How are all of you doing? I’m writing this while it rains outside in Southern CA, which makes the quarantine surprisingly easier to bare. That, and having good tunes to listen to.
This week, we get another one of our most anticipated albums of 2020, as The Strokes are finally back with their latest full-length. “Bad Decisions” has remained in my weekly playlist since its release, so I’m looking forward to spinning the new LP. Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) has a new solo album out very much worth hearing. We also get the latest album from hard rock duo Local H. While their tour with Soul Asylum was cut short, this should appease any fans who didn’t get a chance to see them live. English pop rockers The Kooks released a new EP, and finally, we’re excited to get a new EP from alternative duo Fitness, containing some of the great singles they’ve dropped the last few months.
The fantastic Phoebe Bridgers announced the June release of her next album this week, and dropped new single “Kyoto” to go with it. Gorillaz dropped the next song from their Song Machine series, featuring Peter Hook and Georgia. Indie rockers Rogue Wave released their first song in nearly a decade, and super-star duo Twenty One Pilots dropped a surprise new track, heavily influenced by the quarantine.
Enjoy these, along with new ones from Leon Bridges (feat. John Mayer), Tash Sultana, RatBoy, The Beths, New Found Glory, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Citizen Cope, Dropkick Murphys, and a whole lot more.
Listen to the whole playlist here or sample songs below: