New Music Friday: January 6, 2023

Happy New Year! I hope all of you had a wonderful and fun holiday break. I spent time going through numerous Year End lists and listening to many of the listed albums and songs I had missed over 2022 (as well as doing a deep-dive into the Ramones catalogue).

But now it is 2023, and I’m ready to start listening to the music the new year has for us (and I hope you are too)! For our first NMF of the year, it’s going to be a very punk weekend, with new albums from The Godfather Iggy Pop (produced by hitmaker Andrew Watt) and righteous Chicago punk band Anti-Flag. Both artists previewed their new albums with tracks in 2022, so be prepared to feel the fury of these amazing artists. The same goes for folk rock band L.A. Edwards, who have their new album out today.

And while not directly punk, bands like The Hold Steady, White Reaper, Zebrahead and The Lemon Twigs carry a good dose of punk spirit, and all three have new singles out this week. The Veils have the third single from their new release, and Somebody’s Child have a very peppy new track to bounce along to. Oceanator has covered one of my favorite holiday songs, and Ryan Hamilton has a punchy new rocker to sing along to.

Even more exciting; today we get the first new song from the legendary Peter Gabriel, from his upcoming new album. Hell yeah!

Landing a spot on our list for the first time this week are Jill Barber, Trashed Ambulance, Caye, Hail the Sun, Safari Gold and Wilswood Buoys.

Start the new year right by following our New Music Friday Playlist on Spotify or Apple Music, and digging into these new tunes and more!

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