2024’s New Music Releases & Upcoming Albums

2024’s New Music Releases & Upcoming Albums

Atwood Magazine’s staff works together to compile this regularly updated guide to upcoming and new music releases. Check back here for a calendar of the albums, EPs, mixtapes, and projects we’re anticipating (and most excited about) in 2024!
For more, visit our Artists to Watch and Artist Discoveries pages to see whose music has captured our ears and our hearts.
Click on the artist’s name to read our interviews and reviews of their music, and stay tuned for more to come as we continue to build up this page!
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January 2024

January 12 Album Releases

1/12 Lily SeabirdAlas, (independent)

Burlington, Vermont-based artist-to-watch Lily Seabird calls her sophomore album “an expression of grief, but it’s also for letting go.” Inspired by loss, coming of age, and lingering sadness, Alas, is the indie folk singer/songwriter and producer’s follow-up to 2021’s Beside Myself, and promises to be an achingly intimate and all-consuming experience: An album leaning hard into grief, healing, and one soul’s unbridled, unabridged reflections on what it means to live, to love, and to exist in this world. – Mitch Mosk

“NOTHING IS PERMANENT”: INSIDE LILY SEABIRD’S DARK, DYNAMIC, & HOPEFUL LP ‘ALAS,’ A RECORD OF GRIEF & LETTING GO

:: FEATURE ::

1/12 Harrison StormWonder, Won’t You? (Nettwerk Music Group)

Eight years and five EPs into his career, Australian singer/songwriter Harrison Storm invites audiences everywhere to join him on a deeply introspective journey of inward connection. Produced by Dustin Tebbutt, Wonder, Won’t You? is at once expansive and insular: An emotive ten-song journey aching with glowing acoustic guitars, colorful, subtle sonic beds, and Storm’s own gentle, glistening, shiver-inducing voice. – Mitch Mosk
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Harrison Storm's Debut LP 'Wonder, Won't You?' Is an Intimate Indie Folk Diary of Human Experience

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1/12 Marika HackmanBig Sigh (Chrysalis Records)

Marika Hackman’s Big Sigh is an ode to anhedonia, taking its place as a sympathetic friend in the anthology of numbness. Returning to the intimacy of her earliest projects, the English singer/songwriter’s latest revolves around a slew of bittersweet instrumentation paired with perceptive production, accounting for all the little details. – Nasim Elyasi
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Marika Hackman on Her Provocative & Piercing 'Big Sigh'

:: INTERVIEW ::

1/12 The VaccinesPick-Up Full of Pink Carnations (Thirty Tigers)

British indie legends The Vaccines are back with their sixth record, Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations. Blending the sounds of their first and fourth records, Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations is achingly introspective, grounded, and focused on loss felt during human existence. The band pull apart the fabric of who they are as musicians and people in a record set to define the course of their futures. – David Roskin
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The Vaccines' Justin Young on the Space Between Reality & Expectation in 'Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations'

:: INTERVIEW ::

1/12 VacationsNo Place Like Home (Nettwerk Music Group)

Newcastle, Australia DIY woozy pop group Vacations had nothing short of a breakthrough in 2023, and are riding that sweet momentum into 2024 with the January 12 release of their third record, No Place Like Home. A representation of “fall[ing] back in love with music and so much else in [his] life,” lead singer and guitarist Campbell Burns along with the rest of the band dive into a beautiful discussion of personal growth with the perfect blend of lofi-synth, indie-poppy hooks and bright melodies. – Miles Campbell

1/12 Nailah HunterLovegaze (Fat Possum)

1/12 Wild ChildEnd of the World (Reba’s Ranch Records)

1/12 Kid CudiINSANO (Republic Records)

January 19 Album Releases

1/19 Keyon HarroldForeverland (Concord Jazz)

