven Swans Reimagined (Sufjan Stevens) tribute album) ft. Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Carl Hauck (On Joyful Wings)

March 29:
Fredrik – Flora (The Kora Records)
The Mountain Goats – All Eternals Deck (Merge)
Princeton – To the Alps 7″ (Hit City USA)

March 2011:
Jill Andrews – The Mirror
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – TBA (Slumberland)

April digital:
Jim Guthrie – Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies soundtrack
>> “Little Furnace”: mp3
Radiohead – Supercollider single

April TBA:
Grouper – A I A (Dream Loss and Alien Observer LPs) (Self-released)

April 5:
Alela Diane – Alela Diane & Wild Divine (Rough Trade)
John Brodeur – Tiger Pop Ten (Mr. Duck Records)
Maritime – Human Hearts (Dangerbird)

April 12:
Cass McCombs – Wit’s End (Domino)
Jonny (Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci/Teenage Fanclub) – s/t (Merge)
Little Scream – The Golden Record (Secretly Canadian)
>> “The Heron and the Fox”: mp3
The One AM Radio – Heaven is Attached by a Slender Thread (Dangerbird)
>> “Credible Threats”: mp3

April 19:
Bill Callahan – Apocalypse (Drag City)
tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l (4AD)
Matt Sweeney & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – “Must Be Blind” b/w “Life In Muscle” (Drag City)

April 26:
Boris – Attention Please and Heavy Rocks (Sargent House)
Oh Darling – Brave the Sound
Gatto Fritto – s/t (International Feel)

May 3:
Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
Anni Rossi – Heavy Meadow (3 Syllables – May 2)
Racoon Bandit – Into the Hills (Pigeon Row)

May 10:
The Sea and Cake – The Moonlight Butterfly (Thrill Jockey – mini-album)
Okkervil River – I Am Very Far (Jagjaguwar)

May 17:
Amor de Días (Alasdair from The Clientele) – Street of the Love of Days (Merge)
>> “Bunhill Fields”: mp3
Chad VanGaalen – Diaper Island (Sub Pop)
>> “Sara”: mp3
Zachary Cale – Noise of Welcome

May 24:
Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) – Benediction

May 31:
Seapony – Go With Me (Hardly Art)
Death Cab for Cutie – Codes and Keys (Atlantic)
My Morning Jacket – Circuital

June digital:
We/Or/Me – Sleeping City (Bandcamp)

June 1:
International Waters – 1994 (self-released – iTunes/band website; vinyl out 7/1)
Baths – Pop Music / False B-Sides (Anticon)
The Dismemberment Plan – Live in Japan 2011 (Bad News Records)

June 7:
Hospital Ships – Lonely Twin (Graveface)
>> “Love or Death”: mp3
>> “Honey Please”: mp3
Sondre Lerche – Sondre Lerche (Mona Records)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – It’s a Corporate World (Quite Scientific/Warner Bros.)

June 14:
Marissa Nadler – Marissa Nadler (Box of Cedar Records)
>> “Baby I Will Leave You In the Morning”: bandcamp
Junior Boys – It’s All True (Domino)
The Rosie Taylor Project – Sleep 7″ (June 13; Bandcamp)

June 21:
Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)
Iceage – New Brigade
Centro-matic – Candidate Waltz
The Chain Gang of 1974 – Wayward Fire

June 28:
Curren$y – Weekend at Burnies (Warner)
So Many Wizards – “Inner City”/”Best Friends” 7″ (Seven Inch Project)
>> “Inner City”: mp3
Beyonce – 4 (Columbia)
Gillian Welch – The Harrow and the Harvest (Acony)

July 5:
Memory Tapes – Player Piano (Carpark)
Fennesz – Seven Stars EP (Touch)
Dunes – Tied Together 7″ (Teenage Teardrops)

July 12:
Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) – Last Summer (Merge)
>> “My Mistakes”: mp3
Washed Out – Within and Without (Sub Pop)
The Middle East – I Want That You Are Always Happy (Missing Piece Records)

July 19:
Sun Airway – “Wild Palms” 7″ (Dead Oceans)

July 19:
Matty Fasano (ARMS) – Unkind/Unusual single (Bandcamp)

July 26:
Little Horn – Twelve (Whale Heart)

August 2:
Fountains of Wayne – Sky Full of Holes (Yep Roc)
Love of Everything – Sooner I Wish EP (Polyvinyl)
Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Paper Crush (Old Flame)
Boston Spaceships (Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices) – Let It Beard

