***Update 07/28/2014 and here is the first relase from Crush Songs, Rapt, by Karen O
We are all having a fit waiting for the new Karen O solo record - THE FIRST ONE EVER - coming out in early September. We've loved K.O. from day one, OBVIOULSY and are super excited for this album full of songs written less than a decade ago but not yesterday or the week before that.
Even though the official release dates are September 8th and 9th in the U.K. and U.S respectively, over here as Seagull, we have it on fairly good authority (The secret Grrrl information thruway) that we should be poking around on Pitchfork sooner than that to get the first listen.
The album, Crush Songs, out on Julian Casablancas' (of Strokes fame) record label, Cult. Her "Soundtrack to an ever continuing love crusade"? Girl, you had us at Karen O solo... If any of the songs are even a tenth as dreamy as Maps, well... We just can't say.