With his third album, Foreverland, trumpeter and composer Keyon Harrold will keep his brand of hip-hop-tinged trumpet-playing alive and strong. “I am hoping that people will get a chance to hold on to this piece of art and are inspired by the vibrations, the words, and the musicality that’s been put down on this album,” Harrold shares. “I hope that you’re able to take away the positivity, that you take away from the love, that you’re able to give and spread love, that people are able are ultimately able to be inspired by my life, my music, my journey, my approach.” Featuring contributions from Robert Glasper, Common, Laura Mvula, PJ Morton, and many more notable guests from both the jazz and hip-hop communities, Foreverland is without a doubt a musical paradise. – Josh Weiner
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“INSPIRED BY THE VIBRATIONS”: KEYON HARROLD CREATES PARADISE ON ‘FOREVERLAND,’ A TRIUMPHANT FUSION OF JAZZ & HIP-HOP

:: INTERVIEW ::

1/19 Swimming BellCharlie (Permanent Records)

A lilting and lush indie folk reflection on the ebbs and flows of a life lived in the moment, Swimming Bell’s sophomore album marks a tender return for LA-based singer/songwriter Katie Schottland. Charlie gently stirs the heart while simultaneously nourishing the soul as Schottland treats listeners to ten intimate confessionals – a personal collage of her last three years, which included an impactful move from Brooklyn to California. For her, this record is a “time capsule… full of love, grief, loss, daydreams, and the untethered feeling of change.” Littered with little sparks of musical magic, Charlie is a heartwarming, smile-inducing folk record ready to soundtrack winter’s cold nights. – Mitch Mosk

1/19 Lil DickyPENITH (The DAVE Soundtrack) (BMG)

1/19 Green DaySaviors (Warner Records)

Two decades after Green Day reached what remains its commercial and cultural pinnacle with American Idiot, their fourteenth studio album, Saviors, demonstrates that there is life in them yet as a veteran rock group – and one that still has plenty of bones to pick with their home country. – Josh Weiner

GREEN DAY THROW A BIG BIRTHDAY BASH FOR TWO OF THEIR CLASSICS ON ‘SAVIORS’

:: OUR TAKE ::

1/19 Brown HorseReservoir (Loose Music)

Norwish, England’s Brown Horse ache from the inside out on their debut album Reservoir, a hauntingly beautiful alt-country record full of turbulence and tenderness, born from an inescapable inner turmoil and an undying love of folk, alternative rock, and country music. It’s a dreamy, emotionally charged reverie that pays homage to the band’s folk roots, while establishing them as sonic kinfolk to groups like Lucero and Big Thief – contemporary acts that have, in their own ways, broken the mold and charted their own unique paths in the music world. – Mitch Mosk

BROWN HORSE’S ‘RESERVOIR’ IS A HAUNTING, INTIMATE ALT-COUNTRY REVERIE

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1/19 Eliza McLambGoing Through It

1/19 Sleater-KinneyLittle Rope (Loma Vista Recordings)

January 26 Album Releases

1/26 CourtingNew Last Name (Lower Third)

1/26 Future IslandsPeople Who Aren’t There Anymore (4AD)

Future Islands are a band to grow with, a band to embrace both heartbreak and joy, dark and light, sometimes one right after another. It all comes to a head in the group’s beautiful, yearning and cathartic new LP People Who Aren’t There Anymore. – Beau Hayhoe

FUTURE ISLANDS GET VIVID & DEEP ON ‘PEOPLE WHO AREN’T THERE ANYMORE’

:: OUR TAKE ::

1/26 Goth BabeLola (Mom + Pop Music)

1/26 ISMAYDesert Pavement (independent)

1/26 junodreamPools of Colour (AWAL Recordings)

Straddling darkness and light, past, present, and future, Junodream’s debut album Pools of Colour aches with unadulterated emotion, unfiltered depth, longing, hope, and wonder. The dream rock band confront, contemplate, and comment on modernity and the human condition without drawing conclusions – facilitating open-ended conversations (and reflections) on the state of things that provoke us to, in turn, dig deeper into ourselves and the many ways in which we do and don’t connect with the world. – Mitch Mosk
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“SPACE, ALIENATION, & WONDER”: LONDON’S JUNODREAM UNPACK THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE ON ‘POOLS OF COLOUR’

:: FEATURE ::

