August is nearly here, and we’re continuing 2014 with a jam-packed month of releases that PropertyOfZack team members couldn’t be more stoked to hear. In today’s new Discussion, we’re highlighting our personal Most Anticipated August Releases. Check out our list below and feel free to reblog with what you’re looking forward to as well!
Spoon - They Want My Soul (08/05)
The latter half of 2014 will see many indie rock stables return after going radio silent for what seemed like forever, and by forever I mean four or five years, an eternity in current music. One of those is indie rock icons Spoon, who will release their eighth studio album, They Want My Soul, at the beginning of a jam packed August. After 2010’s Transference the Austin, Texas outfit was exhausted and there was doubt if they would return in a few years’ time. After pursuing several solo projects which included singer Britt Daniels supergroup Divine Fits, they returned to the studio reenergized and ready to release another helping of riff heavy coolness on the music world. From some of the already released tracks such as the thumping and snarling “The Rent I Pay” this is business as usual Spoon, but that is always welcomed. No one makes a groove strut like Britt Daniels and company and what this hot summer needs more than anything is some laid back, gnarly indie anthems to march into the fall season. - Jason Stives
The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt (08/12)
The Gaslight Anthem has a thing for releasing a new album every two years, which is probably the smartest thing a band can do. Obviously, The ’59 Sound was a huge breakthrough, but American Slang and Handwritten were both albums that showed development and maturity within the band- not always what fans want.
The band is dropping Get Hurt on August 12, and have already released a video for the title track to mixed reviews. The Gaslight Anthem has always been a really feel-good, anthemic (surprise, surprise) kind of band, and the newer tracks stay true to this, yet have a new energy- more laid back, slowed down.
I’ve yet to hear the entire album, but I am really looking forward to what this band is bringing to the table after seeing them perform at Shaky Knees Fest in May. I loved Handwritten, and hope the guys can serve up all the usual happy feels with Get Hurt. - Caitlin DeWeese
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