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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 270

What better way to kick off a weekend than with new music? Fridays are always chock full of the latest songs and albums ready to be the soundtrack to everyone’s antics, and here you’ll find some of the week’s standout releases. Whether you’re ready to spin an anticipated song from a favorite artist or just take a look at what’s out there, there are a whole lot of tunes to dive right into. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your next obsession.

Fall Out Boy
“Love From the Other Side”

Fall Out Boy are back, and they brought their guitars. The lead single off their new album out in March fires on all cylinders—a dazzling hook, vivid lyricism, and Patrick Stump’s razor-sharp pipes. It all works together perfectly in what comes off as an Infinity on High/Folie a Deux, baby.

New Found Glory
Make the Most of It

New Found Glory has always gotten personal with their records, but never like this. Their new acoustic album, Make the Most of It chronicles the journey that guitarist Chad Gilbert went through after being diagnosed with a rare cancer last year. The stripped-down nature draws out the raw emotion lyrically and the band is taking their song structures to a whole new level. There are still those patented NFG choruses, though, and a collection of live songs added at the end really rounds everything out as a whole.

Story of the Year

Touted as a “defining moment” in their career by the band, Story of the Year might be onto something with their new album. “War”, their latest single, captures the same energy that they’ve been delivering for over the past 20 years—a thumping rock anthem built to sing along to.

“Screaming Suicide”

“Screaming Suicide” is Metallica’s new offering from the upcoming Lux Æterna and it’s giving fans a lot to be happy about. Coupled with meaningful lyricism, deeper vocals, and a Death Magnetic feel, it makes every second of the five-and-a-half-minute ripper worth your while.

Sleep Token

Sleep Token is starting to become kind of a big deal. Two new songs just released from the mystery metal band: “Granite” and “Aqua Regia” are both excellent in their own right. However, the former takes the crown; it’s a pop-tinged electronic number that showcases their heavier tendencies in the final minute and change, making for a whirlwind of a listening experience.

Cheat Codes
“What’s It Gonna Take”

Cheat Codes has already ruled the EDM world—why not country next? The DJ trio is gearing up for their new album, One Night in Nashville, and it seems like it’s going to be an easy hit. The newly-released single, “What’s It Gonna Take” features genre superstar Mitchell Tenpenny for a by-the-numbers country smash with some light electronic elements that you can’t help but bop your head to.


boygenius is finally coming. Perhaps music’s most intriguing supergroup—composed of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus—opened the curtains on their debut LP, nearly five years after initially forming. “$20” is one of the highlights from the three-song drop that the trio just released. A forceful indie-rock anthem, it didn’t take long for the hype level to crank to 100.

Other new releases:
The Kid Laroi – “I Can’t Go Back to the Way It Was (Intro)”
Måneskin – RUSH! / “BABY SAID”
The National – “Tropic Morning News”
Sam Smith – “Gloria”
Kim Petras – “Brrr”
ILLENIUM & Nina Nesbitt – “Luv Me a Little”
Lukas Graham – “Never Change” / 4 (The Pink Album)
Beach Weather – “Homebody”
Arlo Parks – “Weightless”
City and Colour – “Underground”
The National – “Tropic Morning News”
Alison Goldfrapp – “Digging Deeper”
Seinabo Sey – “Suzuki”
VÉRITÉ – “temporary”
Dolly Parton – “Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There”
Macklemore – “Heroes (feat. DJ Premier)”
Skrillex & Bobby Raps – “Leave Me Like This”
A$AP Rocky – “Same Problems?”
Kali Uchis – “I Wish You Roses”
Ed Sheeran – “F64”
HARDY – “the mockingbird & THE CROW”
Coco Jones – “Fallin”
SYML – “Chariot”


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