New Music Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

The High Note

While my attention is mainly focused on the 59th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, it’s Friday – and there is a lot of new music released today. Both are good reasons to keep our spirits as high as the August humidity in Atlantic City.

For me, half of my love for music is about discovery. Whether it’s a music festival, coffee shop or listening to some form of radio – I’m always listening for new sounds and something to catch my attention. New Music Friday is no different, and every week you could discover your new favorite album.

This week, I’m particularly excited about Fantastic Negrito and Dave East. There are are also albums by 03 Greedo, Young Dolph, Orvell Peck and Whitney that I’m going to be listening to in between sets this weekend. There are a lot of big names throughout this weeks’ picks – Gloria Estefan from the Miami Sound Machine and the Grateful Dead’s Bruce Hornsby.

Below, in no particular order, are my picks for new albums released today, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. My most anticipated albums are in bold.

New Album Releases Friday, Aug. 14, 2020

03 Greedo – Load It Up Vol 1
Biffy Clyro – A Celebration Of Endings
Burna Boy – Twice As Tall
Dave East – Karma 3
Fantastic – Negrito Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?
Gloria Estefan – Brazil305
James Dean Bradfield – Even In Exile
Jacob Collier – Djesse Vol. 3
Kaash Paige – Teenage Fever
Kane Brown – Mixtape Vol. 1
Kiesza – Crave
Young Dolph – Rich Slave
Orville Peck – Show Pony
Whitney – Candid
Sea Girls – Open Up Your Head
Jeremy Tuplin – Violet Waves
Crown Lands – Crown Lands
Arlo Mckinley – Die Midwestern
Marsicans – Ursa Major
Oscar Jerome – Breathe Deep
Kathleen Edwards – Total Freedom
Primitive Man – Immersion
Boldy James – The Versace Tape
Bruce Hornsby – Non-Secure Connection
Holly Humberstone – Falling Asleep At The Wheel
The Japanese House – Chewing Cotton Wool
All We Are – Providence
George Lambert – gurelelio
Black Noi$e – Oblivion
Tanya Donelly And The Parkington Sisters – Tanya Donelly And The Parkington Sisters
Jim Bob – Pop Up Jim Bob
Ho99o9 – Blurr
Martha Ffion – Nights To Forget
Rumer – Nashville Tears
Bill Frisell – Valentine
King Buzzo with Trevor Dunn – Gift of Sacrifice
Black Marble – I Must Be Living Twice
Caylee Hammack – If It Wasn’t For You
Harry Beckett – Joy Unlimited
Sylvie Simmons – Blue On Blue