So many of my favorite artists have new music this week that it is kind of overwhelming, but in a very good way. Radiohead’s new album is out, and it’s really good. But there is also new stuff from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blue October, Rooney, Young The Giant, Fruit Bats, and Local Natives.
This week, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals remind us how music is an excellent tool for social commentary and hopefully change. Although this is an amazing blues song, there is a heart-felt message is in the words of "Call It What It Is". And we've got a lot more for you this week...
They are a band that plays music, they are Music Band! And they more than live up to their name, in fact, they absolutely knock it out of the park. We're happy to be playing "Day Stealer" from their new album "Wake Up Laughing" as well a bunch of other awesome stuff.
It is a #NewMusicMonday on the road, as I’m wrapping up a fun-filled weekend in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. If you ever get the chance to visit The Queen City, be sure to stop into The Thirsty Beaver Saloon. Not only will you meet some of the nicest people in this city, but there is a free jukebox filled with classics, old episodes of Hee Haw on an endless loop, and the most affordable bar prices in the country.
For me, this week’s new music is like Christmas morning. Not an adult Christmas morning where you’re genuinely excited to receive towels, but a 7-year-old’s Christmas morning where you unwrap Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter! This is because there are new albums from four of my favorite artists.