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Black Keys & Black Crowes Top Today’s Album Announcements

Here are two upcoming spring releases to add to your music calendar.

Black is the official colour of the day here at the Upcoming Releases desk, thanks to a pair of potentially great new albums heading your way this spring:


1 | The Black Keys announced that their star-studded 12th studio album Ohio Players arrives April 5. To whet your appetite, they just dropped the single Beautiful People (Stay High). Written by The Black KeysDan Auerbach and Patrick Carney with longtime friends Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and Beck, the celebratory, joyful cut is one of several songs on the album that feature collaborations between the band and friends / colleagues like Noel Gallagher, Greg Kurstin and others. Watch Beautiful People (Stay High) below:

2 | The Black Crowes say they’re “leaving the bullshit in the past” and releasing their first new album of original material in 15 years. Happiness Bastards, due March 15, will be their 10th studio LP. Since The Black Crowes reunited in 2019, they’ve made a triumphant return to form with over 150 shows spanning 20 countries worldwide, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Shake Your Money Maker, the album that put them on the map. Upon their return from the road, they knew they needed something new to show for their lost time. So Chris and Rich Robinson and longtime bassist Sven Pipien headed to the studio with producer Jay Joyce in early 2023 and the experiences of years past transcribed themself through the music as the band found their way back to their roots. Check out first single Wanting and Waiting below:


And of course, there are plenty more new releases where they came from. Here are the rest of today’s announcements. And don’t forget to visit the Upcoming Releases page to see all the new albums, EPs, singles, box sets, compilations, anthologies, retrospectives, soundtracks, vinyl reissues and cassettes on the way:



January 19

TamTam | Ramble In The Rainbow

January 26

Acumen | Mark VII
BedouinBedouin | Temple Of Dreams Remixes Part 5
Enemic Interior | III
R.A.P. Ferreira & Fumitake Tamura | The First Fist to Make Contact When We Dap
Heavy Seas | Distortion Days
Papa Jon | It Will Get Good Later
Eli Rose | Hypersensible Deluxe Edition
Skyjelly | Spirit Guide ح​ق​ي​ق​ة

February 2

Birds in Row & Coilguns | You and I in the Gap
KMFDM | Let Go
Aroop Roy | Re Buele EP
Ches Smith | Laugh Ash
Switch & Moka Only | The Mothership EP
The Thing | The Thing Is
Various Artists | Crosstown Rebels present Spirits VI
Jessica Zambri | Intuitive Voicing

February 9

Alan Doyle | Welcome Home
Ibaaku | Joola Jazz
Slightest Clue | Carousel EP
The Sorcerers | I Too Am A Stranger
Yellowcard | A Hopeful Sign

February 16

Gentlemen Rogues | Surface Noise
Steve Maddock | Jack Of All Trades
Mike McGinnis + 9 | Outing: Road​*​Trip II
Various Artists | Olindo Records: Discomoda Salsa de Venezuela 1964​-​1977

February 23

Church Of Trees | Transience
Cuntroaches | Cuntroaches

March 1

Kay Adams | Little Pink Mack
Dead Root Revival | The Controller’s Exam
Gab De La Vega | Life Burns
NPVR | 33 34

March 8

Callum Allardice | Cinematic Light Orchestra
Flying Moon In Space | Zwei Remixes
Kill The Lights | Death Melodies
Chris Potter | Eagle’s Point

March 15

Australysis | Dualling
The Black Crowes | Happiness Bastards
Whom Gods Destroy | Insanium

March 22

Blanket | Ceremonia
Olivia Chaney | Circus Of Desire
Cor.Ece, Bad Colours | Been Here Before
Dancing Plague | Elogium

March 29

Various Artists | See You Next Year 2

April 5

The Black Keys | Ohio Players
Cedric Burnside | Hill Country Love
Vittorio Grigòlo | Verissimo
Gustaf | Package Pt. 2

April 12

GospelbeacH | Wiggle Your Fingers
Teiku | Teiku

April 26

Cris Jacobs | One Of These Days