Happy Friday. Here we are with another Friday New Release post. I feel like we just had one of these last week…oh wait…we did and do every week. We have over 40 this week and sadly, nothing for me this time around which is good as I need a break every now and again plus there is a big one next week I am waiting to hear. Let me know what interests you and what I may have missed as I am sure there will be some. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great weekend.
Shovels & Rope – Manticore – (Dualtone Music Group)
Beach House – Once Twice Melody – (Sub Pop Records)
A number of new releases this week across a vast array of genres. There is probably something for everyone this week. We have Alternative, Christian, Indie, R&B, Country, Metal, EDM, AOR, Bubble Gum Pop and who knows what else. There a few that interest me, but don’t necessarily excite me where I am running out and buying anything. A few I want to listen to and they are highlighted in Blue as always. Let me know what interests you or if I missed anything. Enjoy listening and have a great weekend!!
Band of Skulls – Love is All You Love – (SO Recordings): This English band is back with their 5th album and they are quite interesting and worth a listen. They are part Blues Rock, Indie Rock, Stoner Rock and just plain Hard Rock. They are a little of everything and that is what is great about them. Give them a try if you haven’t already.
Danny Gokey – Haven’t Seen It Yet – (Sparrow Records): Christian artist and former American Idol hopeful releases his fourth album and I was pleasantly surprised by how good his last album was that I will be checking this one out as well. It is towards the pop realm in Christian music, but his voice is fantastic and the lyrics are great. If you need something uplifting, this should fit the bill.
Another fantastic Friday of new releases. There are so many albums coming out today that if you can’t find one you like, you are not looking hard enough. Alter Bridge’s new album is the one I am going to get immediately and crank it up on the way to work. The other ones I am interested in hearing are highlighted in Blue. I talk about a few them, but there are just so many I want to listen to this week. I hope I can get through them all.
Alter Bridge – The Last Hero – (Alter Bridge): Alter Bridge is back and in full force. They are one of the best rock bands out there and have the hardest working man in the music business as lead singer, Myles Kennedy. He has one of the best voices for rock as well. Mark Tremonti on guitars, Brian Marshall on Bass and Scott Philips on Drums…what else do you need.
‘Hard Love’ is Needtobreathe’s sixth studio album and one I have been anticipating for quite awhile. Needtobreathe is one of my favorite bands and their last album wasn’t one of my favorite albums they have done. It had a darker tone and overall message and didn’t leave with me the great feeling I usually have with a Needtobreathe album.
When I heard about the new album, I was hoping they would lighten up a little and to my surprise they did more than that. They actually did deliver a much lighter, happier sounding album, but so much so that it feels more like a pop album. A POP ALBUM??? Needtobreathe is a southern rock, country, folk and straight up rock band. They are a Christian based band. They are not a POP Band. Maybe working with Gavin DeGraw on the song “Brother” influenced them greatly.
If you listen to their songs on this album, there is a drum machine. Not real drums, but a freakin’ drum machine. And dance grooves on some of the songs. WTF??? My mind is spinning, what is going on. The world has gone crazy!.