New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On Feb. 19 : All Songs Considered NPR Music's picks for the best new albums out on Feb. 19 include the disco euphoria of SG Lewis, soaring, instrumental rock from Mogwai, the Somali supergroup 4 Mars, Tash Sultana and more.

Featured Artists And Albums:
1. SG Lewis — times
Featured Song: "Back to Earth"
2. Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears In Sunlight
Featured Song: "Temple Gardens At Midnight"
3. Mogwai — As The Love Continues
Featured Song: "F*** Off Money"
4. Tash Sultana — Terra Firma
Featured Song: "Crop Circles"
5. Lava La Rue — Butter-Fly
Featured Song: "Magpie"
6. 4 Mars — Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura
Featured Song: "Dhulka Hooyo"
7. Cassandra Jenkins — An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
Featured Song: "Crosshairs"
8. The Hold Steady — Open Door Policy
Featured Song: "Unpleasant Breakfast"

Other notable releases for Feb. 19: Animal Collective — Crestone; Another Michael — New Music And Big Pop; David Gray — Skellig; Hand Habits — Dirt; Indigo Sparke — Echo; Katy Kirby — Cool, Dry Place; Wild Pink — A Billion Little Lights.
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SG Lewis. His latest album, times, made our shortlist of the best new releases out on Feb. 19. Jack Bridgland/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The U.K. singer and producer SG Lewis is as inspired by the mindset of disco as much as the four-on-the-floor beats. On his debut album, times, he presents a dancefloor utopia where everyone is welcome and completely unbound in their celebration of life, rhythm and sound. We give a listen on this week's show and talk about how the young artist attempts to do more than pay homage to a genre and era he adores.

We've also got the first album in more than 30 years from the electronic artist Pauline Anna Strom, Australian singer Tash Sultana, Mogwai, R&B singer Lava La Rue, the Somali supergroup 4 Mars and more. NPR Music contributor Christina Lee joins Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody, WXPN's John Morrison and NPR's Lyndsey McKenna, along with host Robin Hilton, as they share their picks for the best new albums out on Feb. 19.

Featured Albums:

  1. SG Lewis — times
    Featured Song: "Back to Earth"
  2. Pauline Anna Strom: Angel Tears In Sunlight
    Featured Song: "Temple Gardens At Midnight"
  3. Mogwai — As The Love Continues
    Featured Song: "F*** Off Money"
  4. Tash Sultana — Terra Firma
    Featured Song: "Crop Circles"
  5. Lava La Rue — Butter-Fly
    Featured Song: "Magpie"
  6. 4 Mars — Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura
    Featured Song: "Dhulka Hooyo"
  7. Cassandra Jenkins — An Overview On Phenomenal Nature
    Featured Song: "Crosshairs"
  8. The Hold Steady — Open Door Policy
    Featured Song: "Unpleasant Breakfast"

Other notable releases for Feb. 19: Animal Collective — Crestone; Another Michael — New Music And Big Pop; David Gray — Skellig; Hand Habits — Dirt; Indigo Sparke — Echo; Katy Kirby — Cool, Dry Place; Wild Pink — A Billion Little Lights.