New Music Weekly: The Pope, Danzig, Dweezil, and More!

Hey there music lover! 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

Well, I can’t imagine there being bigger news than this. The Pope, yes Francis himself, is releasing his debut album this week. Entitled Wake Up, it’s a pop record with the word of god on earth or whatever he is, like, reciting psalms or something. I’m not really sure. When I noticed that “Pope Francis” was releasing a record I thought, “Oh yeah, some ironic hipster dipshits named their band Pope Francis and everyone in Brooklyn thinks it’s really clever and they’re probably gonna tour with Vampire Weekend next year and blah blah blah…”. But no, it’s the actual fucking funny hat wearing Pope. Enjoy!

A Word From Our Sponsor

It is, after all, Thanksgiving week, so be sure to watch for my top ten songs for Thanksgiving post later this week. Also, this is about as good a time as any to fill you in on the end of the year schedule for this column. There will be a proper column published at some point next week for the releases of the week of December 4, which is a big one, with new releases from Coldplay and Rick Ross, among others. After that the remainder of the year will be top ten lists – top ten songs of the year followed by top ten albums. I’m also working on a deaths in music retrospective, and I’ll be sure to post my usual Holiday Songs That Don’t Suck and something for new year’s eve. So the last New Music Weekly of the year will be published December 12. Whew! Here’s some Charles Mingus!

Thanksgiving Leftovers

I’ll tell you whut, when I think of Thanksgiving I think of turkey, the pilgrims sailing over the ocean on the back of a bald eagle, football, pumpkin pie, and goddamn Glenn Danzing crooning covers of Willie Nelson songs. The new Danzig record, Skeletons, is a covers record. It’s, um, interesting.

A new Dweezil Zappa record? Jesus, it’s been forever since those words have been uttered, but it looks like it’s true. Called Via Zammata, I’m really excited for this.


This is the part of the week where we say goodbye to those who’ve hit their last high note. Rest in peace and rock on brothers and sisters.

Again, this week our thoughts are with those killed in the Paris attacks. The Eagles of Death Metal lost a member of their crew, rock magazine Les Inrockuptibles lost a music journalist (Guillaume Decherf), and Mercury Records France lost an executive.

Songwriter PF Sloan passed away from cancer.

My Recommendation

A live Deerhoof release will always be at the top of my recommendations!

Next Week

Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from Coldplay!

One Comment

  1. That’s not a Willie Nelson song, its an Elvis song Willie Nelson covered and now Danzig is covering it. And that song isn’t from Skeletons, its from his not yet titled Elvis tribute. Jeez do some research man.

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