This page is a list of some of the most anticipated music releases of 2013 and will be regularly updated, so keep on checking back.

Albums

A$AP Rocky – “Long.Live.A$AP” (14th January 2013) – The highly anticipated and much delayed debut album by the MC who showed so much potential last year on the “LiveLoveA$AP” mixtape. Production comes from Clams Casino, Hit Boy, A$AP Ty Beats, Soufein3000, Joey Fat Beats and Rocky himself. For the full official track listing click here.

Mountains – “Centralia” (21st January 2013) – The America drone duo return with their seventh album and the follow up to 2011’s “Air Museum”. Check out ‘Living Lens’ from the album here.

Toro Y Moi “Anything In Return” (21st January 2013) – Sonic Fiction favourite Toro Y Moi returns with his third album in January. The first single from the album ‘So Many Details’ sees Chaz Bundick exploring similar territory to his last album “Underneath The Pine”. Check out the video for ‘So Many Details’ here.

The Asphodells – “Ruled By Passion Destroyed By Lust” (4th February 2013) – the debut album from producer/label boss/DJ Andrew Weatherall and new collaborator Timothy J. Fairplay has been described as combining “dreamy nu-disco, with post-punk flourishes and the occasional cryptic vocal” sounds like a combination we at Sonic Fiction can get on with.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “Push the Sky Away” (18th February 2013) – The new album from the band is their first since 2008, though band members have been busy with the Grinderman side project and composing film soundtracks. Cave says the album explores for how “on the internet profoundly significant events, momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognise and assign weight to what’s genuinely important.” The album was produced by Nick Launay and recorded at La Fabrique a mansion in the South of France. Check the album trailer here.

Inc. – “No World” (18th February 2013) – The debut album from R’n’B session musicians turned 4AD-signed two-piece Inc. promises much especially after last year’s excellent single ‘Millionairess’. File alongside AlunaGeorge in the subversive R&B pop sound of 2013.

Jamie Lidell – “Jamie Lidell” (18th February 2012) – Jamie Lidell returns with his self titled fifth album in February 2013, pre release track “What A Shame” finds him returning to the electronic sound of his first two solo albums. Check out “What A Shame” here.

Matmos – “The Marriage of Two Minds” (February 22nd 2013) – The experimental duo signed to Thrill Jockey in 2012 and at the same time announced their new album which they described as “part record, part thought experiment”, apparently “the pair played white noise embedded with “the concept of the new Matmos record” to a host of volunteers, then used their reactions as compositional starting points for the record.” Check out the artwork, track listing and pre release track ‘Very Large Green Triangles’ here.

Atoms for Peace – “Amok” (25th February 2013) – This side-project/super group features Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Flea (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), legendary session musician Joey Waronker and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. For the track listing and to hear debut single ‘Default’ click here.

Doldrums – “Lesser Evil” (25th February 2013) – The debut album from Doldrums comes after a handful of well received EPs and promises to be “sample heavy” pop for plenty of Doldrums falsetto vocals over the top.

Autechre – “Exai” (4th March 2013) – Warp Records mainstays and electronica titans Autechre will release their eleventh studio album “Exai” in March 2013. It’s a two hour long album that will be released on double CD and quadruple vinyl. To view the albums art work and track listing click here.

Space Dimension Controller – “Welcome to Mikrosector-50” (4th March 2013) – After two EPs of galatic funk the producer also known as Jack Hamill will release his debut album via R&S in March of this year. For more info click here.

Pete Swanson – “Punk Authority” (11th March 2013) – Pete Swanson (ex-Yellow Swans) releases a new E.P. of noise inspired techno in March. Check out ‘Life Ends at 30’ from the E.P. here.

Emptyset – “Material” (18th March 2013) – Emptyset’s new album collects material from three site-specific commissions the duo have worked on in the last six months. All three projects –  a Sounding Space installation at the Ambika P3 bunker in London; a piece for Tate Britain at North Wales’ decommissioned Trawsfynydd nuclear power plant; and a composition made at a Chislehurst mine in Kent.

Low – “The Invisible Way” (18th March 2013) – In 2013 Low celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band, they will also release their 13th studio album. Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy at Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft, the band visited the studio while on tour and decided to record with Tweedy after hearing his work on Mavis Staples “You Are Not Alone” (2010). Drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker sings lead vocals on five of the albums eleven tracks. Check out the the album’s trailer and the band tour dates here.

