First up on the list is Suburban Living and his full album stream. This week was the first I’d ever heard of this guy, but he is rad — one to keep tabs on, for sure. He’s from Virginia, but you wouldn’t guess it by his sound — a jangly, almost English-accented crooner with 80s synths atop Dream Pop (on the darker side at times). Young Ejecta follows with a spacey, synth-Pop album, and Dirty Dishes (yep, same ones from last week) finishes up with their full-fledged Grunge Rock, a mixture of 90s melancholy and Punk explosions.
Next up: The Bright Light Social Hour. With the news of their new album, the group provided a track premiere full of lush guitar medleys grooving in and out of danceable beats and warped southern Rock. It’s the only track this week, but totally worth your while. This is going to be one hell of an album.
What’s lacking in track premieres is made up entirely in the music videos that came out this week. Check out: The Black Ryder‘s gorgeously trippy “short film;” Jesse Harris‘ tribute to famed film director and illustrator Hayao Miyazaki; Tess Henley‘s idyllic romance; and Disappears‘ colorfully psychedelic (think lava lamps) world.
There it is. The foreshadowing of what an amazing year of music this is going to be! Make sure to keep an eye on all these artists — some very great things are bound to come.
Suburban Living: Full album stream via Nylon
Suburban Living out January 27 on PaperCup Music
Young Ejecta: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
The Planet out January 27 on Driftless Recordings
Dirty Dishes: Full album stream via Stereogum
Guilty out January 27 on Exploding in Sound
The Bright Light Social Hour: “Infinite Cities” track premiere via Huffington Post
Space Is Still the Place out March 10 on Frenchkiss Records
The Black Ryder: “Seventh Moon” music video premiere via Noisey
The Door Behind the Door out February 24 on The Anti Machine Machine
Jesse Harris: “Miyazaki” music video premiere via Juxtapoz
No Wrong No Right out February 10 on Dangerbird Records
Tess Henley: “Wonderland” music video premiere via Teen Vogue
Wonderland out February 10 on Hey! Listen to This!
Disappears: “Halcyon Days” music video premiere via Decoder
Irreal out now on kranky