Not only is it Friday, but it’s the second day of spring, which is kind of a huge deal for those of us situated in the northeastern US. It’s been a rough one, guys, but looks like Old Man Winter is finally ready to let loose and make room for spring. So here’s not only to getting your weekend started, but also springtime on the horizon!
We’re kicking things off this Friday with Tony Molina’s fuzzy full-album stream. The short, choppy, garage-rock jams will put you in just the right laid-back groove. Now, to really go along with this sunshin-y, spring-y tinge of excitement, have a listen to Kina Grannis’s latest track; it’ll have you skipping down the sidewalk in no time. Equally as feel-good is the latest from The Black Angels. But heads-up! This gem of a psychedelic-rock track will only be available on their upcoming vinyl EP, set for Record Store Day release. Speaking of psych-rock, the newest Triptides tune is a perfect tripped-out haze of a melody to add to your weekend playlist.
On to the world of visually enticing music videos. Thee Oh Sees’s newest ditty is precisely that — a cut-out cartoon video of an astronaut falling to a tie-dye clad sort of earth. But if you’re in the mood for a hardcore, hardrock 80s throwback, Winger has a perfect example. And if that’s not enough hardcore for you, just jump on over to Epica’s latest lyric video release.
Whether you’re planning on late-nighting it tonight, brunching it up tomorrow or having your first BBQ sesh of the year, get outside and enjoy this long-awaited springtime goodness. Happy Friday, Freeloaders!
Tony Molina: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Dissed and Dismissed out March 25 on Slumberland Records
Kina Grannis: “Dear River” track premiere via Glamour
Elements out May 6 on One Haven Music
The Black Angels: “Diamond Eyes” track premiere via Consequence of Sound
Clear Lake Forest EP out April 19 on Blue Horizon
Triptides: “Throne of Stars” track premiere via CMJ
Colors out April 29 on Jaunt Records
Thee Oh Sees: “The Lens” video premiere via Pitchfork
Drop out April 19 on Castle Face Records
Winger: “Rat Race” video premiere via Ultimate Classic Rock
Better Days Comin’ out April 22 on Frontiers Records
Epica: “The Essence of Silence” lyric video premiere via YouTube
The Quantum Enigma out May 6 on Nuclear Blast