New Music to Look Forward To: February 2017

As 2017 soldiers on, RSU Radio takes a look at new music. The upcoming album release schedule should have music fans salivating in anticipation. This time of year is usually a good time for music. We are past the lull of the holiday season, and the college music charts are back up and running. Take a look at the upcoming release schedule below.

January 27

Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin

Horse Thief – Trials & Truths

Oklahoma’s own ready a new album of guitar driven indie pop rock. This band can’t stop grabbing people’s attention. Check out the album’s first single below.

 

Japandroids – Near to the Wild Heart of Life

With their first album in five years, Japandroids look to tap their catchy and energetic sound for another successful release. Their first single brings the hooks, but will the album bring the rock?

Julie Byrne – Not Even Happiness

P.O.S – Chill, dummy

Stef Alexander, aka P.O.S, is the leader of Doomtree, a record label turned rapper collective. P.O.S has gone from introspective backpack rap to electronic-influenced socially conscious music. Chill, dummy is the follow-up to his popular We Don’t Even Live Here, which drew on themes of anger, anarchy, and alienation. The new album’s first single draws from Stef’s punk roots in attitude, and build an electronic musical landscape behind his lyrics.

Priests – Nothing Feels Natural

Sacred Paws – Strike a Match

Stef Chura – Messes

T.S.O.L. – The Trigger Complex

80’s punk rockers True Sounds of Liberty return with their tenth studio album. This is their first album since 2009’s Life, Liberty & the Persuit of Free Downloads. So far, the singles suggest this album may be more deathrock than hardcore punk.

Ty Segall – Ty Segall

Not even one month into 2017, we get our first Ty album. This psych-rock mainstay is known for eccentric performances, fuzzy riffs, and a multitude of release each year. He’ll be in Tulsa on May 10th.

February 3

Communions – Blue

Elbow – Little Factions

French Soler – ZILLA

Fufanu – Sports

Icelandic alt-rockers Fufanu have been working with Nick Zinner from The Yeah Yeah Yeahs to fine tune the sound of their second album. A blend of rock, electronic, and pop, their second album brings in a variety of influences to create something familiar, yet new.

Homeshake – Fresh Air

Iron Reagan – Crossover Ministry

The Menzingers – After the Party

Melodic punk rock with a tinge of pop punk; these guys are a Midwest favorite for fans of punk, alternative rock, Midwestern emo, and anything Springsteen or Gaslight Anthem influenced.

Moon Duo – Occult Architecture, Vol. 1

Porcelain Raft – Microclimate

Red Love – Red Love

Matt Tong of Bloc Party’s solo release

Surfer Blood – Snowdonia

February 10

Beach Slang – Here, I  Made This For You…

Beach Slang makes us all a mixed tape of covers. This EP features covers from Dramarama, Senseless Things, and The Plimsouls. Check it out below.

 

Hand Habits – Wildly Idle

Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now

Lupe Fiasco – DROGAS Light

The Sadies – Northern Passages

Sinkane – Life & LIvin’ It

Tall Ships – Impressions

Teen Daze – Themes for a Dying Earth

Tinariwen – Elwan

Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I

February 17

Eisley – I’m Only Dreaming

Frontier Ruckus – Enter the Kingdom

Hanni El Khatib – Savage Times

With the explosion of blues rock in the late 2000’s came a wave of Black Keys impersonators. Hanni El Khatib may seem to fit this category on first listen, but there is a reason he has reached the level of success he is currently at.

Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now

Parallels – Metropolis

Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Sam Patch – Yeah You, And I

Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury has been busy working on his solo debut. Following the Butler brothers, Kingsbury looks to make a solo impact on indie music. Early live recordings suggest a gritty, garage rock influence on Tim’s debut solo sound.

Son Volt – Notes of Blue

When Uncle Tupelo split, Jeff Tweedy formed Wilco and Jay Farrar formed Son Volt. While Wilco streamlined the alternative country sound, Farrar focused on the country side of the alt-country. The band scored early with the success of their first album, Trace, in 1995. More than 20 years later, Notes of Blue shows both an evolution and a commitment to the sound that they are recognized for.

Strand of Oaks – Hard Love

Tim Darcy – Saturday Night

February 24

Children of Alice – Children of Alice

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist

Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy

Dams of the West – Youngish American

Chris Tomson’s (Vampire Weekend) solo project

Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana

We can’t put into words how excited we are for this album

Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes

Oddisee – The Iceberg

Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling

Peter Silberman – Impermanence

The solo debut album from The Antlers’ frontman.

Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now

Thundercat – Drunk

More bassists need to get the attention that Thundercat is receiving. The funk revivalist has worked with everyone from Flying Lotus to Suicidal Tendencies, Kendrick Lamar to Bilal. The first single features the unexpected featured duo of Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald. Fans of Dam Funk and Mndsgn should check this album out immediately.

Xiu Xiu – Forget

February 28

Sun Kill Moon – Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Love

March 3

Minus the Bear – VOIDS

Sleaford Mods – English Tapas

Temples – Volcano

Why? – Moh Lhean

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