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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
Stereogum says that the new Weezer rekkid, dubbed the “White” album but it’s actually just another Weezer album, “doesn’t suck” and is, in fact, “seriously delightful”. Which is good news, cuz this is shaping up to be a year that needs a good a summertime Weezer record.
The Avant Garden
Mike & The Melvins is the long-awaited collaboration between Mike Kunka from godheadSilo and The Melvins. It was recorded forever ago and is just now seeing the light of day, under the name Three Men and a Baby.
Bacteria Cult is the name of the new collab between Mike Patton and John Kaada.
Brooklyn’s noisey bastards Yeasayer return with their first since 2012, Amen & Goodbye.
Featuring a collaboration with the great and mysterious Fiona Apple, Are You Serious?, the new album from Andrew Bird, is, like essential listening and stuff. Zumic describes the record thusly: “[it] is still laden with polyphonies of sound that Bird does best, this album is much more personal and telling of the circumstance under which is was written.”
Hard Rockin’ Rockers
Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry unveil their sixth release, and first since 2014, Kentucky. It is “about as heavy as it gets for mainstream hard rock… gritty, grungy, and growling”, according nightMair Creative.
Instrumental post-rock genii Explosions in the Sky return with their seventh release, The Wilderness.
Japan’s really, really weird project Baby Metal, which is some sort of all-girl metal super group thing, offers up their sophomore effort, Metal Resistance.
A pair of radio friendly outfits return with new releases this week.
Cheap Trick is who Cheap Trick be. And the legendary quartet is back with their 17th record Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, which makes no sense. It does not feature Bun E Carlos on drums.
English electro-pop giants Pet Shop Boys bounce back with their 13th release, Super.
This is the part where we say goodbye to those who’ve played their last solo. Rock on and rest in peace, brothers and sisters
Ross Shapiro of The Glands.
Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Joe Skyward.
James Jamerson Jr from Chanson.
Reggae musician Jmmy Riley.
Longtime readers know how we react to a new Shonen Knife record ’round these parts. We go: New Shonen Knife! New Shonen Knife!! New Shonen Knife!!!
Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from: DEFTONES!!!
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