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New to the Airwaves – Albums Out This Week (Jan 18)

New to the Airwaves – Albums Out This Week (Jan 18)

What a week so far! The Who announced a major tour and it was like a 100 degrees in winter? We’re going to blink and it will be summer 2019. We hope you had an amazing holiday season and this year has started fresh, new, and most of all filled with amazing tunes. Looking forward to all of 2019 and beyond!

This week’s arrivals are sure to find homes on many a playlist, especially with Fever 333 , Cane Hill , Papa Roach, and Arch Enemy and more, dropping full-lengths.

To wrap up this week we’ve got some much anticipated arrivals that has us tapping our toes, crossing our arms, and screeching, “Finally!” We’re sure you can see which ones we think you should grab and which ones we think may deserve a pass… Dive in at your own risk, and let’s hear your picks!

**All dates are for U.S. releases unless otherwise noted. Dates are subject to change.


Aesop Rock and Tobacco Malibu Ken (Rhymesayers)

Alice Merton Mint (Mom+Pop)

Altitudes & Attitude (Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Megadeth’s David Ellefson) – Get It Out (MRI)

A Pale Horse Named Death – When The World Becomes Undone (SPV)

Arch Enemy Covered In Blood (Compilation album) (Century Media)

AVER – Orbis Majora (Ripple Music)

Bexley – Lost in the Moment EP (BMI)

Bossy Love – Whiplash EP (Independent)

Cane Hill Kill the Sun (EP) (Rise Records)

Christina Perri songs for carmella: lullabies & sing-a-longs (Elektra/NEK)

Cody Johnson Ain’t Nothin’ To It (CoJo Music/Warner Bros.)

The Crown Remnant – The Wicked King: Part II (Spooky Skeleton)

Cub Sport Cub Sport (Cub Sport)

Dani Bell and the Tarantist – Wide Eyed (Fat Beats)

Deerhunter Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD)

dodie – Human EP (doddleoddle)

The Fever 333 Strength in Numb333rs (Roadrunner Records/333 Wreckords Crew)

Flatland Cavalry Homeland Insecurity (Flatland Cavalry)

The Flesh Eaters (feat. Dave Alvin and John Doe) – I Used to Be Pretty (Yep Roc)

Flotsam and Jetsam – The End of Chaos (AFM)

Frances Cone – Late Riser (Living Daylight)

Frankley Everlong – Till the Dance Do Us Part (Eclipse)

Go Dark – Neon Young (Bella Union)

Greensky Bluegrass All for Money (Big Blue Zoo)

Guster Look Alive (Nettwerk)

Hawk and Dove – Our Childhood Heroes (Julian)

Joe Jackson Fool  (Earmusic)

Joey Walker – Supersoft (Darling Recordings)

Julian Lynch – Rat’s Spit (Underwater Peoples)

Juliana HatfieldWeird (American Laundromat)

Kyle Crane – Crane Like a Bird (Crane Like a Bird)

Liz Brasher Painted Image (Liz Brasher Painted Image)

Lost Under Heaven Love Hates What You Become [Previously known as LUH] (Mute)

Machinefabriek With Voices (Western Vinyl)

Maggie Rogers Heard It In A Past Life (Capitol)

Mike Posner A Real Good Kid (Island)

Night Beats Myth of a Man (Heavenly Recordings)

OOMPH! – Ritual (Napalm)

Papa Roach Who Do You Trust? (Eleven Seven Music)

Pedro The Lion Phoenix (Polyvinyl)

Pierce Pettis – Father’s Son (Compass)

Polyenso – Year of the Dog EP (Other People)

The Prescriptions – Hollywood Gold (928455 Records DK2)

Ragnar Grippe Symphonic Songs (Dais)

Rich the Kid The World is Yours 2 (Interscope)

Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Milsap: The Duets (Riser House)

Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow (JAGJAGUWAR)

The Steel Woods Old News (Woods Music)

Stephen Miller Behold (Stephen Miller Ministries)

Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between (Matador)

Steve Mason About The Light [Ex-frontman of The Beta Band] (Domino Recording Co.)

Switchfoot Native Tongue (Fantasy)

Tender – Fear of Falling Asleep (PTKF)

Tiffany Coburn Near to the Heart (Provident)

Toro y Moi Outer Peace (Carpark)

The Twilight Sad It Won’t Be Like This All The Time

Tyler Hilton – City on Fire (Hooptie Tune)

Various Artists – American Noise: Vol 2 (Dirtnap)

Various – WOW Gospel 2019 (RCA Inspiration)

The Vegabonds – V (Blue Elan)

Whitehorse The Northern South Vol. 2 (Six Shooter)

WOORMS – Slake (Sludgelord)

Wristmeetrazor – Misery Never Forgets (Prothstetic)

Young Culture – (This Is) Heaven (Equal Vision)


New Video Out:

The Dandy Warhols share new video for ‘Motor City Steel’ with new album Why You So Crazy, out January 25th (Dine Alone).

