The best thing about winter coming to an end, (besides the Chicago cold ending), is the insane amount of music that’s slotted to release in spring! Insanity is the only way to describe a season where we will get new albums from The Shins, Bob Dylan, Depeche Mode, Spoon, and The Magnetic Fields, (and that’s only some of March)!
Check out the list below of the spring albums you cannot miss, and find out just when they’re being released.
1. Grandaddy – Last Place
March 3rd, 2017 is a big day for many indie music fans, and Grandaddy fans are no exception. They’ll be getting 12 brand new tracks, including the single whose music video you can watch below, “The Way We Won’t,” which stars actor Jason Ritter. Grandaddy reunited 5 years ago, but this new stint of music is the band’s first release in 11 years!
2. The Magnetic Fields – 50 Song Memoir
The album title is not a bluff, the tracklist is 50 songs long, one track for each year lived by singer and chief songwriter Stephin Merritt. 50 Song Memoir will be The Magnetic Fields’ first album since 2012’s Love at the Bottom of The Sea, and will feature a wide range of instrumentation. Listen to the 5 singles already released below, and listen to all 50 songs, when the album is released on March 3rd, 2017.
3. Minus the Bear – VOIDS
Minus The Bear are releasing their first album in 5 years on March 3rd, 2017. Through the 5 years, a lot has changed. The band has gone through both management and label changes. In many ways, VOIDS is poised to be something of a melancholy rebirth for the Seattle natives. Listen to their toe-tap inducing single “Invisible,” off of the upcoming album below.
4. The Shins – Heartworms
That’s right, Albuquerque natives The Shins join the lengthy list of March music releases. James Mercer of The Shins says that the band’s 5th album, Heartworms, will feature Beach Boys-esk Pop, amongst other things you may not expect from their music. The 11-track studio album will be available everywhere March 10th, 2017.