1/26 Katy KirbyBlue Raspberry (ANTI- Records)

1/26 Large Brush CollectionOff Center (independent)

1/26 Mall GirlPure Love (Jansen Records)

1/26 NewDadMADRA (Atlantic Records)

Heavy, achingly raw, and emotionally charged, MADRA is an unrelenting alternative album built on fragility, vulnerability, and the dark depths of human experience. NewDad’s debut album finds them dwelling in the deep end of the sonic and emotional spectrum, picking their worlds apart as they comprehend the sheer weight of living through a haze of grunge, shoegaze, and dreamy indie rock. – Mitch Mosk
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NEWDAD UNPACK THE “SAD, NOISY ROCK” WORLD OF ‘MADRA,’ THEIR CATHARTIC & HEAVY-HITTING DEBUT ALBUM

:: TRACK-BY-TRACK ::

1/26 The SmileWall of Eyes (XL Recordings)

1/26 Ty SegallThree Bells (Drag City)

1/29 Conchúr WhiteSwirling Violets (Bella Union)



February 2024

February 2 Album Releases

2/2 BrittiHello, I’m Britti (Easy Eye Sound)

2/2 Giant RooksHow Have You Been? (Mercury / Republic Records)

2/2 Joe WongMere Survival (independent)

2/2 MORGXNBeacon (Nettwerk Music Group)

2/2 Shannen JamesPatchwork

Life’s little moments deserve their time to shine, and on Patchwork the ephemeral becomes eternal as Australian singer/songwriter Shannen James turns her rays toward our intimate, innermost experiences. It’s a record of poetic self-expression and radiant revelry: A charming collection of songs ready to be the soundtrack to our own dusty roads as James soaks up the full spectrum of life experience, crafting a ‘patchwork’ record that stitches together the stories of her life to date. – Mitch Mosk
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“A WARM HUG”: SHANNEN JAMES’ SPIRITED DEBUT ‘PATCHWORK’ IS A STUNNING, SUN-KISSED SOUNDTRACK TO LIFE

:: FEATURE ::

2/2 The Last Dinner PartyPrelude to Ecstasy (Island Records)

The Last Dinner Party’s debut album Prelude to Ecstasy cements the London group’s status as an indie pop band with ambitious imagination, melding genres and references of their choosing into a wild and mellifluous collage, taking musical maximalism to an extreme in both lyrical content and sonic arrangement. – Olivia Martinez
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THE LAST DINNER PARTY’S ‘PRELUDE TO ECSTASY’ IS A TRIUMPHANT EXPLORATION OF MAXIMALISM IN MUSIC

:: REVIEW ::
February 9 Album Releases

2/9 1999 WRITE THE FUTUREhella (˃̣̣̥╭╮˂̣̣̥) ✧ ♡ ‧º·˚: (88rising / RCA Records)

2/9 Brittany HowardWhat Now (Island Records)

2/9 Chelsea WolfeShe Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She (Loma Vista Recordings)

2/9 Cj PanditOne Lost English Boy (Lost Language)

2/9 Declan McKennaWhat Happened to the Beach? (Tomplicated Records)

2/9 Katelyn TarverQuitter (Nettwerk Music Group)

Through careful lyricism and sonically crafted production, Katelyn Tarver has managed to create a timeless piece of work with Quitter, a beautifully vulnerable record that asks big questions of the future while reflecting on the past, all while trying to figure out what we’re all trying to figure out; how it all makes sense. – Kelly McCafferty Dorogy

“I’M LIVING FOR ME NOW”: KATELYN TARVER ON NEW ALBUM ‘QUITTER,’ UNLEARNING, & ASKING THE BIG QUESTIONS

:: INTERVIEW ::

2/9 LovingAny Light (Last Gang Records/MNRK)

2/9 Madi DiazWeird Faith (ANTI-)

Even with the uncomfortable themes or difficult things that Madi Diaz is unpacking in her songwriting on Weird Faith, she does so with an incredible tact so that the album, even in its most unflinching moments of honesty… is never uninviting or inaccessible, and is continually compelling – an extraordinarily personal journey that also serves as a refreshingly bold and, yes, audacious, artistic statement. – Kevin Krein