The Dandy Warhols celebrate their jubilee year by dropping their appropriately-titled Why You So Crazy LP on January 25th. Has it really been a quarter of a century? Most of the songs from their vast catalog don’t seem to have aged a day. Timeless and classic, there’s no denying that these indie darlings have longevity, and in this ‘here one day, gone the next’ musical landscape, that’s indeed something to celebrate. Whether you dig them gritty or glittery, this new record delivers on all fronts. Described by the quartet as a return to their “freewheeling fashion”, there’s no stylistic boundaries here except goodhearted and heated rock n roll. The album features 12 songs that pack in references as far flung as Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Don MacLean’s Chevy, and the church of Bowie’s “Modern Love”.  Today, the band unleash the new video for “Motor City Steel”, of which Courtney Taylor-Taylor says

Motor City Steel is a true story.  I lived in a small SW Washington town from 2006 – 2014 ‎ and found this to be a fairly common occurrence. The guys generally get online to check out fishing gear, truck parts, and compound bows etc whereas more and more the gals check out New York, Paris, Hollywood and the like. I changed the names for the song, but when “Rikki” finally did come back, it was well over a year later. They are married now and have two kids.”

New Tour:

Flogging Molly announced their 5th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Hollywood Palladium. Live Nation pre-sale begins January 16th, general on-sale starts on January 17th.

Quintessential Irish-American Celtic folk punk band FLOGGING MOLLY will be returning to the Hollywood Palladium with special guests Face To Face for their 5th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Not only will you get a host of entertaining live music, you’ll be surrounded by food trucks, games, prizes, and plenty of booze among other things.

KROQ pre-sale kicks off today at 10am PST, Live Nation pre-sale begins tomorrow, and general on-sale starts the following day. Advance tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster here.    

The band is currently on tour in Europe and will hit the ground running on another headline tour with Lucero and Face To Face in tow when they return to the states (dates below).

Los Angeles-based FLOGGING MOLLY is a Celtic-infused punk rock collective led by Irish vocalist Dave King (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bodhran) and comprised of Bridget Regan (Violin, Tin Whistle), Dennis Casey (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Matt Hensley (Accordion, Piano, Concertina), Nathen Maxwell(Bass Guitar, Vocals), and Mike Alonso (Drums, Percussion). They’ve been making music together for over two decades, fusing the energy of both the Irish experience and American experience with a unique, folk-tinged sound that is unmistakably them.

Reverb Nation Spotlight:

Black Water Rising Deal In Heavy Riffs and Lyrics

Brooklyn, NY’s Black Water Rising readily admit that they are not out to reinvent the wheel as far as heavy riff rock is concerned, but instead “want to give it a much needed alignment in these musically stale times.” On Electrified, the band does just that. Not only do they break the type of riff rock that catapulted bands like Soundgarden to success back down to its basics, they manage to inject some much needed relevance into its general lyrical content. While some of the biggest airplay rock bands spent the last year doing covers of the best rock songs of the past couple decades, Black Water Rising crafted one of the best rock albums of original content released over the last few years both musically and lyrically.

Being raised on U2 and Pearl Jam, I have to admit by way of disclaimer that I’m drawn to big rock lyric statements. While BWR doesn’t quite scale the lyrical heights of those two bands, vocalist/guitarist Rob Traynor’s lyrics are strong enough to make BWR more than just amorphous background music. Sadly, heavy riff rock like the type BWR deal in often is regulated to such in this day and age of pop music domination. Also sadly, there are plenty of bands with a very similar sound to that of BWR’s. They are often a dime a dozen. Most of those bands don’t have songs like “World of Frustration” to separate them from the pack both lyrically and musically though. “World of Frustration” is the album’s only acoustic guitar driven track, so it stands out amongst its peers for that reason, but not for that reason alone. “One step forward/and two steps back/always keep you searching/for the things you lack” sings Traynor while advocating to “hold out hope/like an ignorant dope” which is what we all end up doing at one point or another in our lives. The idea here is that getting to the next level is often a world loaded with frustration, but one has to keep moving forward. While this is not a particularly profound exposition, it is one that is powerfully timely.
(See rest of the coverage…..) – Andy Frisk

Until next week!

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