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Alejandro Escovedo’s Echo Dancing Tops A Massive List Of Upcoming Albums

The Texas singer-guitarist returns this spring — along with plenty of company.

Sometimes this gig can give you whiplash. We all just spent the better part of a month looking back at everything that happened in 2023. Now, less than two weeks into the new year, we’ve already got hundreds of upcoming albums to look forward to — including more than 70 new additions to the list today.

Of course, not all upcoming albums are created equal. There are some things I naturally look forward to more than others — and few things I await more eagerly than a new release from Alejandro Escovedo. So I am happy to report that the criminally underappreciated Texas singer-guitarist has just announced that Echo Dancing, his first new album in five years, arrives this spring. Ironically, it finds Escovedo moving forward by looking backward, revamping and updating a slate of previously recorded songs.

“I always feel that a well-written song can withstand a lot of abuse,” he says. “Turning a past song inside out leads to discovery of new ideas you might not have understood about the song. Even lyrical refurbishing has proven helpful and effective. It’s like interpreting your own work anew. The songs never seem to be complete. They are always evolving.”

Check out the album’s first single — a dusty blues-funk take on his 1992 roots ballad Bury Me, originally from his first solo album Gravity — below. Then peruse the rest of today’s announcements, including titles from Daniel Romano, Gentle Giant, Secret Sisters, Shabazz Palaces and plenty more. And don’t forget to visit the Upcoming Releases page regularly to see all the music worth looking forward to in 2024.


January 12

Flevans | Where I Hide Single
Rosie Frater-Taylor | Twenties
Zvrra | Street2Space

January 19

Drumskull | Scrolling Shooter
Oceanvs Orientalis & Idil Mese | Heart Pieces

January 26

Damsel Elysium | Whispers from Ancient Vessels
Yussef Dayes | Live From Malibu
Gabi Hartmann | Little Songlines
Purulency | Transcendent Unveiling of Dimensions

February 2

Hauntologist | Hollow
Ewan Jansen | Chroma Sea EP
Skyjack | Light Cycle
Die T​ö​dliche Doris | Im Bausatz

February 9

Thomas Bangalter | Daaaaaalí! Soundtrack
Capiuz | Newfound Intimacy
Drift | 11 Points in Time
Gentlebutterfly | Interview with David
Felipe Gordon | Flutes of Gold
Johnny Mafia | 2024: Ann​é​e Du Dragon
Benjamin Russell | Pleasure Center
Throat | Blood Exaltation
Various Artists | City Music Tokyo: Multiple

February 16

Aadja | Pyrocbs
Prize Horse | Under Sound

February 23

Erika de Casier | Still
Gentle Giant | The Missing Piece: Steven Wilson Remix
Ghost Funk Orchestra | A Trip To The Moon
Guiltless | Thorns
Meiko Kaji | Gincho Wataridori Reissue
Ngwaka Son Systéme | Iboto Ngenge
Phil & The Tiles | Double Happiness
Schubmodul | Lost In Kelp Forest
The Splendids ft. Eamon | Cry Baby Cry / Blame My Heart
Various Artists | A Special Radio/TV Record: Nr. 23
Whitelands | Night​-​bound Eyes Are Blind To The Day

March 1

BrhyM | Deep Sea Vents
Rik Emmett | Diamonds: The Best of the Hard Rock Years 1990-1995
Jad Fair | Film Music
Jad Fair | 100 Songs (A Master Class In Songwriting)
Hardline | Double Eclipse Reissue
Lysistrata | Veil
Daniel Romano | Too Hot To Sleep
Linda Smith | Nothing Else Matters Reissue
Linda Smith | So I Liked Spring Reissue
Spineshank | Self-Destructive Pattern Reissue
Bruce Sudano | Talkin’ Ugly Truth, Tellin’ Pretty Lies
Various Artists | Priscilla Soundtrack
Virvon Varvon | Four Bars Of Hate
Waldo’s Gift | Beat Tape Vol. II

March 8

Anja Huwe | Codes
The Swedish Railway Orchestra | Once Upon A Time…
Torrey | Torrey
Xmal Deutschland | Early Singles (1981-1982)
Xmal Deutschland | Incubus Succubus
Xmal Deutschland | Schwarze Welt

March 15

Aardvark | Tough Love
Jared Adams | Mystic Humanism
Federico Ughi | Infinite Cosmos Calling You You You, Vol. 1
Mark Wingfield | The Gathering ft. Gary Husband, Asaf Sirkis, Tony Levin, Percy Jones

March 22

Coeo | Planet Earth EP
Rosali | Bite Down
Salt Cathedral | Before It’s Gone

March 29

Alejandro Escovedo | Echo Dancing
The Secret Sisters | Mind, Man, Medicine
Shabazz Palaces | Exotic Birds of Prey
Jon Snodgrass | Barge At Will

April 5

Acid Mammoth | Supersonic Megafuana Collision
Kabir Dalawari | Last Call
Sleepmakeswaves | It’s Here, But I Have No Names For It

April 12

Lynks | Abomination

April 19 + 20 (Record Store Day)

David Bowie | Waiting In The Sky: Before The Starman Came To Earth Vinyl
Michael Feuerstack | Eternity Mongers