ANIMAL SCHOOLBUS – GOING TO GRAMMY’S HOUSE 2021
Animal Schoolbus is a father and daughter grindcore metal duo, which features 9-year-old Princess Beast on lead vocals. Princess Beast writes the lyrics, which are pretty sweet and funny! You write what you know.
I can do one-handed cartwheels. They’re my favorite. I watch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. There are 34 seasons on Netflix. Daddy says they sound Australian. I don’t think so. Swear words are bad in my house. We call them “Mommy Words”. Because guess who says them all the time. My Mommy swears a lot
Stream • Lawnmowerjetpack Records • 2021
THE CORAL – CORAL ISLAND
Clash Magazine refers to Coral Island, the 10th LP from England’s The Coral, as “an extraordinary double album that staggers with its consistency”.
Stream • Run On • 2021
DROPKICK MURPHYS – TURN UP THAT DIAL
Instead of wallowing in dark issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and contempt for the previous administration, The Dropkick Murphys wanted Turn Up That Dial to shine a light on the music and bands that have inspired them, and take people’s minds off the things that have brought us down in 2020 and 2021.
Stream • Born & Bred • 2021
GOJIRA – FORTITUDE
The highly anticipated new album from Gojira couldn’t have arrived sooner; both literally and figuratively. Metalheads have been eagerly anticipating Foritude, the follow up to the Grammy-nominated Magma, but the album missed it’s scheduled June 2020 release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gojira is “one of the best things to happen to heavy music over the last 20 years.” (Blabbermouth)
Stream • Roadrunner • 2021
GUIDED BY VOICES – EARTH MAN BLUES
Guided By Voices are nothing, if not prolific. Earth Man Blues is the band’s first album of 2021, after having released three in 2020. Earth Man Blues is now their seventh album since 2019 and 33rd overall.
It’s a good time to be a Guided By Voices fan. As one YouTube commentor said: “GBV’s nonstop output during Covid has helped me survive this awful time.”
Stream • Rockathon Records • 2021
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA – THE MILLION MASKS OF GOD
The Million Masks of God is Manchester Orchestra‘s sixth album. The follow up to 2017’s well-received A Black Mile to the Surface is receiving glowing reviews.
Sputnik Music gave the album a 5 out of 5 and declaring: “Manchester Orchestra is one of the greatest bands alive right now, and The Million Masks of God is yet another feather in their cap.”
Stream • Loma Vista • 2021
PINK FLOYD – LIVE AT KNEBWORTH 1990
Pink Floyd‘s classic 1990 Knebworth performance was previously only available in their 16-disc The Later Years box set.
Live at Knebworth 1990 is now available on CD and LP, and features 7 songs; one from A Momentary Lapse of Reason and two each from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and Wish You Were Here.
Stream • Pink Floyd Records • 2021
ROYAL BLOOD – TYPHOONS
Royal Blood have returned with with a tighter sound that you can dance to on their third album. Not that you couldn’t previously dance to a song like 2014’s “Figure It Out”. Typhoons (featuring an assist from Queens of the Stone Age‘s Josh Homme on one track) like most new albums, was delayed due to the pandemic. But Typhoons is here at last, and the boys are ready to take it on the road when they can.
Stream • Warner • 2021
MATT SWEENEY & BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY – SUPERWOLVES
Guitarist Matt Sweeney (Zwan, Chavez, Adele, Eagles of Death Metal) and singer Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Will Oldham) released a highly acclaimed collaboration entitled Superwolf back in 2005. An unspecified songwriting challenge between the two cult musicians lead to Superwolf. Sixteen years later, we finally have a follow up in the form of sophomore LP, Superwolves.
Stream • Drag City • 2021
TEENAGE FANCLULB – ENDLESS ARCADE
Scottish alternative indie rock heroes Teenage Fanclub are back with Endless Arcade; “an undoubted return to top form from one of our most underrated acts” (Louder Than War).
It is their first new LP in 5 years, and the first without co-founder Gerard Love who left the band in 2018.
Stream • Merge • 2021
WARISH – NEXT TO PAY
Featuring Tony Hawk’s son, Riley Hawk on lead vocals, Warish‘s sophomore album is drawing comparisons to Bleach-era Nirvana, Misfits and The Stooges.
Stream • RidingEasy Records • 2021