Lapalux – “Nostalchic” (25th March 2012) – After releasing two E.P.’s of “slithery, complex-yet-catchy glitch-hop” last year on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label British producer Stuart Howard introduces the world to Lapalux proper with his debut album. Check out ‘Guuurl’ from the album here.

Bonobo – “The North Borders” (1st April 2013) – Ninja Tune beatmaker extraordinaire Bonobo returns with his fifth album in April. Early signs are of a change of direction with first single ‘Cirrus’ featuring a four to the floor rhythm and plenty of bells, suggesting Bonobo may have been listening to a lot of Pantha Du Prince recently. The album will feature guest vocals from Erykah Badu, Swedish singer and DVA collaborator Cornelia, NYC folk singer Grey Reverend and fellow Ninja Tune signing Szjerdene. Check out ‘Cirrus’ here.

The Flaming Lips – “The Terror” (1st April 2013) – The Flaming Lips return with their first (official) studio album since “Embryonic” (2009) the band’s lead singer Wayne Coyne has admitted that the album title is a big clue as to the mood of the album “Why would we make this music that is The Terror— this bleak, disturbing record…??”, Wayne Coyne writes in a press release. “I don’t really want to know the answer that I think is coming: that WE were hopeless, WE were disturbed and, I think, accepting that some things are hopeless… or letting hope in one area die so that hope can start to live in another?? Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”

The Knife – “Shaking the Habitual” (8th April 2013) – The Scandinavian theatrical techno duo have revealed “Shaking the Habitual” will be emerging  in Spring 2013 on Mute Records. The album will feature a guest appearance from Light Asylum vocalist Shannon Funchess. Check out the teaser video for the album here.

Owiny Sigoma Band – “Power Punch” (8th April 2013) – For their second album, the band, comprising Nairobians Joseph Nyamungu and Charles Owoko and Londoners Jesse and Louis Hackett, Sam Lewis, Chris Morphitis and Tom Skinner recorded in the UK, having cut the first record, 2011’s self-titled LP, in east Africa. With the relocation has come a whole raft of new sonic textures, with electronic genres – like techno and South African Shangaan electro making an imprint on the album. Check out ‘Owiny Techno’ from the album here.

Tokimonsta – “Half Shadows” (8th April 2013) – Los Angeles-based producer Jennifer Lee started releasing abstract hip-hop beats back in 2010, putting out EPs on labels like RAMP and Brainfeeder as well as a full-length on Art Union. Since then, signed to American dance music giant Ultra Records who will release “Half Shadows”. “Half Shadows” was reportedly inspired by Haruki Murakami’s 2002 novel Kafka On The Shore, and stays largely in the realm of the experimental hip-hop of her earlier work, albeit with a new focus on poppy hooks. It’s a collaboration-heavy affair, featuring, among others, NYC duo MNDR, rapper Kool Keith and vocalists Jesse Boykins III, Andreya Triana and Gavin Turek. Listen to ‘The Force featuring Kool Keith here.

Adrian Younge and Ghostface Killah – “Twelve Reasons to Die” (15th April 2013) – “Twelve Reasons to Die” is the result of an unlikely collaboration between producer and film score composer Adrian Younge (most famous for his work on the brilliant blaxploitation homage “Black Dynamite) and Wu Tang Clan MC Ghostface Killah. The album is executive produced by RZA (Wu Tang Clan) and comes with a comic book written by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon of Ashcan Press. For here info and to hear album opener ‘The Rise of Ghostface Killah’ click here.

Anika – “Anika EP” – The new six track EP from Anika is is produced by Geoff Barrow (Portishead/Beak>/Drokk) and backed by Beak> on a selection of covers and originals all coated in Anika’s own lo-fi dub sound. Listen to ‘Love Buzz’ here and order the EP here.

