TF Picks: Fresh Music Releases You Can’t Miss (#10)

With so much new music coming out everyday, we thought we’d help you pick up a few fresh music releases from the last week that you shouldn’t miss. We have compiled a list of music from various styles, genre no bar. Keep watching this space for your weekly dose of fresh music!

Tremonti – Marching in Time [Album]

From the days of Creed to the huge sound of Alter Bridge and critical acclaim with his project Tremonti, the shredding guitarist-vocalist Mark Tremonti has dropped a fresh riff-heavy album titled ‘Marching in Time’. Right from the top, the drums pound away and his down-tuned guitar starts ploughing away riff after riff, relentlessly. At the centre of this heavy sonic signature are beautifully sung anthemic choruses and appropriate displays of Mark’s virtuoso soloing skills. An amazing surprise 6 songs down, a beautiful power ballad ‘The Last One Of Us’ appears and changes the mood to uplifting, with the help of some melodic guitar fills, both during the vocals and post-guitar solo and a soft acoustic guitar break as well. The slightly “softer” side appears again later in songs like ‘Under The Sun’ and ‘Not Afraid To Lose’, reminiscing the Alter Bridge sound a bit. It ends heavily with ‘Would You Kill’ and heads down a progressive path with the title song ‘Marching in Time’. All in all, a wholesome album in every way, the music and the feels included.

Tom Morello – Let’s Get The Party Started (ft. Bring Me The Horizon) [Single]

The prolific funk-rock guitar icon known for co-founding legendary bands such as Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage, the loud and outspoken Tom Morello dropped a single ‘Let’s Get The Party Started’ featuring heavy British band Bring Me The Horizon. The song will appear on Morello’s upcoming album ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’, which will be released on 15th October 2021. This is the third single to be released from an album that features some stellar guests like – Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Chris Stapleton, Mike Posner, Damian Marley and more. You can only expect some phenomenal guitar performances and sounds from Tom Morello, as he has shown in his past bands’ music, revolutionising the use of the traditional electric guitar through effects and just an innovative approach towards playing the instrument.

The Library – Quiet, Please [Album]

Combining punk rock and progressive metal forces, Siddharth Basrur and Vishal J. Singh have formed a collaborative project called The Library. They released their first album, ‘Quiet, Please’, which is an instrumental 7-song amalgamation of each individual’s strengths – the raw, melodic sound that Basrur brings to the table with his Runt sensibilities and the intricate avant-garde approach to song-writing that Vishal J. Singh has shown us with Amogh Symphony. The result is a fluid soundtrack of simple melodic punk riffs and runs that blend together seamlessly with progressive transitions and odd-timed beats, an extremely rare partnership.

Radiohead – If You Say The Word [Single]

Psychedelic Brit rockers Radiohead have released a new single, ‘If You Say The Word’ from their upcoming album ‘Kid A Mnesia’, a reissue of albums ‘Kid A’ (2000) ‘Amnesiac’ (2001), dropping on November 5 2021. The single ‘If You Say The Word’ was originally tracked when recording the albums ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ between 1999 and 2000 and seems like a reminiscent residue of that era of Radiohead’s sound. ‘Kid A Mnesia’ contains the albums ‘Kid A’ and ‘Amnesiac’ and additionally contains a third disc – ‘Kid Amnesiae’ – which has previously unreleased material from the two aforementioned albums’ recording sessions.

Knarf J – Chor (Prod. By Call Me G & PJ 808) [Single]

Straight outta Delhi, rapper Knarf J (Franklin Joseph) goes political in his new single ‘Chor’ produced by Call Me G and PJ 808. Honesty is the best policy, as the saying goes, and Knarf J is holding anything back as he starts right from off with the song’s hook, “Gully gully mein shor hai, ki neta saare chor hai!” (there’s a rumour going in the lanes that all politicians are thieves!) Backed up by the get-up-and-bounce around sort-of beat, in his verses, Knarf J sharply points out the nature of the current governance and expresses his grievances about the corrupt conduct and planting seeds of communal disharmony.

Madmast – Aaj Phir Tera [Single]

Mumbai band Madmast dropped ‘Aaj Phir Tera’, a nostalgic revisit to the sound of 1960’s-70’s Indian rock-infused pop. This is the second single the band have released from their upcoming album ‘Gumshuda ki Talaash’, the first being ‘Ae Dil’, out in July this year. The song is an ode to old school romance, with a tinge of flirtatious humour. The music video is off-the-block, one could say, which shows a fairly aged man making a scrumptious Chocolate Ganache cake while lilting to the song, with the recipe and steps listed in the video’s description as well, for listeners to experiment with.

Kalabrese – Tribe [Single]

Tulum’s latest addition to its long-standing history of being home to some of the finest labels, Kilometro 4.5 is doing exactly what we expect from a Tulum label; delivering spectacular music. From the V/A gathering that bring stalwarts and emerging artists together, our pick is Kalabrese’s who has supplied us with an analogue roller brewed with lashes of native percussions.

Azifm – Take It Back [Single]

Must Make Music is Workforce’s [One half of the recently split Spectrasoul duo] Drum & Bass label. After releasing his productions to kick things off on the label, Workforce has brought Kiwi producer Aidan Morris AKA Azifm for a 4-track EP named ‘Making Way’. ‘Take It Back’ brings ska elements and an electrifying jungle beat together exemplifying Azifm’s insanely vast vision and artistry on the EP.

Nermin Niazi & Feisal Mosleh – Sari Sari Raat (Moving Still Edit) [Single]

Jamal Sul, AKA Moving Still doesn’t make music; he creates magic. The Dublin-based producer’s edits of bonafide classics from the SWANA (South West Asian and North African) region is some of the best music we have heard since we were introduced to his “Arab electronic”. His edit for Cheba Yamina’s classic Sidi Mansour was present in thousands of DJ sets and rocked numerous music charts. His latest dazzling edit for Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh’s ‘Sari Sari Raat’ is already on its way to becoming a Moving Still magnum opus.

The Psy Owl – The Song [Single]

A Visharad (equivalent to Bachelor of Music) from Bhatkhande Sangeet Parishad, Lucknow, Siddhartha Ghosh also known as ‘The Psy Owl’ is a multilingual Indian independent artist, architect and painter whose music is inspired by existential realities. His latest track ‘The Song’ narrates when he felt that his inspiration to make music kept fleeting away before he managed to delve deeper and understand music in its purest form.

Lofty – Solstice [Single]

A newcomer in the dark, deep and meditative world of Dubstep with very little known about him so far; but what we do know is that Lofty‘s latest track ‘Solstice’ on White Peach Records is a proper banger. ‘Solstice’ is a crisp Dubstep roller featuring dark and haunting textures topped under some crisp drum work throughout the tune.

We’ll be back next week with more interesting recommendations for you to listen to and/or groove to!

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