New Music Monday – 5/1/2017

For this week’s post, we’ve got some new tunes from:

  • the Mountain Goats
  • Cayetana
  • Charly Bliss
  • Jason Isbell


the Mountain Goats
Claremont, California
“Rain In Soho” off of the upcoming Goths due out May 19th

The newest single from the Mountain Goats upcoming album Goths, “Rain In Soho”, does an excellent job of living up to the albums name with it’s post-punk ambiance that’s complemented nicely by a full symphony chorus and some of the darkest lyrical content released from the album yet. While the instrumentation is a bit dialed back, the stand out star of this track is most certainly the vocal work by far. ~ Petee

Philadelphia, PA
“Bus Ticket” off of the upcoming New Kind of Normal coming out on May 5th on Plum Records

While Cayetana made major waves with the gritty, pop-punk sound of their debut release, their latest single from their sophomore album showcases a bit more of an indie rock vibe. One thing that certainly hasn’t changed, however, is the band’s knack for tender, heartfelt lyricism which is just one of the aspects that makes them so great. Petee

Charly Bliss
New York, NY

If you missed Charly Bliss at this year’s Savannah Stopover, you missed one of the breakout acts of the year. The New York based quartet fuse grungy, scuzzy guitar riffs with a pop-aesthetic and it all comes together in a fantastic manner when topped with saccharine-sweet bubble gum vocals added to the mix. ~ Petee

Jason Isbell
Muscle Shoals, Alabama
“Cumberland Gap” off The Nashville Sound, due June 16th on Southeastern Records

The Cumberland Gap is a breathtakingly beautiful pass through the mountains near the Kentucky-Virginia-Tennessee, but in this latest powerful song, Isbell uses it as an almost-apocalyptic symbol for the cultural and economic isolation of rural America — “maybe the Cumberland Gap just swallows you whole.” – bill