New Music Weekly: Iron Maiden, PiL, Against Me!, Lou Barlow, and More!!

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Happy day 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!
Another metal week? Fuck yeah! For the second week in a row our headbanging breatheren will be kicking things off! Last week Motorhead started the party with their latest rocker, and this week fellow English metal masters Iron Maiden kick it into overdrive with their sixteenth release, The Book of Souls.Some publication called Team Rock says “The Book Of Souls is the sound of a band at the peak of their powers, both individual and collective”.

Finnish rockers Amorphis return with their “very dynamic”, according to Distorted Sound, twelfth opus, Under the Red Cloud.

Haven’t heard some classic old school Amorphis in forever!!

Blasts from the Pasts

The newly reunited Public Image Limited, the band former Sex Pistol John Lydon formed with Keith Levene and Jah Wobble, but now contains only Lydon and some other dudes, unveil the second effort of their comeback, What the World Needs Now…

SeBADoh singer and Dinosaur Jr drummer Lou Barlow drops another solo effort into the universe this week. Titled Brace the Wave, it’s only Barlow’s second strictly solo effort. Northern Transmissions describes it thusly: “a lot of the tracks sound very intimate as if they are were recorded on a 4-track in his basement, like the early Sentridoh tracks, with many of them featuring just vocals, acoustic guitar and a hint of some electric guitar plucking to accent some moments.”

Indie Miscy
Prog rockers The Dear Hunter unveil Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise this week.

Florida punk chargers Against Me! perform 23 Live Sex Acts on their new live album.

Black Key dude Dan Auerbach’s side project The Arcs offer up their debut, Yours, Dreamily. NPR says the record “ignites like a cigarette flicked on a stream of gasoline.”

No Closer to Heaven, the fifth release from The Wonder Years, will also be released this week.

Here’s the part where we pay respects to those who’ve danced off this mortal coil. But I don’t see no dead people in the last week, at least not music related. And when that happens I always post some Mingus. Maybe I missed sumthin’. If so let me know!

My Recommendation
New Souljazz Orchestra. Listen up!

Next Week
Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel for more metal! The new SLAYER!!

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