14 July Albums To Get Very Excited About

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2AlunaGeorge – Body Music

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AlunaGeorge – Body Music When’s it out? July 29th. Following chart success with Disclosure and recent single Attracting Flies, AlunaGeorge's debut album will provide sweet minimal pop music that has become their trademark.

3Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt

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Waxahatchee – Cerulean Salt When’s it out? July 1st. Recent Radar star Katie Crutchfield’s second album consists of lo-fi melodies detailing tales of heartbreak and love lost. Cerulean Salt, which contains the tender single Swan Dive, has already been released to stunning reviews in the US definitely making her one to watch this July.

4Ikonika – Aerotropolis

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Ikonika – Aerotropolis When’s it out? July 29th. It’s been three years since Sara Abdel-Hamid aka Ikonika released her trailblazing debut effort, ‘Contact, Love, Want, Have.’ Released on Hyperdub, Aerotroplis features her new single ‘Beach Mode (Keep It Simple) which adds a touch of early 90’s house to an already varied palette of genres.

5Editors – The Weight of Your Love

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Editors – The Weight of Your Love When’s it out? July 1st. It seems a long time ago since Tom Smith’s brooding bunch announced themselves with the anthemic Munich in 2005. Yet despite the departure of guitarist Chris Urbanowicz, new single ‘A Ton of Love’ sees the band sounding well… uplifting.

6Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus

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Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus When’s it out? July 22nd. Fresh from a nod at last year’s Olympic Opening Ceremony, Fuck Buttons are ready for another busy summer with festival appearance including headlining Glastonbury’s Park Stage on Sunday. New track ‘The Red Wing’ suggests that they are ready to meet the greedy crowds this summer with a typical plethora of dirty yet crisp sounds.

7Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros When’s it out? July 23rd. Following last year’s Here, Alex Ebert’s folk rock troupe are tasked with following up their obscenely catchy hit ‘Home.’ Latest release ‘Better Days’ suggests that a low key approach, with added lush harmonies and a military drum beat.

8Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy

Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy
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Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy When’s it out? July 23rd. The Madonna endorsed, self-styled gypsy-punks are set to return with a sixth foray into their mad world. New tracks Lost Innocent World and Malanadrino continue their genre shifting folk, punk roots with front man Eugene Hutz leading them at a frantic pace.

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10Swim Deep – Where The Heaven Are We?

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Swim Deep – Where The Heaven Are We? When’s it out? July 29th. The hotly anticipated debut from the Birmingham band is ready to be released but will it live up to expectation? If the angular ‘She Changes The Weather’ and the re-release of first single ‘King City’ are anything to go by then there own brand of sun-drenched pop could have you hooked all summer.

11David Lynch – The Big Dream

David Lynch – The Big Dream
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David Lynch – The Big Dream When’s it out? July 15th. Not content with scrambling your brain through just the silver screen, David Lynch returns with another collection of songs following up from 2011s Crazy Clown Time. Featuring a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Ballad of Hollis Brown’ and collaboration with Lykke Li on the serene lead single ‘I’m Waiting Here.’

12Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes

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Half Moon Run – Dark Eyes When’s it out? July 1st. The debut album from this indie folk trio hailing from Montreal, Canada, should excite fans of Fleet Foxes. Their three part harmonies fit elegantly with the brooding acoustics of single ‘Full Circle’ which has gained them a considerable following across the world.

13Pet Shop Boys – Electric

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Pet Shop Boys – Electric When’s it out? July 15th. A whopping 32 years into their career, the electro-pop duo are releasing their 12th studio album and first release since leaving Parlophone. Recorded in London, Berlin and Los Angeles, the album features the Euro-pop stylings of single ‘Vocal’ and a Bruce Springsteen cover.

14Daughn Gibson - Me Moan

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Daughn Gibson - Me Moan When’s it out? July 8th. Wondered what James Blake would sound like if Nick Cave wrote his lyrics? Thankfully, Daughn Gibson is here to satisfy craving for a soundtrack to the underworld. The haunting yet decidedly beautiful ‘Tiffany Lou’ suggests that the follow up to his debut, All Hell, will hit the spot.
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