11 albums we’re looking forward to in 2017

We’ve racked our brains, we’ve desperately searched the web and finally decided on 11 albums we’re stoked about in 2017. Here they are.

1) Alice Glass — TBD

From: Tiffiny (Indie Folk)

“I’m interested in seeing what Alice Glass creates as a solo artist, especially after her departure from Crystal Castles. She had one song released in 2015, so for an entire album to come out is going to be exciting!”

2) Julie Byrne — Not Even Happiness

From: Adisa (Acoustic Singer-Songwriters / Folk)

Released on January 27th via Ba Da Bing Records
“As uncertainty floods these next few months, Julie Bryne’s warm and enveloping voice will bring a bit of comfort even on the coldest of days.”

3) Neutral Milk Hotel — TBD

From: Danielle (Singer-songwriter)

“Jeff Mangum’s voice is what got me through high school, and I have no doubt that even ten years later his music will be just as impactful.”

4) Pile — A Hairshirt Of Purpose

From: Shannon (Lo-Fi, Garage & Psych Rock)

“Pile was one of my most listened to artist of 2016. I dug deep into their discography on Bandcamp and became hooked, with Jerk Routine becoming my anthem for longer runs. I heared a couple of tracks off their upcoming album when they played in Brooklyn and they shred. Looking forward to more punk/post rock goodness as their sound continues to evolve!”

5) Charisma.com — TBD

From: Bryan (Alternative Rock)

“You’d be sick of me bringing this deceptively angry Japanese pop/rock/rap duo up by now if they weren’t the greatest thing to ever happen to you. I would be too.”

6) Nadia Reid — Preservation

From: Laura (Modern Eclectic)

“Because her voice is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. #TourAmerica!”

7) Dirty Projectors — TBD

From: Caroline (Indie Pop)

“Dave Longstreth’s majestic pop experimentation, combined with the vocal gymnastics of bandmates like Amber Coffman, have solidified Dirty Projectors’ status in my own personal Hall of Fame. Their new single, “Keep Your Name,” is haunting and mysterious — much like the rumors that this will be the band’s last release ever.”

8) Chuck Berry — Chuck

From: Colby (Alternative Country)

“Chuck Berry is putting out his first album in 38 years. Chuck! Berry! Yes. THAT 90 year old Chuck Berry. I’ve got one part morbid curiosity about this and one part great faith in humanity that this is going to be awesome.”

No new song yet, but this’ll give you an idea:

9) Dua Lipa — TBD

From: Damien (Dance Pop)

“Dua is ERRTHANG… ‘nuff said! ;)”

10) St. Vincent — TBD

From: Tash (Synthie Indie Pop)

“There is no other reason than Annie Clark being a complete badass and owning everything she does. She goes full out and commits to style, sound and vocals. And she’s just weird, with a capital W.”

11) Alexandra Savior — Belladonna of Sadness

From: Julia (Eclectic Folk)

“I’ve fallen in love with Alexandra Savior late-ish 2016, when I randomly found her on the internet. She just has this dreamy, gorgeous voice that she uses to accentuate her melancholy, kind of French songs. Great pop noir. Her debut is out in April, so stay tuned.”

+ 2 bonus albums

We’d be remiss to leave out these two albums we’re also pumped for. Both bands just happen to be playing our Planned Parenthood Benefit at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on Monday, January 23. Join us for to support the incredible work of PP and get a preview of their upcoming albums!

12) RIPS — TBD

From Brooklyn, NY, RIPS is one of the hardest working bands around. Drawing influence from late ’70s NYC bands like Television, The Feelies, and Student Teachers, the band is putting the finishing touches on their debut album, produced by Parquet Courts’ Austin Brown. Expect it in the spring.

13) Cones — Whatever You’re Into

Living in LA, the Rosen brothers (aka Cones) have been playing music together for years and just completed their debut EP Whatever You’re Into. Most recently, they toured as Eleanor Friedberger’s backing band across North America. Jonathan is an animator who has done videos for Toro y Moi, Delicate Steve, Eleanor Friedberger and more (incl. the preview video below)! His brother Michael is a commercial/film composer and experiential sound artist.

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