Welcome to February! The start of the new month brings us a few interesting new albums and a huge mess of new singles to check out.
British ska legends The Specials have dropped their first new album in over a decade, featuring the turn of original “Ghost Town” singer Terry Hall. Indie world music star Beirut is out with a new collection of tunes in his eclectic style, and pop rockers American Authors have a new guest-heavy LP. Also check out the full-length from previous World Watch group Spielbergs.
In singles, rockers Cage the Elephant have returned with the first taste of their upcoming album (due in April). As has singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, from his upcoming Jason Isbell-produced set. Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn as a new solo song out, as does soulful-voiced songwriter Bhi Bhiman.
We’ll also be listening to new ones from Aussie dance rock group Empire of the Sun, Texas guitarist Gary Clark Jr., alt. pop group AJR, psychedelic troop King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, and many more.
You can preview all the new albums and tracks below, but for easier listening, please follow our New Music Playlist – February 1, 2019 on Spotify!
The Specials – Encore
Beirut – Gallipoli
American Authors – Seasons
Spielbergs – This Is Not the End
Craig Finn – Blankets
The Mountain Goats – Younger
Josh Ritter – Old Black Magic
Interpol – Fine Mess
Cage the Elephant – Ready to Let Go
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Land Down Under
Lil Peep – I’ve Been Waiting (feat. ILoveMakonnen & Fall Out Boy)
Bob Mould – Lost Faith
Gary Clark Jr. – I Walk Alone
Beach Slang – I Hate Alternative Rock
Bhi Bhiman – Can’t Nobody Stop Us
Deer Tick – Bluesboy / Too Sensitive For This World
Ryan Bingham – Pontiac
Empire of the Sun – Chrysalis
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Cyboogie
Wallows – Are You Bored Yet (feat. Clairo)
AJR – 100 Bad Days
Reignwolf – Black and Red
The Mowglis – Hard to Love
Grandson – Apologize
Big Boi – Doin’ It / Return of the Dope Boi
Snakehips – Gucci Rock n Rolla (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
Flora Cash – They Own This Town
Sheppard – On My Way