New Music Friday (June 7, 2019)

The music for this week is pretty ridiculous, mostly in a good way. Here are the newest nuggets we are listening to this week.

Hollywood Vampires – Heroes

Johnny Depp grabs the microphone as The Vampires release another song from their upcoming album. This one, a spot on cover of the David Bowie song, should be superb listening live and in concert.

Tanya Tucker – The Wheels of Laredo

Tanya Tucker, the female country music OG, has released her first new song in 17 years. Produced and written by Brandi Carlisle and Shooter Jennings, her new record should be terrific. Without Tanya there would be no Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, or dare I say it, Nikki Lane.

Chris Stapleton – The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy

It’s good to be Chris Stapleton these days. Here he is between albums killing the this ode to Woody in the new Toy Story 4.

Ida Mae – Reaching

A little dark, a bit moody and on the Delta Blues side, the new Ida Mae record, Chasing Lights, could be featured on the new season of True Detective.

Mark Lanegan – Playing Nero

Walking down the same dimly lit streets as Scott Walker, here, Mark Lanegan once again shows he can do Nick Cave almost as well as the original.

Noel Gallaghers’s High Flying Birds – Rattling Rose

Don’t look for any Oasis scraps to be laid down on this one. Noel has been there, done that. His upcoming E.P. is a bit of a disco dusted affair, and deliberately so. Don’t worry if this song is any indication it should be a lot of fun.

Jesse Malin – Room 13

Always big fans of anything Jessie Malin puts out, his upcoming record, Sunset Kids, is set up to be top 10 worthy. His latest song from the set to be released in August features the always sublime Lucinda Williams.

Glorious Sons – Panic Attack

This new single from the upcoming album shows signs that a couple of albums in The Glorious Sons are turning into a fully formed high-spirited Rock and Roll band right before our very ears.

Sheryl Crow – Prove You Wrong

No real new musical ground broken here, but anytime Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, and Maren Morris collabo on a project it is worth a look and a listen.

Video of the Day: Royal Republic – Fireman and Dancer

The band members of Royal Republic don’t believe in guilty pleasures, only pleasures, free of compromise. “Fireman and Dancer” is full of monster hooks, catchy riffs and a killer mid-song sax solo. Part Glam, Part disco, all fun, their new record Club Majesty has it all, and then some.