What We’re Listening To (September 21, 2019)

Marc Broussard – Whipping Post

This one is from the compilation, Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of The Allman Brothers.


Liam Gallagher – Champagne Supernova

We don’t have a dog in the Liam Vs. Noel Gallagher fight, but we really like “Champagne Supernova.” Here, he performs the song in the BBC studios in promotion for his newly released record.

Red Rum Club – Kids Addicted

Their 2019 album, Matador, is already a terrific record from this high energy sextet from Liverpool. And, now, a cherry on the sundae is given us with this, their latest single.

Mystery Jets – Screwdriver

There is a lot of anticipation in the halls of Rock is the New Roll H.Q. for the new Mystery Jets album. Here is the first single to be released.

What We’re Listening To Wednesday (September 18, 2019)

King Corduroy – All Right

Deep in the recesses of Rock is the New Roll H.Q. we have been going down more than a few Southern Rock rabbit holes. He calls his music Cosmic Southern Soul Music, but we just call it cool. There is more than a little 70’s Leon Russell swagger bandied about with this guy.

Raphael Saadiq – This World is Drunk

His new record, Jimmy Lee, is dedicated to his deceased brother. This triumphant return by an artist that consistently delivers thought provoking music that never fails to sooth the soul.

Yola – It Ain’t Easier

Most followers of Rock is the New Roll already know we are HUGE fans of pretty much any record that comes out of Easy Eye Sound. Yola’s new album, Walk Through The Fire, is a strong contender for song of the year.

Conway Twitty – Southern Comfort

With the current trend of contemporary Roots Americana artists reaching back to the classic outlaw artists of the day for their influences it is always good to go back to the barrooms in search of the originals. Here is a later day Conway Twitty gem that sounds like it could be a Chris Stapleton song.

The Wild – Playing With Fire

Canadian rockers, The Wild, throw it down like a more melodic Motörhead.

Lee Aaron – Watcha Do To My Body

And, speaking of Rock Chicks, the 30th anniversary of Lee Aaron’s Bodyrock is upon us.

New Music Friday (June 13, 2019)

The Who – Ball and Chain

Press for the new record is starting to leak out. Due in November. Pete is still in top form and Roger is along for the ride.

The Dead Amigos – Hold Out

Lots of Garage Blues swagger from this band of Aussies. A gut punch of Blues, Rock, and Soul.

The Cold Stares – Any Way The Wind Blows

These Indiana Rockers play a Garage brand of high energy Rock and Roll.

Grace Potter – Back To Me

Grace is back. After a few years off to start a family, Grace Potter has reinvented herself a bit if this first single is any indication.

The Weeks – Believe Whatever

Their 2017 release, Easy, was one of the best of the year, and their latest, Two Moons, is looking like a top contender in 2019.


Mercury Rev – Louisiana Man (feat. Erika Wennerstorm)

This one sounds like it is from one of the sessions from their Bobbie Gentry covers record, The Delta Sweete Revisited, from earlier in the year.

What We’re Listening To Wednesday (July 31, 2019)

Here are the sounds that have been coming out of the offices here at Rock Is The New Roll HQ.

Adia Victoria – Different Kind of Love

This Nashville based singer is new to our ear lobes, but we really like the darker edged story-noir she brings to the table.

The Raconteurs – Help Me Stranger

We really like the way that Brendan Benson smooths out Jack Whites sharp edges. The pop sensibilities that Benson delivers makes this song one of the best of 2019.

J.S. Ondara – American Dream

This one is an album we keep coming back to in our playlist.

Matt Costa – Make That Change

The Laurel Canyon vibe is pretty prevalent these days, and we love it.

White Reaper – Might Be Right

Next to Nude Party and De Wolff, White Reaper is one of our favorite new bands.

The Avett Brothers – High Steppin’

Good to see these guys back.

Head and the Heart – Brenda

Good low- key Sunday sort of song.

Of Monsters and Men – Alligator

Just as soon as we have gotten their last ear worm “Little Talks” out of our heads these guys deliver us another one.