Summer is winding down, and kids are going back to school (seems pretty early for that, but it’s happening). As you soak up your last days of sunshine (unless you’re down in Australia, where it’s winter, or in California, where it just never stops), here’s some new music you can blast out while catching some rays.
The multitalented Butch Walker is back with another semi-concept album. His last was a beautiful operatic epic, so I have no doubt this new one will impress. Hard rockers Muse are dropping their latest spacey opus, and anarchic punks No Trigger will surely fire up the anti-fascist in all of us. There’s some alt rock from platinum songwriter Matt Maeson from his sophomore album, and the new EP from emo-rockers Have Mercy.
The National have their first new single out in a while, and they have indie hero Bon Iver on it with them. Daisy the Great continue to prove their greatness with their new single, and emo vets The Early November aren’t waiting until that month to release new music. Pixy Jones continues to drop retro gold, and Tegan and Sara are creating more hype for their new album with another new song. Fidlar are back with their first new one in a long while, and for Story of the Year, it’s been even longer since we receive a new single but they are back.
We’ve also got new ones from Michigander, Marcus Mumford, Dreamers (feat Sueco), Catbite, Kulick and The Aquadolls. Artists getting their first NMF spins on our list this week are Dohny Jep, After Elmer, Julia Wolf, Barrett Davis, Stalking Gia, Jeremy Squires, Sonja Midtune, The Luka State, Rundown Kreeps and Wes Hoffman.