New Music Friday, Jan. 29, 2021

New Music Friday on The High Note

It’s the last New Music Friday of January and it sure feels like it. Temperatures aren’t going to get above freezing today in Atlantic City and the list of new album releases is getting longer.

First, I’ll start where I normally don’t – yesterday. Both The Alchemist and Taylor Swift both released new projects Jan. 28 – the latter is another chapter in the “Folklore” series and the former is on quite a roll with “Carry the Fire.”

Now that we’re all caught up, there are so many new releases today that it’s hard to pick my favorites. So far I’m loving the new album by the queen of the Queen City, Ani DiFranco. I also am looking forward to the debut by singer Arlo Parks and the latest from Celeste. I also really like what I heard from Nahawa Doumbia.

Philadelphia folker Langhorne Slim has a new album and THe Besnard Lakes are also back with a new collection of songs. Weezer is also back with one of two new albums this year that is sure to please fans and Madlib and Four Tet have created an incredible collaboration with “Sound Ancestors.”

For the funky, jazz and orchestral lovers out there, don’t sleep on the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, bassist William Parker’s voluminous collection and the finger stylings of Yasmin Williams on “Urban Driftwood.”

As always, don’t be afraid to let me know what I missed and what you like in the comments below and on social media. If you’re new to this, my most anticipated albums are below in bold in addition to everything else.

New Album Releases – Friday, January 29, 2021

The Alchemist – Carry the Fire
Taylor Swift – The “Forever Is the Sweetest Con” Chapter
Accept – Too Mean to Die
Aldious – Evoke II 2010-2020
Ani DiFranco – Revolutionary Love
Annisokay Aurora
Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
Baio – Dead Hand Control
Balthazar – Sand
The Besnard Lakes – The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings
Black Honey – Written and Directed
Black Pistol – Fire Look Alive
The Body – I’ve Seen All I Need to See
Buke and Gase and So Percussion – A Record Of
Celeste – Not Your Muse
Chip – Snakes and Ladders
Chris Garneau – The Kind
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio – I Told You So
Fredo – Money Can’t Buy Happiness
Goat Girl – On All Fours
Harakiri for the Sky – Mære
Keaton Henson – Supernova — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Langhorne Slim – Strawberry Mansion
Lia Ices – Family Album
Lucero – When You Found Me
The Luka State – Fall In Fall Out
Madlib and Four Tet – Sound Ancestors
Martin Gore – The Third Chimpanzee
Minotaur Shock – Qi
Needlepoint – Walking Up That Valley
The Notwist – Vertigo Days
Portrayal of Guilt – We Are Always Alone
PrettyMuch – Smackables
Remedy – Drive Imago Amor
Soen – Imperial
Steven Wilson -The Future Bites
Tribulation – Where the Gloom Becomes Sound
Weezer – OK Human
William Parker – Migration of Silence Into and Out of the Tone World
Anna B Savage – A Common Turn
Yasmin Williams – Urban Driftwood
Tom Furse – Ecstatic Meditations
Divide And Dissolve – Gas Lit
Nahawa Doumbia – Nahawa
Albertine Sarges – The Sticky Fingers
J Mascis – Fed Up And Feeling Strange – Live And In Person 1993-1998
Modern Hinterland – Diving Bell
Cobalt Chapel – Orange Synthetic