CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 03: Este Haim, Danielle Haim and Alana Haim of HAIM pose backstage during Lollapalooza 2013 at Grant Park on August 3, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Whenever we add music for voting on 97x - whether it's cool new stuff or inspired by the "Suggest A Song" space on the app/website - we will let you know through our New Music Blog!
Some of today's songs were suggested through the app, but they're also all cool new music. So I thought I'd post a video with each so you can check them out. Let us know what you think!
JOEL'S PICK Haim (rhymes with 'time') is a trio of sisters, plus a dude on drums, out of Los Angeles. Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim built buzz on the backs of three EPs and, by many accounts, a killer live show. Their debut full-length Days Are Gone will surface on September 30. They've earned a lot of Fleetwood Mac comparisons but I also hear INXS and The Pretenders. It's definitely a throwback sound, but without retreading New Wave like so many other bands right now. Tell us what you think of "The Wire".
I don't know if anyone was more surprised by the success of MGMT's debut album Oracular Spectacular than the band members themselves. Oracular was a bedroom record that took on a life of its own, and its follow-up Congratulations defied expectations of fans and critics. Will album #3 be a return-to-form? "Your Life Is A Lie" is noisy and fun, but also bizarre and surreal. If it's not at least a little weird, after all, it's not MGMT.
Arctic Monkeys are miles away from the manic dance-rock that garnered so much buzz around their 2006 debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. Each album finds them progressively more subtle and melodic - a transition that started in earnest with Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age bringing his psychedelic, desert rock influence to his work producing Arctic Monkey's third album Humbug. Over the past month, new single "Do I Wanna Know?" has been one of the most suggested songs on the 97x app. Their new album AM drops September 10.
Jimmy Eat World follow up "I Will Steal You Back" with the title track from their latest album Damage.
"It's your heart/ It's your life/ It's pumpin' blood/ and the whole wide world is whistling". And then, of course, there's an earwormy whistle melody. With a chorus like that, you know it's gonna be catchy. NONONO vocalist Stina Wappling says her lyrics are inspired by psychology and work she does in a mental hospital. Here's the title track off the "Pumpin Blood" EP by the Swedish pop trio.
What do you think of these songs? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to add your favorites to the playlist on the 97x app or 97xonline.com to vote for them. And don’t forget to send us your Open Mic requests!
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