Lots of great new albums are dropping today to get us rockin’ through the holiday weekend! All of these albums and more are now streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.
Rise Against – Nowhere Nation
Per Riff Magazine:
It’s an album dedicated to critically examining the plight of Generations Y and Z as they face increasingly challenging circumstances, living through various crises and recessions, only to be labeled as entitled, fragile or confused kids. Rise Against fights back against these mischaracterizations to stand in solidarity with the so-called nowhere generation.
Red Fang – Arrows
Finished in December 2019 but only now getting released, Arrows is Red Fang’s rather belated follow-up to 2016’s Only Ghosts. However, despite the wait it all seems to be business as usual as the band go about doing pretty much whatever the hell they want without feeling like they have to satisfy anyone but themselves.
Wooden Elephant – Landscapes, Knives, & Glue
Per Wooden Elephant Music:
Wooden Elephant’s 2018 recycling of Kid A takes the blueprint from their previous year’s version of Björk’s Homogenic and pushes it to extremes. A whole new world of electronic sounds and atmospheres calls for a whole new set of extended techniques and additional objects, and so Kid A saw Wooden Elephant exploring the acoustic possibilities of — among others — handheld fans, bluetack, bathroom sink plug chains, paper, and power drills.
Chvrches – How Not To Drown (single)
Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry and Martin Doherty have reflected on their latest release ‘How Not To Drown’, featuring The Cure’s Robert Smith, explaining what the milestone collaboration means for them.
On social media, Doherty said the song’s release marked the “proudest moment of [his] life in music”, having worked with his musical idol, Smith.
“I don’t remember where I was, but I remember how I felt. Depressed, anxious, isolated and as usual, engaging in the only thing that could bring me enough equilibrium to get through the day and play the show. That is to say, I was hiding in the most remote corner of some venue making music on my laptop,” he said.
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!