This week, Poison frontman and reality star Bret Michaels releases an album that covers his and others’ greatest rock hits, new rock outfit Bosnian Rainbows serves up a debut straight from El Paso by way of a German recording studio; indie punk band Mixtapes takes bat against the sophomore slump; and former members of ISIS and the Deftones come together as new project Palms.
Check out these key releases and much more with our lovingly curated New Music Weekly playlist, hand-picked to bring you the best songs that have come out in the past seven days. The Playlist Notes offer some extra tidbits as you listen. Need more tunes? The Rdio New Releases always has your back, housing the complete collection of what’s new for your ears right now.
Wale - The Gifted
DC’s biggest rapper returns with an album full of heavyweight guest stars like Nicki Minaj, Cee Lo Green, Rihanna, and even comedian Jerry Seinfeld (who Wale once paid homage to in a popular mixtape).
Sylvester - Mighty Real: Greatest Dance Hits
The enduring anthems of the late San Francisco disco legend have dropped just in time for his city’s Pride weekend and the country’s Gay Pride Month.
Smith Westerns - Soft Will
Chicago’s indie rock darlings pull off a catchier, more mature feel on this third album.
Boyz Noise - Go Hard
German techno producer Alexander Ridha offers five new rave-ready anthems, including a Kreayshawn-sampling title track.