Music Trajectory

Alternative Music Perspective

Week In Review: Monday January 30, 2016 through Sunday February 5, 2017


Lots of great music released this week, all of which you can listen to in the Spotify player below or in your app. This week was harder than most to narrow the releases down to a Featured 5. Enjoy and sound off in the comments section at the end of the post.


New Single Releases


Here are the Featured 5 singles releases this week. Find more new music in the Spotify player below.

  • Mastodon unveils 2nd single off upcoming new album. “Show Yourself” is perhaps the most mainstream-rock sounding single release by Mastodon yet
  • Imagine Dragons released “Believer“, most likely a track from a third studio album coming out in 2017
  • The quintessential electropop band of the 1980s Depeche Mode return with “Where’s the Revolution” from their upcoming album Spirit, due out 3/17
  • Cold War Kids killed it with their last single “First” but this new one “Love Is Mystical” might trump it
  • 80s sweethearts Blondie are also back with fun new single “Fun


Song of the Week


New Mastodon single “Show Yourself” triumphs this week. This song pairs well with “The Motherload” from previous album Once More ‘Round the Sun and it will surely be a big hit for the band, check out the series of odd but very funny teaser videos for the new album on their Youtube Channel

You’re not as safe as far as I can tell
And I can tell
Only you can save yourself
Soon this will all be a distant memory
Or could this dream be real at all?


New Album Releases


Not much in the form of album releases this week EXCEPT for the awesome new EP release by Less Than Jake. Listen in the Spotify player below and download your copy of the EP on Amazon.


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 “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You” by Sting. For prior songs chosen, visit the BSITW page.

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