Stream New Albums From Bear In Heaven, M. Ward, High On Fire

    Bear In Heaven: I Love You, It’s Cool at NPR
    Label: Hometapes
    Release date: 04.03.12
    I Love You, It’s Cool is the sophomore album from Brooklyn’s Bear In Heaven, who make mini-synth epics destined for the dance floor.

    M. Ward: A Wasteland Companion at NPR
    Label: Merge
    Release date: 04.10.12
    M. Ward’s A Wasteland Companion serves as the multi-talented artist’s first solo release since 2009’s Hold Time. Following that album’s release, Ward mostly focused on his ventures with She & Him and Monsters of Folk.

    Zammuto: Zammuto at Spin
    Label: Temporary Residence
    Release date: 04.03.12
    Zammuto is led a four-piece led by — you guessed it! — Nick Zammuto, formerly one half of the Books and friend to intricately layered, forward-thinking melodic tunes.

    High On Fire: De Vermis Mysteriis at NPR
    Label: EOne
    Release date: 04.03.12
    High On Fire’s sixth album, De Vermis Mysteriis, centers on a story of Jesus’ twin, who died at birth but gets reincarnated as a time traveller. Oh, and it totally slays.

    Willis Earl Beal: Acousmatic Sorcery at Chicago Reader
    Label: XL Recordings
    Release date: 04.03.12
    Acousmatic Sorcery is the anticipated debut of Chicago outsider-artist Willis Earl Beal, who just might be one of the most exciting stories of 2012.

    Rusko: Songs at Spinner
    Label: Mad Decent
    Release date: 03.27.12
    In between constantly touring and churning out remixes and singles, British dubstep producer Rusko found the time to record his sophomore full-length, Songs.

    Great Lake Swimmers: New Wild Everywhere at Aux
    Label: Nettwerk
    Release date: 04.03.12
    Indie-folk outfit Great Lake Swimmers’ fifth album, New Wild Everywhere, serves as the first project they recorded in a traditional studio.

    Mike Armine: Verse & Cleansing Undertones of Wake/Lift at Brooklyn Vegan
    Label: Translation Loss Records
    Release date: 03.27.12
    When he’s not fronting Rosetta, Mike Armine is working on his solo material under his given name. This album is his latest, and it’s a noisy, sometimes harsh, wholly contemplative affair.

    Anenon: Acquiescence at XLR8R
    Label: Non Projects
    Release date: 03.27.12
    Before he drops his new full-length in May, Southern California producer Anenon shares a five-track EP, Acquiesence, that serves as a holdover of sorts.

    Iron Solomon: Monster at Soundcloud (or below)
    Label: Royal/3D
    Release date: 03.27.12
    Following several successful mixtapes, New York battle rapper Iron Solomon drops his debut album in Monster. The 13-track release features R&B crooner Novel and fellow NYC spitter Talib Kweli.

    Weird Dreams: Choreography at Hypemachine (or below)
    Label: Self-released
    Release date: 04.02.12
    Choreography is the promising debut full-length from London psych-rock quartet Weird Dreams.