Song of the Day: “Into the Blue” by The Joy Formidable

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The Joy Formidable (Photo courtesy the band)

The Joy Formidable recently shared a brand-new single, “Into the Blue.” It is the band’s first new material since their kaleidoscopic 2018 album AAARTH.

Written in North Wales and later completed at their homes in Utah, “Into the Blue” arrives self-assured and forthright, in a world still trying to regain its footing, stalked by the specters of manipulation, misinformation, and trepidation.

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Song of the Day: “Shark Song” by Public Figures

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Public Figures (Photo by Marcela Morales)

DC post-punk duo Public Figures today release “Shark Song,” their debut number, and they play a livestream show at Rhizome DC as well!

If you’re like us, you’ll be pleased to see Van Hillard (drums/vox) and Chad McCall (bass/vox/theremin) reunite in this new project after the dissolution of Park Snakes, formerly one of DC’s best indie rock bands.

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Song of the Day: “The Great Attractor” by Nick Rhodes and Wendy Bevan

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Nick Rhodes and Wendy Bevan (Photo by Radka Leitmeritz)

Duran Duran synthesist Nick Rhodes and violinest Wendy Bevan team for Astronomia I: The Fall of Saturn, the first of four albums to be released on equinox or solstice days throughout 2021.

Nick’s own Tape Modern published the ambient instrumental on Friday, March 19, and the duo then shared a visualizer video for “The Great Attractor.”

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Song of the Day: “The Ides of March” by Myles Kennedy

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Myles Kennedy (Photo by Chuck Brueckmann)

Building upon the excitement from the announcement of his sophomore album The Ides of March, Myles Kennedy shares its title track to the masses.

“The Ides Of March” is the longest song on the album clocking in at 7:39 and showcases the musicianship of Myles and cohorts — longtime friend and drummer Zia Uddin and bassist/manager Tim Tournier. The band stretch out musically as Myles sings an ominous warning “beware the ides of March.”

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Song of the Day: “Part Time Psycho” by SHAED

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SHAED (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

Multi-platinum DC trio SHAED has announced the title and release date for their highly anticipated debut album. High Dive is set for release on May 14th via Photo Finish Records.

SHAED has also released their new single “Part Time Psycho” recently, featuring guest vocals from fellow No. 1 Alternative Chart musician and producer Two Feet.

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Song of the Day: “Pay Your Way in Pain” by St. Vincent

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St. Vincent (Photo by Zackery Michael)

Daddy’s Home, the sixth album from Annie Clark a/k/a St. Vincent, is the latest facet of an ever-evolving artist regarded by many as the most consistently innovative and intriguing presence in modern music. Daddy’s Home is out May 14, 2021 on Loma Vista Recordings.

St. Vincent’s synthesis of this era reaches us in the form of “Pay Your Way In Pain,” a slinky slab of sweaty funk—punctuated by a few examples of Clark’s ability to shred vocal cords rivaling her shredding on her signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar.

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Song of the Day: “Heat Wave” by Born Ruffians

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Born Ruffians (Photo by Vanessa Heins)

Born Ruffians — Luke Lalonde, Mitch DeRosier, and Steve Hamelin — will release PULP April 16 on Yep Roc Records. The digital-only album is the band’s final release in a trilogy that began with the release of JUICE and SQUEEZE in 2020.

From the new album, the trio share “Heat Wave.”

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