Mike Viola & Kelly Jones have their new record Melon out in late July 2010. It can be preordered here for 10$ + shipping.
The special thing is: it's on vinyl. And for all who want to start to complain about it: you get it as a digital release too.
Bleu in Europe!
Bleu announced last week that he will be in the UK in October 2010 (for all Germans: keep your fingers crossed!) to promote his new album "Four". Which means, it's out in or before October 2010!
To look beyond the rim of your teacup: New Chicane album in July 2010
No, it's not PowerPop, it's not even Pop (well, sometimes...). But I don't want this blog to be too rigid.
Chicane will release his new album "Giants" in July.
Those who don't know Chicane: it's ambient music. Try the album Behind The Sun. It fits to these summer days very well.
The frontman of Travis is going solo (not permanently!) with Wreckorder, his new CD. It's not clear when the record will be out, but Healy performs with Keane this July and August. So it may be very soon.
Ben Folds - Lonely Avenue
Ben has recorded an album with Nick Hornby. Yes, the author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About A Boy, A Long Way Down). Hornby wrote the lyrics, Folds built the songs around it. It will be out in late September.