Whenever we add music for voting on 97x – whether it\’s cool new stuff or inspired by the \”Suggest A Song\” space on the app/website – we will let you know through our New Music Blog!
Some of today\’s songs were suggested through the app, but they\’re also all cool new music. So I thought I\’d post a video with each so you can check them out. Let us know what you think!
Against Me! have finally set a date for their long-awaited sixth album. Their independent release of Transgender Dysphoria Blues on January 21 marks the end of a tumultuous couple of years for Against Me. During that period another drummer left the band, Laura Jane Grace came out as trans, and their longtime bassist left, too. Grace, herself, acknowledged on the band’s website the absurdity of continuing as Against Me! with all this band turnover, but she had worked too hard and had too much to say on their next album to quit early. Check out “F**KMYLIFE666”.
Arcade Fire’s double-album Reflektor debuted at #1 upon its release. The set boasts an affinity for Haiti – Win Butler’s wife and bandmate Regine Chassagne is the child of Haitian refugees, and much of the band’s charitable activities benefit that nation. Caribbean rhythms and a New Order groove (I hear a bit of “Temptation”) propel “Afterlife”. In case you’re curious, the lyric video re-contextualizes the film Black Orpheus – a modern re-telling of the ancient Greek myth… because everything Arcade Fire does has to be intellectual, apparently.
Deftones’ frontman Chino Moreno has been experimenting with his electronic rock side-project Crosses for a couple of years now. They’ve got a couple of EPs available, but a full-length debut will drop early next year. This is “The Epilogue”.
The long-running O.C. synth-pop act hellogoodbye had a platinum single in 2006 with the sugary, auto-tuned “Here (In Your Arms)” but little success since. “Everything Is Debatable” tweaks their sound into a Capital Cities vein.