Tag: Spotify

Release Radar 4/03/20: Rolling Blackouts vs Public Enemy

Release Radar 4/03/20: Rolling Blackouts vs Public Enemy
Every Friday morning comes, thank the gods for that. More new music and another chance to impact someone’s life with that song. Last week it was Butch Walker with “Pretty Crazy,” this week it’s the Rolling Blackouts CF with their new single, “She’s There.” The album is due out in June. Born Ruffians continue to... Read more »

Release Radar 3/27/20: Butch Walker vs Day Wave

Release Radar 3/27/20: Butch Walker vs Day Wave
We need more Butch Walker these days, and fortunately, we get word that he will have a new album out on May 8th, called American Love Story. His new single is “Pretty Crazy,” and it’s a lot of fun. He’s saying it’s a departure from his normal style of pop, calling this release a rock... Read more »

Release Radar 3/20/20: Morrissey vs Alkaline Trio

Release Radar 3/20/20: Morrissey vs Alkaline Trio
Morrissey has returned this week with his finest work in 20 years. Some of the songs, on I Am Not A Dog On A Chain, harken back to The Smiths, and early Moz, pre-Viva Hate. It’s an album chock-full of great songs, with barely a weak one in the bunch. His California Son album was... Read more »
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Release Radar 3/13/20: James vs The Killers

Release Radar 3/13/20: James vs The Killers
So why is James on my RADAR this week? Apparently there is a two-CD compilation coming out that compiles two earlier releases from Sire and Blanco Y Negro, 1986’s Stutter and 1988’s Strip-mine. Both editions have been expanded and remastered in a nice package called Justhipper. My girl Vegabond returns with “In A Bind.” I... Read more »

Release Radar 3/6/20: Healy vs Paul Heaton

Release Radar 3/6/20: Healy vs Paul Heaton
Guess who’s back? Healy, aka, “e.” That amazing singer/rapper/doctor returns with a slow burner called “Nike’s On.” Man, this is going to be a huge month for releases, folks! Strap in, cause it’s gonna be one fun ride! March will bring new albums from The Districts, Morrissey, Paul Heaton, and Phantogram, amongst many other treasures... Read more »

Release Radar 2/21/20: Morrissey vs The Strokes

Release Radar 2/21/20: Morrissey vs The Strokes
Release Radar is very strong this week. It’s a week when all the big shots come out to play. We have the third Morrissey single, the second taste of new music from Pearl Jam, and the third effort from The Districts. More music from The Strokes, and we finally have new music from Mount Joy;... Read more »
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Release Radar 2/14/20: Rolling Blackouts vs Surfer Blood

Release Radar 2/14/20: Rolling Blackouts vs Surfer Blood
We finally get a taste of the Rolling Blackouts new music, and here’s what I think. I think it picks up right where they left off, but I need to explore the space more. Surfer Blood returns with a rocker and I love the idea behind the song, “Parkland (Into The Silence).” We need more... Read more »

Release Radar 2/7/20: Fitz vs Phantogram

Release Radar 2/7/20: Fitz vs Phantogram
I was apprehensive about this acoustic version of “I Just Want To Shine,” by Fitz and the Tantrums, but I believe now after hearing it, that it’s better than the original. You get the true gist of how it was written, and it doesn’t sound so manufactured. Phantogram is still doing catchy trip-hop if you... Read more »

Release Radar 2/28/20: Real Estate vs Mickey Avalon

Release Radar 2/28/20: Real Estate vs Mickey Avalon
Another Release Radar, and another week of new music, including a few standouts. Real Estate put out a full length, and I’m excited to dig in, listening from start to finish. At first listen, “The Main Thing” stands out. The second Sea Wolf track has a really chill vibe and makes for easy listening. Put... Read more »
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Release Radar 1/31/20: De Lux vs Gorillaz

Release Radar 1/31/20: De Lux vs Gorillaz
Guess who’s back? We got some new Gorillaz! Damen and Co return with a little punk rock and a lot of hip-hop. I’ve been a fan of De Lux since the amazing single, “LA Threshold,” so I always look forward to a little heat from the dance-rock outfit. “Everybody’s Alright” continues to edge towards that... Read more »