New Music Friday – May 3rd, 2019


New Music Friday Playlist – May 3, 2019

It’s May, and this first Friday brings us not one, but two of our Most Anticipated Albums of 2019. First, the long-awaited new album from indie rock stars Vampire Weekend. We’ve heard six songs from the album already, two of which I very much love. Next is from punk godfathers Bad Religion, who I’ve been a fan of since high school. Songwriter Passenger is back with a new collection of mellow folk. Topping it off is the latest album from Judah & The Lion, whose song “Forever, Always” played at my wedding ceremony, so I have a special place for them in my heart and playlists.

In singles, I have to say getting a new one from Tom Delonge’s band Angels & Airwaves was more welcome than I would have guessed. There are solid new tunes from Hot Water Music and The National, a return from Ten Foot Pole and two new songs from some of our favorite up-and-coming punk bands, Spanish Love Songs and Fang Fang.

Icelandic folk rockers Of Monsters and Men are back with a new one, Logic dropped a track with Eminem, Bad Books make a triumphant return with two new songs…I could go on. My best recommendation – listen to all the great new stuff yourself.


Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride

Bad ReligionThe Age of Unreason

Judah & the LionPep Talks

PassengerSometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing At All


Angels & Airwaves – Rebel Girl

Spanish Love Songs – (No) Reason to Believe

Violent Femmes – Hotel Last Resort

Fang Fang – Dreamy Cowboy

Hot Water Music – Rebellion Story

The National – Hairpin Turns

Titus Andronicus – Tumult Around the World

Ten Foot Pole – Forever Road

Bastille – Joy

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Black Star Dancing

Bad Books – I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Help Me, Thank You

Bad Books – Lake House

Calexico & Iron & Wine – Midnight Sun

Logic – Homicide (feat. Eminem)

Deer Tick – Rough Around the Edges

The Kooks – Got Your Number

Fitz and the Tantrums – I Need Help!

Of Monsters and Men – Alligator

The Get Up Kids – Waking Up Alone

Fitness – AMEN!!

The Head and the Heart – People Need a Melody


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