Now that we’ve entered July, it’s time to tell you the albums which are worth getting excited about this month. First up it’s Foals‘ ‘Tapes’, as the Oxford quintet’s keyboardist Edwin Congreave shares the music he and his bandmates love with this fantastic, genre-sprawling mixtape. It’s out on July 2.
Blur – ’21’
Blur – ’21’. While we anxiously wait to see if Damon, Graham et al will make our dreams come true with a new studio LP, this will keep us more than occupied in the meantime: a bosxset collection of each of their seven studio albums, released July 30, with 65 previously unreleased tracks, over 130 rarities and three DVDs to boot.
Passion Pit – ‘Gossamer’
Passion Pit – ‘Gossamer’. At last, the second album from Passion Pit is upon us! Their latest effort, which comes three years after their 2009 debut ‘Manners’, is out on July 23, but you can hear the LP’s first single ‘Take A Walk’ on NME.COM here.
The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’
The Gaslight Anthem – ‘Handwritten’. Frontman Brian Fallon’s said that the New Jersey band’s fourth studio album will be “pretty personal and pretty aggressive”. It’s released on July 23 – but in the meantime, you can check out their acoustic live session recorded at the NME offices.