So we’ve made it through week 2 of the quarantine, and we hope all of you out there are doing as well as you can be during this difficult time. I know New Music Friday generally lifts my spirits – especially when we have as many exciting releases as we have today.
Two of our Most Anticipated Albums of 2020 dropped today – the long-awaited new release from Pearl Jam, and the third solo album from Brian Fallon. Donald Glover’s Childish Gambino dropped a surprise album last Sunday, folk/alternative group The Federal Empire released their debut full length on Wednesday, the ska/punk group The Suicide Machines have released their first album in over a decade.
Waxahatchee releases her latest album, and we finally get the full length from rap wunderkind Joyner Lucas. You can now hear the full album from Scottish post-punks Catholic Action (see our review of their album here), and Dirty Projectors dropped a new EP!
Though their reunion tour is being pushed, Bright Eyes have still dropped their first new song in many years. Classic rockers Pretenders dropped the second single from their upcoming new album, and Run the Jewels gave us a new cut off their next one.
Add to those new tracks from All Time Low, Moon Taxi, Enter Shikari, Nahko and Medicine for the People and the first song from new band Fake Names (feat. members of Refused and Bad Religion), and you won’t be at any loss of great new music to hear this weekend.
And I must also mention – the one and only Bob Dylan dropped a new, 17 minute long murder ballad.
Check it all out in our New Music Friday Playlist!