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New Music Releases – June 2012

'The Idler Wheel'

June 2012 is around the corner and with it comes a tidal wave of new releases from several of our favorite alternative and indie artists. Some of the most anticipated albums of 2012 come out in June, including new discs from Fiona Apple, Smashing Pumpkins, the Hives, the Temper Trap and Guided by Voices.

Fiona Apple makes her long-awaited comeback — and releases her second disc with a title that’s way too long for its own good — with the 23-word titled ‘The Idler Wheel…,’ her follow-up to 2005’s excellent ‘Extraordinary Machine.’ The disc’s first single ‘Every Single Night’ got a glowing review from and and pretty much everywhere else, prompting fans to expect more greatness from Apple.

Other anticipated June 2012 releases include Chris Robinson Brotherhood‘s ‘Big Moon Ritual,’ Metric‘s ‘Synthetica,’ Hot Chip‘s ‘In Our Heads’ and the Flaming Lips‘ ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends.’

New Music Releases June 2012:

June 5
Brandi Carlile, ‘Bear Creek’
Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ‘Big Moon Ritual’
Crocodiles, ‘Endless Flowers’
Dntel, ‘Aimlessness’
Eric Copeland, ‘Limbo’
Friends, ‘Manifest!’
Japandroids, ‘Celebration Rock’
Langhorne Slim & the Law, ‘The Way We Move’
Laurel Halo, ‘Quarantine’
Liars, ‘WIXIW’
Man Without Country, ‘Foe’
Melvins, ‘Freak Puke’
Mystery Jets, ‘Radlands’
Rhett Miller, ‘The Dreamer’
Shawn Colvin, ‘All Fall Down’
Shmu, ‘Discipline/Communication’
Shonen Knife, ‘Pop Tune’
Spectrum Road, ‘Spectrum Road’
Teen Daze, ‘All of Us, Together’
The Hives, ‘Lex Hives’
The Mynabirds, ‘Generals’
The Temper Trap, ‘The Temper Trap’
Xavier Rudd, ‘Spirit Bird’

June 12
Dent May, ‘Do Things’
Giant Sand, ‘Tucson’
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, ‘The Lion The Beast The Beat’
Guided by Voices, ‘Class Clown Spots a UFO’
Hot Chip, ‘In Our Heads’
Jaill, ‘Traps’
Jimmy Fallon, ‘Blow Your Pants Off’
Jukebox the Ghost, ‘Safe Travels’
Metric, ‘Synthetica’
Motion City Soundtrack, ‘Go’
SpaceGhostPurrp, ‘Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp’
The dB’s, ‘Falling Off the Sky’
The Hundred in the Hands, ‘Red Night’
The Tallest Man on Earth, ‘There’s No Leaving Now’
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, ‘Trouble’
Wintersleep, ‘Hello Hum’

June 19
Can, ‘The Lost Tapes’
Dirty Heads, ‘Cabin by the Sea’
Fiona Apple, ‘The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do’
Glen Hansard, ‘Rhythm and Repose’
Peaking Lights, ‘Lucifer’
Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Oceania’
The Dirty Heads, ‘Cabin by the Sea’
The Ghost Inside, ‘Get What You Give’
Walk the Moon, ‘Walk the Moon’
White Arrows, ‘Dry Land Is Not a Myth’
Zulu Winter, ‘Language’

June 26
A Place to Bury Strangers, ‘Worship’
Beachwood Sparks, ‘The Tarnished Gold’
Bonde do Role, ‘Tropicalbacanal’
DIIV, ‘Oshin’
Everest, ‘Ownerless’
The Daredevil Christopher Wright, ‘The Nature of Things’
The Flaming Lips, ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’
Ty Segall, ‘Slaughterhouse’

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