New Music Friday – May 11, 2018

Happy Friday! The biggest album release this week is from British rockers the Arctic Monkeys. Unlike most artists these days who release 3-4 songs prior to dropping the album, the Monkeys declined to release any singles leading up to the new LP, so today is everyone’s first chance to listen to studio versions of all the tracks. Two other interesting releases are the new album from surf-rock group La Luz, and an acoustic album from punk veterans Strung Out.

In singles, one of my favorites, Lucero, have released a new song from their upcoming album. There’s also the first single in years from Dave Matthews Band (a track that has apparently been a live staple for a while), a poppy new single from John Mayer, the new jam from Childish Gambino that all of you have already seen the crazy video for, a new song from Japanese pop-metal ladies BABYMETAL, two new tracks from folk-rockers Dawes, and a whole lot more.

Check them all out below!

ALBUMS

Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel & Casino

La LuzFloating Features

Strung OutBlack Out the Sky

SONGS

Snow Patrol – Empress

Dave Matthews Band – Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)

John Mayer – New Light

Rayland Baxter – Casanova

Childish Gambino – This is America

Bastille – Quarter Past Midnight

Kiiara – Messy

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness – Ohio

Courtney Barnett – Sunday Roast

Westerman – Edison

James Bay – Slide

Babymetal – Distortion

Dawes – Living in the Future

Dawes – Crack the Case

Family of the Year – Latchkey Kids

Fantastic Negrito – The Duffler

lovelytheband – These Are My Friends

White Denim – Magazin

Lucero – For the Lonely Ones

Damien Jurado – Percy Faith

Local H – Innocents (Edited for Television)

Gruff Rhys – Limited Edition Heart

The Hunna – NY to LA

The Milk Carton Kids – Big Time

Milo Greene – Move

Johnny Marr – Hi Hello

David Ford – It’s All You

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