Week In Review: 2/20/2017 through 2/26/2017
Welcome alternative music fans to a review of all the best new stuff released this week. Starting out with the Featured 5 single releases this week, we have strong new singles from Blondie, At the Drive In, Seether, Bush, and Spoon. Almost all one-word band names! Of these, Blondie’s new single “My Monster” scores the Song of the Week. We have some ‘dirty’ new album releases, namely from Dirty Projectors and Dirty Heads. Towards the end of the post you’ll have plenty of new music videos and live videos to watch in the respective Youtube playlists. And last but not least, The Weeknd retains Best Song in the World honors. Sound off in the comments section at the end of the post and tell me what you thought was good.
New Single Releases
- Blondie graces us with 2nd single “My Monster” from upcoming new album due out May 5th
- At The Drive make triumphant return with “Incurably Innocent”
- Alternative rock band Seether drops catchy lead single “Let You Down”
- Bush release 2nd single “Lost In You” from upcoming new album due out March 10th
- Spoon give second taste of new album with “Can I Sit Next To You”
Listen to all the best new alternative music singles released in 2017 in the Spotify player below or in your Spotify app. Songs appear in reverse chronological order by release date (newest songs appear on top).
Song of the Week
This new single release by Blondie was showcased in the Featured 5 this week but even more so, it’s the best song released this week so it gets the nod as Song of the Week. It comes about 3 weeks after the release of lead single “Fun”.
Blondie has been rather productive late in their career with album releases in 2011, 2014, and here in 2017. Blondie’s last release in 2014 was a double album featuring a best-of album and 10th studio album Ghosts of Download.
Blondie will be playing a series of shows in April with Cyndi Lauper but unfortunately those shows are all abroad. Let’s up for a Fall tour here in the states!
Run, it’s come, go on, you’ve got to
In your heart, I’ve done this
Don’t jump, get lost, in your hollow darkness
Your ghost, my god, there goes my monster
Listen to all the songs chosen as Song of the Week in 2017 in the Spotify player below or in your Spotify app. Songs appear in reverse chronological order by date chosen as Song of the Week (newest songs appear on top).
New Album Releases
Here are 2 featured album releases this week. Find more new music in the Spotify player below.
- Dirty Projects drop their 7th studio album and make it a self-titled affair
- Reggae-fusion band Dirty Heads drop excellent new EP Dessert
Listen to all the best new alternative music albums released in 2017 in the Spotify player below or 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.
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.