On February 19, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return with Push The Sky Away. The nine-track album was produced by Nick Launay in the south of France. Says Cave of the LP, “Well, if I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and (multi-instrumentalist) Warren (Ellis)’s loops are its tiny, trembling heartbeat.” Watch a trailer for the album below.
On January 15, the Capsules will release their fourth album, the 10-track Northern Lights & Southern Skies (Vespera). The Lawrence, Kan., trio, which is made up of former members of Shallow, has written a song for SpongeBob SquarePants and has had its music appear in the likes of TV show Roadtrip Nation and video game Borderlands 2. We are proud to premiere the video for Northern Lights & Southern Skies track “Our Apocalypse” today on magnetmagazine.com. Watch it below.
We’re only about a week from Christmas, so if you didn’t break out the holiday music yet, now is the time. We recommend Tracey Thorn‘s Tinsel And Lights (Merge). The Everything But The Girl girl recorded 10 seasonal covers of songs by the likes of Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Sufjan Stevens and Low, as well as two cool originals. Watch a 10-minute documentary about Tinsel And Lights below.
On January 8, Guster is self-releasing a live acoustic album titled, appropriately, Guster: Live Acoustic. The band, a MAGNET office fave, made a short promo video for the LP at the Tarrytown Theater in Tarrytown, N.Y., last spring. Watch it below, and catch Guster on tour next month.
On January 29, Local Natives will release Hummingbird via Frenchkiss/Infectious. The first track off the Los Angeles quartet’s sophomore album is “Breakers,” and the band just made a video for it with Jaffe Zinn. Watch the clip below, and catch Local Natives on their North American tour next year.