New Music Weekend: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Swans, Neil Young, and More

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Hey there music lover! You like new stuff? Great! You’ve stumbled into the perfect corner of the internet.  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 precious time. So strap on your headphones and let’s take a ride!

The Big News

New Red Hot Chili Peppers!!! The Getaway is the band’s first album since 2011 and sounds like it might  be their best yet. Clash says the album is “full of surprises, the most immediate being in it’s restraint: a focus on delicate and melodic dynamics throughout suggests a more profound exploration of their sound beyond each musician’s virtuoso abilities.” Still no Frusciante but replacement Josh Klinghoffer is turning out to be no slouch with the axe.

Doom & Gloom

The long awaited debut from Brooklyn’s under age metal masters Unlocking the Truth drops this week.

The Glowing Man is the latest (overall fourteenth) addition to the monolithic library of Swans, gothy guru Michael Gira’s legendary experimental outburst.

Miscy Discy’s

The new Radiohead becomes tangible this week. A Moon Shaped Pool is the band’s ninth and first since 2011’s King of Limbs. But I’m sure you’ve already heard it – now you can hold it. Physical release is this week.

case/lang/veirs is a collaboration by former Overmental album of the year winner Neko Case, songwriter Laura Veirs, and legendary k.d. lang. Already talked about how great this thing is here. It is great.

Otero War, the new one from Brooklyn’s Caveman, should be good too.

Legendary Legends

King of the C chord Neil Young’s latest record, Earth, is a live album recorded with Promise of the Real with the sounds of nature (insects, birds, waves, shit like that) added to the recordings. It’s all environmental themed stuff. I can dig it.

Bruce Hornsby returns with his Noisemakers and their sixth release Rehab Reunion.


This is the part where we say goodbye to those who’ve hit their last high note. Rock on and rest in peace, brothers and sisters.

Of course, our hearts, prayers, and thoughts go out to the victims, and their families, of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

And to the tragic shooting of Christina Grimmie.

My Recommendation

Been on the Low Anthem bandwagon since I saw ‘em at Bonnaroo in 2009. Still ridin’ down that dusty road with their latest Eyeland.

Next Week!!

Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from: The Avett Brothers!

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