Things start to pick up, as far as new music releases go, in April.

Now that the post-holiday slump is enough in the rearview, some big-name indie-rock artists -- including Cloud Nothings, Eels and Blur/Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn, who's releasing his first proper solo album in late April -- are getting set to put out some new, and highly anticipated, records next month.

There's lots of great records to look forward to over the next month -- from DIY indie-pop and guitar-assaulted psych-rock to spare indie-folk and expansive chamber pop.

So take a look to see what's coming up in April. We're guessing there's more than a handful of the new records coming out that will spark some interest in your indie-rock soul.

New Music Releases - April 2014

April 1:

Band of Skulls, 'Himalayan'
Cloud Nothings, 'Here and Nowhere'
Hank Williams III, 'Ramblin' Man'
Kaiser Chiefs, 'Education, Education and War'
Manchester Orchestra, 'Cope'
Thievery Corporation, 'Saudade'

April 8:

The Faint, 'Doom Abuse'
John Frusciante, 'Enclosure'
Liam Finn, 'The Nihilist'
Mirah, 'Changing Light'
OFF!, 'Wasted Years'

April 15:

Ingrid Michaelson, 'Lights Out'
Nels Cline, 'Macroscope'
Shonen Knife, 'Overdrive'
Woods, 'With Light and With Love'

April 22:

Eels, 'The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett'
The Menzingers, 'Rented World'
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, 'Days of Abandon'
TEEN, 'The Way and Color'

April 29:

Damon Albarn, 'Everyday Robots'
Howlin Rain, 'Live Rain'
Rodrigo y Gabriela, '9 Dead Alive'
Wye Oak, 'Shriek'