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COLLECTIVE SOUL – BLOOD
Collective Soul released their breakthrough debut; Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid 25 years ago.
Today, they’ve issued their 10th album, entitled Blood.
HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES – RISE
The Hollywood Vampires‘ 2015 debut album relied on covers. It was Alice Cooper‘s tribute to all of his former hard-drinking buddies of the 70s.
This time, it’s mostly originals. Below, you can hear David Bowie‘s “Heroes” as sung by Johnny Depp.
THE RACONTEURS – HELP US STRANGER
The Raconteurs have returned! Help Us Stranger is the band’s third album, and first since 2008’s solid Consolers of the Lonely.
CHRIS SHIFLETT – HARD LESSONS
When Chris Shiflett isn’t playing with Foo Fighters and Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, he’s recording catchy, country driven southern rock.
TITUS ANDRONICUS – AN OBELISK
Titus Andronicus‘ leader, Patrick Stickles, is a bit of a restless soul. Always shifting the direction of his band’s music, and generally doing what he can to incorporate the influences of Bruce Springsteen and Husker Du.
This time around (with Bob Mould of Husker Du producing), it’s a fast paced early-Clash / Sex Pistols influenced punk record.
BIFFY CLYRO – “THE MODERN LEPER” (Frightened Rabbit cover)
Before Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchinson took his life last year, this project was already in the works. TINY CHANGES: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’ is, as the title suggests, a front-to-back tribute to the band’s The Midnight Organ Fight album.
The collection (coming July 12) will feature reinterpretations of the album’s songs by artists such as Julien Baker, The Hold Steady‘s Craig Finn, Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service, Aaron Dessner of The National, Manchester Orchestra, Biffy Clyro and more.
COYOTE KID – “FEMME FATALE”
Local band Coyote Kid (fka Marah In the Mainsail) have released a new single under their new moniker.
The new album, The Skeleton Man, is scheduled for released in October. Their Kickstarter campaign offers up some pretty cool bundles.
THE HOLD STEADY – “DENVER HAIRCUT”
The Hold Steady haven’t released a new album since 2014, but including new single “Denver Haircut”, they’ve released 10 singles in the last 2 years.
6 of those singles will appear on the band’s new album, Thrashing Thru The Passion.
Thrashing Thru the Passion arrives August 16.
SPOON – “NO BULLETS SPENT”
One of the coolest indie rock bands is releasing their first best of/greatest hits album.
Spoon‘s Everything Hits at Once will contain brand new single, “No Bullets Spent”.
CHELSEA WOLFE – “THE MOTHER ROAD”
Chelsea Wolfe has dipped her toe into several different genres since her solo debut in 2010. She’s done indie folk, experimental rock, goth rock, and even tried her hand at sludge/doom metal on 2017’s Hiss Spun.
This week, she announced the mostly acoustic new album, Birth of Violence (September 13), by debuting the gorgeous lead single, “The Mother Road”.