Week in Review: August 29th through September 4th, 2016

Finally (!) kicking off this new feature on the site. If you are new to the site, these intended weekly posts will sum up everything posted to the site and will give you a good run-through of what was released in alternative music for the week. Here we go!

New Releases

Song of the Week

There was some great new music released this week but Sting’s “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” is the standout and thus is named the Song of the Week this week. Looking forward to an official video for this track! For now, we have to settle with just the official audio but check out a great recent live version at KROQ below.

I can’t stop thinking about you
I can’t stop wanting you this way
I can’t face dreaming without you
That’s why I’m searching night and day
This heart’s a lonely hunter
These hands are frozen fists
I can’t stop thinking about you
I don’t care if you exist


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. Please subscribe.

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.

Tove Lo performs brand new single “Cool Girl” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Best Song in the World

A new song was crowned BSITW this week and it was the hot track “Trouble” by Cage The Elephant, finally dethroning “Ophelia” by The Lumineers. Check out the full post here.


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