Happy Monday music maniacs! Lookin’ for new stuff! Great! You’ve stumbled into the right hitchin’ post – New Music Monday, the most cuddly column on 8CN. Each week all sorts of new music flotsam and jetsam are unleashed on the music loving masses and this is where it all comes to be judged. I’ll tell ya what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s a waste of your time. Thanks for stopping by!
The Big News
The big news this week? Oh, nothing much just, you know the FIRST GODFLESH ALBUM IN THIRTEEN YEARS! Holy. Fucking. Shit. New. Godflesh. Motherfucker. I’m listening to it right now and it’s amazing. This Guardian review sums it up nicely: “[A World Lit Only by Fire] marks a return to the bleak, grinding cacophonies of early classics like Streetcleaner and Slavestate, wherin monochrome riffs and dehumanized drums collide, conjuring a disorienting fog of urban desperation and fury, the machinistic momentum of krautrock and Suicide reimagined through a cracked prism of post-Thatcher social alienation.” Wow!
Oh yeah, and the new Weezer record we’ve been waiting for!
The Pretender himself, Mr Jackson Browne, is back with his fourteenth record, Standing in the Breach. It’s his first record since 2008 and according to USA Today he’s in a “distressed but ultimately hopreful frame of mind”. So it’s probably going to be all political and stuff.
Pop Punk Don’t Die
For some reason I’ve always thought Yellowcard was one of those annoying Christian punk bands. Am I totally off-base on that? I’ve always thought Yellowcard was one of those bands that wanted to spread the word or the love or the message or whatever. Well, doesn’t matter, the important this is they’re releasing another album I’m not going to listen to this week. It’s called Lift a Sail, which sounds pretty Jesusy, doesn’t it?
BONUS! Hank Hill’s views on bands like Yellowcard!
And New Found Glory is back with their eighth release, Resurrection.
The Master Abides
Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr, he of the incredibly impressive resume that includes The Smiths and Modest Mouse, unveils Playland, his sophomore solo effort this week. The Scotsman, in a back and forth review that calls Marr’s lyrics “clunky”, says this record “reaffirm[s] Marr’s graceful state as godfather of British rock and progresses further towards finding his own voice”.
Someone Named Jason Aldean is Releasing a New Record.
I heard he cheated on his wife. I don’t care. I listened to about twelve second of this song and just, oh, it’s horrible.
Portlan, OR’s favorite quirky sons Wampire return with their second release Bazaar.
Like last week, this big news for me right now is the new Allo Darlin release, We Come from the Same Place. Like it’s predecessor, the masterful Europe – can’t wait to hear it, will probably love it, expect to see it on top ten lists at the end of the year. Here’s two more songs, the first from Europe, the second from the new record. Look, at this point I’m basically begging you to give Allo Darlin a shot. Please check ’em out.
Check back next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from The Game!