Time for your weekly roundup of all things good, bad, and ugly in new music. Strap on your headphones and let’s go for a ride!
The Big News
Sometimes for the lead, you just have to go with the guy that’s sold the most records. Even if, in all reality, you have no idea who that dude is. And you’re 100% positive that you’ve never intentionally heard any song he’s ever recorded. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present Brad Paisley.
Pop queen Sheryl Crow vows to Be Myself on her latest, her first since 2013. She’s sitting in a chair that’s turned backwards on the cover so, you know, she’s really letting her hair down.
Incubus returns with 8, the innovative California outfit’s first proper release since 2011.
Merzbow teams up with Alessandro Cortini.
Super Solo Dudes
A quick rundown of some super important solo artists unveiling new records this week.
Kink-y guy Ray Davies offers up Americana.
Soft Boy (and an idol of mine) Robyn Hitchcock gives us a self-titled album.
Guitar god Richie Kotzen is back with Salting Earth.
Canada’s Ron Sexsmith retuns with The last Rider.
If you’re not familiar with the work of Arto Lindsay his new record Cuidado Madame is the perfect chance to acquaint yourself with his genius.
Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from:Goillaz!