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Next Week in Music | Feb. 11-17, 2019 • 130 New Albums Coming Your Way

Every new release that's going to rock your world in the next seven days. Or not.

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There are more than 130 albums, EPs and singles being released next week. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t blame me if things change at the last minute:


TOP ALBUMS

Broken Social Scene
Let’s Try the After Vol. 1
Here’s what the band said about their new EP: “The ceremony of dying generations without any guidelines for how to move forward makes these times easy for the mirror wars to continue. We can hide in the beauty of what has been stolen from us because somewhere there is mystery in not knowing. How can the ruined survive without a back up plan? Let’s try the after.” So, it’s a party record, then?


Florida Georgia Line
Can’t Say I Ain’t Country
Actually, I can. And I do. But it’s not their fault. BroDude 1 and BroDude 2 — I truly can’t be bothered to look up their names — didn’t turn country music into an endless series of shitty, soundalike hip-pop jams about cruising Main Street in small-town America, going to the honky-tonk on Saturday night and sitting on the hood of your pickup with a beer down at the fishing hole while your girlfriend dances in the moonlight in her Daisy Dukes. They just perpetuated it. Which is just as bad.


Avril Lavigne
Head Above Water
Several years ago I interviewed Lavigne. She wasn’t the most candid subject — mostly she just repeated the usual stock answers about how much she loves her life and her fans and touring and blah blah blah. Since then, she’s been through a divorce and a battle with Lyme disease. And now she’s 34. I’d like to think all those things could help her grow into a more forthcoming and exciting artist. Based on the Playmate-With-Guitar cover picture of her album, I kinda doubt it. But I guess we’ll see.


Tedeschi Trucks Band
Signs
Derek Trucks is at the opposite end of the interview spectrum from Avril Lavigne. As I’ve written before, he’s one of the nicest guys in music. His wife Susan Tedeschi isn’t so bad herself. Their latest album Signs was apparently recorded on tape in their backyard studio, and influenced by the deaths of friends, family and formative influences like Gregg Allman, Leon Russell and Butch Trucks, Derek’s uncle and former Allman Brothers Band-mate. Can’t wait. And I hope I get to interview him again sometime.


Dale Watson
Call Me Lucky
Everything I wrote about country music above? None of that applies to Dale Watson. He’s the real deal, and near as I can tell, has been for the past couple of decades. During that time, the hardworking Ameripolitan artist has put out a couple of dozen albums full of working-man odes built around his twangy licks and deep vocals. I don’t know if I’d call that lucky, but it’s pretty damned impressive. Maybe even more impressive than his ponpadour and sideburns. And the weekend games of Chickensh*t Bingo he runs at his own Big T Roadhouse outside San Antonio, Tex.


