Arctic Monkeys | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

It’s the home stretch of 2020, and to start December we’ve got some new album releases you can lend your ears to! It starts with a new live album from Arctic Monkeys. Live At The Royal Albert Hall was recorded a couple years ago at the treasured London venue. It was a show that served as a benefit for War Child UK, and this album’s proceeds will further that support. For fans of the band The Black Angels, singer Alex Maas releases a solo album today, Luca. Naturally, it’s a more initiate setting but the retro vibe and dark imagery still exist and work wonderfully. Jordana is a lo-fi, bedroom-pop artist from Kansas. Today she combines two EP’s into her full-length album Something To Say To You. Tori Amos has a new holiday offering, as does Calexico – both are out today. And on the local front, the funky psych-rock band Lady HD puts out a new EP called Chifa. #PressPlay & enjoy!

Arctic Monkeys — Live At The Royal Albert Hall

We LOVE: “Arabella”; “5050”

Alex Maas — Luca

We LOVE: “American Conquest”

Jordana — Something To Say To You

We LOVE: “Big”

Calexico — Seasonal Shift

We LOVE: “Hear The Bells”; “Happy XMas (War Is Over)”

Tori Amos — Christmastide EP

We LOVE: “Better Angels”

Lady HD — Chifa

We LOVE: “Whatever Comes Next (Nocando)”