New Music Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

New Music Friday on The High Note

August is always a magical time for music. Music festivals and summer tours and students are all gearing up for a final hurrah before they go back to school.

I first saw Sturgill Simpson on an August night at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the roots rocker is out with a new album “The Ballad of Dood and Juanita,” which is the first album on my list for today.

I’m also a big Angel Olsen fan so I’m excited about the singer-songwriter’s latest “Aisles.” Anderson East is always energetic and passionate on his albums so I’m not surprised at the title of his latest “Maybe We Will Never Die.”

Dvsn and Ty Dolla Sign have teamed up for “Cheers to the Best Memories,” and Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland is out with her debut “Woman On the Internet.”

Boston blues trio GA-20 takes on the music of Hound Dog Taylor with its latest and Kool and the Gang’s last album with New Jersey’s own Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas is out today – “Perfect Union.”

As always, the entire list of new music released today, Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 is below in no particular order. Please let me know what you’re listening to in the comments below and on social media @highnoteblog.

New Album Releases – Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

Anderson East – Maybe We Never Die
Angel Olsen – Aisles
Between the Buried and Me – Colors II
Deafheaven – Infinite Granite
Debbie Gibson – The Body Remembers
Dvsn and Ty Dolla Sign – Cheers to the Best Memories
Holy Holy – Hello My Beautiful World
Jake Bugg – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
James McMurtry – The Horses and the Hounds
The Joy Formidable – Into the Blue
Lil Lotus – Errør Bøy
Lorde – Solar Power
Maarja Nuut – Hinged
Maggie Rose – Have a Seat
Orla Gartland – Woman On the Internet
Pile – Songs Known Together, Alone
Shannon and the Clams – Year of the Spider
Shaun Ryder – Visits from Future Technology
Sturgill Simpson – The Ballad of Dood and Juanita
Switchfoot – Interrobang
Tropical Fuck Storm – Deep States
Villagers – Fever Dreams
Wolves in the Throne Room – Primordial Arcana
Martha Wainwright – Love Will Be Reborn
Lee Morgan – The Complete Live at the Lighthouse
Wanda Jackson – Encore
Emma-Jean Thackray – Yellow
Quickly, Quickly – The Long and Short of It
Kool and the Gang – Perfect Union
Kunzite – Visuals
Bnny – Everything
GA-20 – Try It… You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor