Mikky Ekko – Time (RCA)
After having his music featured on MTV’s hit series Teen Wolf and starring in Rihanna’s track Stay, Mikky Ekko has quickly risen in popularity. His talent led him to the top of the UK singles chart and US Billboard Hot 100. Time features 12 tracks, a few old and a few new. Purchase the full album here.
Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emporer (Loma Vista Recordings/Concord Music Group)
This album is the 9th in Marilyn Manson’s very successful career. In the US alone, three of the band’s albums have been awarded platinum, and three more went gold. He has had seven releases debut in the top ten, including two number-one albums. Manson has been ranked number 44 in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists, and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. Purchase the new album here.
North Atlantic Oscillation – Third Day (Snapper)
Scottish band North Atlantic Oscillation’s music has been compared to contemporary American bands such like The Flaming Lips, Scottish bands such as The Beta Band, and 70’s progressive-rock band Pink Floyd. Their music introduces electronic beats with alt-rock guitars and “hazy vocals.” Purchase the new album here.
Sleater-Kinny – No Cities To Love (Deluxe Edition) (Sub Pop Records)
According to Rob Sheffield in Rolling Stone, Sleater-Kinny is “the best punk band ever. EVER.” It’s been an entire decade since Sleater-Kinny has released an LP, with the last being ‘The Woods‘ in 2005. Ten years later, the trio–guitarists/vocalists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein, and drummer Janet Weiss–has come back together for 2015’s No Cities To Love. Purchase the new album here.
The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (Capitol)
The Decemberist’s new album What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is such a big deal, that the bands hometown of Portland, Oregon has declared Jan. 20 as “Decemberists Day.” We’re not kidding, the City Hall is holding a ceremony where mayor Charlie Hales will officially declare the day. Be sure to check out this album, it’s going to be a good one. Purchase the album here.
Ryan Bingham – Fear and Saturday Night (Axster Bingham Records)
Talk about talented; this guy has won an Academy, Golden Globe, Grammy and Critic’s Choice Award for his track ‘The Weary Kid’ in 2010…and he’s only going up from here. Ryan Bingham’s album Fear and Saturday Night will release today, and is highly anticipated by his fans. Get the album here.