It's officially March 1st. Hooray! Right? Overall, most would say March is a pretty dull time of year. Spring feels so close, but at the same time, ages away, and all the while, we're all scrambling to figure out why we owe the government money. So yeah, March actually sucks. But not this year! Although you're irritably struggling to determine if the weather calls for a winter coat or light jacket, this month's new music releases will help lessen the stress.
Here are five albums that we're looking forward to this month, in chronological order:
Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse (3/5)
We enjoyed Trevor Powers' latest psychedelic record so much that we reviewed it a week early
. Powers guides you through a twinkling hour-long journey into your own adolescent innocence. It's a lethargic experience that shouldn't be missed, especially during such a dull time of year.
Shooter Jennings - The Other Life (3/12)
It's an album with a plot accompanied by a feature-length film. It's so outrageous and terrifying that it has to be incredible.
Low - The Invisible Way (3/19)
Earlier this week, after hearing a new single from Low, as well as one from Iron and Wine, we explored the art of remaining relevant
. Throughout the past 20 years, Low has managed to freshen themselves while staying true to their roots like no other, and for that, we're thrilled to get the full experience in their 10th studio album, The Invisible Way
Phosphorescent - Muchacho (3/19)
Following the success of his fifth full-length, Here's to Taking It Easy
, Phosphorescent - aka Matthew Houck - presents us with Muchacho
. If the tracks on this album uphold the blissful tones of the single, "Song For Zula", we might chalk it up as one of our fresh favorites of 2013.
The Strokes - Comedown Machine (3/26)
The Strokes' previous album, Angles
, hit a nerve in a large amount of their devoted fan base. Of course we're stoked to hear the album, and according to the fan comments on Soundcloud
, the new single "All The Time" is definitely a Strokes song.