With March brings a new month of music, hopefully with less snow. Here are the album releases and local live shows to look forward to tide us until spring break.
New release round-up
3/2: For all the ‘Drag Race’ fans, RuPaul will be releasing Realness. This is the drag queen/model/actor/author/recording artist’s 8th studio album. Checkout Billboard’s interview and coverage here.
3/3: Canadian electronic duo, Purity Ring, are releasing their sophomore album. If you can’t wait the two days, Another Eternity can be streamed early on NPR’s First Listen.
Will Butler, frontman of Arcade Fire, is also debuting his first solo album. Here’s Policy‘s homemade promo video.
3/16: The single of Modest Mouse’s new album, Strangers To Ourselves, has already hit number 1 on Alt Nation. I’m convinced it belongs on the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, but maybe that’s just me. Listen for yourself and see how much of a Tim Burton vibe you get.
3/31: Some of the best albums this month have been saved for last. Death Cab for Cutie’s much anticipated Kintsugi will be premiering. Chris Walla, lead guitarist and producer for the band, left Death Cab while they were making this album. To cope, the band hired an outside producer for the first time. They snagged Rich Costley, of Muse, Foster the People, and Sanitgold fame. Aptly named for the situation, the album takes its title from, “Kintsugi,” an art form of repairing what’s broken.