New Music Friday – February 18, 2022

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a nice Valentines day, and are ready for a long President’s Day weekend (for those of you in the U.S., at least). Here are some of the new albums and singles from this last week which we think you should be streaming this coming week.

Hurray for the Riff Raff doesn’t fit tightly into any one genre, but their music always has something interesting to say, so we think you should start your weekend off with their latest. Next, Gregor Barnett, best known as the frontman for Philly punks The Menzingers, has his first solo album out, taking his style of melodic punk rock into folkier, acoustic spaces. Finally, another Philly-based punk band, Big Nothing, have their second album out, full of hooky, melodic rockers in the vein of bands like The Replacements.

In singles, Canadian pop-punks Simple Plan are back with a new single featuring Deryck Whibley of Sum 41. Kurt Vile has the first single from his upcoming album, as do multiplatinum pop-rockers Train. For those of you who are fans of the new school of punk, pop-punk and ska, listen to the latest songs from Magnolia Park, Oceanator and Fontains D.C..

Returning to the list are Sea Girls, Future Islands, Colour Tongues, Diamante, Kid Cudi, Matisyahu, Silk Sonic, Skizzy Mars and Josh Ramsaywith new singles out. Some artists making their first appearances are Lucy Feliz, Erika Lewis, Avi Kaplan, Guyville, Renata Zeiguer, Sylvia Rose Novak, Hook, Velvet and Heart of Gold.

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

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