SAM FENDER – SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER
Springsteen-obsessed English rocker, Sam Fender, took two years to record his debut album, Hypersonic Missiles. The album was released to generally favorable reviews, and landed on several Top Albums of 2019 lists.
Sophomore album, Seventeen Going Under, was recorded quickly by comparison; being recorded from December 2020-February 2021
Stream • Polydor • 2021
LOCAL H – LOCAL H’S AWESOME QUARANTINE MIX-TAPE #3
Local H‘s third Awesome Mix covers album features their take on songs by Prince (x2), The Kinks, Robert Plant, Eurythmics, Fountains Wayne, Blondie, Looking Glass (heard in the video below) and Mark Lanegan.
Stream • Brutal Panda • 2021
LOUP GAROUX – STRANGERLANDS
After releasing five singles in the last year (three of which appear on Strangerlands) singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt and his new rock trio, Loup GarouX release their debut LP this week. Apply some volume to their single “I Know the Truth About You”.
Stream • Viva La Music • 2021
TRIVIUM – IN THE COURT OF THE DRAGON
A year and a half after releasing the very good What the Dead Men Say, Trivium have returned with In the Court of the Dragon.
Stream • Roadrunner Records • 2021
THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE – ILLUSORY WALLS
The critically-acclaimed emo/post-rock group, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am Not Longer Afraid to Die release Illusory Walls this week. It’s their third album for Epitaph, and fourth overall.
Stream • Epitaph • 2021