THE LONG LIST

Abjects | Never Give Up
Saba Alizadeh | Scattered Memories
Anemone | Beat My Distance
India.Arie | Worthy
Avantasia | Moonglow
Regina Belle | Show Me the Way: The Columbia Anthology
Betty Who | Betty
Ryan Bingham | American Love Song
Bjarki | Happy Earthday
Black Taffy | Elder Mantis
• Body Count | Carnivore
• Body-San | Midnight
Borstlap / Bruford | Sheer Reckless Abandon
David Bowie | Let’s Dance Remastered • Serious Moonlight (Live ’83) Remastered • Tonight Remastered • Glass Spider (Live Montreal ’87) Remastered • Never Let Me Down Remastered
• Kayla Brianna | Girl Talk
Hayes Carll | What It Is
• Casanova & 30 Roc | Free at Last
• Cat Empire | Stolen Diamonds
Chasms | The Mirage
C’mon Tigre | Racines
Copeland | Blushing
• Crystal Lake | Helix
Czarface & Ghostface Killah | Czarface Meets Ghostface
• Dates | Ask Again Later
Dead Obies | DEAD.
Dear Seattle | Don’t Let Go
• Stephen Eicher & Trakorkestar | Huh!
Robert Ellis | Texas Piano Man
Endon | Boy Meets Girl
Famous Dex | Wave Creator
Rosie Flores | Simple Case of the Blues
Folamour | Ordinary Drugs
• Frankie | Sta7ges EP
Jon Fratelli | Bright Night Flowers
FTR | Manners
Gobby | Beats by Gobby 2
Charles Wesley Godwin | Seneca
Golden Daze | Simpatico
• Good Shade | Way Out
Joey Graceffa | Kingdom EP
Larry Grenadier | The Gleaners
Heartstreets | Why Make Sense
Yaron Herman Trio | Songs of the Degrees
Hexvessel | All Tree
Holiday Ghosts | West Bay Playroom
Tom Holkenborg | Alita: Battle Angel
Homeshake | Helium
• Hot Flash Heat Wave | Mood Ring
Jared & The Mild | This Story is No Longer Available
Jensen Interceptor | The Ultimate Wave Riding Vehicle
Jethro Tull | This Was 50th Anniversary
• Eli Keszler | Empire
Chaka Khan | Hello Happiness
• Kid Buu | Blind For Love 2
Gladys Knight & The Pips | On and On: The Buddah / Columbia Anthology
Ladytron | Ladytron
Lazerbeak | Luther
Lilnedbigby | Mclovin
Frederic Lo | Hallelujah!
Long Ryders | Psychedelic Country Soul
• Lucki | Freewave 3
Hugh Marsh | Violinvocations
Michael McDermott | Orphans
• Methyl Ethyl | Triage
Millencolin | SOS
Maria Minerva & Cherushii | Maria Minerva & Cherushii
Rina Mushonga | In a Galaxy
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult | In the House of Strange Affairs
• Johnny Nash | Make a Wilderness
Natti Natasha | illumiNATTI
New Seekers | The Albums 1970-73
Nihiloxica | Biiri
Noctorum | Afterlife
Norvhar | Kauna
Nov3l | Novel
Nubiyan Twist | Jungle Run
J.S. Ondara | Tales of America
1K Phew | What’s Understood
One OK Rock | Eye of the Storm
Or To Not To | It Loved to Happen
Papoose | Underrated
Perfect Son | Cast
Picture This | MDRN LV
Piroshka | Brickbat
Elvis Presley | Best of the ’68 Comeback Special
• Project Pat, Keak Da Sneak, Kafani | Lean & Cookies
Pye Corner Audio | Hollow Earth
• Quinn XCII | From Michigan With Love
Boo Ray | Tennessee Alabama Fireworks
Gemma Ray | Psychgeology
• Bebe Rexha | Last Hurrah
Rotting Christ | The Heretics
RY X | Unfurl
• Cameron Sanderson | Cascade
Saor | Forgotten Paths
Saxophones | Desperately Seeking Suite
Kristen Lee Sergeant | Smolder
Ami Shavit | Yom Kippur 1973
• Ben Shemie | A Skeleton
Shook Twins | Some Good Lives
Sir Babygirl | Crush On Me
Skratch Snobs | Ye vs. Tay
• Sonic Dawn | Eclipse
Stats | Other People’s Lives
SWMRS | Berkeley’s On Fire
• Taemin | Want
• Elena Temnikova | Temnikova 4
Yann Tiersen | ALL
Tiger Lillies | Devil’s Fairground
Tourist | Everyday
24hrs | Vanentino Twenty
• Mark Vernon | Magneto Mori: Kilfinane
• Kanon Wakeshima | Decade
Seth Walker | Are You Open?
• Jeff Whalen | 10 More Rock Super Hits
• Wicca Phase Springs Eternal | Suffer On
• William the Conqueror | Bleeding on the Soundtrack
Carvin Winans | In the Softest Way
Woman’s Hour | Ephyra
Xylo | Pretty Sad EP
Trisha Yearwood | Let’s Be Frank
YGT | Sinking Ship
Yung Bleu | Bleu Vandross 2