Tag: New Music Friday

Release Radar 1/14/21 - Palace vs DJ Shadow

Release Radar 1/14/21 - Palace vs DJ Shadow
I’ve been writing about Broken Social Scene’s forthcoming album a lot lately so I assumed that “Shame On You” was just another b-side that I hadn’t heard yet. But, you know when you assume you make an ass out of u and me, right? Enter, Palace, a rock band from London that sound like the... Read more »

Release Radar 1/7/21 - The Jazz Butcher vs The Presets

Release Radar 1/7/21 - The Jazz Butcher vs The Presets
Slowly but surely the new year will bring new releases. While most labels wait until spring or early summer, a few will try to beat the rush and trickle out right away. I just became aware of the Jazz Butcher in November, and received a boxset, Dr Cholmondley Repents: A​-​sides, B​-​Sides and Seasides (which is... Read more »

Release Radar 12/31/21 - Mister Green vs Superchunk

Release Radar 12/31/21 - Mister Green vs Superchunk
Happy New Year! I hope and pray that this year becomes less about sides and more about a united states, and a peaceful, more prosperous place to live. Also, long live rock and roll. Speaking of rock and roll, Mister Green is an alt-rock band from Charlotte, North Carolina, that has just released a new... Read more »
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Release Radar 12/24/21 - Mute Math vs Broken Social Scene

Release Radar 12/24/21 - Mute Math vs Broken Social Scene
“It’s the holiday season. So hoop-de-do and dickory dock.” You know the rest, Santa is coming so have your stocking ready. Were you good? Is anybody good anymore? Mute Math has really grown up on their latest single, “Love Light A Way.” The gorgeous vocals remind me of Keane and I could see this group,... Read more »

Release Radar 12/17/21 - Pom Pom Squad vs Englewood

Release Radar 12/17/21 - Pom Pom Squad vs Englewood
This year I raved a lot about Englewood and his jazzy escapades into hip hop. Well, just in time for Christmas, he’s put out a new single, “Flex On Christmas,” featuring Yung Gravy. It’s definitely a spoof of some sort, but it’s still pretty funny and would grab the attention of any holiday playlist listener.... Read more »

Release Radar 12/10/21 - Neon Trees vs John Mellencamp

Release Radar 12/10/21 - Neon Trees vs John Mellencamp
Josh Rouse has released a new cover called “Two Winters Long.” It feels like a winter jam, replete with harmonica and warm fingerpicking. Here’s what our favorite troubadour had to say about it. “Here’s a new single for those cold winter nights in front of the fireplace. A folky version of the 1962 R&B single... Read more »
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Release Radar 12/03/21 - Tom Morello vs Wet Leg

Release Radar 12/03/21 - Tom Morello vs Wet Leg
Of all the albums released this year Tom Morello’s, The Atlas Underground Flood, might be the coolest thing I’ve heard. I usually frown upon the trend of having endless guest artists to bolster a track or album. But in the case of Morello, who’s a guitar virtuoso, adding all of these new voices seems to... Read more »

Release Radar 11/26/21 - The Lemonheads vs Dionne Warwick

Release Radar 11/26/21 - The Lemonheads vs Dionne Warwick
The Lemonheads are now on my #RADAR again. It looks as though It’s A Shame About Ray will get the deluxe treatment, with a 30th Anniversary Edition that includes this unreleased version of “My Drug Buddy (KCRW Session)” from 1992. I had so much potential back then (1992), and so did The Lemonheads. This was... Read more »

Release Radar 11/19/21 - Sting vs Alex Islay

Release Radar 11/19/21 - Sting vs Alex Islay
Winter is here. But, we still have bright bands of sunshine blasting through the clouds this Friday morning! “Doing It Over” is definitely showing a new side of The Districts. A stripped back journey that barely even sounds like Rob Grote. This next batch of songs should be really interesting as we see the young... Read more »
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Release Radar 11/12/21 - Beach House vs Franz Ferdinand

Release Radar 11/12/21 - Beach House vs Franz Ferdinand
Beach House has released Chapter 1, from their new project, Once Twice Melody. Their eighth album will be released in four-song chapters over the next few months and followed by a world tour. Silk Sonic has put together a smooth team for “Smokin’ Out The Window,” which includes Bruno Mars, and Anderson Paak. It reminds... Read more »