It’s the final Friday of June, and 2018 is just about halfway over. And this Friday has thrown me for a loop. I was expecting the new albums from Gorillaz and The Interrupters, but was surprised to find a new album landing from Australian rockers The Vines, a new EP from Mondo Cozmo, and the debut full length from Fitness (Max Collins of Eve 6 and Kenny Carkeet of AWOLNation). Then there’s also a new album from now-reunited The Kinks frontman, Ray Davies, and a demos album from Manchester Orchestra.
And I can’t forget to mention the new one from Florence + The Machine, or a collaborative album from Lucinda Williams and Charles Lloyd & The Marvels.
The most shocking surprise to pop up on my Spotify Radar was a…new track from Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros?!?! I’m guessing this is an unreleased track from before the late Strummer’s passing (unless the gods have answered my prayers and resurrected him).
Other new songs this week are coming in from Australian punks The Living End, emotions group Mae, soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones, a fiery country song from Steve Earle, and a collaboration from guitarist Delicate Steve and MC5 member Wayne Kramer.
Hope you can find something you enjoy listening to in all this musical goodness.
Gorillaz – The Now Now
The Interrupters – Fight the Good Fight
Manchester Orchestra – The Black Mile Demos
The Vines – In Miracle Land
Mondo Cozmo – Your Motherf**ker EP
Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana Act 2
Fitness – Karate
Florence + The Machine – High As Hope
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams – Vanished Gardens
The Living End – Don’t Lose It
Mae – 5 Light Years
The Joy Formidable – The Wrong Side
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Apollo
Steve Earle, Tift Merritt, Marc Ribot – Srinivas
Passenger – Runaway
Rise Against – Broadcast[Signal]Frequency
Dispatch – So Good
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – London is Burning
All Time Low – Birthday
Delicate Steve – American Ruse (feat. Wayne Kramer)