New Music Monday-ish: Week of Sept. 29th, 2014

Prince – Art Official Age and Plectrumelectrum

The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince has two new albums out this week, featuring this funky jam off of Art Official Age that he premiered earlier this spring on the Arsenio Hall Show. Along with Art Official Age, Prince is releasing and album called Plectrumelectrum with his current backing band 3rdEyeGirl.

Electric Youth – Innerworld

The debut album from the Toronto-based duo is available this week. Consisting of sound specialist Austin Garrick and vocalist Bronwyn Griffin, the synth-pop is set to excel in the music industry:

“The thought of recreating the past with music is not interesting to us, it’s probably been the biggest misconception of our music and what we’re about thus far. The reality is, we’re much more interested in creating things for the future than things from the past. We are nostalgic people, not in the sense that we long for a different time, because we love the present, but how could we not be reminded of the past when every day, we see the person we had a crush on since 7th grade?”

Gerard Way – Hesitant Alien

The former My Chemical Romance frontman is releasing his first solo album this week. The seemingly sudden breakup of MCR left a lot to question at the time, wondering what was going through Way’s head and what he had planned. Well now we know. It’s definitely a different sound than MCR, and it may take a little getting used to, but it’s here for our listening pleasure.

Trigger Hippy – Trigger Hippy

The self-titled album of this supergroup is out this week, and earns my pick of the week. Vocals by Joan Osbourne and Jackie Greene (Black Crowes), the band also consists of guitarist Tom Bukovac, bassist Nick Govrick, and drummer Steve Gorman (also of the Black Crowes). The band played and toured together over the course of a couple years, but is just now releasing their first album.

Take some time to listen to some new music; you just might find your new favorite band.


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