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AMERICAN FOOTBALL – AMERICAN FOOTBALL (2019)
After releasing their self-titled debut album in 1999, American Football broke up. They completed college and moved away from one another, and that was the end of the band.
They finally released a second eponymous album in 2016 after having regrouped in 2014 for some festival shows.
They seem to be on a roll, because after only 2½ years, they’ve returned with their third self-titled album.
SAM CASSIDY – RUNNING BLIND
Minnesota roots rocker, Sam Cassidy, has released his second album, Running Blind.
It’s a concept album about a robbery gone wrong, which is told from the different viewpoints of the characters involved.
Recommended if you like storytelling blue-collar rock in the vein of Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.
LA DISPUTE – PANORAMA
Grand Rapids, MI post-hardcore/emo quintet, La Dispute, have returned with Panorama; their fourth album, and first since 2014’s Rooms of the House.
Catch La Dispute on April 24 at Fine Line with Gouge Away and Slow Mass(Tickets)
MEGADETH – WARHEADS ON FOREHEADS
Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine personally selected all 35 tracks on the career-spanning retrospective, Warheads on Foreheads. The anthology/retrospective is available on 3-CD & 4-LP editions.
In a press release, Mustaine stated:
“Thirty-five years ago I chose the name Megadeth for my band and I see these songs as the most efficient weapons in the band’s arsenal. ‘Warheads on Foreheads’ is a U.S. military term for targeting efficiency; it’s all about using the right tool for the job and these tracks were created for maximum destruction (or stopping power, or something else!)”
MÖTLEY CRÜE – THE DIRT SOUNDTRACK
Today’s the day. The Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt has been released on Netflix, and the soundtrack album is now also available.
If you haven’t already done so, check out the brand new song (and title track) below which features Machine Gun Kelly. Machine Gun Kelly starts as Tommy Lee in The Dirt.
The soundtrack album also features the band’s cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”.
STRAND OF OAKS – ERASERLAND
Tim Showalter’s latest album under the name Strand of Oaks is very likely to get him some well-deserved notice. Strand of Oaks’ sixth album, Eraserland, finds Showalter backed by My Morning Jacket (sans Jim James) and also features a guest spot by Jason Isbell.
DAVE HAUSE – “SABOTEURS”
The Philly rocker and leader of The Loved Ones is set to release his fourth solo album, Kick, on April 12.
“Saboteurs” is the second single from the forthcoming album. An album that is sure to be another solid set of Springsteen and Tom Petty influenced rock.
See Dave Hause at 7th St Entry on April 11 (Tickets)
HUNDRED WATT HEART – “I USED TO BE IN THE CIRCUS”
Sixteen years after joining The Roots, guitarist “Captain” Kirk Douglas is set to release his debut solo album.
Being released under the moniker, Hundred Watt Heart, Turbulent Times (out May 24) is inspired by politics and Prince. Based on lead single “I Used to Be in the Circus”, there’s more than a dash of Led Zeppelin to boot.
DUFF McKAGAN – “CHIP AWAY”
Duff McKagan‘s new solo album, Tenderness (produced by Shooter Jennings), is scheduled to drop on May 31.
This week, Duff dropped “Chip Away” which is the second single off the album.
TAME IMPALA – “PATIENCE”
Tame Impala have just released their first new music since 2015’s Currents.
On March 30, they will make their Saturday Night Live debut, with guest host Sandra Oh.