The Haxan Cloak – “Excavation” (15th April 2013) – The follow up to 2011’s eponymous debut album is to be “the most personal thing I could possibly express” according to the man behind the The Haxan Cloak Bob Krlic. A classical trained player of orchestral stringed instruments Krlic says he’s found a better balance between the heavy drone and string based sound of his debut album and the electronic influences that occasionally showed on that album. Check out ‘The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)’ from the album here.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Mosquito” (15th April 2013) – For their fourth album the Yeah Yeah Yeahs went back to basics returning to a basic studio set-up in New York and trying to have as much fun as possible. The result is a title track that is literally about a Mosquito, a track that’s produced by James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and featuring rapper Kool Keith. Though the artwork is awful, Sonic Fiction look forward to hear what we think will be an excellent album of cutting edge pop-rock. Check out the album’s trailer here.

Neon Neon – “Praxis Makes Perfect” (April 29th 2013) Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) and underground hip-hop producer Boom Bip return will another high concept electro pop album. This time the subject is Italian activist and publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, responsible for the publication of Doctor Zhivago and The Leopard (plus all manner of political agitation). The album will feature a host of somewhat unlikely guests. Italian singer/TV personality Sabrina is on the record, as is xXx star Asia Argento. Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer will feature, and former Neon Neon associate Cate Le Bon will also return to the fold.

Dalhous – “An Ambassador For Laing” (April 2013) – After label mates Raime made our Top Ten Alternative Releases of 2012 there’s high hopes for the new album by Dalhous previously known as Young Hunting. Last years ‘Mitchell Heisman’ 10″ for Blackest Ever Black set the tone, combining swirling woodwind, thunderous drum programming, some Spy Game intrigue, and, as the title suggests, a dash of mordant humour to boot. The label promises an eleven-track collection promises an excursion into “dreamlike but treacherous terrain”. Listen to ‘The Physical Body’ and watch the album trailer here.

Talib Kweli – ‘Prisoner of Conscious’ (7th May 2013) – After releasing ‘Gutter Rainbows’ Kweli is to release this new album that he promises will surprise his hardcore fans (and I imagine his critics who say he’s one dimensional) as he takes a different lyrical tack. Guests slots go to Mos Def, Curren$y, Jean Grae, Maino and Nelly?!?, production comes from Hi-Tek, Madlib, Oh No, Terence Martin, E. Jones, Rahki and Symbolic 1. More a full tracklisting for the album click here to listen to ‘Push Thru’ from the album click here.

Colleen – “The Weighing of the Heart” (13th May 2012) – The long awaited (5 years in the making) third album from Colleen finally arrives in May. FACT magazine have compared the album to fellow cellist Arthur Russell and two of the world best drone artists Grouper and Lichens. The album is influenced by obscure ethnic traditional music and religious texts and was recorded in a disused olive shop in Spain. Listen to ‘Push the Boat onto the Sand’ from the album here.

Factory Floor – “Debut Album” (13th May 2013) – after a good two years of singles and build up it seems that the band will finally release their much anticipated début album in May 2013 on DFA records. The album will be preceded by the single ‘Fall Back’ eight and a half minutes of slow burning dance floor intensity.

The Black Dog – “Tranklements” (20th May 2013) – Sheffield’s finest underground techno trio return with a new album featuring “16 unique and individual tracks” including five of what the band call “bolts” or “small bits of music that help or disrupt the transition between tracks.” The album will preceded by four 12″ EP’s under the title of “Darkhaus” each one featuring two originals and a remix from a high profile remixer, these tracks will not be featured on the album. For the first two E.P. releases dates and album tracklisting click here.

Daft Punk – “Random Access Memories” (20th May 2013) – Recent reports confirm that the legendary French dance duo have been collaborating with Niles Rodgers of Chic, veteran songwriter Paul Williams and Panda Bear of Animal Collective on tracks due for inclusion on the album. Looking forward to hearing the results of those collaborations. Check out the Saturday Night Live teaser trailer and track listing for the album here.

G&D – “The Lighthouse” (20th May 2013) – G&D sees rootsy singer and beatmaker Georgia Anne Muldrow team up with life-partner Dudley Perkins, aka Oxnard rapper and singer Declaime. Muldrow’s last album was last year’s Seeds, a dusky collection of psychotropic soul produced entirely by Madlib. Perkins, meanwhile, dropped the rap-heavy Self Study LP in 2011, produced by Muldrow. The pair clearly don’t give much of a hoot about the work-life partition; they operate the SomeOthaShip Connect label together, and have pooled resources on a full-length (2007′s The Message Uni Versa) and a string of short-form releases since. New album The Lighthouse, credited to G&D, will arrive in the height of May on SomeOthaShip. A heady brew of hip-hop, jazz and soul is promised – we wouldn’t expect any less. Check out the artwork and track listing here.

