New Music Friday - A Plethora of Picks
“Hyperlife”/”Uneventful Days” by Beck
The genre-hopping chameleon Beck is back with two new distinct singles for his upcoming album ‘Hyperspace,” due Nov. 22. Beck’s been teasing his upcoming album ‘Hyperspace,” since he dropped “Saw Lightning,” featuring Pharrell Williams, last spring. On the opening track/short intro “Hyperlife,” there are whirls of synths underlying Beck’s atmospheric floating vocals, similar to his approach on some tracks off ‘Modern Guilt.’ The true single “Uneventful Days,” a minimal romantic ballad that carries a similar formula from his 2017 pop-oriented album ‘Colors.’ Listen to the song on Spotify HERE!
“God’s Gonna Cut You Down” (cover) by Marilyn Manson
We all know Marilyn Manson isn’t afraid to change styles, evident in his 2007 album ‘Eat Me, Drink Me.’ And now he brought his signature intensity to his haunting rendition of “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” the traditional American gospel folk song that was previously recorded by Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Odetta, among others. Manson was performing this cover during his ‘Heaven Upside Down’ tour in 2017. Listen to the song on Spotify HERE!
“Wake Up” by The Stedwells
The beloved garage rock trio the Stedwells are back with new sold track titled “Wake Up,” continuing the high energy they’ve been bringing to the Rochester music scene for the past few years. An EP is expected to drop soon, so look out for that! Listen to the song on Spotify HERE!
“Don’t Tell Nobody” by No Glitter
Billy Martin just dropped a new song entitled “Don’t Tell Nobody” for his solo project No Glitter. This is his first release since his album last year ‘The Old City.’ Full of sharp hooks and variety of styles including psychedelic rock, Martin stresses on his reflective songwriting in a Wilco-esque way. Listen to the song on Spotify HERE!
‘Bank On the Funeral’ (Stripped) by Matt Maeson
Matt Maeson, a singer who started his career on SoundCloud, has released his first full-length album ‘Bank on the Funeral.’ Like his previous singles and EPs, Maeson continues his sad boy contemporary indie blues. Listen to the stripped album on Spotify HERE!
‘Self Portrait’ by Sasha Sloan
Sasha Sloan is back with another EP, showing off her endearing vocals along with her well-known minimal electronic music. Nothing is new here, besides Sloan still releasing bops that you can chill too like “at least I look cool” and “Thoughts.” Listen to the EP on Spotify HERE!
“Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2” by Foals
Last spring, the English rock band Foals released the first part of their two-part LP “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost.” That first part proved to be Foals’ best and most consistent release to date, with a balance of upbeat bangers and mellow ballads. The band kept it going with now the second half, which is more assertive and heavier, especially on “The Runner.” Listen to the album on Spotify HERE!
“Puppy Llama” by Coast Modern
The never-boring electro-pop duo Coast Modern is back with a lively and fizzy new single called “Puppy Llama” continuing their comparisons to Cage the Elephant, but obviously less heavy and more of an emphasis on psychedelic pop. Listen to the song on Spotify HERE!
“Money Money” by Transviolet
Critical darlings Transviolet is just one of the many creative and unique pop groups of the decade. Their new single “Money Money” continues this trend, with the band impressively self-writing and producing, which is sometimes rare in pop music today. The band looks to be planning their first independent full album in the coming months. Listen to the song on Spotify HERE!
Watch the eye-catching and exquisite music video throwing shots at the President and the NRA below!