Every year around the end of November and the beginning of December the releases start slowing down. The tours start fading out, and the music scene kind of takes a break for a bit. I, along with several other people IÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢m sure find myself looking at the next years release schedule and drooling over the next album from so and so.
It usually takes until February until the releases start to roll out again. Slowly you start finding more and more reasons to visit the record store come Tuesday morning. For anyone who enjoys music, and enjoys owning it legally, when April hits you know that your wallet is going to start to feel it. ThatÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s about the time of year bands and labels love to open the flood gates and pour out the big hits of the year.
Come 2007 I already have my eye on several releases, especially the records that are already done and have been for months. Bands like Relient K and Melee whose new albums are being primed for the masses with the early spring release, giving enough time to the marketing department to figure out how to sell these bands that hardly need it. Get songs from Melee and Relient K out there and I guarantee you sell few records. I hate waiting for these albums that I know are done and just waiting to be listened to. What can you do except wait though?
Future of Forestry is a band that I canÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t stop talking about and for a good reason. They bring the indie rock that will definitely have them drawing attention in 2007. Their debut full length comes out in January and I hope people donÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t miss out on the amazing record Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”TwilightÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?. Anberlin is another band who seems to always put out records early in the year and I canÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t thank them enough for that. Their third release Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”CitiesÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? Comes out mid February and has already been building a nice bit of buzz for itself before ever releasing a song.
Release from Limbeck, Sherwood, Jimmy Eat World, and Cassino top my list of bands whose cd canÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t come out fast enough. With the new year always comes the expectations of music for the next year and every year I know there will be cdÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s that fall short of the hopes for it, but I also know that next year I will have another list of amazing cdÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s that I just canÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢t live without. HereÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s to all the new music 2007 will bring us.
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