I saw these guys open up for Arctic Monkeys, I have to say "A Lack Of Understanding" sounded great live. I also mentioned that their most energetic song was …
Columbia Records announced today that The Vaccines' second studio album, The Vaccines Come Of Age, will be out September 4th. This follows their critically-acclaimed (and incredible short), certified Platinum, debut What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?.
To get a taste of what's to come, the first single from the new album, "No Hope," is available now for listening on soundcloud.com.
The Vaccines will be around the US in September to promote the album with a few dates (more dates will probably be announced later):
9/11 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
A Fine Frenzy
Alison Sudol, the lead singer of A Fine Frenzy, has a voice. She fills the album with a warm and sultry voice. She reminds me of Brandi Carlile.
You may remember W♥M's Alex didn't like A Fine Frenzy's One Cell in the Sea, despite the millions of Frenzy lovers that bought the record based on her hit song, "Almost Lover". I last heard from her via the soundtrack of "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and was wondering what she's been up. Well today, I got the announcement that she's got a new album, PINES, coming out September 18th, 2012, on EMI.
Although the pictures and description of "drawing inspiration from the redwood forests and dramatic landscapes of Northern California and Washington's Cascade Mountains", there is a double-meaning as Alison Sudol explained in her album preview video: "You can spend your whole life wondering about things and you could miss it. I wrote this record to stop wondering. To stop pining."
In addition to the record, there will be a companion book (illustrated by Jen Lobo) and short animated film. Expect to hear more about in July and when the album's released in September.