We all go into this Memorial Day with heavy hearts over the tragic events from this past week. While there is no cure for the pain caused by what happened in Texas, if you’re like me, listening to music is often a cathartic and soothing escape from the world, so hopefully there’s something from the new albums and songs out this week that can help you.
Jukebox The Ghost‘s operatic brand of alternative pop rock is always cheery, so their new one Cheers should bring some good feelings. Hard rockers Def Leppard make music for good times, so their new one should recall some for you, and Liam Gallagher has contributed to so many meaningful songs in his time, it will be no surprise if his new solo album has some new ones. Or maybe some good old fashion ska from The Bruce Lee Band will brighten your day. You can always rock out to the new EP from Los Saints.
The Interrupters‘ new music is definitely addressing some timely issues of mental health and past trauma, so their latest single couldn’t be more timely. Other strong female voices are on full display in the new ones from Muna, Hayley Marsten and Amanda Shires. And then we also get the long-awaited return of M.I.A. to top things off.
Minimalist power pop/punk rocker Tony Molina is back with his latest single, still keeping things under 2 minutes. The Sad Boys Club bring back more of their quirky alt pop, and Frank Turner has dropped a nice little collab with KT Tunstall. The Dead Bolts make good on our review from earlier this year with a great new track, and new ones from Sueco, Lit, blackbear and Among Legends will keep the good energy going.
Artists getting their first playlist inclusions this week are Codename: Rocky, Automan, Connor Garvey, Frances Chang, Katy Guillen & The Drive, DaeDreamr, Jordan Michelle, Davie Furey, Power Pose, Counterpunch and Sweet Teeth.
Hear all of these and more in our New Music Friday Playlist on Spotify or Apple Music!