You would think artists would slow down their releases as the year closes up, but no one told all the bands below. The most interesting new albums this week are from beach pop-punks Travoltas, reggae punks Authority Zero, pop singer/songwriter LP, and Americana rocker Charley Crockett. There’s also a new album from NWA alum Ice Cube, which I’m sure will be the musical equivalent to a hard smack to the face to our current administration.
The biggest single release is a comeback from ska legends The Specials, preparing for their new album coming out in February. Broken Bells have returned with a new single as well. There’s a new drop from mega-producer Benny Blanco feat. rapper Juice WRLD and Panic! at the Disco‘s Brendon Urie, and Bastille have decided another collaboration may spark another hit, so have released a song with Seeb.
All this and more great tracks to check out below.
Travoltas – The Travoltas
Authority Zero – Persona Non Grata
LP – Heart to Mouth
Charley Crockett – Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza
Ice Cube – Everythangs Corrupt
The Specials – Vote for Me
Broken Bells – Shelter
Cat Power – What the World Needs Now
Pedro the Lion – Model Homes
Seeb X Bastille – Grip
Benny Blanco – Roses (feat. Juice WRLD and Brendon Urie)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Sometimes
AFI – The Missing Man
Yuna – Better Now
Sloan – Act Your Ages