New Music Roundup // September 30
Phantogram, Bon Iver, Pixies, Banks
Did you miss new music that dropped this week? Now you never will. Each Friday, The End rounds up all the new music from the last week we think you should be listening to. Sit down, pop on your headphones and let us know what you think of the newest music to land inside our ears. #NewMusicDiscovery
Phantogram - "You're Mine"
Oh you better be ready to groove when you hit play on this one. Phantogram's latest release off their upcoming album, Three (the fifth new song overall), hits the bass like Nelson Cruz hits home runs - early and often. At this point we have probably heard at least half of the new album and every new song gets me even more excited. We'll see if the full release on Oct. 7 lives up to the hype.
Bon Iver - 22, A Million
Bon Iver's third full-length album, 22, A Million, dropped on Friday as well. While Justin Vernon has been involved in plenty since 2011's self-titled LP, it's good to hear him back doing Bon Iver things, although the new album sounds like a whole different, experimental, monster.
Pixies - Head Carrier
It's officially official that Pixies are ploughing forward doing Pixies things for the foreseeable future. Two albums in three years after a 13-year break from releasing new music pretty much confirms it. Head Carrier is the sixth studio album for the Boston band, who are definitely sounding a bit older than their "Debaser" days. What do you think of the new album?
Banks - The Altar
If you are looking for a little New Music Discovery on top of new tunes from the familiars, you'll want to check out the latest from the "Begging For Thread" singer Banks. Her latest, The Altar, dropped Friday.
Stubborn Son - "Blood In My Teeth"
Another awesome suggestion from our very own Steven Graham, host of Locals Only on Sunday nights. Seattle trio Stubborn Son puts out some good ol' fashion rock n' roll you can drink whiskey and play Big Buck Hunter to. Their latest is a "tongue in cheek" response to love and pain.