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Belle and Sebastian ‘The Party Line’ – The Song of the Week for 1/26/2015

Released October 29, 2014 via Matador Records, “The Party Line” is the first single off of Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, the 9th studio album by Belle & Sebastian



Raise your hand if you have heard of Belle & Sebastian. Of the ones that raised your hand, keep your hand raised if you knew this new album Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance was their 9th studio album. Ha, that was fun! Yes indeed, the band has just released their 9th studio album and it is a doozy. That’s slang for ‘its pretty fantastic’, especially if you are a fan of the Indie Pop genre. Look for the band in your home town – they are touring the US from March through June 2015. Cheers!

How does “The Party Line” stack up with other lead single from the band? Sound off in the comments section below and tweet me @MusicTrajectory


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Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness ‘Cecilia And The Satellite’ – The Song of the Week for 1/19/2015

Released August 12, 2014 via Vanguard Records, “Cecilia And The Satellite” is the lead single off of the self-titled debut album by Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness



Jack’s Mannequin. Meh. Something Corporate. Meh. But this new material from Andrew McMahon under the name Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness is not meh. It’s really good. Lead single “Cecilia and the Satellite” is on its way to being a huge indie pop hit, gaining lots of momentum here in early 2015. Definitely check out the rest of the album as it is solid from front to back. Look for “Canyon Moon” to be the next single. And check out the song “High Dive”, especially the chorus, and tell me he doesn’t sound like a young Tom Petty.

Enough about what I think. What do you think about this track? Sound off in the comments section and tweet me @MusicTrajectory


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Rise Against ‘Tragedy + Time’ – The Song of the Week for 1/12/2015

Released October 20, 2014 via Interscope Records, “Tragedy + Time” is the 2nd single off of The Black Market, the 7th studio album by Rise Against



When The Black Market came out last summer I thought it was going to be a huge hit and a staple record in Rise Against’s discography. The album has sold well for a record of its genre but has fallen short of the success of previous release, 2011’s Endgame. Though clearly the better record of the two, The Black Market apparently lacks the ‘big, successful, radio-friendly’ single. 1st single “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” was in my eyes (and ears) a sure shot to hit #1 on at least the Alternative Rock Charts (Billboard) but it only peaked at #13. I just don’t see “Tragedy + Time” being that successful or anywhere close. They haven’t even released single artwork for the song yet! My hope lies in the song “Methadone” to resurrect the band’s success on the charts. When I first put The Black Market on, I thought this was a killer track and would make for a great song to release as a single – it reminds me a lot of “Savior”, arguably RA’s most successful song to date.

But what do you think? Will “Tragedy + Time” catch on? Will there be a 3rd single off this album? If so, which song? Sound off in the comments section below and tweet me @MusicTrajectory



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