Pixx

Pixx, a 21 year-old British singer, will debut with Age of Anxiety in June.

Borrowing the album’s title from W.H. Auden’s final poem, “I Bow Down” is the early single.

“I Bow Down”

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey with a new song, “Love”, an ode to the theme of most of her oeuvre.

“Love”

Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers’ debut EP Now That the Light is Fading features “Alaska”, a song that went viral in 2016.

This Maryland native combines folk and electronica on this 5-song introduction that also includes the new single “On and Off”.

“Alaska”

“On and Off”

Troi Irons

Troi Irons is a young musician out of L.A.

She can sing, she can play and her first EP Turbulence is only the beginning.

Expect many great musical moments from her to come, but begin with “Today”, a song of suicide.

(Free download from her website if you join her “Turbulence Club”)

“Today”

Blondie

In May of 2017 we will have a new Blondie album, their 11th, 41 years after their debut.

Deborah Harry and Chris Stein explored and expanded their songwriting on Pollinator by collaborating with other musicians.

“Fun” is the early single co-written with David Sitek of TV on the Radio.

Aimee Mann

The truly wonderful Aimee Mann will give us her 9th album at the very end of March.

Mental Illness has been 5 years in the making and she simply gets better and better. How we adore her.

“Goose Snow Cone” is the opening track.

“Goose Snow Cone”

Real Estate

Real Estate come forth with a new album, In Mind, in March.

Since their last album Matt Mondanile, one of the founding members has left to concentrate on his band Ducktails.

Pleased that the band’s melodic sounds continue as heard in the first single “Darling”.

“Darling”

Depeche Mode

Protests songs are slowly emerging. We will feature them here as them become available.

Depeche Mode will include “Where’s the Revolution” on their album Spirit in March.

A bit lyrically mundane but the spirit is there and this is only the beginning.

Austra

Austra’s new album, Future Politics, incorporates a variety of electronic styles.

We must also note that this Toronto-based band wrote Future Politics before the events of the last half of 2016.

“I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” is the gorgeous single.

Dropkick Murphys

Powerful new song from Boston’s Dropkick Murphys.

“Paying My Way” about the scourge of addiction from the new album 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory.

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire and the great Mavis Staples raise their voices in these troubled times.

All proceeds benefit the ACLU.

“I Give You Power” Arcade Fire featuring Mavis Staples

Fiona Apple

Thank you Fiona Apple.

Chant for the Women’s March.

“Tiny Hands-Chant for the Women’s March”

“Tiny Hands-DJ Matt Bailer remix”

TEN FÉ

TEN FÉ is the London duo Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan.

Their debut album Hit the Light posts in February.

“Overflow” is the irresistible song that opens the album.

“Overflow”

London Grammar

I adored London Grammar’s 2013 debut album If You Wait.

The new single from this English trio features the haunting vocals of Hannah Reid. “Rooting For You” begins acapella.

“Rooting For You”

Nine Inch Nails

The end of the year is always a slow time for new music releases. This year is no exception save a new Nine Inch Nails EP.

Trent Reznor delivers music on his own unusual timetable.

Not the Actual Events is a 5-song extended play with the heavy “Burning Bright (Field on Fire)”.

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