Happy New Year! Here’s to hoping that 2017 is a hell of a lot better than 2016, and if the new year’s first new music releases are any indicator, we’re off to a pretty good start.
Feast upon this post-holiday platter of beats, tunes, and vibes, share your favorites with us on Twitter or Facebook, and let us know if we missed your pick for for the best new release (so far) of 2017.
Gone Is Gone – Echolation
FOR THOSE WHO: like their indie-rock with a little bit of drone like elements, just to darken things up a smidge.
Great Good Fine Ok– III
FOR THOSE WHO: would like to start the new year with an exaggerated pep in their step. Something a little funky, a little upbeat, and a little retro.
Run the Jewels – Run The Jewels 3
FOR THOSE WHO: thought number 2 wasn’t enough, and needed yet another RTJ album to really solidify their “give no f*cks” attitude. New year, new you, go get em’ tiger.
The National Parks – Happy Belated
FOR THOSE WHO: need an album on deck when you make the plans to snuggle into your sheets, get the fire going, and snuggle with your favorites.
NIN – Not the Actual Events
FOR THOSE WHO: …don’t think there’s a situation where we don’t need NIN. So, come one, come all.
Anamanaguchi – Capsule Silence XXIV Original Soundtrack
FOR THOSE WHO: need their every day to feel like a real life video game, and are in the market for a complying soundtrack.
Dirty Projectors – “Little Bubble”
FOR THOSE WHO: aren’t sure what they may need in music, so here’s a song that encompasses all different kinds of vibes and emotions.
London Grammar – “Rooting For You”
FOR THOSE WHO: breathe oxygen. This is for everyone, and you are silly if you don’t burst into tears from excitement that London Grammar is back.