August 8:
Kanye West and Jay-Z – Watch the Throne (digital; physical Aug. 12)
Tig Notaro – Good One (Secretly Canadian)

August 9:
Widowspeak – Widowspeak (Captured Tracks)
Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snowball (Kanine)

August 16:
Fool’s Gold – Leave No Trace (IAMSOUND)
Mister Heavenly – Out of Love (Sub Pop)
Braid – Closer to Closed EP (Polyvinyl)
Sundress – s/t EP
Hotel Lights – Girl Graffiti (Bar/None)
The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient
Her Space Holiday – s/t (No More Good Ideas)

August 23:
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Mirror Traffic (Matador)
Muppets: The Green Album
Curren$y – Verde Terrace mixtape (digital)

August 30:
Beirut – The Rip Tide (Pompeii Records)
Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse (prod. Flying Lotus) (Brainfeeder)
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lenses Alien (Barsuk)
Devon Williams – Euphoria (Slumberland)
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV (Universal Republic/Young Money)
Tommy Keene – Behind the Parade
Grand Ole Party (pre-Dum Dum Girls) – Under Our Skin (DH)
Terius Nash (The-Dream) – 1977

September 6:
The Rapture – In the Grace of Your Love (DFA)
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Terrible Angels EP (Because Music/Elektra)

September 11:
Ariel PInk’s Haunted Graffiti – Witch Hunt Suite for World III single

September 13:
St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (4AD)
Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost (True Panther Sounds)
Sleeping Bags – s/t (Easter Everywhere)
Toro Y Moi – Freaking Out EP (Carpark)
CANT (Grizzly Bear) – Dreams Come True (Terrible)
Das Racist – Relax (Greedhead Music)
Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know (EMI)
Superchunk – Foolish reissue (Merge)

September 20:
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Hysterical (self-released)
Jens Lekman – An Argument with Myself EP (Secretly Canadian)

September 27:
Twin Sister – In Heaven (Domino)
Geoffrey O’Connor (Crayon Fields) – Vanity Is Forever (Chapter Music)
Wilco – The Whole Love (dBpm)
Apparat – The Devil’s Walk (Mute)
Big Troubles – Romantic Comedy (Slumberland)
Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams
The Stepkids – s/t (Stones Throw)
Bjork – Biophilia (Nonesuch/One Little Indian)
Miles Zuniga (Fastball) – These Ghosts Have Bones (33 1/3)

October 4:
Loney Dear – Hall Music (Polyvinyl)
Feist – Metals (Cherrytree/Interscope)
Radical Face – The Family Tree: The Roots (Bear Machine)
Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Wolfroy Goes to Town (Drag City)
Tokyo Police Club – Ten Days Ten Covers Ten Years (digital release)
Balene – Wild Kind EP (Oct. 3 on Bandcamp)
Colleen Green – Cujo EP (Art Fag)

October 11:
Ryan Adams – Ashes and Fire (Pax Am)
Still Corners – Creatures of an Hour
Matthew Herbert – One Pig
Marketa Irglova – Anar
Ben Lee – Deeper Into Dreams
Radiohead – TKOL RMX 1234567
Icebird (rjd2) – The Abandoned Lullaby (RJ’s Electrical Connections)
Norman soundtrack (Andrew Bird, etc.) (Mom + Pop)

October 18:
My Brightest Diamond – All Things Will Unwind (Asthmatic Kitty)
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Tape Club (Polyvinyl)
Real Estate – Days (Domino)
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
North Highlands – Wild One

October 25:
A Classic Education – Call It Blazing (Lefse)
Deer Tick – Divine Providence
Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
Justice – Audio, Video, Disco
Kathryn Calder – Bright and Vivid
Tom Waits – Bad As Me (Anti-)
She & Him – A Very She & Him Christmas (Merge)

November 1:
Lou Reed & Metallica – Lulu
Miranda Lambert – Four the Record

November 4:
Hi Ho Silver Oh – Getting Ready EP (Bandcamp)

November 8:
Cass McCombs – Humor Risk
Atlas Sound – Parallax (4AD)
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica (Software)
Summer Camp – Welcome To Condale (Apricot Records)
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Stage Whisper (Nov. 7/UK)
Kurt Vile – So Outta Reach EP (Matador)

November 15:
Olivia Tremor Control – Dusk at Cubist Castle, Black Foliage reissues (Chunklet Industries)
Korallreven – An Album by Korallreven (Acephale)
Yael Meyer – Everything Will Be Alright (KLI Records)