A brand new year means brand new music. Thus, we present you with the first week of new releases in 2014 (and the first week of new music in January)! Info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. I've also included a list of releases due out over the next several months; keep your ears peeled...
Kid Ink, My Own Lane (RCA)
Permanent Makeup, Gibbering 7" (New Granada Records/No Clear Records)
We awarded Permanent Makeup a Best of the Bay award last year for their full-length debut of strident avant post-punk, The Void … It Creeps, because it fucking rocked our faces off. They’ve crashed and banged into 2014 with some fresh material on a 7” jointly released by New Granada and bassist Chris Nadeau’s own DIY label, No Clear Records. The band plays with No Statik (from California) and a few others at Epic Problem in Tampa tomorrow night (Jan. 8); admission is $8. They headline a 7 p.m. release show at Planet Retro next Tue., Jan. 14, with Priests; free admission.
Snowapple, Snowapple (Zip Records)
TOY, Join the Dots (PIAS America)
SOME MUCH-ANTICIPATED RELEASES DUE OUT IN 2014
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Give The People What They Want (January 14, Columbia)
Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (January 21, Total Trebel)
Mogwai, Rave Tapes (January 21, Sub Pop)
Young the Giant, Mind Over Matter (January 21, Fueled By Ramen)
Dum Dum Girls, Too True (January 28, Sub Pop)
Beck, Morning Phase (February 4, Capitol)
Broken Bells, After the Disco (February 4, Columbia)
The duo made up of The Shins frontman James Mercer and badass Grammy-winning producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, MF Doom) finally issue a second full-length and in honor of the occasion, have produced a short film starring House of Card’s Kate Mara and Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin, as produced by The Creators. “Part One: Angel and the Fool” below...
Phantogram, Voices (February 18, Republic)
St. Vincent, St. Vincent (February 25, Loma Vista/Republic)
ASAP Mob, L.O.R.D. EP (March 4, ASAP Worldwide/Polo Grounds/RCA Music)
Imogen Heap, Sparks (March 3/4, RCA)
Drive-By Truckers, English Oceans (March 4, ATO)
Metronomy, Love Letters (March 10/11, Because)
Tycho, Awake (March 18, Ghostly International)
Johnny Cash, Out Among the Stars (Lost '80s album, due out March 25, Columbia/Legacy)