Tuned In: Week of January 20, 2023

We’re not even a month in, and 2023 is blitzing by. Personally, I came out of my holiday hibernation to find that we’re already weeks into January. And boy, is there a lot of music coming out already.

If you need some help staying up, here’s what’s coming out this week.

The C.I.A. – Surgery Channel

This supergroup trio includes Denée and Ty Segall and Emmett Kelly. The project makes heavy use of harsh electronics and crisp, intimate production to create pop music that is as unsettling as it is alluring.

Dave Rowntree – Radio Songs

It’s been a long time since Blur called it quits, and while drummer Dave Rowntree has certainly kept himself busy with animation and space exploration (he was involved with the Beagle 2 mission to Mars), he hasn’t released much music. That all changes this week with Radio Songs, his first solo record.

Dosser – Violent Pictures / Violent Sounds

This week, the Baltimore indie rockers Dosser release their debut record, Violent Pictures/Violent Sounds, offering up 90s tinged anthems sure to thrill fans of Dinosaur Jr, Smashing Pumpkins, and Superchunk.

Guided By Voices – La La Land

Speaking of 90s alt rock, cult heroes Guided By Voices are set to release their thirty-eighth studio record. La La Land is their first of two records announced for this year, so GBV fans are sure to be eating well.

Heroes and Monsters – Heroes and Monsters

This might be the trio’s debut, but their resumés include names like Slash, Alice Cooper, and Evanescence. On this new project, these hardened vets seek to conjure the power of old-school hard rock with modern pop sensibilities.

John Cale – Mercy

The legendary experimentalist returns with his seventeenth solo record. This time around, he’s joined by a host of guest stars, including Animal Collective, Weyes Blood, and Sylvan Esso.

Ladytron – Time’s Arrow

The English electropop outfit is back with Time’s Arrow, their second album since returning from hiatus. Now in their fourth decade, the group continues to press into increasingly immaculate synthscapes and infectious hooks.

Låplsey – Cautionary Tales of Youth

British art popper Låpsley returns with her third record. Much of the album reflects on the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic, especially the single “Dial Two Seven” which is about a trip to South Africa in early 2020 that found her quarantining in an unfamiliar place.

Mac Demarco – Five Easy Hot Dogs

This latest release from the slacker rock poster boy includes fourteen tracks that were recorded on a road trip between Los Angeles and Utah.

Måneskin – Rush!

Hot off their Grammy nod for Best New Artist, Italian rock trio Måneskin offer up their third record. The first since becoming breakout stars, Rush! is sure to offer plenty of what brought them so much hype in the first place.

New Found Glory – Make the Most of It

The pop punk icons new offering is a little different. The entire full length is acoustic, putting their peerless melodies and hooks on full display.

Sampa the Great – As Above So Below

The Pandemic saw Zambian zinger/rapper returning to the nation of her birth. Her first record since moving back to homeland, As Above So Below sees her infusing plentiful Zambian folk influences into her unique brand of hip hop.

We Are Scientists – Lobes

The nerdy alt rockers continue to offer their consistent flavor of tongue-in-cheek geek rock with Lobes, their eighth record.

What are you most excited for? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!

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