The year of the monkey is steadily approaching. With the beginning of a new calendar, comes the anticipation of new music. There are some records dropping early in 2016 that have drawn my attention. Surely there will be others, but for now, in chronological order, here are the albums I'm looking forward to.
> Tortoise | Catastrophist | January 22
> Animal Collective | Painting With | February 19
> Santigold | 99 Cents | February 26
> Thao & The Get Down Stay Down | A Man Alive | March 4
> Lucius | Good Grief | March 11
Unspecified release dates: Rihanna, Anti | M.I.A., Matahdatah | Frank Ocean, Boys Don't Cry