June is here, and so begins our New Music Friday summer series! While the mainstream will likely be gobbling up Olivia Rodrigo‘s new album the next few months, we have some alternatives for you that we think deserve your ears’ attention!
First, we have the first new album from famed singer-songwriter Liz Phair in a heckuva long time. For those of you who are already fans, you can catch her on tour with Alanis Morissette and Garbage this Fall! Another 90’s throwback with a new album out today is UK indie rockers James. And if you want to keep the indie rock vibes going, the new albums from Japanese Breakfast and Rostam are musts. You dancers out there can get your skank on to the new album from We Are the Union. And for those of you who want to rock out, punk band Rise Against are back with their new collection of slammers. If you want to get a little more psychedelic, try out the new EP from Fuckin’ Whatever (side project from Anthony Green and members of Taking Back Sunday).
And of course there are a number of brand-spanking new singles out this week that you should know. Synth-poppers CHVRCHES get an assist from The Cure‘s Robert Smith on their new one, and we get a new one from indie legends They Might Be Giants. John Mayer,The Mountain Goats and Hiss Golden Messenger have you covered on new folk, and Billie Eilish will continue her chart dominance with her latest single.
Flobots and Bad Suns will fill the alternative void, and we’re getting previously unreleased songs from Prince and The Beach Boys (talk about necessary summer music!). Felicity and Descendents provide some harder rockers, and then we have some new tunes from next generation artists like Remi Wolf, Royal & the Serpent, and recent Bad Ass Break-Out star Amythyst Kiah.
Some new artists we’re throwing in for your discovery this week are dance/alternative musician Grabbitz, folk-pop chanteuse Gal Musette, nu-punks Cherie Amour, and indie shoe gazer Nightshifts.
Hear all these new musical goodies and many more in our New Music Friday Playlist (and please click the like/follow on the playlist!)