This week’s New Music Friday is a little slow given the usual summer sales drought, but there’s still enough of a pop punch from both classic hitmakers and chart newcomers. So, sit back and enjoy this week’s new album and single releases:
- LED ZEPPELIN — Coda, In Through The Out Door, Presence (reissues) (iTunes, iTunes, iTunes)
- The classic rock band’s final three studio albums are all coming out in deluxe editions this week, which concludes a series of reissues of all eight of their studio efforts that began in June 2014. The latter two titles reached #1 on the Billboard 200 in 1979 and 1976, respectfully.
- MIGOS — Y.R.N.: Yung Rich Nation (iTunes)
- Though the Atlanta trio went through legal troubles earlier this year, their first studio album is set to be out today. The single “One Time” reached the top 20 on the Urban chart. The set features collaborations with Chris Brown and Young Thug.
- SAINT ASONIA — Saint Asonia (iTunes)
- This Canadian quartet is the combination of four members who all found success with other groups, including lead singer Adam Gontier, formerly of Three Days Grace. Their “Better Place” is currently #10 on Active Rock radio.
- More albums out this week: Albert Hammond Jr.‘s Momentary Masters (iTunes), Buddy Guy‘s Born To Play Guitar (iTunes), Finger Eleven‘s Five Crooked Lines (iTunes), Joss Stone‘s Water For The Soul (iTunes), Lianne La Havas‘s Blood (iTunes), Lil Dicky‘s Professional Rapper (iTunes), Natalie Imbruglia‘s Male (iTunes), The Maccabees‘s Marks To Prove It (iTunes) (We’ll see if an untitled Dr. Dre album (iTunes) or Frank Ocean‘s Boys Don’t Cry (iTunes) make the deadline.)
- More EPs out this week: Meghan Linsey‘s Believer (iTunes)
New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:
- “Classic”, a remix of a song from The Knocks and Powers, now featuring Fetty Wap. (iTunes)
- “Drag Me Down”, new from One Direction. (iTunes)
- “Friends With Enemies”, an instant grat track from Atlas Genius. (iTunes)
- “Warm Blood”, an instant grat track from Carly Rae Jepsen. (iTunes)
Next Friday, our preview will include fresh releases from Frank Turner, Luke Bryan and tobyMac. See you then!