While it's been three weeks since our last installment of Vote For New Music, we recently went through a stretch of music premieres that started with Nine Inch Nails on June 6 and continued through the following week with Grouplove, Jack Johnson, Blue October, The Civil Wars, and Sleeping With Sirens. Click on each of the band names to see those posts and hear new music. All songs are available for voting on the 97x app and 97xonline.com!
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!
Some Muse fans freaked when informed the UK trio loved dubstep and would include some on their new album. But when The 2nd Law came out last fall, EDM influence was integrated naturally and with some measure of restraint as if it was a natural extension or evolution of Muse’s wide musical footprint. Outside of the two-part suite at the tail end of the album and the wub-wub from the touchpad on Chris Wolstenhome’s bass during “Madness”, the soaring ballad “Follow Me” was about as dubsteppy as Muse would get. It’s been available for voting since Muse came to Tampa in February, but “Follow Me” is now the official third single from The 2nd Law and it’s all over the new film World War Z out today.
About the only lyrics in “Chocolate” by The 1975 I can understand are ‘petticoat’ and the name of the song, but that didn’t stop the massive sing-along reaction during Manchester band’s set opening for The Neighbourhood last week. Their self-titled debut is still over two months away – marked for September 9.
Another UK band Foals sound a bit more in line with their quirky, older material on “My Number” than they did on the Jane’s Addiction-influenced “Inhaler”, both off their new album Holy Fire.
Said The Whale are indie rockers from Vancouver. The chugging verses of “I Love You” remind me of Spoon, but I hear a heavy brit-pop influence in the chorus.
Austin, Texas quartet Saints Of Valory clearly revere anthemic pop from the likes of U2 and Coldplay on “Neon Eyes”. You can listen to their Possibilities EP at their website saintsofvalory.com (if the soundcloud doesn’t appear below) while we wait for more news about a debut album.
If you’ve been digging on stuff like Capital Cities, check out Smallpools. The L.A. four-piece wants to make you dance with “Dreaming”.
Sean Scolnick has led several bands under the name Langhorne Slim and released multiple albums since his debut almost ten years ago. The blues-folk stomp of “The Way We Move”, title track from his latest album, seems to have Langhorne Slim & The Law poised for a breakthrough.
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