Next week sees the return of Icelandic ambient veterans Sigur Rós with new album Valtari. After the extensive touring which followed 2008′s Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust the band took some time out, allowing the side-project of frontman Jónsi to prosper in the meantime. With a current total scrobble count of 88,835,676, the band will be hoping for Valtari to finally push them over the 100,000,000 scrobble mark. “Ekki múkk” was released online last month as a teaser for Valtari and fans have responded by scrobbling it 61,591 times already.
Regina Spektor will also mark next week with a new release - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats. It will be the sixth album by the Russian singer-songwriter, who resides in New York. Lead single “All The Rowboats”, released in February, hasn’t made much of an impact on her charts, sitting at #28 in her top listened to tracks last week with 1,196 listeners. However, with 66,199,684 total scrobbles, Regina will surely be confident of What We Saw from the Cheap Seats sitting high and mighty alongside her other releases once listeners have sunk their teeth into it.
Our final pick of next week’s releases is the second studio album from Ladyhawke. The multi-instrumentalist from New Zealand has been absent from music for two years, with the self-titled debut album coming out a further two years before that in 2008. The debut has been scrobbled close to 8,000,000 times, with “My Delirium by far her most popular track with 2,890 unique listeners last week and 1,645,044 scrobbles overall.
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