The Shins have announced an early 2017 Tour and more importantly for us East Coast fans, they’ve also shared news of their first album in 5 years. The long-awaited new release, Heartworms is set to hit the streets on March 10th. It’s the alt-rocker’ first release since 2012’s Port of Morrow, one of the Rara’s Farm 2012 Albums of the Year.
I took a quick tour around the internet to capture some of the items we have to look forward to before the impending end of the world.
Here’s a primer for the next few months:
- In the first five weeks of the year, both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr release new albums.
- As they announced from Times Square on New Years Eve, Van Halen will release their first album with David Lee Roth since 1984 (that’s 28 years for those of you counting at home). They’ll release their first single and start selling tour tickets on January 10th. The odds of them finishing the tour? 12:1.
- Albuquerque’s The Shins will release their Fourth album, Port of Morrow this March
Heavily anticipated 2012 releases with unknown dates:
- Punk legends Green Day, The Offspring and Rancid all have new stuff on the way.
- Six of today’s top bands will return to the charts in 2012: Muse, The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes, MGMT and Linkin Park
- Classic Rock fans will see new albums from legends Bruce Springsteen, Rush, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Guns and Roses (Slash has an album on the way, too).
- Hard Rockers Metallica, Alice in Chains and Marilyn Manson deliver new goods.
Two RARAs Farm favorites have new albums o the way:
- The Last Royals
A few other artists who may be of interest to RARAsFarm readers:
- Adam Ant
- Alice In Chains
- Bad Religion
- Suicidal Tendencies
All told, lots to look forward to, while we still can, of course…
Mike G – January, 2012