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.
HUSHED AND GRIM – Mastodon
Hushed And Grim is a triumph from a band who have long been the final word in balancing the intelligent and the primal. But knowing what’s gone into it, the things being processed and the emotions being shared, there’s a depth and beauty here that even by Mastodon’s standards is something else. With such a sense of purpose, it is creatively and emotionally florid, a vessel into which so much humanity has been nakedly poured.
Brighten – Jerry Cantrell
Per Wall of Sound:
Brighten is an exceptionally crafted album, done so by one of the finest songwriters and musicians to grace any genre over the last 30+ years. A true icon, he’s enlisted the finest talent to accompany him and the outcome is sublime. So go outside, have a billy, grab a beer, put on Brighten and stare at the stars.
Queen of my World – Bat Fang
Per HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience:
The new album continues the big, hooky rock from the duo’s debut, with Betsy Wright reflecting on her youth through the ’80s hard rock and hair metal that soundtracked it. It’s a hard rock jubilee of pure female empowerment.
Last Night in Soho Soundtrack – Various Artists
Per Slash Film:
The 1960s-inspired soundtrack of various artists (curated specifically by Wright) drops on October 22 and includes three songs performed by Taylor-Joy, including a “Soho Version” of Cilla Black’s “You’re My World” and an a capella version of “Downtown.” The arrival of Brice’s full score to the film coincides with the film’s release on October 29.
In a press release, Price commented on his arrangements of the songs Taylor-Joy performs:
“My thought was, imagine if Sandie’s dreams come true and she got to do those songs at Café de Paris for real. So, we did the proper numbers, everything period accurate in Abbey Road. We then wanted to do a unique version of ‘Downtown,’ building on the audition Sandy performs in the film. We recorded a new slowed down version, combining the orchestra and textures of the film’s score to create a haunting new take on the song.”
Come back next week for a fresh batch of new music picks only on the HipsterZOMBIEJoint Experience!