MADI DIAZ LOOKS BOTH WITHIN & TO OTHERS IN THE EFFORT TO FIND ‘WEIRD FAITH’

:: REVIEW ::

2/9 Royel OtisPRATTS & PAIN (Ourness)

2/9 Tom SnowdonLonely Tree (Pieeater)

February 16 Album Releases

2/16 Daniel Ellsworth & The Great LakesHIGH LIFE (Deer Head Music)

2/16 Danielle DurackEscape Artist (independent)

2/16 FrikoWhere we’ve been, Where we go from here (ATO Records)

Chicago band Friko channel inner tension and turmoil into breathtakingly bold indie rock songs on their debut album Where we’ve been, Where we go from here, a charming and churning debut that aches with the weight of being alive. – Mitch Mosk

CATHARTIC, DYNAMIC, & JOYFUL: CHICAGO’S FRIKO DEBUT WITH A VISCERAL FIRE IN ‘WHERE WE’VE BEEN, WHERE WE GO FROM HERE’

:: FEATURE ::

2/16 Frontier RuckusOn the Northline (Loose Music)

2/16 IDLESTANGK (Partisan Records)

2/16 Jordan MackampaWelcome Home, Kid! (AWAL)

Warm, sun-kissed, and soul-stirring, Jordan Mackampa’s sophomore album WELCOME HOME, KID! is his most intimate and candid endeavor yet – an unapologetic artistic homecoming celebrating the person he’s still becoming and embracing the communities he’s proud to be a part of, all while reckoning with the trials and tribulations life has thrown along the way. – Mitch Mosk

‘WELCOME HOME, KID!’: JORDAN MACKAMPA IS AUTHENTIC & FEARLESS IN SOUL-SOAKED SOPHOMORE LP

:: FEATURE ::

2/16 Middle KidsFaith Crisis Pt 1 (Lucky Number)

2/16 Mother MotherGrief Chapter (Warner Records)

2/16 San FerminArms (Better Company Records)

2/16 serpentwithfeetGRIP (Secretly Canadian)

2/16 Talk ShowEffigy (Missing Piece Records)

2/16 VarsitySouvenirs (independent)

February 23 Album Releases

2/23 Allie XGirl With No Face

2/23 ColouringLove to You, Mate (Bella Union)

2/23 Erick the ArchitectI’ve Never Been Here Before (Architect Recording Company)

2/23 GhettsOn Purpose, With Purpose (Warner Music UK)

2/23 iDKHOWGLOOM DIVISION (Concord Records)

2/23 Jazmin BeanTraumatic Livelihood (Interscope Records)

2/23 Little KidA Million Easy Payments (Orindal Records)

2/23 MGMTLoss of Life (Mom+Pop)

2/23 Psymon SpineHead Body Connector (Northern Spy Records)

2/23 Red Rum ClubWestern Approaches (Modern Sky UK)

2/23 The SnutsMillennials (Happy Artist Records)



March 2024

3/1 Abby SageThe Rot (Nettwerk Music Group)

3/1 DekkerFuture Ghosts (Useful Fictions)

3/1 Faye WebsterUnderdressed at the Symphony (Secretly Canadian)

3/1 Games We PlayLife’s Going Great (Fueled By Ramen / DCD2)

3/1 Hollow CovesNothing to Lose (Nettwerk Music Group)

3/1 lake jDizzy (independent)

3/1 The NarcotixDying (independent)

3/1 RIP DunesRIP Dunes (independent)

3/1 San CiscoUnder The Light (Nettwerk Music Group)

3/1 Yard ActWhere’s My Utopia? (Republic Records)

3/8 Amelia CoburnBetween The Moon and The Milkman (independent)

3/8 Ariana Grandeeternal sunshine (Republic Records)

3/8 BleachersBleachers (Dirty Hit)

3/8 brother birdanother year (Easy Does It Records)

3/8 HauxBlue Angeles (Ultra Records)

Indie folk singer/songwriter Haux – the alias for the Berkshires’ Woodson Black – continues to blanket the ears in warm, soul-stirring atmospheric wonders in his sophomore album Blue Angeles, the long-awaited follow-up to 2020’s breathtaking debut Violence in a Quiet Mind. A twelve-track answer to the question, “What happens when we stop running away?Blue Angeles promises to be a haven of intimate introspection, spiritual connection, inner healing, and self-discovery – all expressed through a dreamy, cathartic, introspective and vulnerable lens.

