Mass Gothic [Sub Pop]
Release date: February 5
This one’s cheating a bit, in terms of celebrating local releases. Mass Gothic, led by Noel Heroux, may be a New York based project, but its ringleader has deep ties to Boston, especially through his work in the 2000s and beyond with Hooray For Earth (RIP). In addition to running Killer Wail Records with his partner-in-rhyme Jessica Zambri — which has already yielded the fantastic Philosophical Zombie album — Heroux has been hard at work on some new music of his own lately, and last year signed to Sub Pop. The debut LP, produced by Mass Gothic, mixed Chris Coady (Beach House, TV on the Radio) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Father John Misty, Tame Impala) drops February 5, and Mass Gothic will play Great Scott on February 25.