The Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases: Spring 2016

Welcome once again to the Pitchfork Guide to Upcoming Releases, our seasonal guide to new music. Four times a year, we round up a list of albums, singles, EPs, reissues, and more arriving in the coming months. This installment covers spring 2016. Please note that release dates may change.

March

03-25

Blood Ceremony: Lord of Misrule [Rise Above]
Bob Mould: Patch the Sky [Merge]
The Body / Full of Hell: One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache [Neurot]
Charli XCX: Vroom Vroom EP [Vroom Vroom]
Cobalt: Slow Forever [Profound Lore]
Domo Genesis: Genesis [Odd Future]
Elliphant: Living Life Golden [Kemosabe]
Eric Bachmann: Eric Bachmann [Merge]
Father: I’m a Piece of Shit [Awful]
Jesse Lacey / Kevin Devine: Devinyl Splits No. 6 7″ [Bad Timing]
The Joy Formidable: Hitch [C’Mon Let’s Drift/Caroline/Membran/MapleMusic]
Littler: Of Wandering [Birdtapes]
Lontalius: I’ll Forget 17 [Partisan]
Margo Price: Midwest Farmer’s Daughter [Third Man]
Matthewdavid’s Mindflight: Trust the Guide and Glide [Leaving]
Moiré: Lines + Colours EP [Ghostly]
N.O.R.E.: Drunk Uncle [Thugged Out Militainment]
Night Moves: Pennied Days [Domino]
Open Mike Eagle / Paul White: Hella Personal Music Festival [Mello]
RJD2: Dame Fortune [RJ’s Electrical Connections]
The Sun Days: Album [Run for Cover]
The Thermals: We Disappear [Saddle Creek]
Various Artists: Saints & Sinners OST [Entertainment One/Bounce]
Vijay Iyer / Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith: A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke [ECM]
White Denim: Stiff [Downtown]
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die: Long Live Happy Birthday 7″ [Topshelf]
Young Thug: Slime Season 3 [300/Atlantic]
Zayn: Mind of Mine [RCA]

03-28

BeatKing: Club God 5 [self-released]

April

04-01

Andrew Bird: Are You Serious [Loma Vista]
Ash Koosha: I AKA I [Ninja Tune]
Audacity: Hyper Vessels [Suicide Squeeze]
Autolux: Pussy’s Dead [30th Century]
Babyfather: BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow [Ninja Tune]
Bibio: A Mineral Love [Warp]
Black Mountain: IV [Jagjaguwar]
Bleached: Welcome the Worms [Dead Oceans]
Bombino: Azel [Partisan]
Boulevards: Groove! [Captured Tracks]
Charles Bradley: Changes [Dunham/Daptone]
Cheap Trick: Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello [Big Machine]
Chelsea Wolfe: Hypnos/Flame 7″ [Sargent House]
Com Truise: Silicon Tare EP [Ghostly]
Dinner: Psychic Lovers [Captured Tracks]
dvsn: Sept. 5th [OVO Sound/Warner Bros.]
Explosions in the Sky: The Wilderness [Temporary Residence]
The Field: The Follower [Kompakt]
Frankie Cosmos: Next Thing [Bayonet]
Jan St. Werner: Felder (Fiepblatter Catalogue #4) [Thrill Jockey]
Japanese Breakfast: Psychopomp [Yellow K]
John Congleton and the Nighty Nite: Until the Horror Goes [Fat Possum]
Kaada/Patton: Bacteria Cult [Ipecac]
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: EARS [Western Vinyl]
The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything You’ve Come to Expect [Domino]
Leon Vynehall: Rojus [Running Back]
Moderat: III [Mute/Monkeytown]
Mogwai: Atomic [Temporary Residence]
Mike and the Melvins: Three Men and a Baby [Sub Pop]
Nisennenmondai: #N/A [On-U Sound]
Operators: Blue Wave [Last Gang]
Pet Shop Boys: Super [x2]
Sasha: Scene Delete [Late Night Tales]
Sia: Colour the Small One [Astralwerks] [reissue]
Starwalker: Starwalker [Prototyp Recording/Bang ehf via Sena ehf]
Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (Special 10th Anniversary Blue Marvel Edition) [Asthmatic Kitty] [reissue]
Tacocat: Lost Time [Hardly Art]
Terrace Martin: Velvet Portraits [Sounds of Crenshaw/Ropeadope]
Tombs: All Empires Fall [Relapse]
Various Artists: Music of Morocco: Recorded by Paul Bowles [Dust-to-Digital]
Various Artists: Night Shift [Fool’s Gold]
Weezer: Weezer [Crush]
Yeasayer: Amen & Goodbye [Mute]

