10 Albums to Look Forward to in February 2024

From our favorite artists who have been delivering killer albums for years to the rising musicians just starting to break through, these are the ten albums to look forward to in February 2024.

Brittany Howard

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Brittany Howard: What Now
Release Date: February 2

What Now marks the highly anticipated second solo studio album from acclaimed singer-songwriter Brittany Howard, set to be released on February 2, 2024, under Island Records. This album follows her label debut with Island Records after signing on September 12, 2023. Co-produced by Howard and Shawn Everett, What Now is her first solo endeavor since Jaime. As fans eagerly anticipate the release, What Now promises to be a testament to Brittany Howard’s evolving artistry and a significant milestone in her solo career.

Chief Keef

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Chief Keef: Almighty So 2
Release Date: February 2

Chief Keef’s long-awaited album, Almighty So 2, is scheduled for release on February 2nd, 2024, following a series of delays throughout 2023. Serving as a highly anticipated sequel to his 2013 drill scene classic mixtape of the same name, the project is expected to deliver 17 songs. While details on the sound remain elusive, Keef has hinted at a return to his roots, focusing on his signature drill sound coupled with introspective lyrics. With a massive wave of anticipation, fans eagerly await Almighty So 2 as Chief Keef looks poised to revisit the raw energy and introspective lyricism that defined his early work.

J Mascis

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J Mascis: What Do We Do Now
Release Date: February 2

On February 2nd, 2024, J Mascis is set to release his fifth solo studio album, What Do We Do Now, under Sub Pop Records. Recorded at Mascis’s Bisquiteen Studio in Western Massachusetts, What Do We Do Now features two guest musicians—Ken Mauri of The B-52s on keys and the versatile talent from Ontario, Matthew ‘Doc’ Dunn, contributing his steel guitar expertise. This highly anticipated release marks a departure from Mascis’s usual solo sound, incorporating full drum arrangements and electric leads while maintaining an acoustic foundation for the rhythm parts.

Runnner

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Runnner: Starsdust
Release Date: February 2

Los Angeles-based songwriter and producer Runnner has announced his upcoming ambient album titled Starsdust. Following his debut full-length album, Like Dying Stars, We’re Reaching Out, the new tracks showcase Weinman’s evolving musical journey. Discussing his creation process, Weinman reveals, “I made one rule for myself while making this record and it was that I wasn’t allowed to record any new audio,” Weinman reveals, “Every sound on this album is a repurposed stem from Like Dying Stars, We’re Reaching Out. I was allowed to pitch, flip, stretch, and chop anything I wanted, but everything had to begin from something already recorded for the last album.”

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Grandaddy: Blu Wav
Release Date: February 16

Grandaddy, under the creative helm of Jason Lytle, is set to make waves with their forthcoming LP, Blu Wav, slated for release on February 16 via Dangerbird. Lytle, serving as the principal songwriter, producer, and performer, ensures a deeply personal and immersive musical journey. Mixed by Tucker Martine alongside Lytle at Flora Recording and Playback, and mastered by Ruairi O’Flaherty at Nomograph Mastering, Blu Wav promises a meticulous sonic experience. Lytle’s revelation of “an inordinate amount of pedal steel” hints at an exciting sonic exploration, making this album a likely standout in Grandaddy’s discography.

IDLES

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IDLES: TANGK
Release Date: February 16

TANGK, the eagerly anticipated fifth studio album from British rock band IDLES, is set to make its dynamic entrance on February 16, 2024, through Partisan Records. Co-produced by the formidable trio of Nigel Godrich, Kenny Beats, and IDLES member Mark Bowen, the record introduces a revolutionary chapter in the band’s sonic journey. As IDLES embark on a world tour starting in Hong Kong and concluding in Manchester, TANGK promises to be a righteous and vibrant opus, radiating defiant empowerment.

serpentwithfeet

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serpentwithfeet: GRIP
Release Date: February 16

Grammy-nominated alternative R&B artist serpentwithfeet is poised to unveil his highly anticipated third album, GRIP. Set for release on February 16th via Secretly Canadian, the album is said to draw inspiration from the likes of Geoffrey Holder, Toni Morrison, Brandy, and Nina Simone. As serpentwithfeet steps into a new era, GRIP promises to be a testament to his growth and artistic skills, presenting his most realized work to date.

MGMT

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MGMT: Loss Of Life
Release Date: February 23

MGMT’s upcoming fifth studio album, Loss of Life, is set to be released on February 23, 2024, marking their label debut on Mom + Pop. The album, their first in six years since 2018’s Little Dark Age, features a guest appearance by French singer Christine and the Queens, a first-ever feature on an MGMT album. Co-produced by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser with Patrick Wimberly, and mixed by longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann, the 10-track record is described as running at around “20% adult contemporary.” MGMT have expressed pride in the album’s creation, stating it was a “relatively painless birth after a lengthy gestation period.”

Real Estate

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Real Estate: Daniel
Release Date: February 23

Real Estate has announced details about their upcoming sixth studio album, Daniel, set to be released on February 23 via Domino. The album, recorded over nine days with Grammy-winning producer Daniel Tashian, follows their 2020 release, The Main Thing, and the subsequent 2021 EP, Half a Human. In support of the album, Real Estate will embark on a North American tour starting in March and running through May, with various support acts including Florry, Marina Allen, and Water From Your Eyes.

The Snuts

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The Snuts: Millennials
Release Date: February 23

The Snuts have unveiled details about their upcoming album, Millennials. Scheduled for release on February 23, 2024, through their newly established label Happy Artist Records, via The Orchard, the 10-track record was inspired by the band’s global tour supporting their previous album Burn The Empire. The album promises to delve into the emotions and pivotal life moments experienced by millennials, aiming for a more direct and easily relatable connection with the audience.

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