Laurel Halo – “Behind the Green Door EP” (20th May 2013) – Laurel Halo is due to release another techno EP in May on Hyperdub she describes it as “rhythmic” and “turbulent”. The EP centres around an out-of-tune upright piano Halo had acquired, the piano creates an interesting discordant contrast to its techno backing. Check out ‘Throw’ from the EP and its track listing here.

Thundercat – “Apocalypse” (4th June 2013) – Bassist extraordinaire Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, has announced the follow-up to his great 2011 album The Golden Age of Apocalypse. The new one is simply titled Apocalypse, and it’s out July 9 via Brainfeeder (and July 8 in Europe). The album was executive produced by Brainfeeder head honcho Flying Lotus, who co-wrote and co-produced “Heartbreaks + Setbacks” (above) with Bruner and Mono/Poly. Check out the first single from the album “Heartbreak + Setbacks” and its track listing here.

Boards of Canada – “Tomorrow’s Harvest” (10th June 2013) – After a series of mysterious codes were revealed via a series of 12″ singles, website banners and Youtube videos, Boards of Canada finally revealed the details of their first album in eight years. Watch the teaser trailer for “Tomorrow’s Harvest” and check out the track listing here.

Prodigy and Alchemist – “Albert Einstein” (10th June 2013) – Prodigy of Mobb Deep and legendary and versatile producer Alchemist team up for a collaborative album that also features Domo Genesis of Odd Future and Raekwon of the Wu Tang Clan. Check out the artwork and track listing for the album here.

Matias Aguayo – “The Visitor” (24th June 2013) – After four years in which Aguayo has been busy with his Comeme DJ collective and has collaborated with Battles and dropped the odd EP and 12″ he finally follows up the brilliant “Ay Ay Ay” (2009). If first single “El Sucu Tucu” is anything to go by then with can enjoy more funkier, bright dance on this album too. Listen to “El Sucu Tucu” here.

Run The Jewels – “Run The Jewels” (June 2013) – After producing the best Hip-Hop Album of 2012 in “R.A.P. Music” El-P and Killer Mike team up again for an album under the name Run The Jewels, which is rumoured to be a free release out in June. It also seems that this project is in addition to “R.A.P. Music II” which Killer Mike confirmed he’d be working on with El-P this year, so the duo may produce two great hip-hop albums in 2013!!!

Moderat – “Moderat II” – (5th August 2013) – Back in 2009 Apparat and Modeselektor teamed up for what seemed like a one off album release. However, they’ve announced a new album the Moderat side project. Combining Apparat’s emotive soundscapes and Modeselektor’s twisted hard hitting club beats, this album promises to dominate underground dance in 2013. You can see the art and track listing for “Moderat II” here.

YoungBlood Brass Band – “Pax Volumi” (9th September 2013) – The latest is the band hope to complete the new album in autumn 2012 with a release planned for the the new year accompanied by an extensive world tour by this excellent live act!!! Check out three track from the album here.

Illum Sphere – “Debut Album” (early 2013) – Ryan Hunn aka Illum Sphere has been an up and coming electronic music producer in the last couple of years and now he’s finally releasing his debut album via Ninja Tune. Download his latest single ‘Fat Ballet’ here.

Jay Electronica – “Title TBC” (Summer 2013) – Mystery still surrounds the debut album of Jay Electronica whose steadily built a strong reputation as one of the best new hip-hop producers in the world. He recently announced the track listing and details of collaborators featuring on the album, although the album still has no release date. Read the latest info here.

Julia Holter – “Title TBA” (Autumn 2013) – Holter is due to follow up one of Sonic Fiction’s favourite albums of 2012 “Ekstatis” on Domino this autumn. After two knock out albums in two years, expecctations are high, can she rise to them?

Nicolas Jaar – “Title TBA” (Autumn 2013) – Jaar will release an album of “Esoteric, atmospheric, sad, diabolic 14th-century baroque church music” in the autumn of 2013. Expect the sublimely strange.

Arca (2013) – Up and coming hip-hop producer Arca has been turning heads for a while and releases his debut album on Hippos In Tanks later this year. For fans of twisted instrumental hip-hop.

