NMW: Blackberry Smoke, Kylie Minogue, 30 Seconds to Mars, and More!!

Hey music lover (or casual half awake netizen passing by!)! Like new stuff? Great! Each week the floodgates are opened and all sorts of wonderful new music sorts of stuff pour out onto the public 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

Not a big week, nothing of incredible importance being released this week. Probably, oh, I don’t know, the new one from southern rockers Blackberry Smoke is about as exciting as it gets .It actually sounds like a damn near perfect record.  Here they are with Jason Isbell’s wife and one of my favorite musicians, Amanda Shires.

Indie Miscy

Tons of great indie stuff this week. Let’s start with Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s senior effort, Sex and Food.

Then let’s explore the new one from The Wonder Years, Sister Cities, the Warped Tour heroes’ first in three years.

Folkers Wye Oak are back with a highly praised effort, The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs.

Many Returns

Metal dudes Underoath return with their first effort in 8 years.

First Thirty Seconds to Mars record in five years is good news. Oh, it features collaborations with ASAP Rocky. Of course it does.

Long-running outfit Eels haven’t been heard from in a four of years so their new one, The Deconstruction, is highly anticipated.

Aussie chanteuse Kylie Minogue offers up her first real record in four years, the Nashville influenced Golden.

The Greatest Band of All Time

Well, not really but in the top, like 100, maybe? I just think Manic Street Preachers are the shit, always have been, and I’m hella ‘cited ’bout the English legends’ latest, Resistance is Futile, the bands’ first in four years.

My Recommendation

I’ve spoken highly of Saddle Creek signed indie upstarts Hop Along in the past. In fact, the Philly band’s last release, Painted Shut, made it to number two on my best album list of 2015. Their next record, Bark Your Head Off, Dog is slated to be released this week.

Next Week

Tune in next week, same new music time, same new music channel, for new stuff from: Breaking Benjamin.

 

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