Saturday, December 3, 2016

Upcoming Album of the Week (Ending December 3)

A new president means new opportunities, especially as it relates to policy. The Recording Academy’s National Advocacy Committee took the opportunity to ask President-Elect Trump to consider reforming licensing laws to better reflect the current landscape (i.e., the rise of music streaming). Read their full appeal here.

As always, a longer list of albums that are coming out at my Upcoming Releases page!

Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) is back! This week, he announced a new album, Dec 99th.

While he has been featured on a smattering of singles and involved in other projects (including video series of MF DOOM covers last years), Bey has been fairly quiet since the release of his 2009 album, the excellent The Ecstatic.

He's focused on his acting career, with a roles in Dexter, Begin Again, and Life of Crime. His return to music is not a solo effort, he is partnering up with Ferrari Sheppard for this new album.

The album was announced on Monday and is set to come out on December 9.

Also announced this week:

The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are the Divine Wind (February 3)
Dams of the West - Youngish American (February 24)
Jenn Grant - Paradise (March 3)
Kehlani - SweetSexySavage (January 27)
Kid Cudi - Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’ (December 16)
Laura Marling - Semper Femina (March 10)
Nirvana - Incesticide Reissue (January 13)
Peter Silberman - Impermanence (February 24)
Pick a Piper - Distance (February 24)
Run the Jewels - RTJ3 (January 13)
Strand of Oaks - Hard Love (February 17)
Tennis - Yours Conditionally (March 10)
Tim Darcy - Saturday Night (February 17)
Uniform - Wake in Fright (January 20)

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