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New to the Airwaves – Upcoming Album Releases

Oh January you sneaky beast you – and now February! While we don’t love time passing so quickly, we sure are grateful for the music it’s bring. Nevertheless, whether you’re down with the time passing or need a minute, music gets us through, always has, always will.

Another week, another list of brand new albums to soundtrack your life. With the Grammy’s right around the corner (Jan. 28!), we’re still fired up about who didn’t make the list. But aren’t we all? But we digress… With 2018’s albums! This week we’ve got some much anticipated arrivals that has us tapping our toes, crossing our arms, and screeching, “Finally!” 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.


Above & Beyond – Common Ground (Anjunabeats)

Accuser – The Mastery (Metal Blade)

Agrimonia – Awaken (Southern Lord)

Alestorm – Captain Morgan’s Revenge: 10th Anniversary Edition (Napalm)

Ammunition – Ammunition (Frontiers)

Anguish – Magna Est Vis Suignah (High Roller)

Bash & Pop [Tommy Stinson of Guns N’ Roses / Replacements] – Anything Could Happen (Fat Possum)

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffee (J&R Adventures)

Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us (Anti/Epitaph)

Centuries – The Lights of the Earth Are Blinding (Southern Lord)

Cheap Trick – Dream Police (reissue) (Epic)

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Chicago – Chicago II (Steven Wilson remix) (Rhino)

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz – Chris Dave and the Drumhedz (Blue Note)

Club 8 – Golden Island (Labrador)

The Code – Paramount (Warner Brother)

Corey Voss – Songs Of Heaven & Earth (Integrity Music)

Cory Asbury – Reckless Love (Bethel Music)

Craig David – The Time Is Now (Speakerbox/Insanity Records)

Cream – Fresh Cream (reissue) (Universal Motown Records Group)

The Dangerous Summer – The Dangerous Summer (Hopeless Records)

Dcmbr – 16/94 (Free the Lost/Empire)

Django Django – Marble Skies (Ribbon Music)

Dommengang – Love Jail (Thrill Jockey)

Dream Wife – Dream Wife (Lucky Number)

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound – Clear Skies (StowTown Records)

Evidence – Weather Or Not (Rhymesayers)

For All Seasons – Clarity (Centricity Music/Capitol)

Ghostface Killah & Apollo Brown – The Brown Tape (Mello Music Group)

Grand Analog – Survival EP (Feel Up

H.C. McEntire – Lionheart (Merge)

Handsome Ghost – Welcome Back (Photo Finish)

Hollie Cook – Vessel of Love (Merge)

HOLY – All These Worlds Are Yours (PNKSLM Recordings)

Hooded Menace – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed (Season Of Mist)

Howling Sycamore – Howling Sycamore (Prosthetic)

Jamison Ross – All For One (Concord Jazz)

Jesse Marchant – Illusion of Love (No Other)

John 5 and the CreaturesIt’s Alive (60 cycle hum)

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John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble – All Can Wok (New Amsterdam)

Johnny Jewel (of Chromatics) – Digital Rain (Italians Do It Better)

Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo (Dead Oceans)

KING SOL – Lost & Found  (King Sol Music)

Labyrinth – Return to Live DVD/CD (Frontiers)

Loudness – Rise to Glory (earMusic)

LPForever For Now (Deluxe Edition)  (Warner Brothers)

Machine HeadCatharsis (Nuclear Blast)

Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas – Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas)

Mammoth Grinder – Cosmic Crypt (Relapse)

Michael Hughes Watson – Here (Independent)

Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins – Pawn And Prophecy (Frontiers)

Migos – Culture II (Quality Control Music)

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Mimicking Birds – Layers of Us (Glacial Pace Records)

Mind Spiders – Furies (Dirtnap Records)

Nightmares On Wax – Shape The Future (Warp)

Nils Frahm –  All Melody (Erased Tapes)

No Age – Snares Like A Haircut (Drag City)

Orphaned Land – Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs (Century Media)

Payroll Giovanni & Cardo – Big Bossin, Vol. 2 (Def Jam Recordings)

Peter Frampton – Fingerprints (Vinyl Reissue) (Phenix Phonograph)

Phil Campbell and the Bastard SonsThe Age of Absurdity (Nuclear Blast)

Philip H. Anselmo & The IllegalsChoosing Metal Illness as a Virtue (Housecore)

Portal – Ion (Profound Lore)

Rick Springfield – The Snake King (Frontiers)

Ryan Clair – Less Traveled Road (Old Bear Records)

Sleeping GiantI Am (Facedown)

The Spook School – Could It Be Different? (Slumberland Records)

Steep Canyon Rangers – Out in the Open (Ramseur Records)

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Stephen Pearcy [Ratt] – Smash (Frontiers)

Steve Hackett – Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham (InsideOut)

Steven Malcolm – The Second City Part 1 – Word (4 Against 5)

Tommy Faulk – Come What May EP (Independent)

Tribulation – Down Below (Century Media)

Ty Segall –  Freedom’s Goblin (Drag City)

Various – WOW Gospel 2018 (RCA Inspiration)

WaterparksEntertainment (Equal Vision Records)


Going to be a Smash Hit:

Hop Along – Bark Your Head Off, Dog

Hop Along!! Ahh! They’re back! It’s been three years since Painted Shut (three years too many, if ya ask me), and GOSH WE’RE EXCITED. The Philly group has been hangin’ out here and there, working on Bark Your Head Off, Dog. They broke social media with a lil’ tease, and now we can’t wait until April 6th!

In case you missed it:

NF – “No Name”

He’s vulnerable. He’s candid. He’s unapologetic.

He’s NF.

A 26-year-old American rapper from Michigan, NF has crafted his own version of what type of creativity belongs in the Top 40 charts. Best known for “Let You Down,” the hip-hop artist has been generating waves of recognition thanks to songs about topics that don’t normally grace the radio; songs about addiction, death, and mental health, all on a personal stage.

The much anticipated music video for “No Name” has finally arrived, as has a ticket giveaway for his set at the Fillmore Charlotte on Jan. 30! Hop to it!

Click here to enter! 

**Have an album coming out soon we should feature? Let us know! Indie, Regional, National – as long as you aren’t recording on an iPhone, hit us up! CD RELEASE SHOWS are our jam.

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