Some new tunes to kick start your Friday into the weekend. Here are a few of the bigger names that released new (or in some cases, reworked) music.
Blink 182 – “Generational Divide”
This 48-second track is apparently a “clap back” at fans who did not like their new direction. Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have spoken about their new album and how it’ll most likely be a page out of their 2003 self-titled album– more aggressive, less like California. Check out the new song “Generational Divide” below:
Dashboard Confessional – Now Is Then Is Now
In a surprise move, Chris Carrabba tweeted out a link to three “new” Dashboard Confessional albums. They’re not new new, they’re revisits of three DC albums- A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar (2003), Dusk and Summer (2006), Alter the Ending (2009)- reworking the songs in acoustic form. Not bad actually. Reminds us of the original DC sound before he plugged in. The Dusk and Summer revisit features an acoustic version of the hit “Vindicated”, which featured on the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack.
You can find the links to each album via the Dashboard Confessional tweet below.
Goo Goo Dolls – “Miracle Pill”
The Goo Goo Dolls have released the first single from their upcoming new album Miracle Pill. The title track can be heard below. The song is more akin to the Goo sound of the past decade, eschewing their earlier, more alternative sound for easy beats and melodies. Miracle Pill is the follow-up to 2016’s Boxes. We enjoyed 2013’s Magnetic.
Corridor reveal new song “Domino”
Montreal francophone band Corridor have revealed a new track from their upcoming album Junior. The new Sub Pop Records signees have been previewing new music since their signing back in July and most recently released the animated music video for “Topographe“.
The new song features the band’s trademark spirally guitars and infectious percussion work. Speaking about the new track, Corridor’s vocalist/guitarist Jonathan Robert has said the song is about the sometimes stressful effect of being a musician/creative on those around you;
“Art doesn’t necessarily make you a better person. There can be angst, stress and so on. It can have a negative, direct impact on the people closest to you. Domino is about navigating just that.”
The song was also the first song the band wrote for Junior and has been a staple in their recent live sets.
Corridor will embark on a European and North American tour starting late October and their new album, Junior, will be released October 18th. You can pre-order the album digitally and physically here.
Check out the new song “Domino”:
Chrissie Hynde covers The Kinks’ “No Return”
“Jazz is something I grew up around and I’ve always had a soft spot for it”
Singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde has given the Kinks track “No Return” a jazz makeover in her rendition of the song. The cut comes from her upcoming new covers album Valve Bone Woe, where Hynde takes on some noted singers and songwriters including Brian Wilson, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Hoagy Carmichael, John Coltrane, Nick Drake, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and of course, Ray Davies. The original, written by Davies, was released on The Kinks’ 1967 album Something Else.
The new album was produced by Marius de Vries and recorded with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble at Air Studios in London. In discussing the new songs, Hynde talked about the genesis of what would become the new album and how it came to be;
“I thought that was a perfect title for the album I’d been working on with producer Marius de Vries. After we’d recorded “I Wish You Love” for the Eye Of The Beholder soundtrack I’d often expressed a desire to do more along those lines. What eventually emerged was the idea to do what we refer to as our Jazz/Dub album. I’m not hugely interested in branching out into other musical genres, being a devout rock singer as such, but jazz is something I grew up around (thanks to my bro) and I’ve always had a soft spot for it.”
Other covers from Valve Bone Woe include the Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No,” Frank Sinatra’s “I’m a Fool to Want You,” Nancy Wilson’s “How Glad I Am,” Charles Mingus’ “Meditation on a Pair of Wire Cutters,” Johnny Mathis’ “Wild is the Wind,” and John Coltrane’s “Naima”.
Valve Bone Woe is out Friday, September 6th via BMG. The famed Pretenders’ frontwoman last released a solo album in 2014, titled Stockholm, while The Pretenders last studio album was 2016’s Alone.