Tex Crick (Photo courtesy the artist)
Australian artist Tex Crick announces his debut album, Live In… New York City. Out March 26, it’s the first album released via Mac’s Record Label besides Mac DeMarco’s own work.
Taking a leaf from piano-driven pop records of a bygone era, the album is an homage to sentimentality, merging classic songcraft with a naturally delicate approach to instrumentation. This is immediate in the lead single/video, “Sometimes I Forget.”
CHAI (Photo by Kodai Ikemitsu)
Japanese quartet CHAI are thrilled to announce their new album, WINK, out May 21st on Sub Pop. Ahead of its release, they present lead single/video “ACTION.”
Silk City (Photo courtesy Sacks and Co.)
Silk City, the Grammy-winning duo of Diplo and Mark Ronson, returns with “New Love” featuring Ellie Goulding, their first release since 2018, out today on Columbia Records.
Swerve (Photo by Mallory Turner)
Los Angeles-based band Swerve’s new single, “Escape,” is available now on Bandcamp. The song is first track to be lifted from the band’s debut album due this spring. The offical video for the single, which was directed by Maddie Liner, is available on YouTube!
Jane Birkin (Photo by Nathaniel Goldberg)
Oh! Pardon tu dormais…, the forthcoming album from actress, singer, songwriter, and fashion icon Jane Birkin, is set for US release on Feb. 5 via Verve Records.
Lead single and video, “Les jeux interdits,” is out now!
Mensa Deathsquad (Photo courtesy Reyebee Inc.)
Brandon Phillips laid in a Kansas City hospital through the winter of 2019-2020 as his own album release (the unintentionally but appropriately named Patient Zero by his alt-synthwave band Mensa Deathsquad) passed by in the outside world.
But you can now check out “Nothing Is Never Enough,” the latest single by Mensa Deathsquad.
Foo Fighters (Photo by Danny Clinch)
Hot on the heels of “No Son of Mine,” Foo Fighters unleash another dose of Medicine at Midnight in the form of “Waiting on a War.” In stark contrast to the bludgeoning “final f*ck you to 2020” (UPROXX) of its predecessor, “Waiting on a War” is a sprawling melodic opus that gradually builds to a patented FF rave-up.
If “Waiting on a War” seems to have an especially emotional heft to its lyrics, well, that’s because it does. Today is Foo frontman Dave Grohl’s birthday!
Lake Street Dive (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Obviously, the new album from beloved band Lake Street Dive, is set for release on March 12 via Nonesuch Records. In celebration of the forthcoming record, the group premieres its new single “Nobody’s Stopping You Now,” a letter of encouragement from lead vocalist Rachael Price to her teenaged self, co-written with bassist Bridget Kearney.
Drones (Photo courtesy Earshot Media)
Drones’ latest anthem for personal growth — “Learn” — is out today, providing another peek at the band’s forthcoming album Our Hell Is Right Here, which is set for release on Feb. 12 via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and Lockjaw Records (UK).
Blanck Mass (Photo by Harrison Reid)
Blanck Mass — the project of musician Benjamin John Power — announces his new album, In Ferneaux, out Feb. 26 on Sacred Bones, and shares “Starstuff,” a single edit from the album. It’s the follow-up to 2019’s Animated Violence Mild, which “channels the horrors of the surveillance state and the creeping dread of everyday life into the most aggressive music of [Power’s] career” (Pitchfork). In turn, In Ferneaux explores pain in motion, building audio-spatial chambers of experience and memory.