The sun is out, your bedroom is already stinking hot, and suddenly the memory of snow seems less depressing than it does nostalgically inviting: yes, it’s summer! The advent of the summer generally corresponds with something of a drop-off in the volume and quality of album releases — everyone’s too busy drinking beer on rooftops, maybe — but never fear, because as ever Flavorwire has pored over the release schedules and come up with a list of the ten albums you need to hear in the month to come, along with a roundup of everything else that’s out, whether good, bad, or Barenaked Ladies.
Camera Obscura — Desire Lines (June 4)
Yay for the return of a fantastic indie-pop band! Desire Lines was recorded in Portland, OR, and features guest appearances from Neko Case and Jim James — the former appears on the suitably alt-country-inflected single “Fifth in Line to the Throne” (above), which is gorgeously melancholy and bodes very well indeed for the rest of the album.