25 Albums You Should Already Own in 2012

So we are half way done with 2012! Its crazy to think the time has gone so quickly. Cornerstone Festival is about to have its final event, Thrice has called it quits, and mewithoutYou has returned from the dead!  Around the nation we are getting ready for an election, and school is out for most of our readers. Oh yea, and we launched a new website! Here in Texas we are hitting triple digit temperatures, which means that it is time to give you guys a check list of the best stuff that has come out so far in 2012.

The Vespers- The Fourth Wall
To Speak Of WolvesFind Your Worth, Come Home
Sean Michel - Back To The Delta
Tallhart - Bloodlines EP
The RocketboysBuild Anyway
Sara WatkinsSun Midnight Sun
The Royal ApplebaumsEarth EP
mewithoutYouTen Stories
JolietTruth Cannot Be Destroyed By Burning Pages
Beautiful EulogySatellite Kite
Jenny & TylerOpen Your Doors
Impending DoomBaptized in Filth
Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls
Damien JuradoMaraqopa
Joe PugThe Great Despiser
NnekaSoul Is Heavy
Ruthie Foster - Let It Burn
Brian Courtney WilsonSo Proud
Shoot Like Dead Men – Unworthy EP
O’BrotherGarden Window
Heath McNeaseThrift Store Jesus
From The Eyes of ServantsChange The World
The Welcome WagonPrecious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices
SonsKeep Quiet
The BurialLights & Perfections

Dont fret though, because there is so much more to come before New Years 2013, with albums on their way from The ChariotProject 86PropagandaJosh GarrelstobyMacSixpence None The RicherThe Gaslight Anthem and many others! To see all the new music coming to you from your favorite artists, feel free to check out our Release Dates page. Its gonna be good!

If you think we have missed anything, feel free to comment and tell us what you love in 2012

New Releases For February 21st and 24th


Maraqopa
Damien Jurado

Secretly Canadian
Indie Rock/Folk
Buy: Amazon


Love, Peace, and Soul
Don Bryon

Savoy Jazz
Jazz
Buy: Amazon


Evening Lights
Home Is Calling

Come&Live!
Worship
Buy: Amazon

New Releases For February 24th, 2012


Tepid
See The Light

Come&Live!
Metal

Christian Music News June 30th 2009

Yet another reason for me to not be happy that Im not at Cornerstone Festival right now, The Red Baron have unofficially announced that their shows at the festival will be their last.  Waiting for Blood & Ink Records to confirm..

I have seen the artwork for The Almost‘s new album called Monster Monster. Its awesome, but Tooth & Nail wont let anyone post it. So you will have to wait. Sorry.

So, some of the best news EVER! Sunny Day Real Estate (featuring Jeremy Enigk as frontman) have reunited all their original members and are going on tour. Alongside the tour will be digitally remastered versions of both of their classic albums, along with LP versions with new liner note artwork. We already have our tickets to the Austin, TX show, check the dates below:
Sept. 17: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)
Sept. 18: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Sept. 20: Salt Lake City (Murray Theatre)
Sept. 21: Denver (Ogden Theatre)
Sept. 23: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
Sept. 24: Chicago (Metro)
Sept. 25: Detroit (St. Andrews Hall)
Sept. 27: New York (Terminal 5)
Sept. 28: Boston (House of Blues)
Sept. 30: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Oct. 1: Philadelphia (Trocadero)
Oct. 3: Atlanta (CW Center Stage)
Oct. 5: Dallas (Granada Theatre)
Oct. 6: Houston (Warehouse Live)
Oct. 7: Austin (La Zona Rosa)
Oct. 9: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee)
Oct. 10: Anaheim, Calif. (House of Blues)
Oct. 11: Los Angeles (Fonda Theatre)
Oct. 13: San Francisco (Fillmore)
Oct. 15: Spokane, Wash. (Knitting Factory)
Oct. 16: Seattle (Paramount Theatre)

Paramore‘s new album, entitled Brand New Eyes, will see a September 29th release date. Here is the artwork and track listing:
paramore-brand-new-eyes
1. Careful
2. Ignorance
3. Playing God
4. Brick by Boring Brick
5. Turn It Off
6. The Only Exception
7. Feeling Sorry
8. Looking Up
9. Where the Lines Overlap
10. Misguided Ghosts
11. All I Wanted

Hip-hop artist Thi’sl (how in the world do you pronounce that?) has a new video for his song “Windows Down”. Watch below:

Tooth & Nail’s latest signing, Breaking The Silence, have changed their name to The Letter Black, along with adding a new drummer and second guitarist. Member changes and the release hasn’t even come out yet….looking good.

White Collar Sideshow recently posted a massive update on their recent and future travels. Read White Collar Sideshow update.

Here is the album artwork for Abandon‘s upcoming release, Searchlights, which will get a August 25th release date.

abandon_searchlights

Indie folk artist Orion Walsh will release his new EP, entitled Freedom Lost Or Freedom Found, on August 4th.

Syntax Records hip-hop artist Braille has a new video for his song “Skepticold”

Here is the new artwork for Leeland‘s new CD, Love Is On The Move, due out August 25th.

leeland_loveisonthemove

Two items from the mewithoutYou camp. The first is an interview with Aaron (lead vocalist) concerning the lyrical content of their latest record. Read mewithoutYou interview.
The second was an announcement for a very unique tour:
(taken from their myspace page)
Fans of mewithoutYou will get to see another side of the Philly experimental band this fall when the Weiss Family hits the road this August for a tour with Damien Jurado and Psalters. This will be an intimate version of the band for fans and an alternate take on their classic songs that you won’t want to miss!
Joining brothers Aaron on acoustic guitar and Mike Weiss on electric guitar will be Mike’s wife Sarah on keyboards, along with Matt Chapin on trumpet. Look for a few surprises, friends and additional instrumentalists as well. This is most definitely not an “unplugged” outing; however, the percussion section will be far from the traditional “rock drums” mewithoutYou fans are used to. It is a chance to hear mewithoutYouWeiss Family puts a new twist on their impressive body of work. They’ll also be mixing it up with an eclectic selection of covers, but you’ll have to check out one of these shows to find out what they’ll be!
Joining on this tour of family and friends with be songwriter Damien Jurado and gypsy tribal activist band Psalters.
songs interpreted in a new way as the
WEISS Family Tour dates
Sun/Aug-16 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
Mon/Aug-17 Akron, OH Musica
Tue/Aug-18 Covington, KY Madhatter
Wed/Aug-19 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
Thu/Aug-20 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Café
Fri/Aug-21 Tulsa, OK The Marquee
Sat/Aug-22 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
Sun/Aug-23 Nashville, TN Rocketown
Mon/Aug-24 OFF
Tue/Aug-25 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Wed/Aug-26 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Thu/Aug-27 Virginia Beach, VA The Jewish Mother
Fri/Aug-28 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
Sat/Aug-29 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock

I know some of you have been waiting for this one, the artwork for Skillet‘s upcoming CD, Awake, which will be out on August 25th.

skillet_awake