What To Look For – Spring 2014

After a bitter winter, Spring has come - and here's what to listen to as the mercury rises....
What To Look For
What To Look For - Spring 2014

After a bitter winter, Spring has come – and here’s what to listen to as the mercury rises:



The Bamboos Fever In the Road
Band of Skulls Himalayan
Bul Bul Hirn Fein Hacken
Cex Shamaneater
Chiodos Devil
Cloud Nothings Here and Nowhere Else
Dan Croll Sweet Disarray
Mac DeMarco Salad Days
Toby Goodshank Piper Laurie
Hurray For the Riff Raff Small Town Heroes
Jamaica Ventura
Kaiser Chiefs Education, Education, Education & War
Mica Levi Under the Skin (soundtrack)
Manchester Orchestra Cope
Nickel Creek A Dotted Line
ONE Worlds Collide
Pattern Is Movement Pattern Is Movement
Rafter It’s Reggae
Gil Scott-Heron Nothing New
Social 66 Social 66
Solwave The End of the Beginning
Split Single Fragmented World
Thievery Corporation Saudade
Timber Timbre Hot Dreams
The Used Imaginary Enemy
Vondel Park Seabed Remixed


Christopher Bissonnette Essays In Idleness
Black Label Society Catacombs of the Black Vatican
Boozoo Bajou 4
EMA The Future’s Void
The Faint Doom Abuse
Liam Finn The Nihilist
Josephine Foster I’m a Dreamer
John Frusciante Enclosure
Full Ugly Spent the Afternoon
Doug Gillard Parade On
Gotthard Bang
Incan Abraham Tolerance
Little Racer Modern Accent
Mean Creek Local Losers
Nømads Free My Animal
OFF! Wasted Years
Patton Oswalt Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time
Ratking So It Goes
School of Language Old Fears
Shy Hunters O, That I Had Wings
SoftSpot MASS
SOHN Tremors
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks Enter the Slasher House
Tweens Tweens


Afghan Whigs Do the Beast
Amps For Christ Canyon Cars and Crows
Banner Pilot Souvenir
Bobby Bare, Jr. Undefeated
The Both The Both
Billy Bragg Live at the Union Chapel (CD/DVD)
Chet Faker Built On Glass
Nels Cline Macroscope
The Crookes Soapbox
Feel Never Real Rock Rebel Gold
Horse Thief Fear In Bliss
I, a Man Gravity Wins Again
Japanther Instant Money Magic
Kyng Burn the Serum
Megafauna Maximalist
Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
NEEDTOBREATHE Rivers In the Wasteland
Odonis Odonis Hard Boiled Soft Boiled
Omni Palone Omni Palone
Sevendust Time Travelers & Bonfires
Shonen Knife Overdrive
Stoneburner Life Drawing
Swedish House Mafia Leave the World Behind (live)
Woods With Light and With Love
Wyrd Visions Half-Eaten Guitar


Augustana Life Imitating Life
Iggy Azalea The New Classic
Sebastian Bach Give Em’ Hell
Sharon Corr The Same Sun
Death Death III
Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
Fear of Men Loom
Kelis Food
Margot & The Nuclear So-and-So’s Sling Shot To Heaven
Medeski Martin & Wood + Nels Cline The Woodstock Sessions
The Menzingers Rented World
Ministry of Wolves Music From Republik Der Wölfe
Modern Rivals Cemetery Dares
Neon Trees Pop Psychology
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Days of Abandon
Paradise Soldiers of the Modern Age
Asher Roth RetroHash
Ed Schraeder’s Music Beat Party Jail
The Shackeltons Records
sleepmakeswaves in today already walks tomorrow
TEEN The Way and The Color
Thee Oh Sees Drop
The Whigs Modern Creations


Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
DeathDestruction II
Elephant Sky Swimming
Ex-Cult Midnight Passenger
Ghost of the Sabertooth Tiger Midnight Sun
Hot Victory Hot Victory
Howlin Rain Live Rain
Ray LaMontagne Supernova
Miss May I Rise of the Lion
Monuments Brigadune
Old 97s Most Messed Up
Pigeon John Encino Man
Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed Nights Like This
Pixies Indie Cindy
Chris Robinson Phosphorescent Harvest
Rodrigo y Gabriela 9 Dead Alive
Romantic Rebel Romantic Rebel
Savoir Adore Our Nature: The Remixes
Saxon St. George’s Day: Live in Manchester
Secret Colours Positive Distractions (Parts I & II)
Shadow Monster Residual Ghost
Strange Talk Cast Away
Survival Knife Loose Power
William Tyler Lost Colony
Chad VanGaalen Shrink Dust
Wye Oak Shriek



