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New Music Friday For Feb. 1: The 6 Albums You Need To Hear Now

Originally published on February 1, 2019 8:19 am

On this sprint through the week's best new albums, host Robin Hilton is joined by NPR Music's Lyndsey McKenna and Stephen Thompson for a whole lot of guitar rock, with a little bit of melancholy, acoustic beauty on the side. This includes Spielbergs, a group from Oslo, Norway, that makes its US debut with a fantastic squeal of feedback on This is Not the End; the L.A. quartet Cherry Glazerr, which just dropped its most emotionally potent and fully formed album ever; Girlpool, Le Butcherettes, the beautifully transporting songs of Tiny Ruins and more.

Featured Albums:

  1. Spielbergs: This is Not the End
    Featured Song: "Five On It"
  2. Cherry Glazerr: Stuffed and Ready
    Featured Song: "Ohio"
  3. Girlpool: What Chaos is Imaginary
    Featured Song: "Lucy's"
  4. Beirut: Gallipoli
    Featured Song: "Landslide"
  5. Le Butcherettes: bi/MENTAL
    Featured Song: "giveUP"
  6. Tiny Ruins: Olympic Girls
    Featured Song: "School of Design"

Other Notable Releases For Feb. 01: Boy Harsher: Careful; Deer Tick: Mayonnaise; Guided by Voices: Zeppelin Over China; Emily King: Scenery; Mandolin Orange: Tides of a Teardrop; David Meade: Cobra Pumps; Nina Nesbitt: The Sun Will Come Up, the Seasons Will Change; Unloved: Heartbreak

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