Week in Review: September 5th through September 11th, 2016

It was quite a week with lots of activity. Single releases, album releases, video releases, and live performances galore. Here is a run down of all the best stuff from this past week.

New Single Releases

Here are 5 featured single releases this week. Find more new music in the Spotify player below.

  • Zach De La Rocha, former singer of Rage Against the Machine, drops his highly anticipated debut solo single “digging for windows”
  • Genre crossover sweetheart Sia drops 1st single “The Greatest” from upcoming 8th studio album We Are Your Children
  • Green Day gives us 2nd single “Revolution Radio” from upcoming album of the same name featuring (IMO) one of the coolest intros in their huge discography
  • Indie popper Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness drops a non-album single “Fire Escape” for the heck of it but explained well here.
  • Legendary rockers Bon Jovi released 2nd single “Knockout” from upcoming album This House Is Not For Sale

Song of the Week

Lots of good music released this week but I am going to have to give the new Kings of Leon single “Waste A Moment” the Song of the Week nod this week. The band looks refreshed and this new song sounds like a blend of all their prior work, with a fresh tint.

Walls, the band’s 7th studio album is due out on October 14th, 2016 via RCA Records.

What is your vote for SOTW this week? Sound off in the comments section below and tweet to the community @MusicTrajectory

Oh, take the time to waste a moment
Oh, facing where the lines are broken
Oh, name a price to all this living
Oh, never ask to be forgiven


New Album Releases

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

  • After releasing 4 singles, Grouplove drops 3rd studio album Big Mess and so far it is critically acclaimed
  • Bastille releases highly anticipated sophomore album Wild World. Is it me or is it a concept album?
  • Indie folk/rock and pop crossover band The Head and the Heart are red hot and dropped their 3rd studio album Signs of Light this week.

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.

  • Bastille takes “Good Grief” to the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage [link]
  • Kaleo takes hit song “Way Down We Go” to the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage as well [link]
  • Mike Posner (the guy who sings the mega-hit “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” performs follow up single “Be As You Are” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon [link]
  • In support of his upcoming accoustic recordings album, Jack White performs two tracks on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon [link]

Best Song In The World

Cage the Elephant’s “Trouble” remains BSITW this week. The song dethroned “Ophelia” by The Lumineers on 9/4/16. Check out the full post here.


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