This week, tune in for new dark pop, nostalgic pop punk, and a trio of gospel greatness, all out today.
Simple Plan – Harder Than It Looks (Simple Plan)
Yes, you read that correctly. Simple Plan is back for the first time in six years to deliver Harder Than It Looks. The title is fitting because these fun-loving rockers have been making odd look cool since 1999. The band first began in Montreal and rose to global stardom thanks to the late days of MTV and during the peak pop-punk era. It’s clear the genre is having a resurgence and with it, the bands we know and love. Known for songs like “Welcome To My Life” and “I’m Just A Kid,” Simple Plan have changed but only in the best ways. Their fans will still find the same energy and joy but with a bit more maturity. The recent single “The Antidote” is comparable to the early tracks with the same purpose of hope and community during a time that has many feeling lonely and misunderstood. Get reacquainted with your favorite pop punk crew with the new album, out today.
Cody Frost – TEETH (Cody Frost)
Cody Frost’s style runs the gamut. With heavy rock inspiration and influence, Cody’s darkness adds a unique layer to their hyper-pop tracks. Take her recent single, “DWYSSWM (Don’t Worry Your Secret’s Safe With Me)” for example; Cody starts off with a stellar pop performance before adding layers of synth and electronic elements building up to an epic breakdown. Fans ranging from Ashnikko to Bring Me The Horizon can all find appealing elements. Some of Cody’s personal favorites include the likes of My Chemical Romance and Enter Shikari. Their lyrics are similarly heavy with songs like “CHAOS” referencing her experience with ADHD. This buzz-worthy artist is on the brink of massive success as BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders stated, “Cody Frost is only 3 tracks deep into their career so far, but already sounds like they’ve been in our lives for years.” If you like metal, pop or electronic, you’ll want to check out Cody Frost’s debut record TEETH, today.
Staples Jr. Singers – When Do We Get Paid (Luaka Bop)
This album is more than the music, it’s a story. The Staples Jr. Singers are a sibling group comprised of Edward Brown, A.R.C. Brown, and Annie Brown Caldwell. The three recorded one album in 1975 in Tupelo, Mississippi titled When Do We Get Paid. It was the first and only record they recorded. The family sold the album directly from their home. Now, with Luaka Bop, the talented family has reissued one of the rarest albums in Gospel history. In celebration, the trio recently played tin New York City, their first performance as a group in nearly 40 years and first visit to the Big Apple. Get your hands on the reissued album here while you can and get to know The Staples Jr. Singers below.