New Music Tuesday

New music is always exciting. The waiting, the suspense, the drop of the needle... well maybe the click of the mouse. :D Unfortunately Ty, the new music you wanted to hear was not on Spotify today. :( Like Vampire Weekend's - Modern Vampires of the City was apparently too good for Spotify... But, I still enjoyed (not in order of enjoyment) Ben Lee - Welcome To The Work Amy Grant/James Taylor - (song) How Mercy Looks... Bobby McFerrin (with Esperanza Spalding) - spirityouall Escape the Fate - Ungrateful Dillinger Escape Plan - One Of Us Is The Killer Trace Adkins - Love Will... The Boxer Rebellion - Promises There were many others released but they didn't catch my ear. However, I wasn't in the greatest mood today, so who knows. This has been another edition of New Music Tuesday!

I had a great time with my mom over the past 4 days, which meant little to no posting or reading.

So, on Wednesday, here is the New Music Tuesday Post!

WOW. So much great music this week.

My personal favorite for the week…She & Him “Volume 3”.
It’s awesome because:
1) It’s She & Him
2) It’s She
3) It’s Him
4) The songs are really good, again.
5) There’s good singing and stuff.

Honorable Mention: Lady Antebellum, solid solid record. “Golden”, find a way to listen. They “got to me”…

I haven’t listened to songs from all the new albums, yet.

But, here’s what I’ve heard so far:
Pistol Annies, “Annie Up” – consistent, Country
Ms. Lauryn Hill, “Neurotic Society” – meh
Little Boots, “Nocturnes” – very nice, electro pop
Deerhunter, “Monomania” – good stuff, interesting, Alt. Alt.
Natalie Maines, “Mother” – really good singer songwriter
Fitz & the Tantrums, “More Than Just a Dream” – I wasn’t moved, I think they are way better live, I probably just need to listen again, Alt
Justice, “Access All Arenas” – Live, Justice, awesome (electronic)
Savages, “Silence Yourself” – I’ll be listening to this some more, punk, post-punk, whatever, good energy
Joe Satriani, “Unstoppable Momentum” – I think this is really good, I like this better than his other albums, probably just me, I mean…It’s JOE SATRIANI, he’s awesome,   guitar player extrordinaire.
Cassie Taylor, “Out of My Mind”, ordinary, singer songwriter
Courtney Jaye, “Say oh Say” new song, this girl is good, sounded a bit like Neko Case to me, singer songwriter
Jessica Campbell, “The Anchor & the Sail”, sweet, easy to listen, great voice, good songs, singer songwriter – country-ish
LIGHTS, “Siberia Acoustic”, Acoustic version of LIGHTS’ awesome Siberia CD, showcases her nice voice
Talib Kweli – “Prisoner of Conscious”, I’m not qualified to give an opinion, I’m sure it’s good, I’m just not into that style, soz
Pet Shop Boys, “Axis” song, It didn’t grab me
Flight Facilities, “I Didn’t Believe” song, It didn’t excite me.
Ruth Moody – “These Wilder Things” – Newgrass, Bluegrass, fabulous, soft like Alison Krauss
Patty Griffin – “American Kid” – Country Icon, solid, fantastic
Temple of Thieves – “Passing through the Zeros” – new to me, but pretty good aggressive rock

Steve Hare – “Heart Like Your Own” – Christian, kind of electro-pop
Hanna Rose – “Hannah Rose” – Christian, really nice voice
Allan Scott – “God in Me” – Christian, nice harmony, great song
John Elefante – “On My Way To The Sun” – Christian, teamed up with some members of Kansas, how awesome is that
Halestorm – “Here’s to Us” (with Slash) – Metal, Good in your face, kick ass song (explicit)

Black and White Affair has good music posts every week. Here’s their latest:

Fate423 has good music posts every week. Here’s their latest:


The new Alice Russell is really nice soul. Loved what I’ve heard so far.

Alice Russell “To Dust”

Deep Purple has a new album out. First without Jon Lord. First since 2005. The songs I heard are good & solid.

Deep Purple “Now What”

The Os Mutantes is pretty spectacular.

