I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving! As always, check out the new music I'm looking forward to over at my Upcoming Releases page!
Recently, DAWN announced her fifth solo album, new breed.
DAWN (aka D∆WN, aka Dawn Richard) started her career as a member of the made-on-TV girl band, Danity Kane. The group disbanded in 2009, at which point she embarked on a solo career and proved her work to be far more interesting than the R&B/pop of Danity Kane.
While still in the general R&B space, her own work is more experimental, punctuated by a trilogy of concept albums ending with 2016's Redemption. She's released various one-off singles and videos since, and featured on the closing track of Dirty Projector's 2017 self-titled album.
The new album was announced on November 7, along with a new song, "new breed." The album will be released on January 25.
Also announced recently:
And the Kids - When This Life Is Over (February 22)
Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready (February 1)
Chvrches - Hansa Session EP (December 14)
Conor Oberst - “No One Changes”/“The Rockaways” (February 1)
The Decemberists - Traveling On (December 14)
Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs (November 30)
Emily King - Scenery (February 1)
FEELS - Post Earth (February 22)
Frakkur - Frakkur 2000-2004 (out now)
Ghostface Killah - Ghost Files (November 30)
Girlpool - What Chaos Is Imaginary (February 1)
Guided By Voices - 1000 Dougs (December 7)
Guided By Voices - 1901 Acid Rock (March)
Guided By Voices - Umlaut Over the Özone (March)
Guided By Voices - Warp and Woof (April)
Guided By Voices - Winecork Stonehenge (December 7)
Guided By Voices - Zeppelin Over China (February 1)
Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile (March 8)
Homeshake - Helium (February 15)
Julia Jacklin - Crushing (February 22)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Tides: Music for Yoga and Meditation (January 11)
Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima (December 14)
Kodak Black - DYING TO LIVE (December 14)
Meek Mill - Championships (November 30)
Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry’s Delta Sweete Revisited (February 8)
Panda Bear - Buoys (February 8)
Rustin Man - Drift Code (February 1)
The Saxophones - Singing Desperately Suite (February 12)
These New Puritans - “Into the Fire” (out now)
Tyler, The Creator - Music Inspired by Illumination & Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (out now)
Vic Mensa - Hooligans (December 14)
Weezer - The Black Album (March 1)
William Tyler - Goes West (January 25)