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New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

Oh, January, you sneaky beast, you – The Carolinas and most of the East coast are in a Snowmageddon at the moment, while people in California cackle watching our social media cries for milk, bread, and some darn ice boots. Music gets us through, always has always will. Here is a kickback to our snowmagawd playlist from last year’s Southern blizzard (a.k.a. one inch of snow, one of ice, and a whole city closing down)!

Another week, another list of brand new albums to soundtrack your life. With Grammy noms hitting the headlines (tune in on Jan 28th to see who wins!), we know you’re fired up about your fav not making the list, or perhaps dominating the list, but it’s still important to jump into this month’s selections! We’re sure you can see which ones we think you should grab and which ones we think may deserve a pass… Dive in at your own risk, and let’s hear your picks!

**All dates are for U.S. releases unless otherwise noted. Dates are subject to change.


Anvil – Pounding the Pavement (SPV/Steamhammer)  

ICYMI: We’ve been on the Anvil train for years! We covered them in 2013, and can’t wait to do it again soon!

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Arkona – Khram (Napalm)

The Bad Plus – Never Stop II (HUI/Universal/Do the Math Records)

Bahamas – Earthtones (Brushfire Records/Universal)

Belle Adair – Tuscumbia (Single Lock [Red])

Belle and Sebastian – How to Solve Our Human Problems – Part 2 (Matador)

Berner – The Big Pascado (Bern One Entertainment)

Black Label Society –Grimmest Hits (eOne)

BOYO – Me, Again (Danger Collective)

Brian Fallon – Sleepwalkers (Island Records)

Cadence Weapon – Cadence Weapon (eOne Music)

Caitlyn Smith – Starfire (Monument Records)

Cane Hill – Too Far Gone (Rise Records)

Clean Bandit – I Miss You ( Atlantic Records)

Dave East – Paranoia 2 (MASS APPEAL RECORDS)

Deathless Legacy – Rituals of Black Magic (Scarlet)

Dcmbr – 16 / 94 (Free the Lost / EMPIRE)

Eden – Vertigo (EDEN-Astralwerks)

Fall Out Boy M A N I A (Island Records)

ICYMI: Our hearts beat for the diehards, regardless of where FOB takes us. Though M A N I A’s release date was pushed a bit, it’s finally here and we can only hope the car crash hearts are happy with the result! We loved covering them in CLT last year… Let’s make it happen again!

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Fatboy Slim – Fatboy Slim vs. Australia (Astralwerks [ASW])

The Fiction Aisle – Jupiter, Florida (Chord Orchard)

First Aid Kit – Ruins (Columbia)

Glen Hansard – Between Two Shores (Anti/Epitaph)

The Go! Team – Semicircle ( Memphis Industries)

A Grave with No Name – Passover (A Grave with No Name – Passover )

Greg Jamie – Crazy Time (Orindal Records)

Hanz – Plasty I EP (Tri Angle Records)

Hot Snakes – Audit in Progress (Reissue) (Sub Pop Records)

Hot Snakes – Automatic Midnight (Reissue)(Sub Pop Records)

Hot Snakes – Suicide Invoice (Reissue)(Sub Pop Records)

Hyvmine – Earthquake (Seek And Strike)

Joe Perry – Sweetzerland Manifesto (Roman Records)

Justine Skye – Ultraviolet (Roc Nation/Republic)

LANCO – Hallelujah Nights (Sony Music Nashville)

Laraaji – Vision Songs, Vol. 1 (Numero)

Magnum – Lost on the Road to Eternity (SPV/Steamhammer)

ICYMI: We covered them not too long ago at Ramblin’ Man!

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Mare Cognitum – The Sea Which Has Become Known Re-Release (I, Voidhanger) (Imports)

Meat Beat Manifesto – Impossible Star (MBM Records)

Moon Taxi – Let the Record Play (RCA Records)

ICYMI: We hung with Moon Taxi and loved every second of it!

My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (Vinyl Reissue) (Rhino/Warner Bros.)

My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (Vinyl Reissue)(Rhino/Warner Bros.)

Of Mice & Men – Defy (Rise)  – Have that interview with them soon

SNEAK PEAK: We may or may not be hangin’ with the boys in OM&M soon… Got any questions for them?

Ozone Mama – Cosmos Calling (Ripple)

Perfect Beings – Vier (InsideOut)

Phillip Phillips – Collateral (Interscope)

Planet Asia – The Golden Buddha (Brick Records)

Porches – The House (Domino Recording Co)

Rend Collective – Good News – (Sparrow Records/Capitol)

Shopping – The Official Body  (FatCat Records)

The Shins – The Worms Heart (Columbia)

ICYMI: There’s nothing like some feel-good indie vibes to kick off your 2018! Remember when we covered them last year?

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Starcrawler – Starcrawler (Rough Trade)

Strand of Oaks – Harder Love 12-Inch (DEADO)

Terror Universal – Make Them Bleed (Minus Head)

They Might Be Giants – I Like Fun (Idlewild Recordings) 

SNEAK PEAK: We are covering their show this week! Keep an eye out for full coverage!

Todd Dulaney – Your Great Name (Urban Inspirational/ Ent.)

Tommy Emanuel – Accomplice One (CGP Sounds)

Tune-Yards – I can feel you creep into my private life (4AD)

Walking Papers – WP2 (Loud & Proud)

WhoMadeWho – Through the Walls (Embassy of Music)

Xylouris – White Mother (Bella Union)

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