Frank Turner 2021 Music Trajectory

Song of the Week: “Haven’t Been Doing So Well” by Frank Turner | Week of 9/20/2021


Frank Turner’s 9th studio album FTHC is due out February 22nd of next year and the lead single “Haven’t Been Doing So Well” scores Song of the Week honors this week. The album was written during the forced downtime during the pandemic. Mr. Turner has mentioned in interviews that the new album is a return to roots, more direct and raw than the direction previous efforts were going in.

Lots of great alternative music has been going out lately but this track stood out this week. Enjoy!



Frank Turner Havent Been Doing So Well 2021 Music Trajectory

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Sleigh Bells band 2021 Music Trajectory

Album of the Week: ‘Texis’ by Sleigh Bells | Week of 9/20/2021


Sleigh Bells’ 5th studio album Texis scores Album of the Week honors this week. The noise pop band out of Brooklyn, NY delivers the album just under 5 years since 4th album Jessica Rabbit, their longest gap between albums. How did the extra time effect the music? Sound off in the comments.

The album is solid front to back but we’ve got 3 must-hear songs picked out which include the lead singles “Justine Go Genesis” and “Loucst Laced”.

The band will be going out on an 11-date US tour with the band Kills Birds in October. You can check the tour dates here.


Must Hear Songs



Sleigh Bells Texis album 2021 Music Trajectory

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Mastodon band 2021 Music Trajectory

Song of the Week: “Pushing the Tides” by Mastodon | Week of 9/13/2021


New music from Mastodon is here! 8th album Hushed and Grim is out 10/29 via Reprise. The band selects the song “Pushing the Tides” as the lead single. The music video for which is below.

The track hearkens back to earlier work but prominently showcases drummer Brann Dailor’s vocals for the chorus, something that the band has been doing a lot of over more recent albums.



Mastodon Hushed and Grim 2021 Album Trajectory

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The Vaccines band 2021 Music Trajectory

New Album of the Week: ‘Back In Love City’ by The Vaccines | Week of 9/13/2021


The Vaccines are back with their 5th studio album Back In Love City, an album that is fantastic from start to finish and sure to continue the band’s upward trajectory. Definitely check out the album in it’s entirety, but until then we have selected three must hear tracks, including the title track and the single that has gotten an official music video so far, “Alone Star”. We threw in the song “El Paso” for a slightly different taste of the band’s sound.


Must Hear Songs



The Vaccines Back In Love City 2021 Album Trajectory

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New Music Trajectories from Mastodon, The Darkness, Jerry Cantrell, Unto Others, and The Used | Week of 9/9/2021