BLUE STONES – HIDDEN GEMS
Ontario blues-rock duo, The Blue Stones, have released the follow up to their solid debut album, Black Holes. Sophomore album, Hidden Gems, is more of the same. That’s a good thing.
Stream • eOne Music • 2021
GHOST OF VROOM – GHOST OF VROOM 1
Ghost of Vroom, featuring Mike Doughty (long since being the singer for Soul Coughing) and collaborator Andrew “Scrap” Livingston have released their debut album, Ghost of Vroom 1. It is their second release as a duo, following 2020’s Ghost of Vroom 2 EP.
Stream • Ghost of Vroom • 2021
MIDDLE KIDS – TODAY WE’RE THE GREATEST
Sydney Australia’s Middle Kids are back with Today We’re the Greatest. It’s the sophomore follow up to their underrated 2018 debut, Lost Friends.
Stream • Domino Recording Co • 2021
PAPA ROACH – GREATEST HITS VOL. 2 – THE BETTER NOISE YEARS
Papa Roach‘s second greatest hits album features 21 tracks, including remixes, live acoustic versions, and 12 Top 10 hits from 2010-2020.
Stream • Better Noise • 2021
PAUL STANLEY’S SOUL STATION – NOW AND THEN
Paul Stanley‘s first album with his band Soul Station is a collection of 14 smooth R&B songs featuring 9 covers of his favorite songs of the genre, and 5 songs written by The Starchild himself.
Stream • UMG • 2021
SINGLES / EPs
SERJ TANKIAN – ELASTICITY
Serj Tankian‘s 5-song third EP, Elasticity, contains songs originally intended for System of a Down. The songs were eventually vetoed by the band.
The digital version is out now. If you want the EP on vinyl, that version arrives April 30th.
Stream • Alchemy Recordings • 2021
AMY LEE – KYLE QUIT THE BAND
Amy Lee of Evanescence covers Tenacious D‘s “Kyle Quit the Band”.