Happy Blink-182 day.
In this week’s newsletter, I celebrate the release of new Blink-182 music, share some thoughts on the new album from Tegan and Sara, and offer random thoughts about the other albums I spent some time with this week. I also go through my weekly media diet and share a playlist of ten songs I enjoyed this week. This week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.
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Stars will release the career spanning best of collection, LaGuardia, on double gatefold vinyl on December 6th. Pre-orders are now up.
Ruston Kelly has shared the live version of his cover of “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus.
Jimmy Eat World’s new single will be titled “All the Way (Stay)” and released next week.
City and Colour has shared a video for “Astronaut.”
Bayside’s new album, Interrobang, will be released on October 4th. Today they’ve shared a video for the title track and pre-orders are now up.
Blink-182 performed a small show at Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus on Thursday night for Spotify. The live stream is available to watch on YouTube, but people that were at the show say the sound was way better live.
Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns: The Movie is out today on Netflix and there’s a scene in a bar (~44 minutes in) where The National frontman Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers are in a bar band and duetting on a new song they wrote for the movie called “Walking On A String.” The song will be released as a single on October 17th via Dead Oceans.
Man With a Mission have released their new song “86 Missed Calls” featuring Patrick Stump.
I Surrender Records have signed the new band Steve. They’ll release the new album, You Can Do This, Too, on November 8th and pre-orders are now up.
Cursive have released the new song “Black Hole Town.”
Lights has shared the new song “Long Live” featuring Travis Barker.
Hailee Steinfeld has released the new song “Afterlife.”
The Ataris’ Hang Your Head in Hope is now available on all digital streaming services.
Green Day have released a video for “Father of All…”
Maroon 5 have released the new song “Memories.”
Mayday Parade have released new b-sides from Sunnyland on all streaming services.
The Killers covered The Cars’ “My Best Friend’s Girl” at a recent live performance.