The Avalanches (2013) – a new album is due from the band who announced in June 2011 that sample clearance was complete and they just needed to record vocals with Ariel Pink to complete the record, more as hear it!!

Erykah Badu (2013) – Badu recently announced that she plans to release two albums this year one the follow-up the 2010’s “New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)” and an album by new collaborative project Cannabinoids ” a beat-driven improvisational group based out of Badu’s hometown of Dallas, whose ranks include her musical director, R.C. Williams, and ‘On & On’ producer Jah Born”. Badu hopes both albums will be released before the end of the year.

Rabih Beaini (aka Morphosis) (2013) – Beaini is working in collaboration with the Lebanon based Annihaya label who’ve released music by the likes of Sun City Girls, Praed, Al Maslakh and Johnny Kafta. Given the experimental bent of the label’s output, the resulting album should be pretty out there and tap into Beaini’s Lebanese roots.

Beck – (2013) – Following on from “Beck Hanson’s Song Reader” a book of music for unreleased Beck songs, Beck is now working on finishing an album he started in 2008 that will be released on the usual formats. More news as we get it.

The Bug – “Angels & Devils” – (2013) – The latest on this album is that it will included collaborations with Grouper, Justin Broadrick who Kevin Martin worked with in the 90s as Techno Animal, Gonjasufi, Death Grips, The Spaceape as well as regular MC’s Flowdan and Warrior Queen.

Cannibal Ox – (2013) – Having recently announced a reunion gig it was quickly confirmed that the indie rap duo were returning with their first album since their seminar debut “The Cold Vein” (2001). El-P won’t be producing the album as he’s previously said that he’d never producer another Cannibal Ox album but it will be interesting to see what the duo come up with and if it match up to their debut.

Coldcut (2013) – the audio-visual dons have been hard at work on their new album and have sent their tracks to Switch for his final production touches.

Common (2013) – Common recently announced a series of releases for the coming year, first up is an EP in January that coincides with the releases of his film “Luv”, there’s his first ever mixtape will be released in April, followed by his new album in September.

Congotronics vs Rockers – “Kinshasa Superbad” (DVD) (2013) – A fly-on-the-wall documentary that filmed during the Congotronics vs Rockers tour in 2011 will see the light of day in 2012 and should be followed by an album of new material by the world music meets indie music project later in the year.

D’Angelo – “Untitled” (2013) – The latest on this long rumoured album is that its a “180 degree turn” from D’Angelo’s previous work and regular collaborator Questlove has suggested that in recent years D’Angelo has “discovered Bowie and Zeppelin, the Beatles, Pet Sounds, Captain Beefheart and Zappa” and become a guitar playing genius channeling “Eddie Hazel, Santana, James Blood Ulmer and Frank Zappa”. Whatever this album sounds like lets hope its worth the 12 year wait.

Dam Funk and Nite Jewel collaboration (2013) – this long rumoured collaboration is yet to release an album but the duo continue to send material back and forth, so an album could see the light of day in 2012.

DoomStarks – (2013) – MF Doom and Ghostface Killah finally team-up to record a collaborative album, however Ghostface has recently claimed to waiting on Doom to send him more tracks so they can complete the record. If this and Madvillain both see the light of day in 2012 it could quite a year for Doom and hip-hop!

Missy Elliott – ‘The Block Party’ (2013) – After overcoming her health problems Timbaland now claims that this album could finally be released in 2012. In meantime Missy Elliott has announced the release of two new singles ‘9th Inning’ and ‘Triple Threat’ this coming weekend (Saturday 1st September & Sunday 2nd September), this is the surest sign yet that “The Block Party” is finally on its way!!!

Fingathing – (2013) – this delightful demented duo return with their winning decks and double bass combination. No solid information on the album yet but you can download/listen to new single ‘Man Made Monster’ here.

Phillip France (2013) – The solo album by Phil France double bassist and co-writer in Cinematic Orchestra is produced by J. Swinscoe (leader of Cinematic Orchestra) and released on his new label Motion Audio. No news on when this will see the light of day, but it’ll hopefully be before the end of 2011.

