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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of July 15, 2016

Who ya gonna buy?

Who ya gonna buy?

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nice after this tragic evening. As you know, music can heal during these sad times, and I hope you’ll find something positive in the mix this week. Here are the new and notable albums and singles:

  • NEEDTOBREATHE — H A R D L O V E (iTunes)
    • Sometimes, our favorite acts forget to switch off the Caps Lock button when typing. In the case of this South Carolina band, they seem to be embracing it. THE LEAD– ahem, the lead single from their latest album, “HAPPINESS”, is top five at Christian CHR/Hot AC radio, and in the top 50 at regular Hot AC radio. Look for this to score a top ten debut.
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS — Ghostbusters (Soundtrack) (iTunes)
    • Featuring singles from 5 Seconds Of Summer, Elle King and G-Eazy, one of the summer’s hottest soundtracks is now in stores and scaring up a storm. (Proton packs sold separately.) Look for the set to score some heavy stream and track-equivalent units, with a final total depending on how large the opening weekend for the film is.
  • DAVID NAIL — Fighter (iTunes)
    • Nail’s “Night’s On Fire” has been in the top 50 on Country radio for 45 (!) weeks, and it still hasn’t made the top ten. A bit much, yes? You can find that, and collaborations with acts like the Brothers Osborne and Vince Gill, on here.
  • DIRTY HEADS — Dirty Heads (iTunes)
    • The California band is still climbing up the Alternative chart with their latest hit, “That’s All I Need”. Two years ago, it was Sound Of Change that gave them their first top ten album on the Billboard 200. Can they make it 2-for-2?
  • More albums out this week: Bright Light Bright Light‘s Choreography (iTunes), Clams Casino‘s 32 Levels (iTunes), Dreezy‘s No Hard Feelings (iTunes), Good Charlotte‘s Youth Authority (iTunes), Hillsong United‘s Of Dirt And Grace (Live From The Land (iTunes), Jeff Beck‘s Loud Hailer (iTunes), Steven Tyler‘s We’re All Somebody From Somewhere (iTunes), Kidz Bop 32 (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Cardboard Kids‘s Mint (iTunes)

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

  • “Cruel”, Snakehips featuring Zayn (iTunes)
  • “F**k With Myself”, BANKS (iTunes)
  • “If He Ain’t Gonna Love You”, Jake Owen (iTunes)
  • “In My Blood”, Leo Stannard (iTunes)
  • “Jungle Youth”, Young The Giant (iTunes)
  • “Make Me”, Britney Spears featuring G-Eazy (iTunes)
  • “Rise”, Katy Perry (iTunes)
  • “Romantic”, Stanaj (iTunes)
  • “She Sets The City On Fire”, Gavin DeGraw (iTunes)
  • “Solving Problems”, Brent Cobb (iTunes)
  • “Something Wild”, Lindsey Sterling featuring Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (iTunes)
  • “Starving”, Hailee Steinfeld & Grey featuring Zedd (iTunes)
  • “Superlove”, Tinashe (iTunes)
  • “Unstoppable”, The Score (iTunes)
  • “Welcome To Your Life”, Grouplove (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from HONNE, Keith SweatLil Durk and more.

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TURN IT UP MONDAY: What’s New In Stores This Week (March 3)

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“Happy” to be back.

Thanks to a dashing Despicable fellow, most of this week’s releases are out a day early! (NOTE: some releases may still not be out until Tuesday dependent on record label availability/iTunes response time.) Here’s what you need to know about on the schedule for the week of March 3:

  • Clap along if you feel like this one’s going to grab some big sales next week. Pharrell Williams‘s G I R L (iTunes) is his first album since 2006 and features “Happy”, which is all over the radio and also received a nomination for Best Original Song at this year’s Academy Awards. The only thing that could thwart his plan is the ever-present Frozen, which won in the same category for Idina Menzel‘s “Let It Go”. Expect that these two releases will be the top two albums in the country next week, with the order TBD.
  • If you’re feeling might Country this week and want to wrangle some (w)releases, check out the new albums from David Nail, titled I’m A Fire (iTunes), and the Eli Young Band with 10,000 Towns (iTunes). Both acts have hit #1 on the Country chart with the leadoff singles (“Whatever She’s Got” and “Drunk Last Night”, respectively) from each of the releases.
  • Originally from Boston and now based in Brooklyn, twangy pop-rockers American Authors are in stores with their first full-length album, Oh, What A Life. It features the single “Best Day Of My Life”, which you’ve been hearing in the movies and on TV since the fall. (iTunes) (My review of Oh, What A Life)
  • Rapper Rick Ross is out with his sixth studio album, Mastermind. The current radio single from it, climbing up at Urban radio, is “The Devil Is A Lie”, which features Jay Z. (iTunes)
  • Glee‘s golden girl Lea Michele packs some pop on her debut solo effort, Louder. The first single from it is “Cannonball”, which hasn’t exactly been making waves on the radio. Alas, the Gleeks will be out for this one. (iTunes)
  • Other releases out this week include: Ashanti‘s BraveHeart (iTunes), Bob Dylan‘s deluxe re-issue of 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (iTunes), Chris Wallace‘s re-release of Push Rewind (iTunes), Drive-By Truckers‘s English Oceans (iTunes), Fuel‘s Puppet Strings (iTunes) and Ghost Beach‘s Blonde (iTunes).

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

  • “Magic”, a new single from Coldplay. (iTunes)
  • “Raging Fire”, a new single from former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. (iTunes)
  • Somebody’s Party (EP), a six-song effort from Erik Hassle. (iTunes)

Next week, Aloe Blacc and the crew from Young Money have the biggest albums hitting stores; will either go to #1? A preview is coming in seven!

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