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.
The Atlas Underground Fire – Tom Morello
He’s teamed up with the very best in forward-facing heavy music (Grandson, Bring Me The Horizon) and challenging himself with collaborations with pop stars (Mike Posner), psych-rock duos (Phantogram) and even Palestinian techno (Sama’ Abdulhadi). ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ sounds like the definitive mixtape of future rock & roll, with Morello’s gnarly riffs very much a part of that progression.
Fever Dreams pt. 1 – Johnny Marr
Per DIY Magazine:
“Fever Dreams Pt. 1’ is an exercise in progressive creative ambition. The first chunk of what will eventually be a double album, it sees him forging full steam ahead with his solo career whilst still maintaining his reputation as a prolific collaborator, most recently with Billie Eilish on the theme for No Time to Die. This first taster of ‘Fever Dreams’, though, also reveals that he remains in touch with his musical foundations; where last album, ‘Call the Comet’, harnessed his melodic mastery of jangle-pop, lead single ‘Spirit Power & Soul’, which opens ‘…Pt. 1’, harks back to his work with Electronic, all swirling synths and programmed percussion.
Wilderado LP – Wilderado
Per New Noise:
On LP, their first full-length after a handful of EPs, Rainer and his bandmates cover topic like depression, love, life and death, boredom, emotions we all have to face, but the band manage to make poetry out of shared sentiments. All while harnessing influences that sound like the aforementioned Fleetwood Mac, Mt. Joy and Kings Of Leon, among many others.
Halloween Kills Score – John Carpenter
Per Smells Like Infinite Sadness:
While longtime Carpenter fans dream for the day when he’ll retake the director’s chair and fully revisit his groundbreaking horror classic, his score for Halloween Kills provides connective tissue which elevates Greene’s material and keeps things dead centered and focused as sharp as Michael Myers’ butcher knife.
Myers will never die, nor will the franchise or Carpenter’s haunting score, but Halloween Kills shows there’s still multiple ways to tweak a simple musical formula and offer a sinister variation on a theme(s).
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!