04-04

Black Milk & Nat Turner: The Rebellion Sessions [Computer Ugly]

04-06

Gallant: Ology [Mind of a Genius]

04-08

Beak>: Couple in a Hole OST [Invada]
Ben Watt: Fever Dream [Unmade Road/Caroline]
Brad Fiedel: The Terminator OST [Milan] [reissue]
Colin Stetson: SORROW [52Hz]
The Dandy Warhols: Distortland [Dine Alone]
Deftones: Gore [Warner Bros.]
Frightened Rabbit: Painting of a Panic Attack [Canvasback/Atlantic]
Har Mar Superstar: Best Summer Ever [Cult]
M83: Junk [Mute]
Mayer Hawthorne: Man About Town [Vagrant]
Niki and the Dove: Everybody’s Heart Is Broken Now [Ten]
Palace of Worms: The Ladder [The Flenser]
Parquet Courts: Human Performance [Rough Trade]
Tim Hecker: Love Streams [4AD/Paper Bag]
Various Artists: Afterlife [Teklife]
Woods: City Sun Eater in the River of Light [Woodsist]
Youth Code: Commitment to Complications [Dais]

04-15

Cate Le Bon: Crab Day [Drag City]
The Coathangers: Nosebleed Weekend [Suicide Squeeze]
Dave Harrington Group: Become Alive [Other People]
DJ Marfox: Chapa Quente EP [Príncipe Discos]
Egyptian Lover: Egyptian Lover 1983 to 1988 [Stones Throw] [compilation] [reissue]
Eskimeaux: Year of the Rabbit EP [Double Double Whammy]
J Dilla: The Diary [Mass Appeal/PayJay]
John Carpenter: Lost Themes II [Sacred Bones]
Kevin Morby: Singing Saw [Dead Oceans]
Mr. Lif: Don’t Look Down [Mello]
Neil Michael Hagerty / The Howling Hex: Denver [Drag City]
PJ Harvey: The Hope Six Demolition Project [Island]
Royce Da 5’9″: Layers [Bad Half]
Sam Beam / Jesca Hoop: Love Letter for Fire [Sub Pop]
Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth [Atlantic]
Suuns: Hold/Still [Secretly Canadian]
Various Artists: Transformers Roll Out [Hasbro/Sony]

04-16

RECORD STORE DAY: See list of releases here

04-22

Borderland: Transport [Tresor]
Carlos Niño: Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening! [Leaving]
Dälek: Asphalt for Eden [Profound Lore]
Greys: Outer Heaven [Carpark]
Guided By Voices: Please Be Honest [Guided By Voices, Inc.]
Lush: Blind Spot EP [Edamame]
Neil Young: Human Highway DVD [Reprise]
Neil Young: Rust Never Sleeps DVD [Reprise]
Rufus Wainwright: Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets [Deutsche Grammophon]
Susanna: Triangle [SusannaSonata]
We Are Scientists: Helter Seltzer [100%]
Wire: Nocturnal Koreans [Pinkflag]