3/8 The Jesus and Mary ChainGlasgow Eyes (Fuzz Club Records)

3/8 KonradsenMichael’s Book on Bears (777 Music)

3/8 Krooked KingsShiver (Nobody Gets It Records)

3/8 Lake Saint DanielSmall Thoughts

3/8 Moor MotherThe Great Bailout (ANTI- Records)

3/8 The Northern BelleBats in the Attic (Die With Your Boots On Records)

3/8 Slow HollowsBullhead (Danger Collective)

3/8 TorreyTorrey (Slumberland Records)

3/8 Tomato FlowerNo (Ramp Local)

3/10 VillagersThe Golden Time (Domino Records)

3/15 Fetch TigerWalking to Camera (independent)

Brooklyn-based indie pop duo Fetch Tiger describe their debut album as their most honest work yet, stepping out from behind the made-up characters of their first two EPs and telling “stories about our own, real, tangible experiences.” Unapologetically autobiographical and nonetheless enchanting, Walking to Camera sees the band – comprised of Lorenzo Montali and Tanner Davis – at their most intimate and unleashed, delivering tender, turbulent feelings with a dynamic and spellbinding force thanks to a dazzling combination of jangling electric guitars, glittering synths, driving drums, and Montali’s evocative, enchanting voice. – Mitch Mosk

3/15 The Fourth WallReturn Forever (DevilDuck Records)

3/15 Gouge AwayDeep Sage (Deathwish Inc.)

3/15 Kacey MusgravesDeeper Well (Interscope Records / MCA Nashville)

3/22 Adrianne LenkerBright Future (4AD)

3/22 Bendigo FletcherTwo Things At Once (Elektra Records)

3/22 BrimheimRATKING (Tambourhinoceros)

3/22 Close TalkerThe Sprawl

3/22 Doris ClubThere’s Still Time (Nettwerk Music Group)

3/22 FletcherIn Search Of The Antidote (Capitol Records)

3/22 Francis of DeliriumLighthouse (Dalliance Recordings)

3/22 Gary Clark Jr.JPEG RAW (Warner Records)

3/22 Good MorningGood Morning Seven (Polyvinyl Records)

3/22 Lauran HibberdGirlfriend Material (Virgin Music)

3/22 RosaliBite Down (Merge Records)

3/22 Rosie TuckerUTOPIA NOW! (Sentimental Records)

3/22 Saint SaviourSunseeker (VLF Records)

3/22 Sam EvianPlunge (Flying Cloud Recordings)

3/22 ShakiraLas Mujeres Ya No Lloran (Sony Music)

3/22 The StavesAll Now (Nonesuch Records)

3/22 The VeronicasGothic Summer (Big Noise Music Group)

3/22 The Wandering HeartsMOTHER (Chrysalis Records)

3/22 WaxahatcheeTigers Blood (ANTI-)

3/29 Niamh BuryYellow Roses (Claddagh Records / UMI)

3/29 Teens in TroubleWhat’s Mine (Asian Man Records)

3/29 Yot ClubRufus (Amuse)



April 2024

4/5 BeatenbergThe Great Fire of Beatenberg (Leafy Outlook)

4/5 The Black KeysOhio Players (Nonesuch/Warner Records)

4/5 BnnyOne Million Love Songs (Fire Talk)

4/5 Dana GavanskiLATE SLAP (Full Time Hobby)

4/5 Grace CummingsRamona (ATO Records)

4/5 GustafPackage Pt. 2 (Royal Mountain Records)

4/5 Katie PruittMantras (Rounder Records)

4/5 Lizzy McAlpineOlder (RCA Records)

