ASKING ALEXANDRIA – SEE WHAT’S ON THE INSIDE
Asking Alexandria‘s seventh album, and third since the return of singer Danny Worsnop, finds the British quintet further distancing themselves from metalcore and “continu[ing] their pivot to straight-up rock” (Kerrang)
Stream • Better Noise Music • 2021
BRANDI CARLILE – IN THESE SILENT DAYS
In These Silent Days is Brandi Carlile‘s seventh LP and the highly-anticipated follow up to her multi-award winning #1 album By the Way, I Forgive You.
Stream • Low Country Sound/Elektra • 2021
HOVVDY – TRUE LOVE
True Love, the latest from Hovvdy (pronounced ‘howdy’) is highly recommended for fans of indie greats like Teenage Fanclub, Daniel Johnston, Sparklehorse, Guided By Voices, Folk Implosion and Sebadoh.
Stream • Grand Jury Music • 2021
ILLUMINATI HOTTIES – LET ME DO ONE MORE
The L.A. punks Illuminati Hotties have quickly followed up their 2020 mixtape, FREE I.H: This Is Not The One You’ve Been Waiting For, with another set of fun, well-crafted pop punk.
Stream • Hopeless Records Inc. • 2021
KK’S PRIEST – SERMONS OF THE SINNER
Sermons of the Sinner is the debut album from KK’s Priest, featuring former Judas Priest members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals).
Stream • Explorer1 Music Group • 2021
MINISTRY – MORAL HYGIENE
The fifteenth long-player from industrial metal legends Ministry features guest appearances from Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) and Arabian Prince (N.W.A.) and contains a cover of Iggy and the Stooges‘ “Search and Destroy”.
Stream • Nuclear Blast • 2021
POND – 9
Not to be confused with the 90’s Portland Sub Pop signees; this Pond is from Australia and have released their ninth album of psychedelic rock/pop/glam.
Stream • Spinning Top • 2021
THE SPECIALS – PROTEST SONGS 1924-2012
Influential British ska legends, The Specials, are back with their second album of new music since reuniting (again) in 2008. The new album, as the title would suggest, has the band covering a wide variety of protest songs ranging from 1924 to 2012.
Stream • Universal Music Operations Limited • 2021
STRAND OF OAKS – IN HEAVEN
In Heaven, the latest album from Tim Showalter’s Strand of Oaks finds the singer addressing grief after the 2018 loss of a family member, and also, the death of a beloved family pet. The album features guest appearances from members of My Morning Jacket and The Smashing Pumpkins.
Stream • The Orchard Music/Secretly Canadian • 2021