HOTLIST The Hotlist, Winter 2024 By Bandcamp Daily Staff · January 19, 2024

Welcome to the Hotlist, a new quarterly feature spotlighting upcoming records fans are adding to their collections.

January

The Smile
Wall of Eyes
(January 26)

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Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD)

Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood reunite with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner for another round of ultra-rhythmic art rock.

Ty Segall
Three Bells
(January 26)

Merch for this release:
2 x Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD), Cassette

The California guitarist returns to cerebral, glammed-out form on his latest solo LP, co-produced by Cooper Crain of Bitchin Bajas.

The Umbrellas
Fairweather Friend
(January 26)

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Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD)

The San Francisco band’s big, bold second album positions them as future jangle pop royalty.


February

Cyberaktif
eNdgame
(February 2)

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2 x Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD), T-Shirt/Shirt, Sweater/Hoodie

The cult-fave industrial supergroup, currently comprised of Skinny Puppy‘s cEvin Key, Front Line Assembly‘s Bill Leeb, and Rhys Fulber, snap back with their first music in over 30 years.

Colour Haze
Sacred
(February 2)

Merch for this release:
Vinyl LP

First released in 2022, the German metallurgists’ expansive fourteenth LP gets a much-needed reissue courtesy of Ripple Music.

J. Robbins
Basilisk
(February 2)

Merch for this release:
Vinyl LP

The post-hardcore pioneer’s ambitious new solo effort takes musical inspiration from experimental electronica, Britpop, shoegaze, and of course, D.C. punk.

Sonic Youth
Walls Have Ears
(February 9)

Merch for this release:
2 x Vinyl LP, Cassette, Vinyl, Compact Disc (CD)

Originally released as a bootleg in ’86, this collection of sought-after live cuts captures Sonic Youth in an early, raw state.

Mudd
In The Garden of Mindfulness
(February 9)

Merch for this release:
2 x Vinyl LP

Producer, songwriter and Claremont 56 head Paul Murphy juggles dub, disco, jazz funk, and more on his second LP under the Mudd moniker.

Kali Malone
All Night Long
(February 9)

Merch for this release:
Compact Disc (CD), 2 x Vinyl LP

The upcoming LP from experimental wizard Kali Malone incorporates a choir and a brass quintet alongside her trademark pipe organ.

Spectral Voice
Sparagmos
(February 9)

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Cassette, Vinyl LP, T-Shirt/Shirt, Other Apparel, Compact Disc (CD)

The punishing second full-length from Spectral Voice (not to be confused with Spectral Lore or Spectral Wound) is another sustained plunge into the death/doom abyss.

Chelsea Wolfe
She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She
(February 9)

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Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD), Cassette

The upcoming LP from Chelsea Wolfe incorporates sizzling industrial textures into her bleak sound worlds.

IDLES
TANGK
(February 16)

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Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD)

The British band returns with another album full of clawing guitars and sharp, sarcastic lyrics.

Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru
Souvenirs
(February 23)

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Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD), Cassette

Recorded between 1977 and 1985, the gorgeous, haunting songs on this record constitute the first vocal recording from the famed Ethiopian pianist.

Mary Timony
Untame the Tiger
(February 23)

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Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD), T-Shirt/Shirt,

On her first solo record in 15 years (!) the guitar icon uncorks a batch of steadily chugging rock ‘n’ roll.


March

Drag Talk
Rosy Crown
(March 8)

Merch for this release:
Vinyl, Vinyl Box Set

Members of Swedish rock band Ghost follow-up their 2022 debut with another EP of moody and textural shoegaze jams that don’t skimp on the melody.

Xmal Deutschland
Early Singles (1981 – 1982)
(March 8)

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Vinyl LP, Cassette, Compact Disc (CD)

Goth before goth was goth, post-punk before punk was post anything, this collection of synthesized scuzzball singles showcases a band that were far ahead of their time.

Moor Mother
The Great Bailout
(March 8)

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A richly immersive new record from the always-great Moor Mother, exploring a new range of sonic textures.

Waxahatchee
Tigers Blood
(March 22)

Merch for this release:
Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD)

Katie Crutchfield’s newest as Waxahatchee is a record of intimately gritty and personal alt-country that sparkles with clear-eyed confidence.

Aoife O’Donovan
All My Friends
(March 22)

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Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD)

Aoife O’Donovan explores the last century of women’s rights in America with help from Anaïs Mitchell, Sierra Hull, and others on her first self-produced release.

Bob Vylan
Humble As The Sun
(March 27)

Merch for this release:
Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD)

The UK force of nature is back on this blistering new LP where roared lyrics do battle with slashing punk guitars.

Jlin
Akoma
(March 22)

Merch for this release:
2 x Vinyl LP, Compact Disc (CD)

Bolstered by a roster of guests including Björk, Philip Glass, and Kronos Quartet, the electronic music genius returns with her most formidable work to date.

Vorga
Beyond The Palest Star
(March 29)

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Vinyl LP, 2 x Vinyl LP, T-Shirt/Shirt, Compact Disc (CD), Other Apparel, Sweater/Hoodie, Bag,

The German black metal band capture the vast loneliness of the cosmos with galaxy-sized riffs so substantial they practically create their own gravitational pull.

Chastity Belt
Live Laugh Love
(March 29)

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Vinyl LP, Cassette, Compact Disc (CD)

There’s no band quite like Chastity Belt, still capturing the enduring ennui of youth with a winning mix of elegance, pathos, and playfulness after a decade together.


April

Fontaines DC, Massive Attack, Young Fathers
ceasefire
(April 1)

Featuring music from all three groups, all profits from this limited edition 12-inch vinyl EP is being donated to Doctors Without Borders’s emergency operations in Gaza and the West Bank in a show of solidarity with the people of Palestine.

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