With a nod to the S’s this week, BeatCrave is pleased to spotlight Sea Wolf, Sigur Rós and The Streets, a trio of excellent musical artists who are preparing new albums for our listening pleasure.

We begin with the indie/alternative pop goodness of Sea Wolf, where it’s been announced that Alex Brown Church’s as-yet-untitled sophomore album will be released in September on Dangerbird Records. While his well-received debut record, Leaves in the River, was a mostly solo affair, Church is looking to incorporate a full band style into the recording process. Church is presently in Omaha, NE working on the album with producer, and Bright Eyes member, Mike Mogis. “You’re A Wolf” was the breakout hit from the 2007 debut album.

English rap star Mike Skinner is plotting the return of The Streets stating that he would release a new album in February. According to, Skinner revealed the information while meeting fans on London Bridge in the UK capital. “Skinner had sent a message via his Twitter page saying he would give £95 to the first fan who said “Messi messed up the reds” to him at midday (BST) on the bridge, referencing Wednesday night’s (May 27) Champions League final.” The next album will be the the follow-up to 2008′s ‘Everything Is Borrowed.’

Icelandic hipsters Sigur Rós have posted on their website details about their next album. The band is currently holed up in their Sundlaugin studio in an Icelandic town called álafoss working on the follow-up to last year’s Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust. According to statements by drummer Orri Páll Dýrason made to an Icelandic newspaper, the new work will be “slower and more ambient.” He also describes the music as melodic but much less noisy and more “out there” than previous albums. The band hopes to release the as-yet-untitled record this year. And if you happen to find yourself in Reykjavík on June 2nd, you can check out Sigur Rós, who will be playing a short set for the Dalai Lama at his public talk in laugardalshöllin arena.