BIG RED MACHINE – HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT’S GONNA LAST?
Big Red Machine, the Eau Claire-based supergroup featuring members of Bon Iver and The National, have followed up their 2018 self-titled album with How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?
The duo receives assistance this time around with many guests appearances including Taylor Swift, Fleet Foxes, Sharon Van Etten and more.
Stream • 37D03D/Jagjaguwar • 2021
THE BRONX – BRONX VI
Los Angeles punks The Bronx have released their sixth LP, simply titled Bronx VI. The album’s second track, “Superbloom” has drawn at least one comparison (BeardedGentlemenMusic.com) to David Lee Roth-era Van Halen and KISS.
Stream • Cooking Vinyl • 2021
CHVRCHES – SCREEN VIOLENCE
Acclaimed Scottish synpop group, Chvrches have released the anticipated Screen Violence, which features The Cure‘s Robert Smith on guest vocals for the track “How Not to Drown”.
Stereogum praised Screen Violence, calling it a “resounding return to form”.
Stream • EMI/Glassnote • 2021
JINJER – WALLFLOWERS
Earlier in the year, rising Ukrainian metal act, Jinjer, described their fourth album (Wallflowers) as having their “most powerful and aggressive sound” and called it their “most impressive album.” (Revolver)
Stream • Napalm Records • 2021
DANKO JONES – POWER TRIO
The tenth album from Toronto “power trio” Danko Jones “is yet another sweaty, life-affirming triumph.” (Blabbermouth)
Stream • Sonic Unyon • 2021
MOUSE RAT – THE AWESOME ALBUM
Parks and Recreation fans can rejoice! The show’s fictitious band, Mouse Rat, lead by Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt) has released The Awesome Album. Yes, it includes their Li’l Sebastian tribute song.
Stream • New West Records/Dualtone Music Group • 2021
SUZANNE SANTO – YARD SALE
It’s been 6 years since Honeyhoney released their third album, entitled 3. In that time, the duo’s singer, Suzanne Santo toured with Butch Walker, Hozier, Trampled By Turtles and more, and released her debut solo LP; the Butch Walker-produced Ruby Red.
This week, she returns with Yard Sale, her sophomore solo album which features Gary Clark Jr. on the track “Fall For That”.
Stream • Soozanto • 2021
TESSERACT – PORTALS
PORTALS is the soundtrack to English progressive metal group, TesseracT‘s “stunning cinematic live experience” recorded last year during a ticketed livestream event. The 14-track studio live album features many tracks from 2013’s Altered State and 2015’s Polaris.
Stream • Kscope • 2021