ARCHITECTS – FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO EXIST
Architects are a British metalcore five-piece who are poised to breakout in the US. For Those That Wish to Exist is the group’s ninth album. The album’s first single, “Animals”, has become their first single to chart in the US, making its way to #14 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts.
Stream • Epitaph • 2021
CLOUD NOTHINGS – THE SHADOW I REMEMBER
Cloud Nothings released two new albums in 2020, with the second one arriving in December. Both of those albums were self-released through Bandcamp. Their ninth album of consistently strong indie rock, The Shadow I Remember, was produced by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, The Breeders).
Stream • Carpark • 2021
ALICE COOPER – DETROIT STORIES
One week before the release of Detroit Stories, Alice Cooper “declared” his hometown of Detroit as being rock music’s capital city. He cited examples like MC5, The Stooges, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, and himself. Hard to argue. Alice’s 21st studio album as a solo artist features many covers of songs from Detroit rockers, including Bob Seger’s “East Side Story”.
In the video below, you can hear his cover of “Rock & Roll” by Lou Reed/Velvet Underground (New Yorkers. Not Detroiters.)
Stream • earMUSIC • 2021
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – TITLE
L.W. is King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard‘s first new album in… 3 months. The prolific Australian psychedelic rock group has just released their seventeenth album since September 2012.
Stream • Flightless • 2021
MELVINS – WORKING WITH GOD
The 24th album from Montesano, WA’s Melvins features some charmingly explicit covers. For instance, a cover of The Beach Boys classic “I Get Around”, with slightly adjusted lyrics (“I F*** Around”.) Also, heard below, is a cover of Harry Nilsson‘s “You’re Breaking My Heart”. Lyrics are pretty much the same, but the title is not.
Stream • Ipecac • 2021
NOFX – SINGLE ALBUM
Los Angeles punks NOFX had originally intended for their 14th album (first since 2016) to be a double album. However, with COVID turning the music world on its ear a year ago, they scaled it back and released new music as a… Single Album.
Stream • Fat Wreck Chords • 2021
THE OFFSPRING – LET THE BAD TIMES ROLL
The Offspring have announced their long-awaited, long-rumored new album.
Let The Bad Times Roll (arriving April 16th) is their first new record since 2012’s Days Go By.
Frontman Dexter Holland says the album reflects their “unique period in history”, writing:
“Folks are saying, if it’s all going to hell, we might as well make the most out of it, or at least go out swinging. Let the Bad Times Roll!”
Listen to the title track from the upcoming tenth album from The Offspring.
Stream • Concord Records • 2021