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Song of the Week: “Living Proof” by The War on Drugs


[Week of July 23rd, 2021]

The War on Drugs returns with lead single “Living Proof” off of one of the most anticipated new albums of 2021. The band’s upcoming 5th studio album’s name and release date remain TBD. It will be the follow up to 2017’s A Deeper Understanding, which won the Grammy for Best Rock Album that year.



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Album of the Week: 9th & Walnut by The Descendents


[Week of July 23rd, 2021]

Descendents return with new album 9th & Walnut, their first since 2016’s Hypercaffium Spazzinate. The album’s songs were written by the band between 1977 and 1980, but never released until now. The songs were recorded in 2002 and 2020 by the band’s “classic” lineup.


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[Week of July 23rd, 2021]

  • The War on Drugs returns with lead single “Living Proof”, new album I Don’t Live Here Anymore release date TBD
  • Lorde dishes 2nd single “Stoned at the Nail Salon”, new album Solar Power out 8/20
  • Walk the Moon releases “Giants”, the second preview of new album HEIGHTS release date TBD
  • The Joy Formidable offer 3rd single “Chimes” from upcoming album In the Blue, out 8/20
  • Coheed and Cambria returns with lead single “Shoulders” from upcoming 10th studio album, title and release date TBD

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Editor’s Choice New Song of the Week: “The Writing on the Wall” by Iron Maiden


[Week of July 16th, 2021]

Needing no formal introduction, metal legends Iron Maiden return with new song “The Writing on the Wall”, serving as assumed lead single from upcoming 17th studio album. The new album will be the follow to 2015’s The Book of Souls, arguably the band’s best album since the 1990’s. Watch the epic video below.



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Editor’s Choice New Album of the Week: ‘Twin Shadow’ by Twin Shadow


[Week of July 16th, 2021]

Self-titled albums tend to be one of the best in a singer/band’s discography. If you haven’t heard of Twin Shadow before, this is a good access point.


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[Week of July 16th, 2021]