New Music Friday – June 29, 2018

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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.

ALBUMS

Gorillaz – The Now Now

The Interrupters – Fight the Good Fight

Manchester OrchestraThe Black Mile Demos

The VinesIn Miracle Land

Mondo CozmoYour Motherf**ker EP

Ray DaviesOur Country: Americana Act 2

FitnessKarate

Florence + The MachineHigh As Hope

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda WilliamsVanished Gardens

SONGS

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)

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