Fridays are the best for a lot of reasons, but our favorite part has to be that NEW MUSIC! Check out these eight and find us on Twitter if you think we missed any!
Wire – Silver/Lead
On the band’s 40th anniversary they’re hitting hard with some fuzzy goodness. While a lot of bands never even get to a 16th album, these guys have shown no sign of slowing down.
Jamiroquai – Automation
Yes, THAT Jamiroquai. It’s been seven years since his last release and they’re bringing back the futuristic spacey jams that you’d expect from them. Possibly the best album to put on at your next party.
Tei Shi – Crawl Space
This Argentine-born synth-pop artist is expanding her already impressive collection and following up 2013’s Saudade with the aptly named Crawl Space. It’s the most alluring crawl space you’d ever want to be in and there’s a vulnerability to the album that fans will enjoy.
Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
Some concept albums just don’t work. Luckily, this is not one of those albums. The theme throughout this is about time running out, sands of time, and someone being handed a death sentence by a desert sultan. The whole album is heavy and incredibly produced.
Aimee Mann – Mental Illness
With tracks like “You Never Loved Me,” “Lies of Summer,” and “Poor Judge,” this could be the saddest album of all time. That’s not to say it can’t put a smile on your face, it just hits some rough topics along the journey.
Rays – Rays
A debut album by this four piece post punk band from California. The whole thing has an overarching 70s, 80s New York vibe to it with an almost dark surfer rock overture. Super strong debut.
Geotic – Abysma
The first full-length album by Baths’ Will Wiesenfeld. And to describe it in his own words, he says that Baths is “active listening” and Geotic is “passive listening.” Take that as you will, but this is the perfect album to throw on at the beginning of your work day and play all day.
Saturn – Beyond Spectra
This hard rock and space metal foursome are back! This album sounds like it was plucked directly from 1972’s heyday of rock n’ roll. While listening, you can’t help but wonder if Black Sabbath or Deep Purple were recording in the same studio next door.