New Music Friday – December 14, 2018


Just a couple more weeks of 2018. While we’re compiling our EOY Lists, we’ll still do our best to present to you some of the latest releases coming out.

The only new album I’ll be spinning this week is one I’ve been highly anticipating – the latest from South African band Beatenberg. I discovered their last album, The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg, earlier this year, and became an instant fan. Aside from collaborating with Mumford & Sons on their Johannesburg EP, this is the group’s first release in 4 years.

In singles, the Meat Puppets have reunited to release their first single in ages. Pop star Avril Lavigne has put out another single for her long-awaited return to music, and groups Joseph and The Lumineers have put out some festive songs.

Another noteworthy listen this week is the 7 Inches for Planned Parenthood, a two song single that features a collaboration between The National‘s Matt Berninger and Julien Baker. Take a bunch of listens to the songs, as they support a very good cause.


Beatenberg12 Views of Beatenberg


Meat Puppets – Warranty

Avril Lavigne – Tell Me It’s Over

Judah & the Lion – Pep Talk/Quarter-Life Crisis

Elton John – Young Dumb & Broke (feat. Khalid)

Gabriel Birnbaum – Stack the Miles

Switchfoot – All I Need

Joseph – Sister Winter/Rest

The Growlers – Who Loves the Scum?

Papa Roach – Elevate

Lumineers – Pretty Paper

The Buttertones – Shut Out

7 Inches for Planned Parenthood, Vol 2: Pt 1

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