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Fresh Pressed [new music friday] – 275

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.

“Know It All”

You’re not imagining things: It is, in fact, Midtown on your New Music Friday. Granted, it’s not a new original song—the band says they’re too old for that kinda stuff—but the cover of Lagwagon’s “Know It All” is probably their first recorded song together in nearly 20 years. Midtown’s rendition of the punk band’s deep cut is 100% better than the original (sorry), and ears missed Gabe Saporta’s voice far too much. There are a few more covers to come from the new EP and they’ll probably be just as great.

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
“Nobody Tells You When You’re Young”

A wise man once said that Andrew McMahon doesn’t know how to write a bad song. Still true. “Nobody Tells You When You’re Young” is the latest (and sixth!!!) song off his new album and it’s a total by-the-numbers McMahon ballad. Glistening with purposeful piano and his signature vocals, he outdoes himself on this one.

Meet Me @ the Altar

Meet Me @ the Altar are ready to take over your summer: Meet “Kool”. The latest off their debut LP out next month, the track is a pop-punk uppercut that acts as a chaser when you’re through listening to their lead single “Say It (To My Face)”. Both tracks are different in their own right but they’re both powerhouses.

August Burns Red

August Burns Red’s “Reckoning” is big, loud, and features Underøath’s Spencer Chamberlain. Not sure what else you need. It’s also nearly eight minutes in length, taking listeners on a journey as Chamberlain’s voice breaks up the guttural growls before the band jumps right back into them.

The Band Camino
“Told You So”

“Told You So” is The Band Camino straight-up feeling themselves. Their first song in a year and a half heads back to their roots with a rockier vibe while still keeping the band’s infectious pop shine to it, resulting in a number that’ll refuse to get old—just like their last album.


“Over” could have come out long, long ago. Dating back to 2017, the new CHVRCHES single is finally fleshed out and in a state where the band is ready to unleash it to the masses. But are the masses ready? “Over” is a complete synth-pop dream and, just like how it took six years to release, it might take six years for you to get it out of your head.

Bowling for Soup

Bowling for Soup could make a killing covering every new pop hit imaginable because they’re so damn good at it. BFS puts their patented rock spin on Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers”, and you almost forget how good Jaret Reddick’s vocals are until this track reminds you.

Jonas Brothers

The lead single from the Jonas Brothers’ new album is under two minutes, doesn’t have a second verse, and it’s track three. It’s not even an intro! They did, however, get Jon Bellion to come out of the shadows to help produce it and, despite its runtime, the chorus is a major earworm. 

Other new releases:
Skrillex – Don’t Get Too Close
Manchester Orchestra – “Capital Karma”
The Weeknd – “Die for You (feat. Ariana Grande)”
Halsey – “Die 4 Me”
Gorillaz – Cracker Island
Logic – College Park
Sueco – “POS”
VÉRITÉ – love you forever
24kGoldn – “Bite”
Adam Lambert – High Drama
Stormzy – “Hide & Seek (Rema Remix)”
The Kid LAROI – “I Guess it’s Love?”
Tiësto – Drive


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