New Music Friday – September 24, 2021

We’ve fallen into Fall, so this is our first official New Music Friday of the new season, and with it some great new albums and songs to welcome you to the colder weather (unless you’re here with us in Los Angeles, where it’s intolerably hot).

Tom Delonge’s post-blink-182 band Angels & Airwaves is back with their first new full length in many years, and based on the songs already heard it’s a real return to form. Some other albums we can 100% vouch for are the new ones from returning 90’s act The Connells (read our review of the album here) and the latest from Canadian rockers Arkells. We’re also excited for the new full lengths from Jesse Malin (see our recent review of his live show here) and local heroes Cold War Kids. And can’t forget to mention the latest release from Third Eye Blind! To top it off, we get a surprise new EP from Laura Jane Grace!

Some alternative favorites are back with big new singles this week. The Lumineers move a tad away from folk rock on their new one, UK group Alt-J got a summery new one for you, and Australia’s Birds of Tokyo have flown in a new track. Indie act Eels have a jaunty new one out, as do UK hard rock group Biffy Clyro. We’ve got a collab from two of our best modern rappers; J. Cole and Joyner Lucas, and a new one from Travis McCoy. One of our favs Nathan Gray has another single from his upcoming album out, as do Canadian emo punks Calling All Captains. And if you want a cool cover, check out Carlos Santana and Steve Winwood‘s take on “A White Shade of Pale”.

Some of the new acts we’ll be spinning this week are Bartees Strange, Heart Attack Man, The Electric Petals, Casii Stephan and Sharma Boy.

Listen to all of these and more by liking our New Music Friday Playlist!

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