So today is the final day of November, meaning it is the end of the Indy Review’s music calendar year. As we start to tally up our favorite albums and tracks of the last 12 months (and readying our Best Of lists), we’ll be considering all new releases coming out as 2019 tracks.
So what does the start of the 2019 calendar year offer us today? First, our friends in GospelbeacH have put out a collection of new songs and live cuts that should be some easy and breezy winter listening. There’s also the official full-length album from 2018 break-out rapper Skizzy Mars, and an EP from the ever-reliable Mountain Goats.
In singles, Canadian folk pop group The Strumbellas are back with a joyous new single worth a listen. Coldplay and Pharrell have teamed up for a song under the band name Los Unidades for a charity EP, Cold War Kids dropped a new track as part of a new collection, and Arctic Monkeys revealed a b-side.
There’s also spiffy new Americana songs from singer-songwriters Ryan Bingham and Hayes Carll, some punkier songs from Mona and Say Anything, a smidge of pop from Alice Merton, and a new single from Chance the Rapper.
Find all of these and more below, as per usual.
GospelbeacH – Another Winter Alive
Skizzy Mars – I Can’t Take Me Anywhere
The Mountain Goats – Aquarium Drunkard’s Lagniappe Session
Bob Mould – What Do You Want Me To Do
Los Unidades – E-Lo (feat. Jozzy)
Sharon Van Etten – Jupiter 4
The Strumbellas – Salvation
Cold War Kids – Romance languages #1
Arctic Monkeys – Anyways
Van Morrison – Ain’t Gonna Moan No More
Hayes Carll – Jesus and Elvis
Mona – Better Now
The Decemberists – Traveling On
Kevin Devine – I Wrote It Down For You
Ryan Bingham – Wolves
Say Anything – Send You Off
Conor Oberst – No One Changes
Charley Crockett – Good Time Charley’s Got the Blues
Chance the Rapper – My Own Thing
Alice Merton – Funny Business