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DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL – THE BEST ONES OF THE BEST ONES
Dashboard Confessional’s first career-spanning compilation collects their best loved songs.
The compilation is available digitally and on vinyl.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS – THE UNRAVELING
The consistently great southern rock band, Drive-By Truckers, have returned with their 12th album, and second in a row whose lyrical content skews towards “social commentary”.
CLINT LOWERY – HYPERSPACE
Sevendust‘s Clint Lowery has released nine (and counting) albums with Sevendust, three with Dark New Day, two with Still Rain, one (with Sevendust drummer, Morgan Rose) as Call Me No One, and four EPs with a solo project he called Hello Demons…meet skeletons; but God Bless the Renegades is the first album for Lowery under his own name.
SMOKE FAIRIES – DARKNESS BRINGS THE WONDERS HOME
Britain’s Smoke Fairies have released Darkness Brings the Wonders Home. It’s their 6th album, and first since 2015.
Produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, Band of Horses) the new album has been described by Louder Than War as “‘dark, stark, skeletal blues”.
THEORY OF A DEADMAN – SAY NOTHING
Theory of a Deadman‘s seventh long-player, Say Nothing, takes on some heavy topics such as racism, domestic violence and depression. The album, which was recorded in London in the spring of 2019, adds brass instruments and piano to the band’s sound as well as a gospel choir.
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – BLUE MOON RISING
On March 6, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will release Blue Moon Rising, which is their fourth EP in 12 months. The official video for title track was released this week.
MARK MORTON feat. MARK MORALES – BLACK (PEARL JAM COVER)
Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton recently followed up 2019’s Anesthetic with the acoustic EP, Ether. The five-song EP contains this stripped down cover of Pearl Jam‘s “Black.”
“The early ’90s were such an important and vibrant time for rock music in general, and I feel like ‘Black’ is one of the great songs from that era. Our approach in covering it was to present a super stripped-down version, sticking to the essence of the song. It’s got a very lonely feel to it and Mark Morales delivered an absolutely incredible vocal performance.”
PEARL JAM – DANCE OF THE CLAIRVOYANTS
Just over a week after Pearl Jam dropped new music, their upcoming 11th album’s new single now has an official video.
STURGILL SIMPSON – A GOOD LOOK
After taking home the Grammy for Best Country Album in 2017, Sturgill Simpson shocked fans with his fourth album.
2019’s Sound & Fury is decidedly not a country album. The album provides the soundtrack for the Netflix anime film Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound and Fury, which is based on a story by Simpsons himself.
This week, he released the video for the latest single, “A Good Look”, which was co-written by Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee John Prine.
STONE SOUR – IDLE HANDS DEMO
Stone Sour continue to release music every week in 2020. Regarding the “Idle Hands” demo, guitarist Josh Rand had this to say:
Back in 1995 I was discouraged with where I thought the music industry was going. I decided to stop playing guitar and pursue other interests (arena football) for the next few years. Then in 1998 I tore up my ankle really badly, consequently had surgery and could barely walk for about the next 4 years. This put an end to my athletic dreams and I started playing guitar again. Which brings us to this next song “Idle Hands”, the 1st song I wrote when I picked up the guitar again. Recorded in 2000 for Project X demos, and it later became known as Corey’s best interpretive dance.