I know the month has only just begun but after the success of the January thread, I thought it might make sense to start early with what you're looking forward to in terms of releases. Many of Febs finest are streaming or being reviewed already. And I thought it might be interesting, as we collect the best bits of the month (to be digested at the end of the month) to reflect on whether the things we were looking forward to end up being what we hoped.
This thread is basically to discuss albums you recommend and to share links to songs, vids, etc which have gone online this month.
Predicting my album of the month will be BLONDES. Stream it, especially if Errors was your album of January or Oneohtrix, The Field, Luke Abbott, etc float your boat: http://drownedinsound.com/news/4144408-album-stream--blondes-self-titled-debut-album
Absolutely adore THE SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS record which is due out at the end of Feb.
Some DiS-friendly picks from the Feb release schedule...
Week 1: Twilight Sad, Blondes, Ben Kweller, AIR, Sharon Van Etten, Cloud Nothings (UK release)
Week 2: Shearwater, Gotye, Barry Adamson, Field Music, A Place To Bury Strangers, Islands, Tennis, Young Magic, Anais Mitchell, Earth, Pulp (re-issues), Simple Minds (re-issues)
Week 3: Grimes, Sleigh Bells, Perfume Genius, Cursive (!), David's Lyre, Lambchop, Peter Broderick, Beth Jeans Houghton, Wooden Shjips, Tindersticks, Gonjasufi, Azari & III, Hanne Hukkelberg
Week 4: Memoryhouse, School of Seven Bells, Xiu Xiu, Olafar Arnalds, Fanfarlo,
Also out in Feb: Ting Tings, Dodgy, Speech Debelle, Emilie Sandie, Paul McCartney, and InMe
...whilst we're on the subject of release schedules, does anyone recommend anywhere online that's good for seeing what's coming out? Thinking of improving DiS' and it's either gonna be a case of data-entry or taking a feed from somewhere.
If you missed January's thread, it's here: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4317730