Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
June is upon us, so we’ve picked out the albums we’re most looking forward to listening to this month – starting with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs‘ debut effort ‘Trouble’, out on June 11. The producer – real-name Orlando Higinbottom – says he wants the LP to avoid “the frequent short-lived trends in dance music.”
Maximo Park – ‘The National Health’
Maximo Park – ‘The National Health’. Frontman Paul Smith has already been hyping up ‘The National Health’, promising it’ll be an antidote to the “bouncy, happy music” elsewhere in the charts. It’s out on June 11, but listen to the title track – and find out what NME made of it – by clicking here.
The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Oceania’
The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Oceania’. The much-anticipated, much-delayed album from Billy Corgan and co will finally be released on June 18. The singer has previously gone on record claiming it’s the band’s finest effort since 1995’s classic ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’.
Light Asylum – ‘Light Asylum’
Light Asylum – ‘Light Asylum’. One of the finest new bands NME have had the pleasure in yonks, New York two-piece drop their self-titled debut album on June 11. If you can’t wait until then, then it’s already streaming online its entirety here.
Japandroids – ‘Celebration Rock’
Japandroids – ‘Celebration Rock’. They may look like a relatively bookish pair, but the Candian duo’s latest is as an exhilarating and exhausting blast of rawk as we’ve heard for some time. The album’s out on June 5, but have a listen to the single ‘The House That Heaven Built’ and read our review here.
Guided By Voices – ‘Class Clown Spots A UFO’.
Guided By Voices – ‘Class Clown Spots A UFO’. After waiting for yonks for a new GBV album, we’re getting two in quick succession: ‘Class Clown Spots A UFO’, their 17th record in total, comes just six months after ‘Let’s Go Eat The Factory’. Lucky us.
Everyone’s favourite lo-fi geniuses Guided By Voices return with ‘Class Clown Spots A UFO’
, ‘Class Clown Spots A UFO’
Bobby Womack – ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’
Bobby Womack – ‘The Bravest Man In The Universe’. Damon Albarn, Lana Del Rey and XL Records boss Richard Russell have all lent a helping hand to soul icon Bobby Womack on his first album of original material since 1994’s ‘Resurrection’, which will hit stores on June 18.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Americana’
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – ‘Americana’. Neil Young rides with his old cohorts once more, reuniting with his Crazy Horse for the first time in nearly a decade on ‘Americana’. The album, which includes a rather odd rendition of the National Anthem ‘God Save The Queen’, is out on June 4.