Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
I love music almost as much as I love sharing music.
If I can share an album that becomes an anthem for you then the amount of joy derived isn’t quantifiable.
The following albums weren’t necessarily released this year, but it’s when I discovered them.
I hope some of them strike your fancy!
I’m beyond words to describe my excitement right now.
Two of my favorite artists are putting out new albums this year.
Dirty Projectors is finally releasing the follow-up to their amazing “Bitte Orca”. They just posted a video for the upcoming single off the new album and it is awesome. Groovy drum beat, thumping bass line, and the always amazing vocals.
Watch and listen to the new single from the Dirty Projectors now.
Even more exciting than that…my all time favorite band The Walkmen are putting out a new album this year as well. Titled “Heaven” it’s due out later this year. From Pitchfork:
The followup to 2010′s Lisbon was recorded with noted indie rock producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, the Shins, Modest Mouse) at his Seattle-area studio in the woods. Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold sings on the track “No One Ever Sleeps”.
So that was enough to make me start dancing. But what really threw me over the moon was the music playing in their newly released trailer for “Heaven”.
Watch the trailer for The Walkmen’s upcoming album “Heaven” now.
This is going to be an amazing year for music.
Lytro is one of those amazing companies that has created a new piece of technology that is wildly like nothing else. Lytro’s cameras are able to take a picture that can later be refocused to any point in the image.
What does that mean? If you took a picture of someone and found out later their smile was out of focus you would be able to refocus the image so that their smile would be focused and crystal clear. No other camera can do that.
If it didn’t start at $400 I’d probably snatch one up, but as it stands it looks to be more of a niche purchase. Although…
There have been whispers that Apple is interested in lytro’s technology. Imagine lytro’s technology in your next iPhone. How wicked would that be?
The biggest news item today is from none other than that little electronics company Apple Inc. According to AllThingsD Apple is planning to launch the iPad 3 in the first week of March. This isn’t that surprising as the iPad 2 was released during the same time last year. What remains a surprise is what the iPad 3 will contain.
Current rumors point to a quad-core processor and longer battery life. I’m hoping for one more surprise that’ll make me yearn that much harder to pick one up.
Sleigh Bells is gearing up for their second album. In preparation they’ve released the second song off their soon-to-be-released Reign of Terror album titled “Comeback Kid”. From the sound of it Sleigh Bells definitely knows who they are and what their sound is, and they’re executing it very nicely.