New Music Friday – January 11, 2019


As we move further into January, there are still few major album drops, but a heap of singles are rolling out. The only significant collection dropping today is the new EP from young metal/punks Radkey, which includes tracks like the Misfits-channeling “Spiders”.

In singles, it’s hard to know where to start. For punk fans, UK Tim Armstrong-protege Rat Boy has released a new single, as have Swedish band Millencolin, Taking Back Sunday, and California scuzz rockers FIDLAR. For those more attuned to general alternative, you can enjoy new music from Catfish and the Bottlemen, Judah and the LionFang Fang, and Walk the Moon. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O has also released a sweet, quiet anti-lullaby. If you enjoy that, you’ll probably also want to hear the new singles from Lana Del Rey and Billie Eilish.

There’s some electric blues from Gary Clark Jr., soul from Lee Fields & the Expressions, and a whole lot more. You’ll also learn (as I did) that there is a French rap group that goes by Bush (Spotify’s Release Radar can’t tell the difference between acts with similar names apparently). Listen below.


RadkeyNo Strange Cats…Spiders


Rat Boy – Don’t Hesitate

Millencolin – Nothing

Karen O – Anti-Lullaby

Catfish and the Bottlemen – Longshot

Fang Fang – Hey Church

Lana Del Rey – Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have – But I Have It

FIDLAR – By Myself

Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Taking Back Sunday – Song for Dan

Walk the Moon – Timebomb

American Authors – Stay Around

Jude & Frank – Sun is Shining

Judah & the Lion – Over My Head

Beirut – Landslide

Ryan Bingham – Jingle and Go

Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Look Ma!

Bush – Regard

Lee Fields & The Expressions – It Rains Love

Michael Franti & Spearhead – When the Sun Begins to Shine

Pedro the Lion – Quietest Friend

Billie Eilish – When I Was Older

Tom Walker – Just You and I

Nick Waterhouse – Song for Winners

Radiohead – Ill Wind

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