As you zip around finishing up whatever needs to be finished up before the fast approaching major holidays - not to mention the end of the year and decade - you're going to need a soundtrack. While there's plenty of holiday music available to spotlight, we thought we'd switch it up a little and talk about some of our most anticipated 2020 releases. Here are but a few samples of the bounty that awaits us in the months to come.
A Festivus Miracle indeed!
Tame Impala - "Posthumous Forgiveness"
Station-wide 2019 favorite "Patience" is noted as being the only one of the slate of tantalizing new(ish) Tame Impala singles to not make it onto what's sure to be one of 2020's best records The Slow Rush. No worries. Late breaking epic "Posthumous Forgiveness" allows us deeper access into the mind of frontman/sound architect Kevin Parker and the uncanny ability of the entire band to make incredible music with what they find in there.
MGMT - "In the Afternoon"
MGMT are set to share a stage with Tame Impala at least once in 2020 (March 19th in Mexico City), but I imagine there will be more dates once all of the festival line-ups are said and done. Even though it hasn't been that long since MGMT's last full length album - 2018's excellent Little Dark Age - it's the tiniest bit of a let down to see that this is merely the first song of a two song 12" single set for release in March.
This is their first independent release on their new MGMT label though, so it's an exciting harbinger of things to come in that regard. Also, the song itself is a brooding, romantic, goth pop jam. Prepare to swoon.
Caribou - "You and I"
We round out our picks with an artist that's been away for far too long. When Caribou dropped "Home" a few months back, I savored it like precious water drops in a desert. Now that we have a second single and a release date of February 28th for the new album Suddenly, I feel like I can relax a bit more with this one and let it luxuriously wash over me, over and over again. I invite you to do the same.