Incubus ‘Absolution Calling’ – The Song of the Week for 3/9/2015

Released February 5, 2015 via Epic/Immortal Records, “Absolution Calling” is the 1st single off of Trust Fall (Side A), a 2015 EP from Incubus

Incubus is releasing their music in a slightly different way in 2015. Instead of dropping a new album (a traditional LP if you will) the band is releasing two EP’s. First up is Trust Fall (Side A) in which this week’s Song of the Week “Absolution Calling” is the first single for. One of the best singles by Incubus in years IMO but so far not doing extremely well on the charts, at least not yet. Regardless, it is great to have the band’s music back in the alternative rock scene where they are major players. Anxious to hear the rest of the material off these two new EP’s. Look for Trust Fall (Side A) to drop on March 24, 2015.

Check out a live performance from Jimmy Kimmel Live below.

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Nate Ruess ‘Nothing Without Love’ – The Song of the Week for 3/2/2015

Released February 23, 2015 via Fueled By Ramen, “Nothing Without Love” is the debut single from Nate Ruess

Fun.? No its not Fun. This is Nate Ruess, the lead singer of Fun. who are on a hiatus so the respective main songwriters of the band, namely Nate Ruess and Jack Antonoff, can focus on their solo careers. Bah, they probably just needed a break from each other. Side projects are good, don’t worry about it! Jack Antonoff went off to create the currently very popular indie rock/indie pop band Bleachers who have strung together a few strong singles, “I Wanna Get Better” and “Rollercoaster”. Bleachers’ debut album was actually quite good from front to back. The sample size for Nate Ruess is obviously much smaller (as of this writing, only “Nothing Without Love” has been released) but I believe Nate Ruess has a HUGE hit on his hands. If the album is this good, potentially a hit album. We shall see. All I know for sure is that Nate Ruess has the far better voice.

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The Darkness return with new single “Barbarian” off upcoming 4th studio album


I happen to be a big fan of The Darkness but I actually had no idea this new song was dropping or a new album was in the works. Some kind of fan I am! Hmm…after a couple of listens to this new song it is still not what I was thinking would be coming out of The Darkness camp for their return. The essence of what makes the band awesome and unique – the ‘let’s not take ourselves seriously’ vibe is definitely in the song and the riffs are there but the lyrics and subject matter of the song are more along the lines of Iron Maiden or even Manowar. Maybe the band is moving away from the ‘good times and rock n’ roll’ vibe of the last album.

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