3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Protomartyr, Foo Fighters, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
There’s so much good music out in the ether that sometimes it’s difficult to parse through all of it. Every week The Daily Music Report will do the hard work for you and highlight the best releases available on streaming services.
This week we’re highlighting new music from Protomartyr, Foo Fighters, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Protomartyr – Formal Growth in the Desert
Formal Growth in the Desert is the sixth studio album by American post-punk band Protomartyr, released on June 2, 2023, via Domino Records. Preceded by the singles ‘Make Way,’ ‘Elimination Dances,’ and ‘Polacrilex Kid,’ the album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, with producer Jake Aron and Greg Ahee. Showcasing a “darker, more atmospheric” approach to their signature post-punk sound, the album’s lyrics delve into themes of loss, grief, and the existential quest for meaning in an increasingly bleak world.
Standout Songs: Make Way, Fun In Hi Skool, Polacrilex Kid, The Author
Foo Fighters – But Here We Are
But Here We Are is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Foo Fighters, released on June 2, 2023. Produced by Greg Kurstin and the band themselves, it marks their first studio release following the tragic passing of their longtime drummer, Taylor Hawkins, in March 2022. In Hawkins’ absence, frontman Dave Grohl took on the responsibility of performing and recording all the drum tracks for the album. Prior to its release, four singles, namely ‘Rescued,’ ‘Under You,’ ‘Show Me How,’ and ‘The Teacher,’ were unveiled.
Standout Songs: Rescued, The Glass, Show Me How
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Council Skies
Council Skies is the fourth studio album by English rock band Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, released on June 2, 2023, through Gallagher’s label Sour Mash Records. Produced by Gallagher and longtime engineer Paul Stacey, the album showcases 11 tracks, highlighted by the lead single ‘Pretty Boy.’ “It’s going back to the beginning,” says Noel about the album. “Daydreaming, looking up at the sky and wondering about what life could be … that’s as true to me now as it was in the early ’90s. When I was growing up in poverty and unemployment, music took me out of that. Top of the Pops on TV transformed your Thursday night into this fantasy world, and that’s what I think music should be. I want my music to be elevating and transforming in some way.”
Standout Songs: Pretty Boy, Dead To The World, There She Blows!
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