So, this is kind of cruel, but most of the albums I’m getting excited about today aren’t actually being released today. My inbox this morning was full of upcoming musical goodness, and I felt inspired to share. There are actually quite a few high-profile albums out today that I’ll eventually get around to checking out, but honestly, what I can’t seem to get past are the following musical teasers. I also have a couple musical suggestions if you need new music now…
The Neighbourhood – I Love You
This album will come out next Tuesday (April 23rd), but the stream was released today via Rolling Stone and I can’t stop listening. The band is playing LA tonight, opening for Foals at The El Rey. The show is sold out, but listening to the album, I got a bit overexcited and stalked Craigslist and Ticketmaster until I came up with an available ticket (happy late birthday present to me!). Seriously, the idea of having more than the brilliant 5 song EP makes me giddy.
Go here to listen and here to pre-order.
Arcane Roots – Blood & Chemistry
I’ve been waiting for more music from this British rock outfit for a few months now. Their first full-length album, Blood & Chemistry comes out in the UK May 6th…not sure what that means for us poor folk in the US, but this album teaser makes me think I might be importing this one…
Their first single off of the album makes me a bit dizzy, but in a feels like I’m at the show bouncing around kind of way…
Andrew Ripp– Won’t Let Go
Ever since a friend shared Andrew Ripp’s track “Dresden Wine”, I have been a fan of this singer/songwriter, currently from Nashville. I’m looking forward to diving in to this newest release of his.
Itunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wont-let-go/id632774958
NCIS: LA TV Show Soundtrack – Various Artists
There were too many great artists on this soundtrack not to check it out…especially since it was streaming here. It’s quite the variety of music and yes, just about every song would work to ramp up the emotional intensity of a dramatic scene. Artists include Daughtry, Allen Stone, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Alex Clare, Jakob Dylan, etc. My favorite tracks were the ones from The Wild Feathers, Adrian Lux f. The Good Natured, and a slow/sad one from Gaslight Anthem (below)
Other albums released today worth checking into:
- Fall Out Boy – Save Rock N Roll
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito
- Sarah Brightman – Dreamchaser
- Iron & Wine – Ghost on Ghost
- Jessie Ware – Devotion
- Charlie XCX – True Romance
- The Summer Set – Legendary
- Olly Murs – Right Place, Right Time
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