New Music Friday – September 14, 2018


Another week is gone, and I’ve still barely sunk my teeth into all the new music from last week (only just listened to the new Ruston Kelly today). And yet, more new music comes.

I’ve enjoyed rocker Alejandro Escovedo‘s music for a long while, and his new album with Italian band Don Antonio is an ambitious concept album about immigrants coming to the US and their experiences here. Former The Jam frontman Paul Weller has come out with an album of acoustic-based songs, melodic pop rock group Pale Waves have released their debut album, and screamo/punk band Thrice have their first album on Epitaph out today. There’s also a new album from veteran pop-punkers Good Charlotte, which should provide a good throwback.

In EPs, British alternative artist Ben Howard released three new songs, after already delivering a masterful new LP earlier this year. There’s also a new one from folk duo First Aid Kit.

In singles, The Smashing Pumpkins dropped a new song which is far more melodic than their previous new song; Lana Del Rey revealed her first new single which was co-written and produced by Bleachers‘ Jack Antoff; and Kurt Vile revealed another esoteric yet captivating track. There’s also some new tracks from rappers Black Eyed Peas, Aussie punks The Living End, excellent Canadian songwriter Dan Mangan, British pop rockers The 1975, and a whole lot more.


Alejandro EscovedoThe Crossing

Good CharlotteGeneration Rx

Paul WellerTrue Meaning

Pale WavesMy Mind Makes Noises


We Were Promised JetpacksThe More I Sleep The Less I Dream


Ben Howard – Another Friday Night/Hot Heavy Summer / Sister

First Aid KitTender Offerings

The Tallest Man on Earth – When the Bird Sees the Solid Ground


Kurt Vile – Backasswards

Lana Del Rey – Mariners Apartment Complex

The 1975 – Sincerity is Scary

The Joy Formidable – The Better Me

Dan Mangan – Just Fear

The Smashing Pumpkins – Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)

The Orphan The Poet – Money

The Struts – Bulletproof Baby

Black Eyed Peas – Big Love

FIDLAR – Too Real

The Living End – The Otherside

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