It’s a great week to find something new. With the beginning of Spring also comes an abundance of music for all sorts of people. Longtime fans of Green Day, Duran Duran, The Soundtrack of Our Lives and The Cars along with new devotees to The Strokes, Panic! at the Disco and TV on the Radio will be pleased with new songs. If you’re looking for something yet undiscovered, perhaps you’ll like Japanese shoegaze band HOTEL MEXICO, the similarly chill Gold Panda, or French pop-experimentalists Gablé.
Duran Duran, All You Need Is Now: For a band that’s been around for 30+ years, Duran Duran sure knows how to keep the music going. They created their 13th studio album with producer Mark Ronson and guest singers from the Scissor Sisters and Kaiser Chiefs.
The Strokes, Angles: Since they started, band members Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond, Jr. have seen success outside Is This It. Now the gang is back together, with even more of the synthesizer dance beats and energy for which they’re known.
The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Golden Greats No. 1: They may be Swedish but The Soundtrack of Our Lives have rocked the whole world. These greatest hits will help you remember why they paired with the bombastic Oasis on tour.
Gold Panda, Companion: Before the notoriety of Lucky Shiner, Gold Panda started out with 3 distinct EPs. Pulled together in Companion, you’ll find familiar aspects of his music and the sounds of an artist warming up.