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New Music Monday Is Warming Up With Spring

by John Stein
Photo of John Grant via his 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.

John Grant- “GMF (Greatest Living Creature)”

This pretty new song from John Grant is a little funny, very self-deprecating, and totally awesome. Check out the music video if you want to get a glimpse into Grant’s awesome quirk.

Laura Marling- “Where Can I Go?”

Marling once again proves that she is really a 58-year-old trapped in the body of a 23-year-old woman. She has the poise of a seasoned performer, and this track is a great example of that.


Scottish trio CHVRCHES is one of the biggest up-and-coming bands nowadays. That doesn’t mean that they’re overhyped, CHVRCHES are on to something good - even if their name is kind of a pain.

Jessie Ware- “Wildest Moments”

This track has been out for a while across the Atlantic, and we’re happy that we’ve finally got it here. Part R&B, part pop, part indie rock; Ware is killing it with this song.

Jamie N Commons- Rumble and Sway EP

Commons is British yet somehow sounds like he was born in a smoky, Nashville bar. The guy has some serious pipes and some great backing.

The National- “Don’t Swallow the Cap”

The National has been incredibly consistent for a number of years now, putting out one good record after another. This new song finds singer Matt Berninger exploring his falsetto for one thing, and it assures us that the new album will be as good as expected for another.

Frank Turner- “Recovery”

While it may have been a while back that he sang in the post hardcore band Million Dead, Turner still holds on to enough aspects of that music to make his folk music now quite interesting.