2012 Hotly Anticipated Releases

2011 was quietly a good year for music with two releases from Kate Bush and Alex Turner but what of 2012? Here at NorthenRoom we thought we would list a few albums that we can’t wait for.

The Maccabees// Given To The Wild// 9th January

Here at NorthenRoom we can’t understand how these London lads are not bigger, their previous releases were perfection; both were incredibly catchy and effortlessly cool. With their third album close to release maybe 2012 will be The Maccabees year.

Sigur Rós// TBA// TBA

Having been on hiatus since 2010, rumours have been flying round of a 2012 album and tour ever since their Q&A at the Inni premiere. Allegedly the album is planned for a spring release and the sound will be “floaty and minimal”. Perhaps we will see the band returning to a sound similar to their earlier albums.

The Shins// Port of Morrow// March

The fourth release from the indie pop legends will have some high expectations to reach but The Shins are easily capable of reaching them.

Cursive// I Am Gemini// 21st February

A concept album about twins, one is good the other is evil. Can’t say we at NorthernRoom are fans of concept albums and this in particular doesn’t sound too appetising. However, it is the excellent Cursive and the song ‘The Sun and Moon’ is bloody awesome.

Errors// Have Some Faith In Magic// 31st January

The band burst at the seams with colour and electro compositions creating one of the best danceable acts out there. Their song Earthscore, off their future album, shows the band could be bounded for greatness.


Song of the Week

Cursive – Dorothy at Forty

Despite being a rather old song (it was originally released in 2006), the stand out song this week has to be ‘Dorothy at Forty’ by the under appreciated Cursive. It is a truly sensational song, that manages to change tempo and remain upbeat. What is special about this song is it really highlights a band that has come so far from the raw sound that possessed their earlier records without ostracising older fans. It also boasts excellent vocals from Tim Kasher and some truly mind-blowing horn arrangements by Nate Walcott.