THE DEAD DEADS – TELL YOUR GIRLS IT’S ALRIGHT
Up and coming trio, The Dead Deads who have generated a good amount of buzz as a band that you need to see live if you get the chance. They even include a section on their website of endorsements from their heroes.
One such champion of the band is Corey Taylor of Stone Sour and Slipknot, who co-wrote and appears on the Tell Your Girls It’s Alright single “Murder Ballad II”.
Stream • Rumble Records • 2021
LOW – HEY WHAT
Duluth’s Low continue their pivot towards music that is more adventurous, experimental and unpredictable with thirteenth album, HEY WHAT.
Stream • Sub Pop • 2021
MANIC STREET PREACHERS – THE ULTRA VIVID LAMENT
Ahead of the release of The Ultra Vivid Lament, Manic Street Preachers released a Spotify playlist of the songs/artists who influenced the new album, which includes The Clash, ABBA, Mark Lanegan, The Jam, Roxy Music and more
“The result is a record of considerable emotional depth, a consistent beautiful gloom” (TheQuietus.com)
Stream • Sony • 2021
METALLICA – THE METALLICA BLACKLIST
Along with the 30th anniversary reissue of their self-titled album, comes the anticipated release of The Metallica Blacklist.
The “black album” tribute sees the album’s 12 tracks covered by 53 different artists that’s available digitally, as a four CD set, and a limited edition 7 LP set. Proceeds from the tracks will be split between Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation and to a charity of each artist’s choice. The track list includes:
- “Enter Sandman” covered by Mac DeMarco, Ghost and Weezer.
- “Sad But True” covered by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Royal Blood, St. Vincent and White Reaper.
- “Holier Than Thou” done by Biffy Clyro and Corey Taylor.
- “The Unforgiven” covered by Cage The Elephant.
- “Don’t Tread On Me” by Portugal the Man and Volbeat.
- “Through The Never” by The HU.
- “Nothing Else Matters” covered by Phoebe Bridgers, Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, Dermot Kennedy, My Morning Jacket and Chris Stapleton.
Stream • Blackened Recordings • 2021
THE VACCINES – BACK IN LOVE CITY
Back in Love City, the fifth album from West London’s The Vaccines, is in part based on the science fiction classic, Blade Runner.
Stream • AWAL/Sony • 2021
ANDREW W.K. – GOD IS PARTYING
Fun-loving party animal, and all around great guy, Andrew W.K. has returned with a new album. God is Partying is his sixth overall album, and first since 2018’s You’re Not Alone.
Stream • Napalm Records • 2021
BAD WOLVES – DEAR MONSTERS
Bad Wolves have released a brand new single (“Lifeline”) and with it, the announcement of brand new album Dear Monsters. Dear Monsters arrives October 29th and is their first with new vocalist Daniel ‘DL’ Laskiwicz, formerly of The Acacia Strain.
Stream • Better Noise Music • 2021
THE LUCID – MAGGOT WIND
After teasing something called The Lucid on social media, former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has revealed it to be the name of his new band.
The Lucid features Ellefson on bass, Vinnie Dombroski of Sponge on vocals, Drew Fortier on lead guitar, and Mike Heller of Fear Factory on drums. Their self-titled debut is out October 15.
Stream • SpoilerHead Records • 2021
EDDIE VEDDER – LONG WAY
Eddie Vedder released a new solo track this week. “Long Way” resembles Wildflowers-era Tom Petty, and will appear on Vedder’s upcoming solo album, Earthling.
Stream • Seattle Surf Co. LLC/Republic Records • 2021