Lily Allen Sheezus
Rodrigo Amarante Cavalo
Andrew Jackson Jihad Christmas Island
Atmosphere Southersiders
Barrows Red Giant
Black Stone Cherry Magic Mountain
Chris Brown X
Current Swell Ulysses
Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté Toumani & Sidiki
DZ Deathrays Black Rat
Eno • Hyde Someday World
Equals Tracts
Fujiya & Miyagi Artificial Sweeteners
Gold & Youth Beyond Wilderness
Ben Harper Childhood Home
The Horrors Luminous
Kite Party Come On Wandering
Hamilton Leithauser Black Hours
Lil Wayne Tha Carter V
Lykke Li I Never Learn
Sarah McLachlan Shine One
Natalie Merchant Natalie Merchant
MONEY The Shadow of Heaven
Morning Parade Pure Adulterated Joy
Nikki Lane All or Nothin’
Papercuts Life Among the Savages
PAWS Youth Culture Forever
Gruff Rhys American Interior
The Rich Hands Out of My Head
Seahawks Paradise Freaks
Mike Sempert Mid Dream
Stand Up and Say No Assuming Loyal
A Tribe Called Red Nation II Nation
tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack
USA Out of Vietnam Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes
Wooden Wand Famer’s Corner


Tori Amos Unrepentant Geraldines
Animic Hannibal
Tim Barry Raising Hell & Living Cheap – Live In Richmond
The Black Keys Turn Blue
The Clientele Suburban Light (reissue)
Jesse Denaro Dear, Love
Vince Guaraldi A Boy Named Charlie Brown (enhanced reissue)
Guided by Voices Cool Planet
Hunterchild Hunterchild
Ice Cub Everything’s Corrupt
Michael Jackson Xscape
Kishi Bashi Lighght
La Sera Hour of the Dawn
Little Dragon Nabuma Rubberband
Mad Caddies Dirty Rice
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!
Midnight Face The Fire Is Gone
Mimicking Birds EONS
Mirah Changing Light
Motion City Soundtrack I Am the Movie: The Movie (documentary)
Mushroomhead The Righteous & The Butterfly
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Days of Abandon
Owen Pallett In Conflict
Dolly Parton Blue Smoke
Sean Nicholas Savage Bermuda Waterfall
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
Swans To Be Kind
Thunderegg C’mon Thunder
Tobacco Ultima II Massage
Torch Runner Committed To the Ground
The Trouble With Templeton Rookie
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan Uzu


American Football American Football (deluxe edition)
Haley Bonar Last War
The Burning of Rome Year of the Ox
Melaena Cadiz Deep Below Heaven
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Chris Cresswell One Week
The Everymen Givin’ Up On Free Jazz
LCD Soundsystem The Long Goodbye: LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden (CD/DVD)
Tyson Meade Tomorrow In Progress>
Bo Ningen III
Conor Oberst Upside Down Mountain
Orange Is the New Black
Resistor First World Problems
The Roots And Then They Shoot Your Cousin
Ed Schrader’s Music Beat Party Jail
Maika Spigel Gliding EP
Yann Tiersen Infinity
Tweak Bird Any Ol’ Way
Bryan Webb Free Will


Craig Wedren, Jefferson Friedman & ACME On In Love
Beaty Heart Mixed Blessings
Beebs & Her Money Makers Würst Album Ever
Challenger Back To Bellevue
Gentle Friendly KAUA’I O’O A’A
Hammel On Trial Happiest Man In the World
Hercules and Love Affair The Feast of the Broken Heart
Honeyblood Honeyblood
Seun Kuti A Long Way To the Beginning
Little Barrie Shadow
Nils Lofgren Face the Music (box set)
Masked Intruder M.I.
Miniature Tigers Cruel Runnings
moe. No Guts, No Glory
Nightfell The Living Ever Mourn
OBN III’s Third Time To Harm
1,2,3 Big Weather
Powerman 5000 Builds of the Future
Primavera Sound 2014
The Ready Set The Bad & The Better
RetConStruct Denizens of the Depths
Roll the Tanks Broke Til Midnight
Rush Midnight Rush Midnight
Sakara Forgetting What Was
Chris Schlarb Making the Saint
7Seconds Leave a Light On
Silverbird Surface Life EP
Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour
Until We Are Ghosts Bitterseed
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
The Wonder Revolution WOW
Neil Young A Letter Home (deluxe box set)

(updated as more release dates are made known)


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