#NewMusicFriday January 14th: What’s New In Music This Week-12 Sensational Projects You Need To Hear!

Check Out This Week’s Best Sounding New Music Releases!

Every #NewMusicFriday, we pick a bunch of the best-sounding new albums so you can get your audiophile music fix!… As usual, it’s a very eclectic mix (Albums are arranged with more traditional audiophile genres like Jazz and Blues at the top, and the non-traditional audiophile stuff towards the bottom). Check out the TIDAL streams below!

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1. Fazer-“Plex”

Fazer’s music cannot simply be described as Jazz; the Munich band is shaped by the experimental pop music of Talk Talk, the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti, the Krautrock of Can and the dub techno of Rhythm & Sound, but masterfully take aspects of all this and more, to create their own sonic identity.

2. Anna von Hausswolff-“Live At Montreaux Jazz Festival”

“Across six pieces, Anna von Hausswolff performs sensational renditions of fan-favorites from the two beloved albums; The Miraculous and Dead Magic, with the backing of a full band including additional vocals from her sister/cinematographer Maria von Hausswolff”

3. The Lumineers-“Brightside”

Multi-platinum selling GRAMMY-nominated band The Lumineers are back with their fourth record, BRIGHTSIDE. Coming off the success of their darkly cinematic third record III, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites’ latest work is their most spontaneous and joyous yet, featuring their ever-more-sophisticated songwriting and arranging and production from longtime producer and friend Simone Felice. The lead single and title track “BRIGHTSIDE, ” recorded in just one day, sets off the album with an anthemic bang, touching on themes of love and American life and featuring the foot-stomping, arena-filling sound the band has become beloved for worldwide.”

4. Mathias Gundhus-“New Tattoo”

5. LaBelle-“Éclat”

6. Cat Power-“Covers”

“Cat Power returns with Covers, Chan Marshall’s third album of her celebrated reinterpretations of songs by classic and contemporary artists.”

7. The Wombats-“Fix Yourself Not The World”

“15 years into their career, one of Britain’s most adored live bands The Wombats return with Fix Yourself, Not The World. The album takes listeners on a rollercoaster journey of emotions. With the lead singer Murph’s incredible lyrics and the band’s ever-changing, though yet familiar musical sound in the front, the album is about realizing that the world won’t change until you look at yourself and change for the better first. Recording remotely over the past year from their respective homes, the band has worked with acclaimed producers Mark Crew (Rag’N’Bone Man, Bastille) and Jacknife Lee (U2, Kasabian, Catfish & The Bottlemen) to produce some of the most captivating and engaging music of their career.”

8. Bonobo-“Fragments”

“Bonobo has announced Fragments, a new album that will be released January 14, 2022, along with a 2022 world tour. Along with the announcement, Bonobo has also shared the lead single “Rosewood.” Fragments is the most emotionally intense record that he – aka Simon Green – has ever had to make. It’s no surprise that it’s also his masterpiece.

9. Ric Chavez-“This Is The Halfway Point”

10. Earl Sweatshirt-“SICK!”

11. Cordae-“From A Birds Eye View”

12. Jim Jones-“Gangsta Grillz: We Set the Trends”

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