Clockwise from top left: Millicent, For Keeps, Sound of Ceres and The Blue Rider are all featured on our Colorado winter sampler.

(Photos: courtesy of the artists)

Winter is sometimes regarded as a slow time for new music. We disagree.

Colorado has plenty of new releases to get excited for in early 2016. We've rounded up nine recently released songs by Colorado artists that we think you should hear

Get familiar with a wide range of Colorado musicians like singer-songwriter Natalie Tate, electronica producer Thug Entrancer, synth-pop project Millicent and more.

Stream and read about our selections below, and check out our previous Colorado music samplers.