Week In Review: alternative music 4/10/2017 through 4/16/2017


New albums were a little thin this week but there were plenty of new singles to sink your teeth into. Raise your hand if you have been watching the live streams of Coachella this whole weekend. I know I have. IMO Lady Gaga has reigned supreme, so far. Check out the New Live Videos section towards the end of the post for some clips.

On to the post >


New Single Releases

New music is predominantly released on Fridays via Spotify, Youtube, and other sources. As a big fan of new music, I’m a big fan of Fridays. We’re talking a mini-Christmas each week!

So, each Friday I listen to as much new music as I can and proceed to update the Best New Music in 2017 Spotify playlist.

From there, I like to pick the best five singles of the bunch and trajectory them out via the Featured 5 post. You can listen to them in the Spotify playlist below but be sure to read this week’s post for more [charming] commentary.

Which singles made your list? Post using #Featured5 to Instagram or Twitter

Subscribe to the playlist that aggregates all best new alternative music singles released in 2017 here

Song of the Week

I don’t stop at naming the best five singles, no. I take it one more level and deem a Song of the Week. This week’s SOTW can be listened to below but you’ll definitely want to read even more [charming] commentary in the full post.

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Listen and subscribe: All songs chosen as Song of the Week in 2017 in this Spotify playlist

New Album Releases

Friday is also the day when new albums get released on Spotify and other sources. Usually there are 2-3 albums a week that standout from the rest. I like to highlight them here. Which ones got your attention? #bestnewalbums

  • Swedish Electro-pop quartet Little Dragon release new album Season High
  • I’m personally not a fan of hip-hop but everyone IS talking about the new Kendrick Lamar album DAMN.
Listen and subscribe: I aggregate all the best new albums released in 2017 in this Spotify playlist

New Music Videos

Bands tend to release new music videos and lyric videos to Youtube mid-week, typically Wednesday. Music Trajectory keeps an eye on all the activity and puts the best ones the video playlist below:


New Live Videos

Fancy live performances? Music Trajectory also keeps an eye on all the new live videos released on Youtube and adds the best into the video playlist below.


Best Song In The World

Sometimes a song comes along that is so damn good, it needs to be recognized for just how awesome it is. A song is deemed #BSITW until another one comes along and dethrones it.

Current reigning Best Song of the World is “Starboy” by The Weeknd

 

For prior songs chosen, visit the BSITW page here

Song of the Week: Lead single “Lights Out” from upcoming Royal Blood sophomore album release


Not that it is a competition or anything, but it is fun to put the best new singles of the week up against each other and deem a winner. The winner this week is the highly-anticipated new single by 2-piece rockers Royal Blood from the UK. You might remember their 2014 hit “Figure It Out” which was named Song of the Week back on 8/25/14.

New album How Did We Get So Dark? is scheduled to drop on 6/16/17 and can be pre-ordered here.

Vote for your SOTW below the comments section or trajectory using #SongoftheWeek to Instagram or Twitter. It helps spread the word!



My eyes are still burning red
So turn the lights out

You’re not so hard to forget
With all the lights out


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Listen and subscribe: All songs chosen as Song of the Week in 2017 in this Spotify playlist

Featured 5: the best alternative music singles released on 4/14/2017


Happy new music Friday! After listening to all the new singles released today, here is my take on the best (5) singles released this week.

Which singles caught your ear? Trajectory using #Featured5 to Instagram or Twitter

Which song will be deemed Song of the Week? Found out tomorrow!


  • 2-piece alternative rock band Royal Blood unveils lead single “Lights Out” off upcoming sophomore album
  • Super group DREAMCAR featuring Davey Havok of AFI and No Doubt (minus Gwen) drop the 3rd release “All Of The Dead Girls” from their upcoming debut album
  • Pop punkers New Found Glory dropped 2nd single “Party On Apocalypse” off upcoming new album
  • Reggae-fusion singer Matisyahu puts out solid “Back To The Old” single
  • 311 hark back to self-titled days with “Too Late”


Listen and subscribe: I aggregate all best new singles released in 2017 in this Spotify playlist