Tag: New music

Tim Burgess Preps New EP "The Ascent Of The Ascended"

Tim Burgess Preps New EP "The Ascent Of The Ascended"
The Charlatans’ frontman is flying high these days, and busy as a bee. Tim Burgess just released his fifth solo album, I Love The New Sky and is now prepping a new solo EP, The Ascent Of The Ascended. This latest single seems to be Tim’s most inspired, and his new band is furthering his... Read more »

Release Radar 8/8/20-Felt vs Cut Copy

Release Radar 8/8/20-Felt vs Cut Copy
This is my 700th post, hooray! This week my release radar offers more of the same. Blink-182’s “Quarantine” is awful, I expect more from them.  A Replacements’ demo for “I Don’t Know,”  which is cool, don’t get me wrong, but the studio version has that sax blowing in all the right spots. You sort of... Read more »

Release Radar 7/17/20: Half Moon Run vs The Regrettes

Release Radar 7/17/20: Half Moon Run vs The Regrettes
I’m back ya’ll! Though I wish I was camping and familiarizing myself with a new park, I’m home, in the Windy City. My favorite new release this week is “Monster,” by Half Moon Run. They have been on my #RADAR for a while, progressively getting better with each and every single. “Monster” is a glorious... Read more »
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Release Radar 7/3/20: Josh Rouse vs The Charlatans

Release Radar 7/3/20: Josh Rouse vs The Charlatans
A return to normal this week; Normal, Illinois that is, and maybe some more pandemic record shopping? What a surprise to find the Charlatans in my Release Radar. Nearly 20 years old, Between 10th and 11th (Expanded Edition) got a proper expansion, and on double, clear vinyl to boot. Probably the most exciting thing on... Read more »

Release Radar 6/19/20: Doves vs Lewis Del Mar

Release Radar 6/19/20: Doves vs Lewis Del Mar
Another Friday comes and there is more new music waiting in your inbox. We could debate why the President of the United States would hold a rally with 20, 000 people and no masks, or focus on good vibes? I’ll stick to music. The Doves ARE BACK! How long has it been, eleven years? Finally,... Read more »

Release Radar 6/12/20: Twin Peaks vs Gizmo Varillas

Release Radar 6/12/20: Twin Peaks vs Gizmo Varillas
Most of what made my Release Radar this week were remixes and guest spots. I mentioned a few weeks back that I’m so tired of that trend. Maybe it’s no longer a trend, maybe it’s here to stay? Twin Peaks is one of those collabos, but this one actually works well. The guys benefit from... Read more »
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Release Radar 5/29/20: Starchild vs Zola Jesus

Release Radar 5/29/20: Starchild vs Zola Jesus
Mike Novotny said, “Light when you’re not used to it, hurts.” It rained a lot this week. Today, on my morning jog, the fog had lifted, and it was cool and sunny. Happy Friday, and welcome to another edition of Release Radar. A place where I talk about all the new music in my feed.... Read more »

Release Radar 5/22/20- Tim Burgess vs Trashcan Sinatras

Release Radar 5/22/20- Tim Burgess vs Trashcan Sinatras
Happy Friday, or should I say, “Happy Release Radar!?” Home Depot was a fucking mess this morning. Don’t go there for flowers, or anything, you’ll get the virus. “C’mon, Mr. Cut Out, keep this post positive!” Okay, Okay. Finally Tim Burgess, of Charlatans’ fame, releases his full album, I Love The New Sky. If you’ve... Read more »

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 »
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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 »