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March Music Madness!

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In a winter that not only does NOT seem to stop, but one that has swept the entire United States, we need a number of things to keep us company as we're snowed in (or hiding from any type of crazy weather). And, of course, listening to music makes the cut amongst our favorite cozy companions. The month of March - did it come in like a lion or lamb? I can't decide! - brings the return of favorites like Taking Back Sunday and showcases some beautiful debut albums from newcomers. To accommodate each release this month... well, there just wouldn't be enough time for them all.

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Artist: COLOR WAR

Album: It Could Only Be This Way

Genre: Electronic, epic pop

From: United States

Released: March 4th

The upcoming album from the Brooklyn-based duo Billy J and Lindsay Mound is said to “illustrate the depth and transcendence of their sound.” This will be their debut LP.

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Eternal Summers

Artist: Eternal Summers

Album: The Drop Beneath

Genre: Indie rock, psychedelic pop

From: United States

Released: March 4th

Their new album through Kanine Records, this will be Eternal Summers’ fourth LP. It was funded entirely by a Pledgemusic campaign.

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Jupe Jupe

Artist: Jupe Jupe

Album: Crooked Kisses

Genre: Synth rock

From: United States

Released: March 4th

Crooked Kisses is the third full-length album from the Seattle quartet. It is said to be “influenced by British new wave, ’60s European spy films and lonely, ghost-town Americana.”

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The Mary Onettes

Artist: The Mary Onettes

Album: Portico

Genre: No wave (this is not a typo; look up no wave)

From: Sweden

Released: March 4th

The new album from this Swedish band will be released digitally on March 4th, and on CD/Vinyl April 9th. With only seven songs, it is considered a “mini album” and is called such in the press.

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Wake Owl

Artist: Wake Owl

Album: The Private World of Paradise

Genre: Folk

From: Canada/United States

Released: March 4th

The Private World of Paradise is Wake Owl’s debut and first full-length album, even though singer-songwriter Colyn Cameron has been in the music for the past 10 years.

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Black Lips

Artist: Black Lips

Album: Underneath the Rainbow

Genre: Psychedelic, comedy, no rave

From: United States

Released: March 18th

This will be the band’s first full-length album in three years on their longtime label, Vice Records. The album is said to “boast a stable of studio collaborators whose pedigree speaks to how much the band has grown and sonically matured over the course of their 15 year long career.”

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Foster the People

Artist: Foster the People

Album: Supermodel

Genre: Alternative rock, indie pop, neo-psychedelia

From: United States

Released: March 18th

Foster the People’s second studio album, Supermodel, is said to have a more natural sound, though the lyrics are “angry” and “revolves around the negative outlook on consumerism and the ‘ugly side of capitalism.’”

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Lyla Foy

Artist: Lyla Foy

Album: Mirrors the Sky

Genre: Pop, synthesized

From: England

Released: March 18th

The London-based singer-songwriter (that formerly went by the name WALL) is debuting her first LP with Sub Pop Records.

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Taking Back Sunday

Artist: Taking Back Sunday

Album: Happiness Is

Genre: Alternative rock

From: United States

Released: March 18th

This will be the sixth studio album from the ever-popular alt-rock band, and it is the second consecutive album with the band’s revived lineup.

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Future Islands

Artist: Future Islands

Album: Singles

Genre: Synth pop, new wave, indie rock

From: United States

Released: March 25th

Singles will be Future Islands fourth album, and the first with new record label, British independent label 4AD, who the band signed with in early 2014.

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Artist: Howler

Album: World of Joy

Genre: Indie rock, surf rock, garage rock

From: United States

Released: March 25th

World of Joy will be Minneapolis-based Howler’s second album with the Rough Trade record label.

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Memphis May Fire

Artist: Memphis May Fire

Album: Unconditional

Genre: Metalcore

From: United States

Released: March 25th

Memphis May Fire’s fourth album, Unconditional, is said to have a more “theatrical feel, as well as an orchestral presence,” something of a “soundtrack to an action film.” The band is currently/will be on tour from February through march for The Unconditional Tour in the United States.

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...Of Sinking Ships

Artist: ...Of Sinking Ships

Album: The Amaranthine Sea

Genre: Instrumental

From: United States

Released: March 25th

This full-length album of entirely instrumental sounds is the child of former Hopesfall guitarist/bassist Chad Waldrup and drummer Tim Cossor previously from HRVRD. This will be the band’s second album.