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No Ones & Alicia Keys Top Today’s Album Announcements

Can you guess which one I care about — and which one I don't?

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There are two kinds of people in this world — or at least in my world: Those who care about a new album from Alicia Keys, and those who care about a new album from Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. Let’s start with the one that’s clearly more important: The No Ones, the new “bi-continental” collaboration featuring Buck, McCaughey, Frode Strømstad and Arne Kjeisrud Mathisen. Their full-length debut album The Great Lost No Ones Album comes out March 27. You can hear first single No One Falls Alone on today’s Indie Roundup page. Sez their press release: “Stretching from Norway through Athens, Georgia to the northwest corner of the United States, and consisting of members from R.E.M., I Was A King, The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, etc., The No Ones are classic two guitars, bass, and drums, sounding like what you might expect, only different, more-so, and better! The 13-track album was recorded in June 2017, at Type Foundry by Adam Selzer in Portland, OR, and features Patterson Hood (Straight Into The Bridge and Sweet Home Mississippi), Darren Hanlon (All You Need Is Rain, Too Blind To Believe, Turn Again), Andrew Reiger and Davey Wrathgabar (Dream Something Else), Lucy Parnell (Sun Station Vadsø), and Debbi Peterson (Gone). With music by the collective and lyrics by McCaughey about abduction, interstellar mysteries, witchcraft, climate change, gentrification, and the desolation of the soul, their vocal harmonies and psychedelic flourishes fuse the sunny turbulent sounds of the ‘60s with the darkness and decay of present day.” Works for me. As for the other group: Singer-keyboardist and new Grammys host Keys supposedly has a self-titled album arriving March 20. Yay? As always, scroll down to see the rest of today’s announcements, or hit the Upcoming Releases page to peep the entire list.

January 24

Flat Earth | Flat Earth
Ezra Furman | Sex Education Original Soundtrack

February 14

Black Swan | Shake The World
Cultdreams | The Piano Sessions EP
Tan Cologne | Cave Vaults on the Moon in New Mexico

February 21

Beauts | Dalliance
Dave Sewelson | More Music For A Free World

February 28

The Blind Staggers | Doing Alright… Considering
Bullion | We Had a Good Time
Ross McHenry | Nothing Remains Unchanged
Ben Seretan | Youth Pastoral

March 6

We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want | Danzindan​-​Pojidon Vinyl Reissue

March 13

Astroturf Noise | Astroturf Noise
CocoRosie | Put the Shine On
Dirt Woman | The Glass Cliff
Ren | Teenage Angst
Hilary Woods | Birthmarks

March 20

Alicia Keys | Alicia
Porches | Ricky Music

March 27

Bon Iver | Blood Bank 10th Anniversary Edition
The Heavy Eyes | Love Like Machines
Nap Eyes | Snapshot of a Beginner
The No Ones | The Great Lost No Ones

April 3

Alec Benjamin | These Two Windows
The Frogs | 1st

April 10

Jackie Lynn | Jacqueline