Alternative Music Week In Review: 3/6/2017 through 3/12/2017

Killer week in alternative music here folks. The Featured 5 was stacked this week with strong lead singles from 311, Alt-J, and Chris Cornell. Lorde dropped the 2nd look at her highly anticipated new album. For new albums, we got new ones from The Shins, Bush, and Ed Sheeran. Keep scrolling through the post and check out all the new music videos and live videos compiled for you. Enjoy!

New Single Releases

  • 311 drops lead single off of upcoming 12th studio album Mosaic. Check out “Too Much To Think” below
  • Lorde dishes the 2nd single “Liability” off upcoming 2nd studio album, a week after lead single “Green Light” which was named Song of the Week last week
  • Milky Chance gives us the 4th look at upcoming sophomore album with “Blossom”
  • Alt-J comes out of nowhere in vintage fashion with “3WW” and will be releasing 3rd studio album in May
  • More solo material from Chris Cornell from Soundgarden. Lead single “The Promise” is a can’t-miss

Listen to all the best new alternative music singles released in 2017 in your Spotify app. Songs appear in reverse chronological order by release date (newest songs appear on top).


Song of the Week

311 is back in 2017 with a new album Mosaic currently scheduled for a summer release. The new album can be pre-ordered on PledgeMusic that gets you some pretty cool extras.

Their last album Stereolithic was released back on 311 day back in 2014. The band self-released this album via 311 records.

“Too Much To Think” is a strong lead single which should appease fans of old and new 311. I anticipate a more rocking 2nd single though.

What is your take on the newest 311 single release? Sound off in the comments section below or tweet me @MusicTrajectory

How do I keep it?
How do I keep it here?

‘Cause I wanna get high
But you’re keeping me low
I don’t got time to waste or time to kill
I’ve had too much to think
I wanna get high
But you’re taking me down down down
Don’t got time to waste or time to kill
I’ve had too much to think

Listen to all songs chosen as Song of the Week in 2017 in your Spotify app.

New Album Releases

Here are 3 featured album releases this week. Find more new albums in the Spotify player below.

  • Indie sweethearts The Shins are back with their first new album since 2012. Check out Heartworms
  • Alternative rockers Bush released their new album Black and White Rainbows
  • Alternative popper Ed Sheeran (love him or hate him) released his highly anticipated new album Divided

Listen to all the best new alternative music albums released in 2017 in your Spotify app. Albums appear in reverse chronological order by release date (newest albums appear on top).


New Music Videos

I keep an eye on all the music videos being released on Youtube. Lately I’ve noticed bands releasing new singles/videos on Youtube even before Spotify or iTunes. If its a great video and/or a highly anticipated song, it will be added to the playlist below. Subscribe, my friend!

New Live Videos

Raise your hand if you love watching bands perform their new singles on late night shows or other similar platforms. OK, if you raised your hand be sure to follow this feature week to week. Most late night shows only post live performances to their own websites. For those, I will post text links below. Awesome live performances posted to Youtube will be included in the playlist below. Please subscribe.

Best Song In The World

Current reigning Best Song of the World is “Starboy” by The Weeknd. For prior songs chosen, visit the BSITW page.

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