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February 3rd, 2014
It’s a new week, a new month and it’s not only packed with soon-to-be discounted chocolates, but also new tunes from exciting artists! Check out the top albums we can’t wait to get our hands on in February!
Katy B — Little Red (Feb. 4)
We named British dance-pop sensation Katy B as one of our ‘Artists to Watch’ this year and we’re still very excited for the singer-songwriter’s second album coming out this month. The artist’s emotional yet danceable tunes remind us of Robyn and makes us want to cry and dance simultaneously. We dare you to watch Katy B’s latest performance of her new single Crying For No Reason below and not do either. Spoiler alert: you can’t.
Sam Roberts Band — Lo-Fantasy (Feb. 11)
Longtime faves here at Much, the Sam Roberts Band is back with their sixth studio album, Lo-Fantasy. Featuring rockin’ tracks like We’re All In This Together, Sam Roberts and co. are still sporting the same Canadiana rock ‘n roll sound we fell in love with in 2003 with Brother Down.
St. Vincent — St. Vincent (Feb. 24)
Indie-rock fans are dying for this one. Annie Clark a.k.a. guitar goddess St. Vincent may have released a collaborative album with rock legend David Byrne called Love This Giant in 2012, but it’s been three years since we’ve gotten a solo release from her. From the sounds and looks of the two singles we’ve heard from St. Vincent so far — Birth in Reverse and Digital Witness, the latter’s music video can be seen below — we are absolutely hooked.
Wild Beasts — Present Tense (Feb. 24)
British indie-rockers Wild Beasts have leaving been bigger and bigger impressions on the music world with each album and their fourth release Present Tense is bound to solidify them as a force to reckon with. With the pulsing, powerful new track Wanderlust, the band has already had us playing this track on repeat for weeks so we have some high expectations for the rest of the album.
Broken Bells — After the Disco (Feb. 4)
You can’t go wrong with a power duo like The Shins’ frontman James Mercer and superstar producer Danger Mouse (he was also one half of Gnarls Barkley). The two join forces again for their second album After the Disco four years after their super successful self-titled debut. Check out the lead single Holding On For Life below.
Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast — Martel (Feb. 11)
Remember Bedouin Soundclash? Well, it’s been four years since the band last released an album (2010′s Light the Horizon) and lead singer Jay Malinowski has left the reggae and ska influences behind for something more stripped down and personal. In his new project as Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast, Malinowski has released a series of letters written from the perspective of the singer’s grandfather, which forms the narrative behind this concept album. An accompanying book is slated to be published as well.
Angel Olsen — Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Feb. 18)
Angel Olsen is our new musical girl crush and what better time for your crush to release a new album than February. Thanks for the Valentine’s Day gift, Angel! This singer-songwriter’s second album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, promises to give us the same sultry guitar jams booming with reverb and echoing vocals that we will most definitely spin non-stop on our record players (trust us, this is gonna sound RIDICULOUS on vinyl).