04-29

Aesop Rock: The Impossible Kid [Rhymesayers]
Brian Eno: The Ship [Warp]
Britta Phillips: Luck or Magic [Double Feature]
Deerhoof / Dal Niente: Balter / Saunier [New Amsterdam]
Holy Ghost!: Crime Cutz EP [DFA]
Horse Lords: Interventions [Northern Spy]
Katy B: Honey [Rinse/Virgin EMI]
Konono N°1 / Batida: Konono N°1 Meets Batida [Crammed Discs]
Kyle Craft: Dolls of Highland [Sub Pop]
Plants and Animals: Waltzed in From the Rumbling [Secret City]
Rob Zombie: The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser [Universal]
Say Yes: Real Life Trash Mag [Dine Alone]

May

05-06

ANOHNI: HOPELESSNESS [Secretly Canadian]
Beverly: The Blue Swell [Kanine]
Chris Cohen: As If Apart [Captured Tracks]
Cyndi Lauper: Detour [Rhino]
Grave Miasma: Endless Pilgrimage [Sepulchral Voice/Profound Lore]
JC Flowers: Driving Excitement and the Pleasure of Ownership [ATP]
JMSN: It Is. [White Room]
Julianna Barwick: Will [Dead Oceans]
Kaytranada: 99.9% [XL]
Lil Bibby: FC3: The Epilogue [Kemosabe]
LUH.: Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing [Mute]
Montana of 300: Fire in the Church [self-released]
Pile: A Giant Dog [Merge]
Rittz: Top of the Line [Strange]
Shit Robot: What Follows [DFA]
Tourist: U [Monday]
White Lung: Paradise [Domino]
Yoni & Geti: Testarossa [Joyful Noise]

05-13

Arbor Labor Union: I Hear You [Sub Pop]
Head Wound City: A New Wave of Violence [Vice]
Islands: Should I Remain Here at Sea? [PledgeMusic]
Islands: Taste [PledgeMusic]
Jameszoo: Fool [Brainfeeder]
Jessy Lanza: Oh No [Hyperdub]
Kvelertak: Nattesferd [Roadrunner]
Mark Pritchard: Under the Sun [Warp]
Modern Baseball: Holy Ghost [Run for Cover]
Nothing: Vertigo Flowers [Relapse]
Red Krayola With Art & Language: Baby and Child Care [Drag City]
So So Glos: Kamikaze [Votiv]
Those Pretty Wrongs: Those Pretty Wrongs [Ardent/Burger]
Torn Hawk: Union and Return [Mexican Summer]
Twin Peaks: Down in Heaven [Grand Jury]
Wolf Parade: Apologies to the Queen Mary [Sub Pop] [reissue]
Young Magic: Still Life [Carpark]

05-20

Angry Angles: Angry Angles [Goner]
Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman [Republic]
Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels [Columbia]
Eric Clapton: I Still Do [Bushbranch/Surfdog]
Fifth Harmony: 7/27 [Epic]
Luna: Luna: Long Players (92-99) [Captured Tracks] [compilation] [reissue]
Marissa Nadler: Strangers [Sacred Bones/Bella Union]
Mutual Benefit: Skip a Sinking Stone [Mom & Pop/Spunk/Transgressive]
Pantha du Prince: The Triad [Rough Trade]
Seiho: Collapse [Leaving]
Various Artists: Day of the Dead [4AD]

05-27

Beth Orton: Kidsticks [Anti-]
Big Thief: Masterpiece [Saddle Creek]
FP-Oner: 6 [Mule Musiq]
Gold Panda: Good Luck and Do Your Best [City Slang]
Hesitation Wounds: Awake for Everything [6131]
Holy Fuck: Congrats [Innovative Leisure]
The Hotelier: Goodness [Tiny Engines]
Kristin Kontrol: X-Communicate [Sub Pop]
Mark Kozelek: Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites [Caldo Verde]
Nicholas Allbrook: Pure Gardiya [Spinning Top]
Robert Glasper: Everything’s Beautiful [Sony]

