Music Trajectory

Alternative Music Perspective

Week In Review: 2/13/2017 through 2/19/2017


This was a good week for new single releases and such. Read on to watch and listen to all the best singles, albums, and videos released this week.


New Single Releases


Here are the Featured 5 singles releases this week. Listen to the songs in the Spotify player below or in your Spotify app.

  • New Linkin Park single is here! And what a track it is. I bet this one is going to divide long-time fans, big time. Check out “Heavy” below
  • Lucky us, new music from Incubus as well! “Nimble Bastard” is the lead single off their upcoming new album. Linkin Park and Incubus should go on tour together 😉
  • 90s grunge rockers Soundgarden are back with strong single “Flower” reminiscent of their early material
  • Yet another single from The Orwells new album that dropped today as well. Check out “Ring Pop”
  • Papa Roach attempts to resurrect old sound with new single “Help”


Listen to all the best new alternative music singles released in 2017 in the Spotify player below or in your Spotify app. Songs appear in reverse chronological order by release date (newest songs appear on top).


Song of the Week


Hell yes. New Incubus material to sink your teeth into. And it’s one hell of a track chalk full of relatable lyrics and vocal melodies. It sounds like Incubus material of old but with a fresh tint. Fans new and old should dig this one and look forward to single #2 and the rest of the album which is due to drop sometime in the Spring (I wasn’t able to find an exact release date as of this writing).

Incubus’ last release was back in 2015: the EP entitled Trust Fall which spawned the hit single “Absolution Calling” which scored the Song of the Week back in early March of that year.

The band will be going on tour in the summer with supporting act Jimmy Eat World.

What is your take on the new song? Sound off in the comments section below or tweet @MusicTrajectory

When you land on your feet
You’re a nimble bastard
And you don’t skip a beat
Such a nimble bastard
Salt of the earth
Such a nimble bastard
Yeah, won’t you show, lowly us
How do you see the stars from that far down?

incubus-nimble-bastard


Listen to all the songs chosen as Song of the Week in 2017 in the Spotify player below or in your Spotify app. Songs appear in reverse chronological order by date chosen as Song of the Week (newest songs appear on top).


New Album Releases


Here are 3 featured album releases this week. Listen to these albums and all the best new albums released in 2017 in the Spotify player below or in your Spotify app. Albums appear in reverse chronological order by release date (newest albums appear on top).

  • The Orwells deliver highly anticipated 3rd album and its their best yet. Definitely check out Terrible Human Beings
  • Ryan Adams channels Bruce Springsteen with solid album Prisoner
  • The Animal Collective drop must-hear EP titled The Painters EP

Listen to all the best new alternative music albums released in 2017 in the Spotify player below or in your Spotify app. Albums appear in reverse chronological order by release date (newest albums appear on top).


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.


Best Song In The World

Current reigning Best Song of the World is “Starboy” by The Weeknd. For prior songs chosen, visit the BSITW page.


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