This week’s new music releases
November 20, 2015
featuring Crywolf, CHI, Allie X, ALXNDR, Good Night Gold Dust & more!
Playlist of the Week – Atwood Magazine
Caraclysm – Crywolf
Know-It-All tells a story: It is relentless in its examination of life through the lens. From past to present, we grow up alongside Alessia Cara, and it is this transparent attempt at authenticity that makes Know-It-All perhaps the most relatable record of the year. It resonates with every teenager searching for an identity – and all teenagers are searching for an identity. Cara toasts to the loners – the teens who haven’t yet found their place in the world. Any 19-year-old can empathize and sing along to Cara’s music with confidence, finding comfort in a girl who refuses to conform to anything.
Burns & Bridges – CHI
XIII – Cloves
Good Night Gold Dust – Good Night Gold Dust
Watch: “When We Were Young” (Live at The Church Studios) – Adele
Golden Age – The Electric Sons
Catch – Allie X
The haunting soundscape that Riley Pearce has managed to produce reflects and supports the dream of many: To be brave.
Listen: “Borrowed Time” – Frances
Listen: Paper Kiss / Sober – The Island Club
RWND – ALXNDR
Sprinter – Kaptan
Passion drives people to do great things. It is what drove 27-year-old Jamie N Commons toward a life of music, and it is what kept him working, every day, on his forthcoming debut album for the past two+ years. That same passion bursts through like a relentless ray of rock ‘n’ roll sunshine on “Marathon,” Commons’ new, groovy single. Constantly pushing forward while exercising considerable restraint, “Marathon” showcases Jamie N Commons in all the right ways, exhibiting his smooth-yet-gritty baritone vocals, his up-to-date, authentic blues-rock fusion, and his tight control over everything from timing to dynamics and energy.
XXIX – Wafia
Ten for Ten – Frank Turner
With FIDLAR, there’s never a dull moment. Their second album is proof, finding FIDLAR expanding their sound beyond the traditional boundaries of punk and garage rock while also tackling highly personal subject matter.
The Incredible True Story – Logic
Side by Side – Natalie Prass
Watch: “Blackstar” – David Bowie
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