THE HOLD STEADY – OPEN DOOR POLICY
There was a 5½ gap between The Hold Steady‘s Teeth Dreams and 2019’s Thrashing Thru the Passion. Much to the delight of fans, this is the quickest turnaround time between albums since The Hold Steady’s first two albums. Open Door Policy delivers more of what fans have come to love. The rock, the stories, and Craig Finn’s acquired-taste vocal delivery.
Stream • Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers • 2021
DAMON JOHNSON & THE GET READY – BATTLE LESSONS
Damon Johnson has been making music for over 30 years, but only sporadically on his own. You’ve definitely heard his work with Brother Cane (“Got No Shame”, “And Fools Shine On”), and perhaps his co-written songs with Stevie Nicks, Sammy Hagar, Queensryche, Alice Cooper, etc. Battle Lessons is his fourth solo album, and first with backing band The Get Ready.
Stream • Double Dragon • 2021
nothing,nowhere. – TRAUMA FACTORY
Trauma Factory is the fourth album of “emo-rap” from nothing,nowhere. ClashMusic.com calls the LP an emotional experience with comparisons to Rage Against the Machine, Joy Division and The Cure.
Stream • Fueled by Ramen • 2021
WHITESNAKE – THE BLUES ALBUM
The Blues Album is Whitesnake‘s final album in their Red, White and Blues Trilogy. The band previously released Love Songs (red) and The Rock Album (white). The Blues Album is a career-spanning collection of remixed and re-mastered versions of the bands best blues-rock songs.
Stream • Rhino Entertainment • 2021
ANDREW W.K. – BABALON
Andrew W.K.‘s “Babalon” is his first release for Napalm records, and first new music in three years. And it rules.
Stream • Napalm • 2021
GOJIRA – BORN FOR ONE THING
Gojira have announced the follow up to their 2016 Grammy nominated Magma. Fortitude arrives April 30. Lead single, “Another World”, was released in summer 2020. Second single, “Born for One Thing”, is out now.
Stream • Roadrunner • 2021
MYLES KENNEDY – IN STRIDE
With the release of brand new single, “In Stride”, Myles Kennedy has announced his sophomore solo album, The Ides of March (out May 14).
Stream • Napalm • 2021
TONIC – TO BE LOVED
Tonic has just dropped the brand new single, “To Be Loved”. It’s their first new music in over a decade, not including the 2016 front to back re-recording of their 1996 debut album, Lemon Parade; which contained the singles “Open Up Your Eyes” and “If You Could Only See”.
Stream • self-released • 2021