Happy Friday the 23rd! Today, we receive Jack White‘s long-awaited eccentric new album. I’ve felt mixed about the pre-released singles, but White is an artist to be appreciated in the full-album context. On the other hand, George Ezra‘s pre-released singles have all been great, so I have strong hopes for his new album, also released today. Some of the big single releases this week are the new tunes from Panic! At the Disco, Ray LaMontagne and Snow Patrol‘s long-awaited return, but there’s also a new solo song from River Cuomo (Weezer), as well as new songs from classic soul artist Joan Armatrading, mother-son duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, indie surf-rockers The Buttertones, songwriter Bob Schneider, and a new piece of music from the Ready Player One score by Alan Silvestri.
And then there’s a band called Rainbow Kitten Surprise. Worth a listen just for the name, right?
Enjoy your listening this weekend.
Jack White – Boarding House Reach
George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s
Rivers Cuomo – Medicine for Melancholy
Snow Patrol – Don’t Give In
Panic! At the Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night)
Panic! At the Disco – (Fuck A) Silver Lining
Pennywise – Live While You Can
Ray LaMontagne – Such a Simple Thing
Fantastic Negrito – Plastic Hamburgers
Alan Silvestri – The Oasis
The Hold Steady – Eureka
Joan Armatrading – No More Pain
The Wind and the Wave – Human Beings
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – Childhood Goodbye
Bob Schneider – Making it Up
The Buttertones – Baby C4
NONONO – Friends
Grizfolk – Endless Summer
Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Hide