Killer Mike – “Pledge IV” & “Elegant Elephant” (2013/2014) – Killer Mike recently announced that he’s working on three different projects in 2013. These include two solo albums named “Pledge IV” & “Elegant Elephant”. Here’s what Mike had to say about these albums on “Pledge IV” “[I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind IV] is gonna be what Pledge is – motivation music. Anybody who’s listened to Pledge knows that. I’m motivated to lose a little weight, so hopefully I’ll be smaller when Pledge IV comes out. The Pledge series has always been about setting goals; it’s been about dope music, but they’ve become almost like research papers with thesis statements. Pledge has always been about defining who I am at that moment and where me and my supporters can go together…Pledge IV is gonna be more of that over bigger, deffer beats. Harry Fraud is gonna be on that, El-P is gonna be on that.” On “Elegant Elephant” ““For The Elegant Elephant, that is my Moby Dick. I’m the captain of a ship on a fuckin’ boat chasing that whale. I’m supposed to evolve into whatever The Elegant Elephant is going to be, and I can’t honestly tell you the sound, except for it’s going to be musical and it’s going to be big and it’s gonna be soulful…[but] I’ll definitely have R.A.P. Music II and Pledge IV finished and ready for 2014.”

Killer Mike & El-P – “Rap Music II” – The third of Killer Mike’s 2013 projects is the follow up to Sonic Fiction Hip-Hop Release of the Year 2013. Here’s Mike on “Rap Music II”For R.A.P. Music II, me and El are gonna do shrooms, smoke weed and go back in a do it again.”

King Midas Sound – “Second Album” (2013) – The mighty King Midas Sound return with their second album later this year on new label Ninja Tune. In a recent interview vocalist Roger Robinson described the sound of the new album as “My Bloody Valentine in Dub” abandoning their previous “21st Century Lover’s Rock sound”. He said the trio had completed eight songs that are stylistically diverse ranging from “In-yer-face belters, drony swoony love songs, and mid-tempo head nodders.”. Listen to “Aroo” the first single from the album here.

Madvillain – (2013) – In a recent interview with Benji B on BBC Radio 1 Doom of Madvillain announced that the second album is almost done and he just has to finish off two songs and that if they’re finished on time the album could be out before the end of 2012. So were a step closer to the best news of the year!!!

Janelle Monae – “The Electric Lady” (2013) – The follow-up to Monae’s debut album “The Archandroid” (2010) has been announced and is preceded by the single “Q.U.E.E.N.” featuring Erykah Badu.

Morphosis (2013) – Morphosis is currently finishing up work on his follow up to “What Have We Learned” (2011) and has described it as “my own vision of what can be a folk and post-punk”. The album will also feature Piero Bittolo Bon and Tommaso Cappellato from the Upperground Orchestra, a Morphosis side project and will be a “weird clash of acoustic instruments and electronic synthesizers, both used in a diverse way.”

Nas (2013) – Nas has announced via Twitter that he’ll be announcing the title of the follow-up to his excellent “Life Is Good” (2012) album next month (May).

Aphex Twin (?) – announced late last year he had six albums ready to go (I suspect he always has six album ready to go) the elusive master of electronica may finally give us want we want this year.

Boards of Canada (?) – After rumours circulated that a new album maybe on the cards the band responsed to a direct question on Facebook to confirm they are working on a new album. We’ll let you know as soon as there’s any more info.

Emeralds & Matmos (?) – John Elliott of Emeralds recently revealed in Wire magazine that he’d loved Matmos set at Unsound Festival in Poland and that they met back stage and agreed to collaborate. This an exciting prospect with Emeralds going through a hot streak creatively and Matmos’ great collaboration with So So Percussion from last year and their huge collection of classic gear makes this one to look forward to.

OutKast (?) – Despite Big Boi regularly stating that this album is due its yet to materialise, now Andre 3000 has come out and said “There’s been a lot of talk on the Internet about an OutKast album and I have to say that as of now, there are no plans for another OutKast album… As far as OutKast, I really don’t know if or when that will happen.” So it looks like it could be a long wait or might never happen.

Portishead (?) – Geoff Barrow has confirmed the band are working on their fourth album for release as soon as possible. Though that might in a couple of years time.

Sons of the Morning (?) – A collaboration between Prefuse 73 and Teebs two figureheads of the glitch-hop scene, the project has only just been announced, more info as we get it.