An arty trailer for a new album maybe sounds a bit pretentious, but when the band is as awesome as Shearwater, we’ll let them off with anything. If the new album The Golden Archipelago is even a fraction as good as their gig at the Union Chapel earlier in the year, it will be amazing. But let’s hope it comes with a free guide on how to pronounce the title.
Talking of new albums of an epic bent, multi-limbed Danish outfit Efterklang celebrate signing to their new label 4AD by announcing their first new album for nearly three years. If it’s as impressive as the taster mp3 they’ve released, then it’s going to be great as well. They’ve had a good year so far, culminating in selling out the Barbican last month for their orchestral gig. 2010 may be even better.