Week in Review: October 2nd through October 9th, 2016

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Last week was a strong week in new music releases. This week keeps up that momentum with lots of great single and album releases. Since it is a new month, I have added this new Spotify playlist to keep track of all the best new releases here in October. And if you like new music videos and new live videos, be sure to scroll all the way down towards the end of the post to see those!


New Single Releases


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

  • Kings of Leon give us yet another taste of their highly anticipated new album WALLS with 4th single “Reverend”
  • The Killers release b-side “Peace of Mind” from classic 2nd album Sam’s Town
  • Bon Jovi drops yet another catchy rock song from upcoming new album This House Is Not For Sale
  • Yet another single from Jimmy Eat World “You With Me” from their new album Integrity Blues
  • Long standing punk band NOFX offers another listen from their new album First Ditch Effort


Song of the Week


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But the new release that stood out the most this week – at least to me – is the 86 second barn burner “Buddy”, the brand new single from The Orwells. Not much is known about the new song but it can be assumed it will be a track off their third album. Their 2nd album Disgraceland came out in 2014 and featured the hit song “Who Needs You”. That song was named Song of the Week back in early February 2015.

Forgiven, not forgotten
This could be my last day
And in case I don’t see ya
I’m comin’ back in May

Movin’ on, did my time
Feelin’ fine, feelin’ fine

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New Album Releases


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

  • The long wait for Revolution Radio, the 12th Green Day album, is over!
  • Phantogram unveils 3rd studio album, simply titled Three
  • Punk rockers NOFX dish out 13th album First Ditch Effort
  • Sum 41 hopes new album 13 Voices is a ‘comeback album’ in every sense of the term
  • Beloved jam band Phish release Big Boat, the 13th studio album in their massive discography


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


Sting holds on to the Best Song in the World this week. The song knocked off “Trouble” by Cage the Elephant two weeks ago. Check out the full post here.sting-2016-2


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