I’ve been hemming and hawing over my Best Albums of 2011 for the last few weeks (color-coded spreadsheet included), but not too distracted to notice a handful of new singles from some of my favorite artists on some of the best small labels around.
Here’s a sneak preview of some things to look for in early 2012.
Sharon VanEtten: “Serpents”
Tramp will be released on Jagjaguwar on February 7th.
Heartless Bastards: “Parted Ways”
You can trade your email for a download of the mp3 at their website.
Arrows will be released on Partisan Records February 14th.
Damien Jurado: “Nothing Is The News”
Preview the new track over at HearYa.com.
Maraqopa will be released on Secretly Canadian February 21st.
Justin Townes Earle: “Nothing is Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now”
The not-yet-named album will be released on Bloodshot Records in March or April.