And now we start getting into the thick of the new year, with multiple notable new releases dropping at once! Twenty years after forming, CA rock band Stroke 9 have dropped their latest, which based on the pre-released singles, will likely be a chiller affair than previously rock-oriented albums. You can read our reviews of two other new releases, the latest from political punks Anti-Flag and genre-mashing songwriter G. Love & Special Sauce here and here. Early 00’s alternative group And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead and pop-punk band Mest are back after a long break with new albums.
Oh, and did I mention that Eminem surprise-dropped a new album? Yup, he did. Again.
There are also some exciting new songs to hear; the latest from Green Day in anticipation of their new album dropping next month, the new single from The 1975, which is a far more melodic track compared to their other recent releases, alt. R&B spacey goodness from Thundercat, and new ones from The Bombpops, Kaleo, The Drive-By Truckers, Moby, the Naked and Famous, Soccer Mommy and many more!