Os Mutantes “Fool Metal Jack”

Victor Wooten’s latest is fun in a Victor kind of way. For bass lovers. (not the fish…)

The Melvins new effort has at least a couple of good covers. I only heard 3 songs. Nice CD in prep for their 30th anniversary tour.
For country fans…a new Kenny Chesney record. WhooHaww!

Others (I’ve not had a chance to listen to all the new albums, yet):
Airbourne Toxic Event — good stuff
Streetlight Manifesto — “Fun!!”

Hands — “Nice!”
LL Cool J — Great catchy tunes: Some excellent guest artists/singers: Fitz, Seal, Snoop Dog, EVH, Bootsy Collins
Youngblood Hawke – Lush Pop Rock “We Come Running” is powerful!
HIM – Hard Rock
Howl – Some new stuffs for Metal lovers
OK Go – new song, “Catchy”
Tom Odell – beautifully sad
Marc Anthony
Daughter – “really great, acoustic and singing, I loved ‘Youth'”
Andrew McMahon
Iggy & The Stooges
Lissie – new song – “the chorus is powerful”, I really liked the song
Go Jane Go – “Americana Trio”
Neon Neon – Interesting
Houses of Heroes
Randy Rogers Band
Luca Vista (not brand new) – “Cut my hair” — really fun dance music, check it out

Black and White Affair has good music postS every week. Here’s their latest:

Fate423 has good music posts every week. Here’s their latest:

As always, these are just my opinions, first impressions, fresh!


What’s better than an Alanis Morissette live album (CD/Blue-Ray/DVD/Spotify)?
A = Listening to it. 😀

“Alanis Morissette – Live at Montreux”

And speaking of Smoke on the water, Deep Purple has a new album out, next week!

Hey! Let’s hear it for 80’s Hair Metal
New albums by Queensryche “Frequency Unknown” & War & Peace “The Flesh & Blood Sessions”

“Queensryche – Frequency Unknown”

Banjo Lovers…Steve Martin & Edie Brickell have put out a nice understated Bluegrass album “Love Has Come For You”

“Steve Martin, Edie Brickell – Love Has Come For You”

Hip-hop lovers have a new release from K-OS – BLack on BLonde.
I’m not a huge Hip-hop fan, but I enjoyed what I’ve heard from this record.

R&B Fans have a nice new release from Fantasia – Side Effects of You.

Fantasia – Side Effects of You

Phoenix fans will have to make up their own minds about “Bankrupt!”
Some critics feel it falls short. Seemed pleasant enough to me.

Phoenix – Bankrupt!

There’s also Lori McKenna, and last weeks Daft Punk single “Get Lucky”.
Trust me, you have enough love in your heart for a few more artists.

Black and White Affair has a good music post this week as well.

Fate423 usually has good music posts every week. Here is their latest

What’s exciting in the new releases today?

Well, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs album “Mosquito”! of course. But, can I be shallow? I don’t like the album cover. At all. But, I’m not sure what I expect. They are a wild bunch, and I’m just a codger. The music was good, as usual from Karen O and crew.

I also liked what I heard of the new Fall Out Boy’s album “Save Rock and Roll”. If you like Panic at the Disco, you already know Fall Out Boy.

I’m interested in the new Jane Monheit recording (Jazz Vocalist). We’ve seen her at a club a couple years back. Amazing singer.

There’s a bunch of other good stuff that I haven’t made it through yet (Spotify rocks).
– Carla Bruni, if you like listening to a chanteuse (I do sometimes)
– Iron & Wine, 
I need to listen again to a few songs. They didn’t really catch me first time around. He’s usually awesome.
– I have about 15-20 more artists in my new music playlist. Everything from Willie Nelson & Steve Earle to The Flaming Lips & Major Lazer.

Here’s a similar post from a fellow new music lover: Check it!


New “Paramore” album by Paramore

New “Stars in Stereo” by Starts in Stereo

My vote this Tuesday goes to Paramore and Stars in Stereo. They are similar sounding with Paramore being the more experienced and well known of the bands. It’s not really my genre, but I love the energy and intensity.

Also out this week is a new Dawes album for those looking for something a bit more mellow. And, kudos to M83 on their Oblivian soundtrack. I’ve liked everything I’ve heard so far. If you are a metal head there are new offerings from Drowning Pool and Stone Sour.

As usual, a bunch of good new music. Happy listening and ROCK ON!

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