Friday rolls in again, which means it’s new music day! Here are some of the Music Addict’s picks for the week.
The Franklin Electric – I Know the Feeling (single)
Montreal’s The Franklin Electric has a new single out, ahead of the February 24th release of their new album “Blue Ceilings”, and it’s pretty good.
Greg Graffin – Making Time (single)
Greg Graffin is known primarily as the singer for punk rockers Bad religion, but he has a solo album coming out March 10th called “Milliport”. The album is not at all in the same style as Bad Religion, but has a folk rock/Americana vibe that I’m liking very much.
The Gypsy Pistoleros – The Rumba Rock n Roll Gypsy Punk Kings!
The Gypsy Pistoleros are back, well, sort of. This is their unreleased original 2005 album. It’s full of their usual blend of hard rock and spaghetti western soundtrack. It’s a lot of fun, and they even do a cover of “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves”. They’ll have a brand new album out this summer.
Pacific Radio – Kitchen Table (single)
This actually came out last week, but I only heard it this week. I’m digging this nice indie rock track.
The Mute Gods – We Can’t Carry On
The Mute Gods return with their second album ‘…tardigrades will inherit the earth’ set for release on the 24th February 2017. The first track to be taken from the album, titled ‘We Can’t Carry On’ has been released today. The trio of Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani, Aristocrats) packs impressive prog rock credentials, but did you know that Nick Beggs started his career in the early 80’s pop band Kajagoogoo?
He's also a regular contributor at the excellent news site Montreal Rampage