New Music Friday, Feb. 26, 2021

New Music Friday on The High Note

Do Australians just play by their own rules? I’m not talking about football – I’m talking about both Nick Cave, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard coming out with new albums on a Thursday. I’m not hating on them, I just want a heads up next time to look for new music on a Thursday.

For the rest of us who are checking out New Music Friday on this Feb. 26, the last for the month, there are some new albums from old favorites like Alice Cooper, Willie Nelson and Neil Young.

I’m most stoked about a  new album from my favorite punk rock band, NOFX, but also fellow Warped Tour performers Melvins have an album out today as well.

Probably most worth the listening time is the new albums from Adrian Younge as well as Julien Baker. I’m also looking forward to checking out new albums from Menahan Street Band, Cloud Nothings, Of Mice and Men, Curtis Salgado, Sam Dew, Karima Walker and Glitterer.

It’s a pretty packed New Music Friday, so be sure to let me know what you are listening to on social media and in the comments below. As always, the complete list of albums released Friday, Feb. 26 is below in no particular order with my most anticipated albums in bold.

New Album Releases – Thursday, February 25, 2021

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Carnage
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – L.W.

New Album Releases – Friday, February 26, 2021

Adrian Younge – The American Negro
Alice Cooper – Detroit Stories
Altın Gün – Yol
Architects – For Those That Wish to Exist
Balthazar – Sand
Blanck Mass – In Fernaux
Bonfire – Roots
Bonnie Tyler – The Best Is Yet to Come
C. Tangana – El Madrileño
Cloud Nothings – The Shadow I Remember
Curren$y – Collection Agency
Danny L Harle – Harlecore
Dax Pierson – Nerve Bumps (A Queer Divine Dissatisfaction)
Deap Vally – Digital Dream
Digga D – Made in the Pyrex
Einherjer – North Star
Empyrium – Über den Sternen
Epica – Omega
Evergrey – Escape of the Phoenix
Frànçois and The Atlas Mountains – Banane Bleue
Helstar – Clad in Black
James Johnston and Steve Gullick – We Travel Time
James Newton – Howard Raya and the Last Dragon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Jimmy Edgar – Cheetah Bend
Joanna Connor – 4801 South Indiana Avenue
Joe Chambers – Samba de Maracatu
Joseph Williams – Denizen Tenant
Julien Baker – Little Oblivions
Kreator-  Under the Guillotine
Lucy Spraggan – Choices
Lydia Luce – Dark River
Madison Beer – Life Support
Maxïmo Park – Nature Always Wins
Melvins – Working with God
Menahan Street Band – The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band
Moonspell – Hermitage
Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Way Down in the Rust Bucket
NOFX – Single Album
Of Mice and Men – Timeless
Payroll Giovanni and Cardo Another Day Another Dollar
PJ Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea – Demos
Richard Barbieri – Chosen Spells
Robin Schulz – IIII
Roosevelt – Polydans
Sam Dew – Moonlit Fools
Sheppard – Kaleidoscope Eyes
Shordie Shordie and Murda Beatz – Memory Lane
Slowly Slowly – Race Car Blues Chapter Two
Smerz – Believer
Stereolab – Electrically Possessed [Switched On Volume 4]
Steve Lukather – I Found the Sun Again
Willie Nelson – That’s Life
A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Invisible Cities
Wonho – Love Synonym #2: Right for Us
SHINee – Don’t Call Me
Hello Cosmos – Dream Harder
Lost Horizons – In Quiet Moments
Mavi – End of the Earth
John Tejada – Year Of The Living Dead
Curtis Salgado – Damage Control
Karima Walker – Waking the Dreaming Body
Cabaret Voltaire – Shadow Of Funk
The Boys with Perpetual Nervousness – Songs From Another Life
Chris Pierce – American Silence
Glitterer – Life Is Not A Lesson
Don Cherry – Cherry Jam