April >> showers bring may flowers and a shit ton of new music from great artists. Like, really a shit ton and many of these artists have already announced tours and/or confirmed participation in some of the biggest music festivals this year from Coachella to Lollapalooza. So yeah, this is going to be a great month. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
Punk is represented to the max in April with studio releases from Alkaline Trio, Authority Zero and Face To Face who all make desert southwest appearances as well this month, including the return of THAT DAMN SHOW at Mesa Amphitheatre on 4.20. Speaking of 420, Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon saga follow-up Indicud drops that Tuesday after. Then there's Cold War Kids, Ghostface and Iron & Wine. But all said has only scratched the surface of what this month brings to the rack.
There are 3 of my favorite artists who return with long-awaited and well-overdue albums: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix and The Knife. The formers return after a 4-year hiatus while The Knife comes back after nearly 7 years! It's really a mondo magical month to have all 3 of these superb bands coming back from the dead and hitting us with this zombie shit.
So mark their album drops on your calendar now along with the rest of the April notables.
Alkaline Trio My Shame Is True >> 4.2
Authority Zero The Tipping Point >> 4.2
Cold War Kids Dear Miss Lonelyhearts >> 4.2
British Sea Kings Machineries Of Joy >> 4.9
Face To Face Three Chords And A Half Truth >> 4.9
Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze >> 4.9
Paramore Paramore >> 4.9
The Knife Shaking The Habitual >> 4.9
Fallout Boy Save Rock And Roll >> 4.16
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die >> 4.16
Iron & Wine Ghost On Ghost >> 4.16
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito >> 4.16
Kid Cudi Indicud >> 4.23
Phoenix Bankrupt! >> 4.23
Snoop Lion Reincarnated >> 4.23
HIM Tears On Tape >> 4.30