New Music Friday – 9/21/18


Summer is over! It’s official now.

The first day of fall finally brings us a new album from Syd (the singer-songwriter, not the rapper). He has been teasing out songs from this release for the last year, in between working numerous side projects, so happy to finally hear the completed new solo project.

Another singer-songwriter, William Fitzsimmons, has released his latest collection of breathy, peaceful tunes. For something more upbeat, check out Macy Gray‘s latest album, or for something more rocking, the resurrected 1990 album by Adam’s House Cat (who would become the Drive-by Truckers).

Some big single releases this week as well! In pop, new ones from Avril Lavigne, Lana Del Rey, Kesha and Elle King. In power pop, Weezer and Charly Bliss will fit your craving. ┬áIn classic rock and folk, another post-humous Tom Petty song, the latest single from Dire Strait‘s Mark Knopfler, and a new song from Mumford & Sons.

If you need to rock harder, Greta Van Fleet, Disturbed and Avenged Sevenfold have you covered with new tunes. And if you’re a rap fan, check out the latest drop from Open Mike Eagle.

All these and more can be streamed below. It was announced this week that streaming makes up 75% of music industry revenue now – so get to listening and help support your favorite artists.


SydEasy Magic

William FitzsimmonsMission Bell

Macy GrayRuby

Adam’s House CatTown Burned Down


Lana Del Rey – Venice Bitch

Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water

Elle King – Naturally Pretty Girls

Kesha – Here Comes the Change

Cat Power – Stay (Rihanna cover)

Florence + The Machine – Cornflake Girl (Tori Amos cover)

Charly Bliss – Heaven

Hit the Switch – Losing Reverie

Weezer – California Snow

Mark Knopfler – Good On You Son

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Gainesville

Steve Perry – We’re Still Here

Chris Cornell – When Bad Does Good

Mumford & Sons – Guiding Light

J Mascis – Everything She Said

Cloud Nothings – Leave Him Now

Young the Giant – Heat of the Summer

The Parrots – My Love is Real

Peter Bjorn and John – Gut Feeling

Open Mike Eagle – Relatable (peak OME)

Greta Van Fleet – Lover, Leaver

Avenged Sevenfold – Mad Hatter

Disturbed – A Reason to Fight

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