June

06-03

Cat’s Eyes: Treasure House [RAF/Kobalt]
David Bowie: A Reality Tour [Friday] [reissue]
Joshua Winstead: MMXX [Royal Cut]
The Kills: Ash & Ice [Domino]
Ladyhawke: Wild Things [Polyvinyl]
Melvins: Basses Loaded [Ipecac]
Minor Victories: Minor Victories [Fat Possum/Play It Again Sam]
Mourn: Ha, Ha, He. [Captured Tracks]
Tegan and Sara: Love You to Death [TBA]
White Zombie: It Came From N.Y.C. [Numero Group] [compilation]

06-10

Diarrhea Planet: Turn to Gold [Infinity Cat]
Garbage: Strange Little Birds [STUNVOLUME]
The Monkees: Good Times! [Rhino]
Peter Bjorn and John: Breakin’ Point [INGRID]
Throws: Throws [Thrill Jockey]

06-17

Grace Jones: Warm Leatherette: Deluxe Edition [UMC] [reissue]
Mitski: Puberty 2 [Dead Oceans]
Neko Case / k.d. lang / Laura Veirs: case/lang/veirs [Anti-]
Weaves: Weaves [Kanine/Buzz/Memphis Industries]

06-24

The Avett Brothers: True Sadness [American/Republic]
Marisa Anderson: Into the Light [Mississippi]

06-30

Pusha T: King Push [Def Jam/G.O.O.D. Music]

July

07-01

Bat for Lashes: The Bride [Parlophone/Warner Bros.]

07-08

Shura: Nothing’s Real [Polydor]

TBA:

A$AP Ferg: Always Strive and Prosper [Polo Grounds/RCA]
Action Bronson: Blue Chips 7 [TBA]
Action Bronson: The Human Highlight Reel [TBA]
AlunaGeorge: I Remember [Interscope/Island]
Arca: Reverie [TBA]
At the Drive-In: TBA [TBA]
Boogie: Thirst 48 Pt. 2 [self-released]
Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial [Matador]
Chromatics: Dear Tommy [Italians Do It Better]
Crystal Castles: TBA [TBA]
Darkstar: TBA EP [Warp]
D∆WN: The Red Era [Our Dawn Entertainment]
De La Soul: And the Anonymous Nobody [Kickstarter]
Death Grips: Bottomless Pit [TBA]
Drake: Views From the 6 [Cash Money / OVO Sound]
Frank Ocean: Boys Don’t Cry [Def Jam]
Flume: Skin [Transgressive/Mom & Pop]
Glass Candy: Body Work [Italians Do It Better]
Glassjaw: TBA [TBA]
James Blake: Radio Silence [TBA]
Kanye West: Turbo Grafx 16 [TBA]
Lawrence Rothman: TBA [Downtown]
LCD Soundsytem: TBA [Columbia]
Linda Perhacs: TBA [Kickstarter]
Lupe Fiasco: Droga [TBA]
Lupe Fiasco: Roy [TBA]
Lupe Fiasco: Skulls [TBA]
M.I.A.: Matahdatah [Interscope]
Maxwell: blackSUMMERS’night [TBA]
Meyhem Lauren: Piatti D’Oro [Fool’s Gold]
Mike WiLL Made It: Ransom 2 [Ear Drummer]
Naughty By Nature: TBA EP [Kickstarter]
Radiohead: TBA [TBA]
Rae Sremmurd: SremmLife 2 [Interscope/Ear Drummer]
Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 3 [TBA]
Sky Ferreira: Masochism [Capitol]
Symmetry: Still Life [Italians Do It Better]
Tinashe: Joyride [RCA]
Tink: Think Tink [Mosley/Epic]
Various Artists: The Hamilton Mixtape [TBA]
Whitney: TBA [Secretly Canadian]
YG: Still Krazy [Def Jam]