We Canadians bought our begin on summer time per week in the past. However in terms of the recorded music business, every thing begins to get actual for the subsequent three months with the US Memorial Day lengthy weekend. The discharge schedules are fairly full from now till mid-August.
1. Foo Fighters, Present Me How (Roswell/RCA/Sony)
Final weekend, we discovered that Josh Freese is the substitute for the late Taylor Hawkins (Quickly? Completely? We don’t actually know.) and that it’s Dave Grohl on drums with the brand new album, However Right here We Are. That report is due subsequent Friday, about ten days after the Foos began their first correct headlining tour since Taylor died. This, the third single from the album, is an attention-grabbing mid-tempo change-up from the band. And that feminine singer within the background? Dave’s daughter, Violet. (A mini-review of the report on this house subsequent week.)
2. The Hives, Bogus Operandi (Frontside)
Due to their sharp fits and spikey songs, Sweden’s The Hives have been one of many extra attention-grabbing individuals within the indie rock revolution that swept rock on the flip of the century. They’re been AWOL for a decade however have determined the time was ripe for a comeback. A brand new album, The Demise of Randy Fitzsimmons (no concept what which means–but), will arrive on August 11. Possibly this horror video will supply some clues.
3. Yukon Blonde, UP 2 U (Dine Alone)
Though the album received’t be till later this yr (title nonetheless TBA), the band has touring plans for the summer time. They’ll take that chance to slowly introduce new materials from the subsequent report. UP 2 U is a mid-tempo music with a contact of soul that can sound good throughout a scorching humid summer time day on the seashore.
4. Depeche Mode, Wagging Tongue (Sony)
The third single from Memento Mori comes with a video that includes the collaboration of their favorite photographer, Anton Corbijn. It appears prefer it might have been taken from a trippy Nineteen Sixties horror movie.
5. Royal Blood, Mountains at Midnight (Warner)
A brand new album known as Again to the Water Beneath is on the best way (look ahead to it September 8) and the fourth single, says the band, “comes from a darkish place” as singer Mike Kerr displays on 4 years of sobriety. “It looks like I used to be writing from that place of being someplace that’s very remoted, darkish and deep down. henever I get to that place, it’s not all the time about attempting to flee it. It’s not about attempting to swim for the floor; it’s about acknowledging that that is the place I’m at and sitting in these emotions. I’ll attempt to not give every thing away, although.”
1. Matchbox Twenty, The place the Mild Goes (Atlantic)
It’s been 11 years since Rob Thomas and his crew final launched an album. It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how many individuals have an interest. That is the present single–which, if I’m sincere, is just about heading in the right direction in terms of the present sound of alt-pop.
2. Arlo Parks, My Smooth Machine (Transgressive)
Parks (actual identify: Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho) is a a lot admired English singer-songwriter who received Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize in 2021 for her debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams. No strain for a follow-up, proper? She says the report’s sound was influenced by My Bloody Valentine and Fontaines DC. Now you’re curious, aren’t you? I don’t hear that on this single, but it surely’s nonetheless a very nice music.
3. The Soiled Nil, Free Rein to Passions (Dine Alone)
The fourth album from these Ontario punks begins with a single that’s awfully crunchy and riffilicious. Highly effective stuff. Godspeed, lads.