Another week has come and gone. In this week’s newsletter, I do the same as every week: go through the music and entertainment I consumed over the last week and make bad jokes. You’ll find early thoughts on New Found Glory, Soccer Mommy, and my love for season three of Mr. Robot. Plus, a playlist of ten songs I enjoyed this week, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.
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Coldplay have shared a video for “Cry Cry Cry.”
Future Teens have released a new version of “Swiped Out.” It’s the first from the band’s new Sensitive Sessions, a series of stripped-back reinventions of their songs.
A teaser for season four of Stranger Things has been released.
SWMRS and Fidlar have covered “People” by The 1975.
Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq has announced some solo tour dates.
Glassjaw have will be doing some Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence 20th anniversary shows in Boston and New York.
Set It Off have shared the new song “One Single Second.”
Worriers have shared a video for “Big Feelings.”
La Bouquet have released the new single “Wear My Love.”
Neon Trees have shared the acoustic version of “Used to Like.”
MxPx teamed up with Bad Cop/Bad Cop to cover The Dwarves “Salt Lake City.”
Harry Styles covered Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi.”
Face to Face are working on a new album.
Today sees new releases from Noah Gundersen, Tame Impala, and Katie Gately. If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week. Hit the quote bubble to access our forums and talk about what came out today, what albums you picked up, and to make mention of anything we may have missed.
Billie Eilish has shared “No Time To Die,” the theme song from the upcoming James Bond movie.
Loom isn’t the album experimental musician and producer Katie Gately intended to make. At the time of her mother’s diagnosis of a rare destructive cancer, she was close to finishing an entirely different album. However, she quickly recognized that she “didn’t have the bandwidth to make that record anymore.” So, she returned to her Brooklyn family home and completely recreated the album around the 10-and-a-half-minute saga that deals with substance abuse, “Bracer,” which was her mother’s favorite track. Where her 2016 debut album, Color exhibited a frenzied and fierce listen, Loom reveals equally frantic textures and retains her debut’s display of melodic pop sensibilities. Although, this time around, her voice is front and center, atop harsh sound design.
Gately’s mother passed away in 2018. To convey the enormity of such a loss, she’s added real earthquake recordings and samples of further wreckage, such as peacocks screaming, wolves howling, pill bottles rattling, a machine gun going off, the take-off of a fighter jet airplane, a coffin shutting, and heavily processed audio from her parent’s wedding. The swiftness of her mother’s diagnosis and passing held an impending weight over Gately, and so Loom captures the bizarre nature of imminent doom, but also with some iridescent colors.