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Notable New Releases – May 21, 2021

Notable New Releases – May 21, 2021

NEW ALBUMS

AYRON JONES – CHILD OF THE STATE

Blues-rock singer and guitarist, Ayron Jones has just released his third album (Child of the State), and first for a major label. The Seattle-based guitarist is heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Cream, and has opened for a diverse roster of artists from Guns N’ Roses and Living Colour to Lamb of God and Slipknot to Janelle Monáe and Public Enemy.

StreamBig Machine/John Varvatos • 2021


LORD HURON – LONG LOST

Lord Huron‘s two previous albums (2015’s Strange Trails and 2018’s Vide Noir) both peaked at #2 on Billboard’s Rock charts. After the first two singles from their latest album, Long Lost, quickly racked up 2.5 million streams, the band seem poised to have their first #1 rock album. (The two aforementioned albums both went to #1 on the Billboard’s Folk charts). Long Lost‘s lead single, “Not Dead Yet”, has become the band’s very first #1 single.

StreamRepublic • 2021


MONSTER MAGNET – A BETTER DYSTOPIA

Monster Magnet‘s latest LP, A Better Dystopia, is a covers album. The album is loaded with psych rock covers of obscure bands like Josephus, Poo-Bah, Morgen, and Table Scraps to name a few.

StreamNapalm Records • 2021


GARY NUMAN – INTRUDER

Two years after announcing he’d begun recording a new album, experimental electronic music pioneer, Gary Numan, has delivered Intruder. Previous album, 2017’s Savage (Songs from a Broken World), contained a post apocalyptic narrative. This time around, Intruder furthers that vision by suggesting Earth will one day fight back and attempt to get rid of the parasites that are human beings.

StreamBMG • 2021


POP EVIL – VERSATILE

Pop Evil‘s highly anticipated new album, Versatile, has arrived and it brought with it their sixth #1 rock song (“Breathe Again”).

StreamEntertainment One • 2021


REIGNING SOUND – A LITTLE MORE TIME WITH REIGNING SOUND

A Little More Time with Reigning Sound is the first new album from Memphis-based Reigning Sound in seven years, and the first with their original lineup since 2004’s Too Much Guitar.

StreamMerge Records • 2021


twenty øne piløts – SCALED AND ICY

Scaled and Icy is the sixth LP from Columbus, OH pop-rock duo, twenty øne piløts. The album contains their eight #1 single, “Shy Away”. The duo’s previous album, Trench, featured a fictional character named “Clancy”. Scaled and Icy is an anagram of “Clancy is dead”.

StreamFueled by Ramen/Elektra • 2021


SINGLES

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – ZII EP

The Devil Wears Prada‘s ZII (Zombie II) EP is the sequel to 2010’s Zombie EP. ZII furthers the apocalyptic imagery begun on the first EP, with additional inspiration taken from the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

StreamSolid State • 2021


L.A. RATS – I’VE BEEN EVERYWHERE

Nikki Sixx and Rob Zombie have teamed up with guitarist John 5 and drummer Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath) to form L.A. Rats.

Their first release is a cover of Geoff Mack’s 1959 hit, “I’ve Been Everywhere,” which they did for the soundtrack for the new Liam Neeson Netflix movie, The Ice Road.

StreamBig Machine • 2021


MANNEQUIN PUSSY – PERFECT EP

In 2019, Mannequin Pussy released the acclaimed Patience, which Pitchfork assigned the Best New Music tag and declared it “one of the best punk rock records of the year”. Despite having a name that probably can’t/shouldn’t be uttered on radio or network television, the band are making a name for themselves. Three of their songs have been performed in the HBO limited series, Mare of Easttown.

The Philly band has released the Perfect EP to satiate us while we await the follow up to Patience.

StreamEpitaph Records • 2021