ATP! Lists: 10 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2013
Paramore - S/T (April 9th)
Label: Fueled By Ramen Records
When founding members Josh and Zac Farro parted ways with Paramore two years ago, it could have easily marked the beginning of the end for the band. In fact, it almost did. While the remaining three-piece are the first to admit that times got tough; what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
That said, if you’re picturing an angsty, hate ridden and heavy 4th record, you’ll need to look elsewhere - you’re not going to get it. With fewer members, the writing process has been a more intimate affair, and the guys (and girl) are keen to show off the talents of their now officially-appointed guitarist Taylor York. With Miss Williams being the first to confess that she’s happier “singing, not spitting” her lyrics these days, the much anticipated self-titled follow up to 2009’s Brand New Eyes promises to be an expectedly catchy affair. Yes, that means super-poppy, but no, that’s no reason to be put off. Let’s face it, when Paramore are more pop than punk, that’s when they’re at their best - and with the wait finally over April 9th, it’s not long ‘til you’ll see for yourself.
Pity Sex - TBD
Label: Run For Cover Records
(Photo credit: Ryan Russell)
Pity Sex recently finished up a tour with Waxahatchee, building up a large, loyal fan base along the way. They have now teamed up with producer Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight) to work on a full length this coming April, and it's no doubt that it's already one of the most anticipated releases of 2013.
Jimmy Eat World - TBD
There’s still no title, there’s still no release date, but Jimmy Eat World have been teasing us with their eighth album all over Twitter and Instagram for months. Alain Johannes (No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age) has produced the record that follows 2010’s Invented and which officially places Bleed American at the midpoint of Jimmy Eat World’s career. Number eight could either continue the lovesick, poppier sound of the second half of that career, or it could return to the grittier, rawer sound of their ‘90's work – either way, we’re amped to find out.
We Are The In Crowd - TBD
Label: Hopeless Records
With the successes and relentless touring schedules of 2012 ensuring that We Are The In Crowd are the ones to watch, the five piece are soon set to return with their second studio album - their most anticipated release to date. Although the date is yet to be set in stone, the band seem pretty confident in the tracks they've yet to record. Everyone knows there's nothing more binding than a pinky promise, so now that WATIC have declared they'll be "bigger, better and weirder than ever" for the new year, we're holding them to it. You should too, because we're fairly sure they'll deliver. After all, if the past is anything to go by, for these guys, the only way is up.
Tigers Jaw - TBD
Label: Run For Cover Records
(Photo credit: Josh Hicke)
Tonight Alive - TBD
Label: Fearless Records
2012 proved to be a superb year for Tonight Alive. After a year of non-stop touring, the pop-rock outfit are returning home to Australia to record their so-far untitled follow-up to 2011's What Are You So Scared Of? On top of their 2013 Vans Warped Tour confirmation, the group is excited to kick back and finish the new record in the comfort of their home capital, Sydney, hoping it will have a positive effect on their song writing. Tonight Alive have been in the studio since December and are currently gearing up for another hectic year of international touring.
Cassadee Pope - TBD
Label: Universal Music Nashville
Cassadee Pope has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. After spending the latter part of her teenage years touring and releasing records as the lead singer of Hey Monday, winning season three of The Voice is the impetus Pope needed to jumpstart her solo career to unparalleled heights. The twenty three year old chose not waste time after her landmark victory as the youngest and first female winner of the show. Not even one month has passed since her unforgettable win and Pope is already in the recording studio mixing together old and new song ideas for her old and new fans, music that is an “edgier, less country” version of Taylor Swift. After witnessing her progress throughout the years with Hey Monday and in the present with her achievements from The Voice, there is no question that 2013 will be Cassadee Pope’s year.
The Summer Set - TBD
Label: Fearless Records
Almost two years since the group’s second full-length release Everything’s Fine, The Summer Set is looking to gift us with some more sugar glazed pop-rock songs that they know how to do so well. And with the release of “F**k U Over” in October, it seems that they’ve got some pretty darn good jams up their sleeves. Of course, if you can’t wait until the elusive date of “early 2013”, you can catch TSS on their “Wake Up & Be Awesome Tour” where, according to their website, they plan on debuting some of their new songs.
Candy Hearts - TBD
Label: Violently Happy Records
The Cab - TBD
Label: Universal Republic Records