It’s about that time again. It’s been a most marvelous summer, but it’s drawing to an end, slowly but surely. Not to say that all the Saturday college football games and Sunday Night madness won’t make for an excellent Fall! But we will miss our beach days and BBQ’s. So, here’s to one last summer Friday!
To start us off, we’ve got the very epic Souls of Mischief guys telling a story with their sixth album, filled to the brim with quite the cast of characters: Ali Shaheed Muhammed (A Tribe Called Quest), Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, William Hart (The Delfonics), and Scarub (Living Legends). It is, quite effortlessly, a stupendous hip-hop dialogue. After that, switch over to the likes of Code Orange for a Metal-heavy album sound.
For track streams, hear the Melvins team up with two Butthole Surfers for an initially Rocked-out screamer that turns into a Psych jam, Diamond District’s groovy Boom Bap synth grind, Whirr’s ultimate Shoegazer mantra, the mesmerizing Indie-Punk sound from We Were Promised Jetpacks’ rallying cry, and Obituary’s nasty, gnarly growl.
To round things out on this fabulous three-day weekend, play the most feel-good, dance-happy tune you’ve probably heard all summer. That’d be Catey Shaw’s latest single, along with a stellar backdrop of brightly-colored fruits, florals, and flamingos in her music video.
Whatever you may have planned for this Labor Day weekend, enjoy these final few days of summer, and get ready for an awesome Fall!
Souls of Mischief: Full album stream via USA Today
There Is Only Now out now on Linear Labs
Code Orange: Full album stream via Consequence of Sound
I Am King out September 2 on Deathwish, Inc.
Melvins: “Brass Cupcakes” track premiere via Rolling Stone
Hold It In out October 14 on Ipecac Recordings
Diamond District: “March on Washington” track premiere via Washington City Paper
March on Washington out October 14 on Mello Music Group
Whirr: “Lines” track premiere via Noisey
Sway out September 23 on Graveface Records
We Were Promised Jetpacks: “I Keep It Composed” track premiere via Consequence of Sound
Unravelling out October 14 on FatCat Records
Obituary: “Visions In My Head” track premiere via SoundCloud
Inked In Blood out October 28 on Relapse Records
Catey Shaw: “Human Contact” music video premiere via Billboard
The Brooklyn EP out September 9 on Complex/Lefthook