4/5 Medium BuildCountry (slowplay / Island Records)

4/5 Marcus KingMood Swings (American / Republic Records)

4/5 Motel BreakfastI Promise I’m Having Fun (independent)

4/5 Vampire WeekendOnly God Was Above Us (Columbia Records)

4/5 Mount KimbieThe Sunset Violent (Warp Records)

4/5 X AmbassadorsTownie (Virgin Music Group)

4/12 Aaron Lee Tasjan – Stellar Evolution (Blue Élan)

4/12 Asha JefferiesEgo Ride (Nettwerk Music Group)

4/12 Bad Bad HatsBad Bad Hats (Don Giovanni Records)

4/12 The Ballroom ThievesSundust (Nettwerk Music Group)

4/12 English TeacherThis Could Be Texas (Island Records)

4/12 girl in redI’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! (Columbia Records)

4/12 HumbirdRight On (Nettwerk Music Group)

4/12 Louisa StancioffWhen We Were Looking (Yep Roc Records)

4/12 mae krell(i think) i might be grown

4/12 Maggie RogersDon’t Forget Me (Capitol Records)

4/12 METZUp on Gravity Hill (Sub Pop)

4/19 A Certain Ratio It All Comes Down to This (Mute Records)

4/19 KindsightNo Shame No Fame (Rama Lama Records)

4/19 The MelvinsTarantula Heart (Liberator Music)

4/19 Pearl JamDark Matter (Monkeywrench Records / Republic Records)

4/19 Pillow QueensName Your Sorrow (Royal Mountain Records)

4/26 BabehovenWater’s Here in You (Double Double Whammy)

4/26 Blitz VegaNorthern Gentlemen (FutureSonic Records)

4/26 HovvdyHovvdy (Arts & Crafts Records)

4/26 Iron & WineLight Verse (Sub Pop Records)

4/26 Jess GlynneJESS (EMI Records)

4/26 NisaShapeshifting (Tender Loving Empire)

4/26 The Lostines Meet the Lostines (independent)

4/30 Kitty CoenHELLCAT (independent)

May 2024

5/3 BlushingSugarcoat (Kanine Records)

5/3 CorellaOnce Upon a Weekend (Believe)

5/3 Frank TurnerUndefeated (Xtra Mile Recordings)

5/3 Hana VuRomanticism (Ghostly International)

5/3 Jharis YokleySometimes, Late At Night (Rainbow Blonde Records)

5/3 Rachel ChinouririWhat A Devastating Turn of Events (Elektra Records)

5/3 Phoebe GoMarmalade (AWAL)

5/3 néomísomebody’s daughter ([PIAS])

5/10 Angus & Julia StoneCape Forestier (Play It Again Sam)

5/10 DehdPoetry (Fat Possum)

5/10 Jordan RakeiThe Loop (Verve Records)

5/10 Joy GuidryAMEN (Whited Sepulchre Records)

5/10 Judah & the LionThe Process (Cletus the Van)

5/10 Memorial – Redsetter (Real Kind Records)

5/10 Milan RingMangos (Astral People)

5/10 Shannon & The ClamsThe Moon Is In The Wrong Place (Easy Eye Sound)

5/17 American SighVirtue Signal (independent)

5/17 Blitzen Trapper100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions (Yep Roc Records)

5/24 Bess AtwellLight Sleeper (Real Kind Records)

5/24 DIIVFrog in Boiling Water (Fantasy Records)

5/31 Becky HillBelieve Me Now? (Polydor Records / Eko Records)

5/31 Imogen ClarkThe Art of Getting Through (independent)

5/31 Maya HawkeChaos Angel (Mom + Pop Music)

5/31 Niamh ReganCome As You Are (Faction Records)

June 2024

6/7 BloomsdayHeart of the Artichoke (Bayonet Records)

6/7 Goat GirlBelow the Waste (Rough Trade / Remote Control Records)

6/7 Sabrina SongYou Could Stay In One Spot, and I’d Love You The Same (independent)

6/14 LULLANASPretty Lies & Time Machines (Nettwerk Music Group)