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New Music Monday Likes That Old Time Rock and Roll

by Quinn Harris

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.

Gov't Mule - "Funny Little Tragedy"

"Funny Little Tragedy" is the newest song from Gov't Mule. It's a rollicking new track complete with train rhythms and Elvis Costello on backing vocals. For the record the band recruited fellow musicians Dave Matthews, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Dr. John, and Steve Winwood to help out. This song is a hard-hitting track that comes from the band's 10th album — but as they say, rock and roll never forgets. 

Haim - "The Wire"

The newest track from Los Angeles-based Haim sounds like Fleetwood Mac crossed with the legendary Gary Glitter. It's the kind of end-of-summer anthem that makes you want to head down to the beach, take your shirt off, and sing, "But I fumbled when I came down to the wire."

The Head and the Heart - "Shake"

"Shake" comes from The Head and the Heart's new album, Let's Be Still. It's a little hard to define: simple, yet intriguing, motivational, and definitely folk. It is The Head and the Heart at the top of their game and hopefully the rest of Let's Be Still is just as great.

Willy Mason - Carry on

Carry On is Willy Mason's new record, out August 20th. At times it reminds us of Tom Waits, at others of Bruce Springsteen. It's a drifting, subdued album that brings to mind fireflies, mosquitos, Mississippi River shores, and ramblin' gamblin' men.