New Music Monday – 11/22/16

And we’re back with another New Music Monday. We started this feature back in the summer, and we’ve published a new list with embedded music every week except in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

As we head into Thanksgiving, we’d like to thank all of our readers for their support of this blog and for their support of the musicians among us.

This week we feature new work from:

  • Pissed Jeans
  • Ty Segall
  • The Cloth
  • Metallica
  • Futurebirds
  • Norah Jones

Pissed Jeans
Allentown, PA
“The Bar is Low” from Pissed Jeans February 24 album Why Love Now on Sub Pop

Maybe a bit more melodic than the lead singles off the last couple Pissed Jeans albums, “The Bar is Low” is still a fuzzed out, growling, nasty noise rock bruiser. The album will be worth it, if only for the videos and the handful of devastating shows that they will probably play in support of it. – Tom

Ty Segall
Laguna Beach, CA
“Orange Color Queen” from Jan 27 full length Ty Segall on Drag City Records

Hyper prolific Ty Segall has made no secret of his love of T. Rex. He once released an ep of covers named, naturally and hilariously, Ty Rex. This song is straight up Marc Bolan worship and I, for one, dig it. – Tom

The Cloth
Philadelphia, PA
Touched out now on Reptilian Records

I’m a Pittsburgh guy and I hate to admit it, but the Philadelphia punk/grunge/noise/generallyaggressive music scene has been killing it for a while now. Continuing that trend is The Cloth with feedback laden, sludgy noise that would sound great on a bill with Black Tusk or Eyehategod. Great music to break things to. – Tom

Los Angeles, CA
Hardwired… to Self-Destruct

Metallica is easily the most recognizable and polarizing name in thrash metal today. Love them or hate them, you probably know them and that’s what matters to a lot of bands in the end. Luckily, Metallica seems to have heard the many jabs that fans have been making ever since their slow but steady transition in style after their self-titled “Black Album”. They’ve experimented with groove metal and slowed things down a bit in the past but Hardwired… to Self-Destruct is a return to the classic days (for the most part). No matter what era of Metallica you embrace (I’ll take Kill ‘Em All personally), Hardwired… to Self-Destruct is definitely sure to have you head banging like the old days. – Petee

Athens, GA
Portico I

This the first of two EPs coming our way, and I can’t enough of the lead track “Only Here For Your Love” on this one. – Jason

Charleston, SC
“Jah Werx” from the upcoming album & I’m Fine Today due out January 13th.

SUSTO continues to impress. We heard a version of this track as part of SUSTO’s bedroom stories on YouTube back in mid September, but the completed track hit Spotify, YouTube, and other platforms just recently. – Jason

Norah Jones
Brooklyn, NY
“Carry On” off Day Breaks, available now

Jones’ new album Day Breaks was released over a month ago, but I’m just now delving into the beauty of the piano, the vocals, and Wayne Shorter’s sax. Highly recommended. – bill