New Music Monday: Pink Floyd, Foo Fighters, …Trail of Dead, and More!

Happy Monday music maniacs! Like new stuff? Great! You’ve come to the right place. Each week all sorts of audiolicious goodies are unleashed onto the masses and this is where they come 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!

After twenty years of silence, legendary legends Pink Floyd return with their final opus, The Endless River. When news of this album’s impending relese dropped via twitter people went nuts with excitement and the album has become the most pre-ordered album in Amazon history. Taken from material that was recorded during the band’s recording sessions for 1994’s The Division Bell, the record has received, ehh, I don’t know, positive reviews, although it’s kind of difficult to really criticize a swan song like this. This Guardian review called it “an understated affair”.

The Other Big News

Whew! The long wait is over – Sonic Highways, the eighth record from Foo Fighters finally comes out this week. We’ve all watched the documentary, we’ve all heard the hype, we all know the concept behind the record (it’s recorded basically impromptu in eight difference cities with local musicians and in local studios) and we’re all excited as fuck to hear the finished product. Reviews? They’re not great, like this Consequence of Sound review, which tries very hard to like the record, but calls the record “a failed experiment”. Yikes!

Indie Artists Return

….And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead are back with their ninth release, and first since 2012, the appropriately titled IX. Scored a 7.2 in a great Pitchfork review: “…with IX the solidified band is feeling confident enough to take another stab at the cinemascopic, candelabra-lit pop that defined their muddled mid period output…” Hmmm.

Antony and The Johnsons emerge long enough to relesae a live album and documentary, Turning.

Still Swinging

California punk maestros Swinging Utters return with their awesome ninth record, the “Oi kissed folk, garage, country, honky tonk, and freak rock gem” filled Fistful of Hollow.

My Recommendation

New Marianne Faithful. Gotta give it up.

Next Week

Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from TV on the Radio!

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