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5 Upcoming Albums Worth Taking Note Of

January 31, 2011

2011 has already brought us some fantastic new music, including the new Decemberists and Iron and Wine albums. Keeping up with new music can sometimes be overwhelming, but TextbookStop is here to help. We’ll help you keep track of some of the particularly exciting albums set to be released in the next couple of months, so that you can keep up to date on the music scene without wasting countless hours trying to track down release dates.

The Go! Team – Rolling Blackouts – February 1

The Go! Team is set to release their third album tomorrow, but many people have never heard of this UK band. Though their sound is hard to pin down, it often features cheering, 70’s-style group vocals, and some of the catchiest hooks ever. Check out more about the album by CLICKING HERE, and enjoy the music video below of Rolling Blackouts’ ‘Secretary Song’.



Bright Eyes – The People’s Key – February 15

Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst has been involved with dozens of albums over the past decade+, but The People’s Key has already been heralded as his best. Anyone familiar with Oberst’s past work can understand the magnitude of this claim; even if it’s not true it’s certainly exciting. NPR Music is giving anyone the opportunity to stream the entire album from now until February 14; I can attest that it is absolutely phenomenal.


Danielson – Best of Gloucester County – February 22

Danielson’s Ships was one of 2006’s most surprisingly heralded albums. Danielson is the stage name of Daniel Smith and friends, and one thing is for sure; Daniel Smith is the absolute definition of originality. Though his screechy voice might annoy some, he has extreme talent at crafting superb music. Check out more about the album by CLICKING HERE, and enjoy the hilarious music video below for the new album’s single, ‘Grow Up’.



The Submarines – Love Notes / Letter Bombs – April 5

Love Notes / Letter Bombs is The Submarines’ third album, and they have a lot to live up to. Crafted by husband/wife team John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard, their first two albums are pure indie-pop bliss. Enjoying increasingly more exposure due to their song, “You, Me, and the Bourgeoisie” being used in several iPhone commercials, it looks as though their third album will easily live up to the high stand that they have set for themselves. Listen to/download the first single from the album below. It’s called “Birds”, and it’s beautiful.


Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues – May 3

Fleet Foxes debut album, released in 2008, was hailed by many as the very best album of the year (and one of the best of the decade). Few albums of 2011 are quite as anticipated as Helplessness Blues, and judging by the title track released today, it’s looking to  be just as wonderful as their first album. Listen/download the track below, and notice the folky baroque-pop that is often the reason behind Fleet Foxes acclaim.


One Comment leave one →
  1. Miriam permalink
    January 31, 2011 10:18 pm

    Am I blind?! I thought I just barely visited the Submarines site and I had no idea. I am extremely excited for that and Fleet Foxes. Thanks so much for posting this!

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