2021 is starting to feel better and definitely sounding better.
The pandemic lasted longer than anyone expected, so a lot of music that was parked is now finally coming out. The quality of the releases are stellar and on par to the amount I would see before SXSW.
Who knows when live shows will return. A few venues that haven’t shuttered for good have started opening up again. Regardless when the music scene returns, Covid will certainly shape how we enjoy live experiences. I’m excited for a return of mosh pits but also to new ways audiences can participate in a live setting.
Things like this – 1:1 concerts
As for the 1st quarter of 2021, lots and lots of new stuff is out.
Here’s a compilation of my favorite tunes so far of the first 3 months of 2021
Much to look forward to
Dan Deacon remixes Future Islands. Two of my favorite bands together.
The new Blanck Mass sounds epic
Loving the new Tigers Jaw record
New Lana Del Ray is excellent
2 bands I haven’t heard in awhile together. The Notwist + Juana Molina is exactly what you’d expect.
Madlib dropping lots of interesting songs.
Highly anticipated Julian Baker finally out
New Middle Kids album is already on my top albums of the year
Same goes for the new Weather Station
Finally some new Youth Code!
Absolutely addicted to the new Hus KingPin
Looking forward to a full release from Skullcrusher
Some new Black Midi
Mr. Twin Sister is back and is sounding different
Some unearthed Tech Level 2 is a solid throwback