New Music This Week

This week, we added four killer tunes to 95.7 The Spin.

First is Green Day with their comeback single Bang Bang. This song is the first single off of Green Day's forthcoming twelfth studio album, Revolution Radio. If you enjoyed Green Day’s American Idiot, then this is the song for you. Green Day front-man Billie Joe Armstrong, says Bang Bang is written from the point of view of a mass shooter. This is a good old-fashioned Green Day track.

 

Up next is Bad Decisions by Two Door Cinema Club. The Irish band released Bad Decisions as the second single off of their third studio album Gameshow. This song sounds like it’s straight off of the 80s with synth and groovy guitar riffs, very understandable as before the release of the album lead singer Alex Trimble said that the album’s two biggest influences were Bowie and Prince. This all helps to prove my theory that alternative music today is drawing its inspiration from classic 70s to 80s pop, but that’s a totally different topic. This definitely one of the grooviest songs I have heard in a while, check it out.  

Power by Bastille is very, very catchy. The song, off of the indie pop quartets’ second studio album Wild World, has a driving chorus that gets stuck in your head, and it isn’t a bad thing. Power, as well as every other track on the album, was written by lead vocalist Dan Smith.  

Rounding out this week’s new additions is my personal favorite; Take It All Back by Judah & The Lion. I was first introduced to Judah about a year ago by one of my friends in an attempt to get me to go to Bonnaroo, and I fell in love. Take It All Back is from the band’s third studio album Folk Hop N' Roll, a title which perfectly describes the album, and this song. The track perfectly combines synthesizer, drum machine, and vocal distorts with BANJO and MANDOLIN. It’s a wonderful marriage, check it out.  

-Colin