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New Music Monday Has Phoenix And More Long Awaited Jams

by John Stein
Photo of Phoenix via their website

New Music Monday is a collection of the best new releases in music each week. We share them with you every Monday, every hour on WFUV.

Phoenix- “Entertainment”

Everyone’s been eagerly awaiting the French pop band’s follow up to their Grammy award winning breakout, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. This is the first single off the forthcoming album Bankrupt!, and it does not disappoint.

Pickwick- “Hacienda Motel”

Pickwick are a hard band to really nail down genre-wise, though one has to admit that they have wide appeal. We are very excited to see what will come of these guys.

Charles Bradley- “Strictly Reserved For You”

Despite being over 60 when he released his 2011 debut album, Bradley has been right at home in the neo soul world. This new song proves that he is absolutely not a one-off.

Jesse Dee- On My Mind/In My Heart

The Boston area native may not have been alive in the 60’s and 70’s like Charles Bradley, but it doesn’t mean that his revivalist soul is any less real. His sound is clean and represents a different side of the genre.

Villagers- “Nothing Arrived”

Irish indie folk band Villagers have always felt like a perfect fit for WFUV. They’re rootsy yet at the same time feel distinctly in this musical moment; this song illustrates that perfectly.

Josh Rouse- “Julie (Come Out of the Rain)”

Since his last record, Rouse has moved to Spain and possibly found his true sound. Marrying the folk and pop stylings he’s visited in his 15 plus year career, this record really works for the singer.

The Civil Wars/T Bone Burnett- “Long Time Gone”

The Americana duo teamed up with musician/super producer T Bone Burnett for this track that appears in the documentary, A Place At The Table.

They Might Be Giants- “Lost My Mind”

The art pop band have been around for more than 30 years, which is quite a feat for a band that has managed to stay relatively independent and underground throughout their career.