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Fall Back in Love with Music this February

Fall Back in Love with Music This February
Fall Back in Love with Music This February
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Whether you're single or in a relationship, your love for music is all that really matters this February. From the Brazilian culture-boost that is BossaCucaNova to alt favorites like Bayside and The Fray, this month's albums can provide you the perfect gift for the month of love... Even if you just so happen to be buying something for yourself. For those times when your love life seems to be waning or is altogether nonexistent, remember one thing: music will never let you down.

Broken Bells
Broken Bells -

Broken Bells

Artist: Broken Bells

Album: After the Disco

Genre: Indie rock, space rock, alternative rock

From: United States

Released: February 4

The second album of indie rock project Broken Bells. The announcement of the album accompanied a series of short films of the same title starring, Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin.

Be Forest
Be Forest -

Be Forest

Artist: Be Forest

Album: Earthbeat

Genre: Pop-rock, atmosphere

From: Italy

Released: February 4

Earthbeat is Be Forest’s sophomore album, with new electronic aspects thanks to the services of Lorenzo Badioli. This album is completely produced by the band itself.

Gardens & Villa
Gardens & Villa -

Gardens & Villa

Artist: Gardens & Villa

Album: Dunes

Genre: Indie rock

From: United States

Released: February 4

It is the second studio album by the rock band. The title was inspired by the sand and snow dunes of Michigan, where they spent a month recording and only left the studio five times throughout the process (one of which was to the dunes).

Little Mix
Little Mix -

Little Mix

Artist: Little Mix

Album: Salute

Genre: Pop, R&B, hip-hop

From: United Kingdom

Released: February 4

Salute is the second studio from the four-piece British girl group. It was released November 2013 in the UK.

Marissa Nadler
Marissa Nadler -

Marissa Nadler

Artist: Marissa Nadler

Album: July

Genre: Folk, dream pop, ambient

From: United States

Released: February 4

Under her current labels, Sacred Bones Records and Bella Union, this will be her seventh album. It is said that her music is introspective and has American Gothic themes.

Sun Kil Moon
Sun Kil Moon -

Sun Kil Moon

Artist: Sun Kil Moon

Album: Benji

Genre: Folk rock

From: United States

Released: February 11

Benji will be the sixth studio album from the indie folk act. Originally a continuation of the band Red House Painters, it is currently the primary recording moniker for vocalist and guitarist Mark Kozelek.

Xiu Xiu
Xiu Xiu -

Xiu Xiu

Artist: Xiu Xiu

Album: Angel Guts: Red Classroom

Genre: Art rock

From: United States

Released: February 4

The ninth studio album from Xiu Xiu. The title is based on the 1979 Japanese erotic film of the same name, with themes of “racialized sex, double suicides, double penetration, criminality, [and] fear of physical harm.” It is also said to be darker than the albums that came before it.

Temples
Temples -

Temples

Artist: Temples

Album: Sun Structures

Genre: Alternative rock, indie rock, psychedelic rock

From: United Kingdom

Released: February 10

This will be the debut album from Temples. The band was initially formed as a home studio project in mid-2012.

Cibo Matto
Cibo Matto -

Cibo Matto

Artist: Cibo Matto

Album: Hotel Valentine

Genre: Shibuya-kei, indie rock, indie pop, bossa nova, acid jazz

From: United States

Released: February 14

This will be the upcoming third album from the Japanese duo and it is set to be released through Sean Lennon’s label Chimera Music. Hotel Valentine was produced by the band members over the course of two years.

Bayside
Bayside -

Bayside

Artist: Bayside

Album: CULT

Genre: Punk rock, alternative rock, emo

From: United States

Released: February 18

CULT is Bayside’s sixth studio album. The band will go on a UK tour with Alkaline Trio in support of their new album.

BossaCucaNova
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BossaCucaNova

Artist: BossaCucaNova

Album: Our Kind of Bossa

Genre: Traditional bossa nova with electronica

From: Brazil

Released: February 18

This album is said to be a testament to the band’s roots and history, and it is full of guest performances from some of the most recognizable names in Brazil’s music history.

I Killed the Prom Queen
I Killed the Prom Queen -

I Killed the Prom Queen

Artist: I Killed the Prom Queen

Album: Beloved

Genre: Melodic metalcore, deathcore, metalcore

From: Australia

Released: February 18

Beloved is the third full-length album by the band, to be released on Valentine’s Day in Australia and on the 18th in the United States. This is the first album from I Killed the Prom Queen since its reformation with three new members.

The Fray
The Fray -

The Fray

Artist: The Fray

Album: Helios

Genre: Pop, rock

From: United States

Released: February 25

This album will be the fourth studio album from The Fray.

Wild Beasts
Wild Beasts -

Wild Beasts

Artist: Wild Beasts

Album: Present Tense

Genre: Indie rock, indie-pop, experimental rock, art rock

From: England

Released: February 25

Present Tense is the fourth studio album from Wild Beasts. With new producers, the band’s focus was sharpened as they pursued a shift to electronic and synthesized sounds with a more direct and aggressive feel compared to their third album, Smother.