PRESS PLAY: New Albums out February 24th - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

It may be the end of the calendar’s shortest month but the last album release day of February is making every moment count. Packed with guests ranging from Tame Impala and Stevie Nicks to Thundercat and Bad Bunny, Cracker Island is the eighth crowd-pleaser from Damon Albarn’s ever-shifting cast of Gorillaz. Swinging between heavy riffs and electro-ambiance, Meg Remy’s latest outing as U.S. Girls, Bless This Mess, is an ambitious set of omnivorous pop. Celebrating more than 40 years of moody jangle, Australian new wave icons The Church return with their 26th album, The Hypnogogue.

Teaming up with an assortment of collaborators from the worlds of rap and hard rock, Atlanta combo Algiers deliver their full-throttle fourth album, SHOOK. Mystical psychedelia creeps into the garage on Islands in the Sky, the latest cosmic trip from LA’s Death Valley Girls. If you listen close, you might hear a guest appearance by Phoebe Bridgers on Food for Worms, the third LP from British punk revivalists shame (even they’re not sure she’s in the final mix). Follow the Cyborg is the surprisingly human full-length debut from Miss Grit, a mutagenic pop singer for the AI age.

PRESS PLAY on these new releases below. Listen for spotlights on new records like these (and more) every Friday on the XPN Morning Show and Indie Rock Hit Parade.

GorillazCracker Island
CHECK OUT: “Cracker Island (feat. Thundercat)” “New Gold (feat. Tame Impala & Bootie Brown)”

U.S. GirlsBless This Mess
CHECK OUT: “Futures Bet” “Bless This Mess”

The ChurchThe Hypnogogue
CHECK OUT: “C’est La Vie” “No Other You”

CHECK OUT: “I Can’t Stand It! (feat. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews)” “Irreversible Damage (feat. Zack de la Rocha)”

Death Valley GirlsIsland in the Sky
CHECK OUT: “What Are the Odds” “Magic Powers”

shameFood for Worms
CHECK OUT: “Fingers of Steel” “Six-Pack”

Miss GritFollow the Cyborg
CHECK OUT: “Lain (phone clone)” “Follow the Cyborg”

Adam LambertOrdinary World,
Booker T. & The MG’sGreen Onions (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), ChasmsGlimpse of Heaven, ColaDeep in View (Deluxe Edition), David BrewisThe Soft Struggles, Dierks BentleyGravel & Gold, Ellis Ludwig-LeoneFalse We Hope, Faten KanaanAfterpoem, Gabrielle ShonkAcross the Room, Gina BirchI Play My Bass Loud, Gracie AbramsGood Riddance, Iris DeMentWorkin’ on a World, Jenny O.Spectra, John Lee HookerBurnin’ (Expanded Edition), Kate Fagan I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool (Expanded Edition), LuceroShould’ve Learned By Now, MEM_MODSMEM_MODS, Vol. 1, MotörheadBad Magic: Seriously Bad Magic, mui zyuRotten Bun for an Eggless Century, Naughty by Nature19 Naughty III (30th Anniversary Edition), The NecksTravel, Neutral Milk HotelThe Collected Works of Neutral Milk Hotel, NNAMDÏPlease Have a Seat (Deluxe Edition), Philip SelwayStrange Dance, Rick WakemanA Gallery of the Imagination, Sam GendelCOOKUP, Steel PantherOn the ProwlSTÖNERBoogie to Baja, The StrokesThe Singles Volume 01 (Box Set), Swim CampSteel Country, Ty Segall & Emmett KellyLive at Worship, ZG SmithNighttime Animal EP, Various Artists – Pacific Breeze 3: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1975-1987

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