NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of June 3, 2016

Holding out for this Hero.

Holding out for this Hero.

No June swoon on the release schedule this week… there are lots of emerging and established acts to keep the hits coming. Score! Here are all the notable new albums and singles:

  • MAREN MORRIS — Hero (iTunes)
    • Morris is one of the brightest new stars on the Country scene. Both her sales and streaming data is pretty impressive, and that’ll hopefully translate into a nice first week with her first major-label set. Lead single “My Church”, which has weathered some polarizing callout scores, is still in the top ten at the format. We’ll see if a top five debut is in reach in a few days.
  • TEGAN AND SARA — Love You To Death (iTunes)
    • The two Quin sisters had a very strong pop album in 2013 with Heartthrob, which gave them a U.S. hit with “Closer”. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with “Boyfriend”, which is already a radio hit in their native Canada, and going for Hot AC adds on Monday. I’m looking forward to hearing the other gems on their latest effort.
  • DAN + SHAY — Obsessed (iTunes)
    • The duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney is slowly making its way up the Country airplay list with “From The Ground Up”, which is selling very well. Their second album is looking to repeat the top ten debut of their 2014 set, which gave them one Gold and one Platinum single.
  • VOLBEAT — Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie (iTunes)
    • The Danish metal group is on top of the Active Rock chart with “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”, their fifth #1 there. The last album by the band, released in 2013, entered in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart. Can they seal the deal for a second time?
  • PAUL SIMON — Stranger To Stranger (iTunes)
    • It’s solo album #13 for the legendary singer/songwriter, another likely top ten record for him. On the Triple A listing, “Wristband” remains in the top 20
  • More albums out this week: Craig Morgan‘s A Whole Lot More To Me (iTunes), Ladyhawke‘s Wild Things (iTunes), Max Jury‘s Max Jury (iTunes), Michael Franti & Spearhead‘s Soulrocker (iTunes), The Kills‘s Ash & Ice (iTunes), Train‘s Does Led Zeppelin 2 (iTunes), Me Before You (Soundtrack) (iTunes), Waitress (Original Cast Recording) (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Alexander Jean‘s Head High (iTunes), The Strokes‘s Future Present Past (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “All We Ever Knew”, The Head And The Heart (iTunes)
  • “Because I Love You”, Montaigne (iTunes)
  • “Good Girls”, Elle King (iTunes)
  • “Great Night”, NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Shovels & Rope (iTunes)
  • “Half Light”, BANNERS (iTunes)
  • “I Love You Always Forever”, Betty Who (iTunes)
  • “Lemonade”, Adam Friedman featuring Mike Posner (iTunes)
  • “Maybe IDK”, Jon Bellion (iTunes)
  • “My Enviroment”, Fetty Wap (iTunes)
  • “Need Somebody”, Alex Newell (iTunes)
  • “Palms”, Rationale (iTunes)
  • “Perfect Strangers”, Jonas Blue featuring JP Cooper (iTunes)
  • “Roll Up”, Fitz And The Tantrums (iTunes)
  • “Sing Me To Sleep”, Alan Walker (iTunes)
  • “Take Me Dancing”, Will Joseph Cook (iTunes)
  • “Treat You Better”, Shawn Mendes (iTunes)
  • “Whatever, Wherever”, Band Of Horses (iTunes)
  • “Wow”, Beck (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Fitz And The TantrumsKaleo, KONGOSNick Jonas and more.

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