I know most people consider Friday the 13th to be an unlucky day, but based on the releases out today, it certainly can’t be all bad. Kendrick Lamar, one of the best modern rappers/artists out there, has returned with his latest album. UK soulful pop songstress Florence + The Machine is looking to get you dancing with her new one, while blues rockers The Black Keys want you to boogie. And if you want to rock out to some great, Thin Lizzy-style guitar licks, listen to the new one from Ian Bamberger.
Seattle’s Death Cab for Cutie announced their new album this week and gave us the first song from it, which we of course are including. Arkells imported some Cold War Kids from the U.S. to join them on their latest jam, and Pale Waves are getting into new album mode with their latest single. Bartees Strange, Young Guv and Gavin Degraw have all dropped new songs from their upcoming albums, and Joy Oladokun has a beautiful new single inspired by our environmental woes.
Famed pop-punkers Bayside have a new one that shows off some showtunes inspiration, while Pulley‘s latest is simple classic skate punk. Paolo Nutini makes a grand return with two new songs, and girlfriends are dropping two more from their next release. Former Check This artist Jeen has a punchy new one out, and a little band you may have heard of called MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has dropped their first new single in eight years!!!
Also returning to our list this week are One Armed Joey, Beth // James, The Q-Tip Bandits, Cliche Cult and Beyond the Badlands. The artists we are welcoming for the first time to the playlist are Goldpark, Marigold, Motherhood, Heavy Gus, With the Punches, 84 Tigers, Big Drink, Dubinski and José Medeles.