Welcome to the final Friday New Release post in August and let me tell you there are a bunch to choose from this week. There are over 50 new albums to pick from so sit back and get on scrolling as I am sure you will find something you like. There are a handful I want to hear, but nothing I am running out to buy at this time. The ones I want to hear are marked in Blue. Let me know what you see that you want to hear and let me know what I might have missed that came out this week so everyone will know. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Brian Setzer – Gotta Have the Rumble – (Surfdog): Brian Setzer, former front man of The Stray Cats, is back with another solo album. I am hoping for some good old rockabilly as no one does it better. His singing and guitar playing are exceptional and I am always ready for a good time from Setzer.
Big Red Machine – How Long Do You Think It’s Going to Last? – (Jagjaguwar / 37d03d): I know nothing about this band, but keep seeing good things about it so I am going to venture out and try this one. The band is Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon and the music is indie/alt/folktronica which I didn’t even know was a thing. We will see how it turns out.
Happy Friday and May the 4th Be With You!! Yes, I went there on Star Wars Day!! There aren’t a ton of releases but a few I am excited about. I will highlight those in Blue as usual. Go through and let me know what you like or what I might have missed. I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend.
Shinedown – Attention Attention – (Atlantic Recording): The main one I want to hear is the new Shinedown album. The song “Devil” was freaking awesome and I love the whole idea of loose concept album. It isn’t a full on concept album, but the songs will take you on a journey of a person who is starting in a very dark, ominous place and take you all the way through to the other side where this person is done battling his mind and his issues and coming out a changed person. Check out “Devil” and then get this album.
Mat Kearney – CRAZYTALK – (Tomorrow Music): Mat Kearney is one of the finer singer/songwriters out there and he never gets enough credit. He has some great pop sensibilities, but takes risk and tries new things. I don’t like to listen to his albums ahead of time, I like to be surprised and I hope this will bring many.