Just as the release calendar was beginning to look sparse after a strong first half, out comes several announcements from across the indie universe. Keep an eye out on those torrents for...
The Walkmen - You & Me (Aug 19)
Calexico - Carried to Dust (Sept 9)
Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling (Sept 23)
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie (Oct 7)
The high profile leak of the week goes to Coldplay's Viva la Vida. It could be coincidence but only a day later and Coldplay is now streaming the entire new album on iheartmusic.com. Never heard of the site, but cheers to them.
If you fall in the 'I don't give a shit about Coldplay' camp, go find Deerhunter's highly anticipated Microcastle which also leaked earlier in the week. I highly recommend it.