New Music Friday – February 1, 2019

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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!

ALBUMS:

The SpecialsEncore

BeirutGallipoli

American AuthorsSeasons

SpielbergsThis Is Not the End

SONGS:

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

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