Alternative New Music Friday

January 26th, 2024

Happy Friday! Last night, Warner released a new Liam Gallagher x John Squire single. Also, while you were resting BMG sent out a Blast with the new SHAED single. This morning, Gold’n Retreiver introduce us to J Duran. Make sure to retrieve that Blast from your inbox. Earlier in the week, SMITH released her new single “Pathetic” and 300 Elektra gave us the title track from the Fall Out Boy album. I’ll give you a deeper dive on your new music downloads in a minute.

This week’s New Music Friday spotlight is on L.A.’s Militarie Gun. The band just dropped a new EP with collabs with Manchester Orchestra and Bully. But the focus for Concord remains on “Do It Faster” as you first heard in the Taco Bell commercial.

Happy to see KDKB (ALT AZ 93.3)/Phoenix continue to have historic ratings. In the just released Nielsen Holiday ‘23 PPM 6+ Ratings, the station skyrockets from 4.2-6.9 and is #2 in the market. Kudos to David Moore, Dustin Carlson & the ALT AZ 93.3 team 

WRFF/Philadelphia announces its annual ALT 104.5 Winter Jawn free show. Check out the lineup in The Latest Alternative News. Bourbon & Beyond unveils lineup. Find the complete lineup in Alternative Music Info. Here’s a look at the latest Alternative Downloads available this week for airplay.

This Week’s New Music Discovery Downloads

Liam Gallagher x John Squire “Mars To Liverpool” (Warner) 

Manchester icons Liam Gallagher (Oasis frontman) and John Squire (The Stone Roses guitarist) released the first official single “Mars To Liverpool” last night from their upcoming self-titled collection, set to drop on March 1st. The collaboration began with the release of a debut track “Just Another Rainbow.” Liam says, “I can’t wait for people to hear the album. I think the people that are into the Stone Roses and Oasis and that kinda thing, I think they’ll fucking love it. It’s spiritual, it’s crucial. LG x” Liam Gallagher and John Squire have tour dates planned for April.

SHAED “Everybody Knows I’m High” (BMG) 

Washington, DC trio SHAED released their new single “Everybody Knows I’m High” last night via BMG. It’s the first release for the band on BMG and first new music since 2020. SHAED’s breakthrough single “Trampoline” was released in 2018. The band is playing ALT 104.5 Philadelphia’s Winter Jawn on February 10th.

J DURAN “Sweet Tooth” (Gold’n Retriever)  

Nashville’s J Duran shared his new single “Sweet Tooth” last night via Gold’n Retriever. The song is a spitefully hopeful indie/alt track that captures a feeling of doom & gloom while wearing a coat of optimism. It’s from his forthcoming debut album Introspect, produced by Cage the Elephant guitarist Brad Shultz. “Shit kinda sucks, but there’s something better than this,” says Duran on the inspiration for the song. “I aimed to build and channel that sentiment into the guitar solo. I was listening to as well

as exploring a variety of music around that time – Talking Heads, Herbie Hancock, Grateful Dead, as well as others. I think subconsciously the vocal melody in the bridge was inspired by Jerry and Bob’s melodic harmonies.”

SMITH “Pathetic” (Hitmaker Music Group)

“Pathetic” is the newest single from SMITH, released on January 24th via Hitmaker Music Group. Describing her writing process for Pathetic, “Well, it’s not a love song.  For me it’s kind of a fun, metaphorical description of someone you encounter, whether that be a person you know or a stranger, being rotten on the inside or acting rotten on the outside.  In short, it’s about bad behavior.”

Fall Out Boy “So Much (For) Stardust” (Fueled By Ramen/3EE) 

The newest single from Chicago’s Fall Out Boy “So Much (For) Stardust” is the title track from the band’s eighth album released on March 24, 2023. Fall Out Boy hits the road on its Some Much For (2our) Dust beginning February 28th in Portland with Jimmy Eat World, The Maine, Hot Mulligan, Daisy Grenade, Games We Play, and CARR.

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