Best Upcoming Releases in 2024

The beginning of the year can be quiet for new music, but there’s already lots to look forward to in 2024. Take a look at the albums we’re anticipating the most here at KGNU:

January 19, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Daudi Matsiko The King of Misery Really Good Indie, Indie Folk
Delasi Audacity of Free Thought Brownswood Neo-Soul, Eclectro
Don Melody Club Zonder Pardon Les Disques Bongo Joe Indie
E. Lundquist Art Between Minds KingUnderground Funk, Soul
Kiledjian The Otium Mixtape UNDERDOG Eclectro
Marcel Bonfim Farewell / Despedida Shifting Paradigm Brazilian Jazz
Mariachi Los Camperos Sones de Mariachi Smithsonian Folkways Mariachi
Mary Halvorson Cloudward Nonesuch Avant Garde, Jazz
Oliver Patrice Weder The Shoe Factory Moderna Experimental, Ambient, Electronic
TAMTAM Ramble In The Rainbow PPU Indie
YĪN YĪN Mount Matsu Glitterbeat Funk

January 26, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Doctor Bionic Terrestrial Radio Chiefdom Soul Jazz
Fabiano do Nascimento & Sam Gendel The Room Real World Jazz
Konkolo Orchestra Future Pasts Rocafort Funk
New Visionaries Roadmaps Lovemonk Soul, Funk
R.A.P. Ferreira & Fumitake Tamura the First Fist to Make Contact When We Dap Alpha Pup Hip-Hop
Sarah Jarosz Polaroid Lovers Rounder Americana
Saramaccan Sound (Suriname) Where The River Bends Is Only The Beginning Glitterbeat Field Recordings
Tess Hirst HERstory jazz re:freshed Jazz, Drum & Bass
The Smile Wall of Eyes XL Indie
The Tibbs Keep It To Yourself Record Kicks Soul, Funk, R&B
Ty Segall Three Bells Drag City Indie
Yussef Dayes Live from Malibu Brownswood Jazz

February 2, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Ariel Kalma, Jeremiah Chiu & Marta Sofia Honer The Closest Thing To Silence International Anthem Experimental
Dave Okumu & The 7 Generations I Came From Love (Live from the Roundhouse) Transgressive Indie n/a
divr Is This Water We Jazz Experimental Jazz
Ëda Diaz Suave Bruta Airfono Latin
Numa Gama A Spectral Turn bié Electronic
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey Compassion ECM Jazz n/a


February 9, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
ARN4L2 Caribe (Colombian Singles Series Vol. 3) Galletas Calientes Latin, Afrobeat
Brittany Howard What Now Brittany Howard Indie
Helado Negro Phasor 4AD Indie
Kali Malone All Life Long Ideologic Organ Modern Classical
Loving Any Light Last Gang Indie
Missy Raines Highlander Compass Bluegrass
Orgone Chimera 3 Palm Funk
Rosie Frater-Taylor Featherweight Cooking Vinyl Indie
The Sorcerers I Too Am A Stranger ATA Jazz
Various Artists Merengue Tipico : Nueva Generacion ! Les Disques Bongo Joe Latin

February 16, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Les Amazones d’Afrique Musow Dance Real World Global Beats, African
Natascha Rogers Onaida No Format! Afrocuban
SHYGUY Wait, What. Now? Tru Thoughts Indie, Lo-Fi
Various Artists Discomoda Salsa de Venezuela 1964​-​1977 Olindo Latin, Salsa, Venezuela

February 23, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Aziza Brahim Mawja Gliiterbeat Desert Blues
Church Chords elvis, he was Schlager Otherly Love Indie, Experimental Rock
Daymé Arocena Alkemi Brownswood Afropop, Latin
Ghost Funk Orchestra A Trip To The Moon Colemine Funk
Hurray For The Riff Raff The Past Is Still Alive Nonesuch Indie
Laetitia Sadier Rooting For Love Drag City Indie
Liam Bailey Zero Grace Big Crown Indie, Reggae
Otis Sandsjö Y​-​OTIS TRE We Jazz Experimental Jazz, Avant Garde
Real Estate Daniel Domino Indie
Revival Season Golden Age Of Self Snitching Heavenly Hip-Hop, Rap

March 1, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Amaro Freitas Y’Y Psychic Hotline Brazilian Jazz
Jahari Massamba Unit YHWH is LOVE Law of Rhythm Funk
nubo Planetary Vision / 惑​星​の​ビ​ジ​ョ​ン Western Vinyl Ambient, Electronic
Shay Hazan Wusul و​ص​و​ل Batov Spiritual Jazz, Tel Aviv

March 8, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band BRSB Big Crown Steel Funk
Lamplight Lamplight Western Vinyl Indie, Indie Folk

March 15, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Janek van Laak Circle of Madness Sonar Kollektiv Jazz

March 22, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Aoife O’Donovan All My Friends Yep Roc Folk, Americana
Cor.Ece & Bad Colours Been Here Before Bastard Jazz R&B/Soul, Hip-Hop, Eclectro
Logic1000 Mother Because Electronic

April 5, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Jose James 1978 Rainbow Blonde Jazz, Afrolatin
Khruangbin A LA SALA Dead Oceans Funk

April 19, 2024

Artist Album Label Genre Link
Various Artists Live on Mountain Stage: Outlaws & Outliers Oh Boy
Folk, Americana
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