New Month, New Music | New Music Friday Playlist

This week’s new releases seem to have nothing in common what so ever. They almost seem to come packaged in an oversized musical fruit basket with a variety of fruits you know really well and others that seem to come from places you haven’t even heard of.

For some of the familiar pieces
Gary Clark Jr. dropped a classic blues infused heart-wrencher, Albert Hammond Jr. gives us more of that tasty rhythm guitar and the Front Bottoms keep delivering more of their subtle Jersey angst.

The surprises
Lianne La Havas grows up from her acoustic alt.folk roots and experiments with a medley of new sounds that will surprise you. Music’s favorite weirdo-guitarist Mac DeMarco just wants to snuggle on mini LP, “Another One”, and 2005 vintage soul throwback Joss Stone dabbles in some reggae.

Listen for yourself to hear what we’re talking and about and the rest of what we loved the most from this week’s releases.