Alternative New Music Friday #Happens

June 7th, 2024

Happy Friday! It’s National Donut Day! YUM! Alternative New Music Friday #Happens With A Benefit For Jesse Malin. On September 20th, Glassnote Records will release a benefit compilation, Silver Patron Saints: The Songs Of Jesse Malin to support Malin who had a stroke last year that left him paralyzed from the waist down. The compilation is full of guest artists. The first song released features Bleachers.

New Music this week from 311, The Offspring, Washed Out, and Clairo is now available for airplay on Alternative Downloads.

The Governors Ball Festival is this weekend in Flushing Meadows, NY.  The GOV BALL 6/7-6/9 schedule is HERE.

Dogstar announce “Summer Vacation” tour. I have the itinerary for you in Music Info.

KROQ/Los Angeles has 311 in the Honda Sound Space on Sunday (6/9). Check out what Nicole Alvarez had to say from her Q&A with the band recorded earlier this week on Alternative Photos


311 “You’re Gonna Get It” (SKP)

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Omaha, Nebraska 5-piece 311 released their new single “You’re Gonna Get” today. It’s the band’s first new music in 5 years. 

311 lead singer/guitarist Nick Hexum said, “The story behind the lyrics to You’re Gonna Get It is going back into the mindset of when we were young, and dumb and doing a lot of crazy stuff. Sometimes getting away with it, sometimes with consequences. And I’m going in and out of the first person saying to myself, ‘get your stuff together! Or else you’re gonna get it.’”

311 has released 13 albums along with two greatest hits releases and have sold over 9 million records in the U.S. The band’s big radio hits include: “Down,” “Love Song,” “Don’t Tread On Me,” “Amber,” “All Mixed Up,” “Come Original,” “Creatures For Awhile,” “Hey You,” and “Sunset In July.” 

311 will play multiple dates in Colorado June 29-30 before heading out on tour with Neon Trees and AWOLNATION beginning July 20th in Cincinnati. Find the tour dates HERE

The Offspring “Make It All Right” (Concord) 

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L.A. 5-piece punk rock legends The Offspring released “Make It All Right” today. It’s from their 11th album, SUPERCHARGED, which will drop on October 11th. It’s the first new music in 3 years from the band. 

In talking about the track and the upcoming release of SUPERCHARGED frontman Dexter Holland said: “We wanted this record to have pure energy – from the start to the finish! That’s why we called it SUPERCHARGED. From the height of our aspirations to the depths of our struggles, we talk about it all on this record…in a way that celebrates the life that we share and where we are now. Our single ‘Make It All Right’ is a great example of this because it talks about the people in our lives who make us feel strong when we are feeling low – our partners in crime who make us feel all right. The album was recorded in three different locations this time around: Maui,Vancouver, and our home studio in Huntington Beach, and together with our producer Bob Rock everything came out awesome. I feel like this is the best we have ever sounded! We’ve been rocking out and headbanging to it for months! And we can’t wait for you guys to hear it!”

The Offspring have sold over 45 million albums worldwide and have toured relentlessly around the globe. The band has several upcoming US summer festival dates beginning with Inkcarceration Festival 2024 on July 19th. Find the tour dates HERE.

Washed Out “The Hardest Part” (Sub Pop)

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Atlanta’s Washed Out released “The Hardest Part” on June 5th. Ernest Greene — who goes by the stage name Washed Out — will release his fifth album, Notes From A Quiet Life, on June 28th via Sub Pop. He says, “‘The Hardest Part’ is a story about nostalgia and love lost.”

In 2021, Ernest left the big city to return to the countryside he knew growing up and named the former horse farm he moved to “Endymion” (after the pastoral John Keats poem about a lovesick shepherd — its opening line: “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”). It has shaped all that he’s created there, from his music to his albums’ creative direction to his planned large-scale visual-art experiments. That purity of vision is what makes Notes From a Quiet Life so potent. The self-produced album was mixed by Nathan Boddy (James Blake, Mura Masa) and David Wrench (Caribou, Florence + the Machine).

Washed Out has tour dates in August. Find the tour dates HERE

Clairo “Sexy To Someone” (Virgin)

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Atlanta’s Clairo released “Sexy To Someone” on June 4th. It’s her first new single in three years and will be on her forthcoming third album, Charm, set to drop on July 12th. 

The new album, Charm, is a collection of warm, 70’s-inspired grooves that move lithely between jazz, psychedelic folk and soul, an extroverted bounce back from her beloved 2021 album Sling. It was tracked live to tape between the Queens-based studio Diamond Mine Recording and Allaire Studios, which is nestled in the mountains outside of Woodstock, NY. Producer Leon Michels, a renowned soul revivalist who has worked with funk legend Sharon Jones and The Black Keys, was enlisted to lead the strictly-analogue recording process. 

Charm takes everything that has won Clairo legions of devoted fans all over the world to elegant new heights. Clairo has an L.A. and New York residency tour dates set for September. Find the tour dates HERE

New Music Friday #Happens With A Benefit For Jesse Malin

A benefit compilation, Silver Patron Saints: The Songs Of Jesse Malin will be released on September 20th via Glassnote Records. In May 2023, Malin suffered a rare spinal stroke that left him paralyzed from the waist down.The charity compilation will have all proceeds benefit Jesse Malin’s Sweet Relief Fund. 

“As always in my songs, the themes are all there— transcendence, positivity and global unity through music,” said Malin. “This is what I love to do, and I’m going to do everything I can to keep doing it.” Silver Patron Saints: The Songs of Jesse Malin is tribute and benefit album, with all proceeds to Jesse Malin’s Sweet Relief artist fund.  

The list of artists part of the upcoming collection, includes Bruce Springsteen, Billie Joe Armstrong, Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello, The Hold Steady, Tommy Stinson, Alison Mossheart with the late, great Wayne Kramer, Tom Morello, Counting Crows, Dinosaur Jr., The Wallflowers, Spoon, Susanna Hoffs, Frank Turner, Rancid, and Bleachers. The full track listing is coming soon.

The first song released from the compilation is Jesse Malin “Prisoners Of Paradise (featuring Bleachers).” Watch the video visualizer HERE.

Jack Antonoff takes the song “through tunnel-of-love reverb like Suicide’s ‘Dream Baby Dream'” cut after hours at Sun Records in Memphis,” writes longtime supporter David Fricke in the liner notes.

Malin said, “There’s a feeling of liberation that comes with this, but I don’t want to keep repeating myself either. “My whole process—since I was 13—is to progress, evolve and challenge myself on each record. I really hope people in all parts of the world can relate to these songs, just the spectrum of emotions, overcoming by celebrating life through music and art.”

Glassnote Head Of Radio Promotion Michael Starr notes, “This is a charity compilation and this is the first song from that. We are NOT trying to steer radio away from Bleachers’ current single campaign…but Jack lended his support for Jesse with this, so we’re simply sharing the music, and a lot of people want to help. So this really compliments it.”

New Music Friday Albums Out Today

Alfie Templeman – Radiosoul (Chessclub/AWAL)

Aurora – What Happened To The Heart? (Glassnote)

Eels – Eels Time! (E-Works/PIAS)

Pedro The Lion – Santa Cruz (Polyvinyl)




Impacting Songs Next Week (6/11):

311 “You’re Gonna Get It” (SKP) 

Beach Weather “High And Low Places” (Arista) 

Foster The People “Lost In Space” (Atlantic)

Kings Of Leon “Nowhere To Run” (Capitol/ICLG)

Myles Smith “Stargazing” (RCA)

The Offspring “Make It All Right” (Concord)