BJORK - Volta
DESCRIPTION: Ten new and original tracks written and produced by Björk and featuring collaborations with Anthony Hegarty, Timbaland, and Mark Bell as well as others. There looks to be lots of percussion and brass on this one. Bjork's own comments seem to be pointing toward a more wild/playful album than her recent releases.
RELEASE DATE: 7 May 2007
SMASHING PUMPKINS - Zeitgeist
DESCRIPTION: Not too much information on the content of the album yet though Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker and Terry Date (Pantera, Soundgarden) are involved.
RELEASE DATE: 7 July 2007
LINK: Smashing Pumpkins official MySpace
THE WHITE STRIPES - Icky Thump
DESCRIPTION: A cryptic post on their site has some jumbled letters and sentences like this that may or may note be lyrics from the new album: 'Icky Thump' - Well, you can't be a pimp and a prostitute too.
RELEASE DATE: unconfirmed though a likely summer release
MARILYN MANSON - Eat Me, Drink Me
DESCRIPTION: An exorcism of demons including his recent divorce, the album features a six minute epic titled "If I was your vampire" (written on Christmas) which is being compared to Bauhaus' "Bela Lugosi's Dead". Other tracks include "Just a car crash away", "The Red Carpet Grave", "You, me, and the Devil makes 3", and "Putting Holes in Happiness". Manson also hopes to release a film with the album that he describes as "nothing short of the most horrifying horror that you could ever experience."
RELEASE DATE: June 2007
SIOUXSIE - unknown title
DESCRIPTION: Siouxsie signed a deal with Universal last June and started recording late in 2006. John Williams, who was Polydor's A & R man is involved. He worked with her on Siouxsie and the Banshee's 1988 'Peepshow' album and on The Creatures 1989 album 'Boomerang'.
RELEASE DATE: 2007
LINK: the creatures/siouxsie sioux official site
Also, don't forget to look out for a new Happy Mondays album.