New Music Monday: Train, Cannibal Corpse, Slash, Shawn Ames, and More!

Morning music maniacs! Interested in sumthin’ new? Great! You’ve rambled into the right rodeo – New Music Monday, the most “She Bop He Bop Uh We Bop” spot at 8CN. Each week all sorts of music stuff gets released to the masses and this is where if 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

Bulletproof Picasso, the seventh record from San Francisco rock band Train, will be released this week. Haven’t heard it and hope I never do, but I’m sure it’ll sell well.

Metal Meltdown

Gut growling gore loving Florida death metallurgists Cannibal Corpse returns with A Skeletal Domain, their thirteenth release and first since 2012. Quoth a reviewer from, um, About.com: “Consisting of crystal clear slickly played modern death metal with plenty of songwriting variation and rapid fire fretwork… [it’s] basically the same Cannibal Corpse record that you’ve been listening to since at least 1999’s Bloodthirst“. You don’t say?

Former Guns and Roses guitarist and one of the coolest dudes on the planet, Slash, returns with his third solo effort, World on Fire. Rock Revolt Magazine calls it “17 tracks of phraseology, intonation, and just all around kick-assery, [that] is definitely about to make rock fans drool at the mouth”. Wow.

Super Bon Bum

Mike Doughty, former lead singer of 90’s slacker poet jazz outfit Soul Coughing, returns with his second crowd funded effort, Stellar Motel.

There Is A New Shellac Album Being Released This Week Shellac Features Steve Albini and Bob Weston and Is One of the Most Important Bands Ever in the History of Ever

It’s called Dude Incredible. ‘Nuff said.

My Recommendation

Cult rock music troubadour Shawn Ames, who headed the legendary midwest rock outfit Backlash for a quarter of a century, has been tooling away in his home studio for the last few years. Periodically he emerges from his cave to unleash some exciting and eclectic sounds for his Out of My Head Series . The third volume of the series, Out of My Head Volume 3, was released last week and consists of five songs, most notably this astute commentary on modern “life”, which you should check out.

Next Week

Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from Aphex Twin, Alt-J, Leonard Cohen, and Mr John Mellencamp.

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