New Music Friday – August 6, 2021

We’ve entered the final month of summer, and with it comes an interesting assortment of albums. We’ve got new ones from legendary punks (Naked Raygun), a masterclass rapper (Nas), and a buzzed-about up-and-coming ska band (Catbite). Here’s hoping you can find some time to listen to all of these over the weekend.

Rockers Papa Roach have dropped the first single from their next album, and brought along Sueco and Aaron from Fever 333 for the ride. And while we’re on hard rock, Tom Morello recruited Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder to join him on a cover of the hard rock classic “Highway to Hell”, the first single from his next Atlas Underground project. And the break-out hard rock band of the year Maneskin have released a new version of their hit “I Wanna Be Your Slave” featuring Iggy Pop! And while it’s technically a new version of an older song, the fact that there’s anything new from hard rock kings Guns N’ Roses should be considered a major feat!

There’s always a place for good surf music in my book, and Blue Stingrays were considered some of the greats. It’s not surprising as they were just recently revealed to be a side project of the Heartbreakers (as in Tom Petty & the…). With a vinyl reissue of their most famous album on the way, the group has dropped an unreleased track this last week. Surf’s up!

Two artists we love, The Vaccines and Strand of Oaks, have new songs out today! Producer/songwriter extraordinaire Finneas has his latest single out from his next album, as do indie rockers We Are Scientists. Lana Love, Concrete Castles and Don Broco, all of whom you hopefully discovered in past NFM lists, have new ones out we’ve include for you. And to keep up our trend of supporting new artists, we’ve got singles from Royal Castles, The Ruddy Ruckus, Tall Heights, Motherfolk and The Raven Age for you to discover this week!

Hear all of these and more in our New Music Friday Playlist!

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