New Music Friday: March 3, 2023

March is here, and the month is beginning with some bangers.

First, we have the sophomore album from punk supergroup Fake Names. If you’re a fan of groups like Bad Religion, you’ll like these guys (as they have BR’s Brian Baker in the group). Next, indie rocker The Veils have their latest LP out, and it contains some fine fine songwriting. I’ve become a big fan of Wicked Bears‘ clever brand of pop-punk, so had to include their new album this week. You can get some feel-good beach vibes from Rome and Duddy‘s new EP, and if you’re up for some Americana, check out the new EP from Nicholas Johnson (read our review of it here).

On the same day that their last album Woodstock was certified platinum, Portugal. The Man have announced their next album’s release and dropped the first single, and we’ve got it here. Boygenius showed off the fourth song from their new album, and it’s a beaut. Oh, and after releasing their new album last week, Gorillaz decided to go ahead and drop a deluxe edition this week with three next tracks. Baaba Maal has teamed up again with The Very Best for a new song, and Beach Weather have a new aptly titled song “Pineapple Sunrise”, which goes well with their band name.

Dropkick Murphys are always reliable for some good blue-collar punk rock, just as Drug Church are for some gritty indie punk that will melt your face. If you want your face non-melted, Little Hurt provides some enjoyable alt pop with his new track. If you like some of the new crop of punk-related bands, you’ll also enjoy Fontaines D.C.‘s new Nick Drake cover. Some other artists making their return to our list this week are waveform*, Cinder Well, Darren Jessee, Eli Hurts, Tyler Posey, Dead Lakes and Phoneboy.

Hopping onto our list for the first time this week are Truth Cult, Scree, Slow Pulp, Logan Richard, Kate Odulukwe, The Feelgood McLouds, Hot for Crime, Emmrose, Ci Gofod, Upstate, Housewife, Joy Buzzer and Morgan Reese.

Start listening to all of these tracks and more in our New Music Friday Playlist on Spotify or Apple Music!


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