Happy Friday folks. As you read this, I’ll be driving up the 5 to a northern CA wedding, possibly listening to some of these new tunes on the trip.
It’s an Adult Contemporary type of weekend on the album side, with some acts with a strong history in the format (David Gray, Dido) releasing new albums, as well as throwback rock n’ roller Nick Waterhouse dropping a self-titled full of old school R&B style jams. If you’re into chill, instrumental guitar-based music, you’ll love Ryan Dugré’s new album.
In songs, indie rockers The National announced a May release date for their next album and revealed the first single (along with a teaser for a short film starring Alicia Vikander which the music will accompany). There’s a new one from folk rockers The Mountain Goats, a super-catchy new gem from power poppers Charly Bliss…oh, and two more new tracks from Vampire Weekend! And a surprise new track from The Black Keys!
Check these out and more on our New Music Friday playlist, and below.
Nick Waterhouse – Nick Waterhouse
David Gray – Gold in a Brass Age
Dido – Still on My Mind
Ryan Dugré – The Humors
The Mountain Goats – Cadaver Sniffing Dog
The National – You Had Your Soul With You
Charly Bliss – Chatroom
Vampire Weekend – Sunflower / Big Blue
The Black Keys – Lo/Hi
Stray Cats – Cat Fight (Over a Dog Like Me)
The Get Up Kids – Satellite
Cage the Elephant – House of Glass
Lucero – Hello My Name is Izzy
Marshmello x CHVRCHES – Here With Me
The Hold Steady – The Last Time That She Talked to Me
Judah & The Lion – Why Did You Run?
Strand of Oaks – Keys
The Bouncing Souls – Favorite Everything
O.A.R. – All Because of You
The Strumbellas – Running Scared (Desert Song)
Dagny X Steve Aoki – Hit Your Heart
Kishi Bashi – Summer of ’42
Haley Reinhart – Honey, There’s the Door