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3 Albums to Start Off Your Week

We're kicking off the work week with three albums that need your immediate attention.


1. Crooked Shadows // Dashboard Confessional

Crooked Shadows is the follow-up to 2009’s Alter the Ending. Dashboard Confessional will commence their North American trek behind the release on February 21st in Vancouver.

Dashboard Confessional have returned with their first album in over eight years, Crooked Shadows. The nine-track collection is Dashboard’s debut release on Fueled By Ramen. 

The band shared two singles, “We Fight” and “Heart Beat Here” before the album's release. 

Stream it in full below.

2.  Little Dark Age // MGMT

MGMT have returned with Little Dark Age, their follow-up to 2013’s self-titled effort.

In a recent interview with Uproxx, MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser shared that the album stems from negativity following the 2016 presidential election.

"We wanted to make songs that reflected how we were feeling in the moment, and we wanted to make something that was fun because we were in bad moods.”

The 10-track collection was produced by MGMT alongside former Chairlift member Patrick Wimberly and frequent collaborator Dave Fridmann.


3. Always Ascending // Franz Ferdinand

Last Friday, Franz Ferdinand made their return with their 5th studio album, Always Ascending. The 10 track disc will be their first without guitarist Mike McCarthy and is explained by frontman Alex Kapranos as the band's attempt at "broadening their palate."

In support of Always Ascending, Franz Ferdinand is going on tour in the US and making a stop right here in Austin on May 9th at EMO's for the 101x Concert Series. Get your tickets here.


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