PRESS PLAY: New Albums out February 16th - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Before you dismantle Love Land, have a listen to these swoon-worthy new releases. Australia trio Middle Kids give their sound a pop reinvention on their glossy third album, Faith Crisis Pt. 1. Amid the chaos and joy of IDLES’ fifth LP, TANGK, you’ll hear cameos from James and Nancy of LCD Soundsystem and production by Nigel Godrich. Featuring songs written around the world, Hole in My Head, the third solo LP from Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace, couples lively melodies with trademark political punk. Alluding to both bluegrass and new wave, Grandaddy’s Blu Wav is a countrified love letter from Jason Lytle to his longtime bandmates (particularly late bassist Kevin Garcia).

GRIP, Josiahh Wise’s third album as serpentwithfeet, is inspired by the history of Black gay nightlife and features collabs with Ty Dolla $ign and Philly’s Orion Sun. Delta Spirit’s Matthew Logan Vasquez reimagines highlights from his discography on Frank’s Full Moon Saloon; a dispatch from an ersatz garage honky-tonk. Concert-caliber whistling guides Molly Lewis’s debut On the Lips, which boasts production from Daptone Records’ Thomas Brenneck. Where we’ve been, Where we go from here is the shape-shifting debut from rising Chicago duo Friko; the songs carom from hushed balladry to blown-out noise within moments.

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

Middle KidsFaith Crisis Pt. 1
CHECK OUT: “Highlands” “Dramamine”

CHECK OUT: “Dancer (feat. LCD Soundsystem)” “Gift Horse”

Laura Jane GraceHole in My Head
CHECK OUT: “Dysphoria Hoodie” “Birds Talk Too”

GrandaddyBlu Wav
CHECK OUT: “Watercooler” “Long as I’m Not the One”

CHECK OUT: “Damn Gloves (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Yanga YaYa)” “Ellipsis (feat. Orion Sun)”

Matthew Logan VasquezFrank’s Full Moon Saloon
CHECK OUT: “Blue Eyes” “Parade”

Molly LewisOn the Lips
CHECK OUT: “Crushed Velvet (feat. Thee Sacred Souls)” “Lounge Lizard”

FrikoWhere we’ve been, Where we go from here
CHECK OUT: “Crimson to Chrome” “Get Numb to It!”

Béla FleckRhapsody in Blue, Blackberry SmokeBe Right Here, Caroline PolachekDesire, I Want to Turn into You (Everasking Edition), CastLove is the Call, ChromeoAdult Contemporary, Daniel Ellsworth & the Great LakesHigh Life, Devon RossOxford Gardens EP, El Perro del MarBig Anonymous, Frances ChangPsychedelic Anxiety, Gaby MorenoDusk, HeemsLAFANDAR, The High HawksMother Nature’s Show, The Immediate FamilySkin in the Game, The Jack RubiesClocks Are Out of Time, Jennifer LopezThis is Me…Now, KID BLOOMInner Light Part 1 EP, Les Amazones d’AfriqueMusow Danse, Levitation RoomStrange Weather, Lola KirkeCountry Curious EP, Mother MotherGrief Chapter, Nouvelle VagueShould I Stay or Should I Go?, OmniSouvenir, Paloma FaithThe Glorification of Sadness, Prize HorseUnder Sound, Royel OtisPratts & Pain, San FerminArms, Shadow ShowFantasy Now!, SlayerShow No Mercy (40th Anniversary Edition), SundrifterAn Earlier Time, Talk ShowEffigy, UsherComing Home, ZANAISEcdysis

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