New Music Friday – May 17, 2024

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New Music Friday for May 17 is packed with releases you won’t want to miss!

Two bands I saw at Firefly 2014 are on the list – The Avett Brothers are back with their self-titled album, blending folk and rock in their unique style and Cage the Elephant’s “Neon Pill” promises a fresh dose of their energetic sound.

Collective Soul delivers powerful anthems in “Here to Eternity.”

Little Feat returns with “Sam’s Place,” bringing their southern rock charm.

Of Montreal’s “Lady on the Cusp” showcases its eclectic indie pop.

Don’t miss The Mavericks’ latest, “Moon and Stars,” for a vibrant mix of genres.

Legendary top hat-wearing guitarist Slash with back “Orgy of the Damned,” bringing his iconic guitar riffs.

As always, the entire list of new albums released today, Friday, May 17, 2024 is below in no particular order. My most anticipated albums are in bold.

Let me know what you’re listening to in the comments below and on social media @highnoteblog

New Album Releases – Friday, May 17, 2024

A Boogie wit da Hoodie – Better Off Alone
The Avett Brothers – The Avett Brothers
Beth Gibbons – Lives Outgrown
Billie Eilish Hit Me Hard and Soft
Bright Light Bright Light – Enjoy Youth
Cage the Elephant – Neon Pill
Collective Soul – Here to Eternity
Crumb – Amama
The Dave Foster Band – Maybe They’ll Come Back for Us
Don McLean – American Boys
Ghostly Kisses – Darkroom
Guster – Ooh La La
Isobel Campbell – Bow to Love
John Oates – Reunion
Kate Hudson – Glorious
Kerry King – From Hell I Rise
Little Feat – Sam’s Place
Mach-Hommy – #RichAxxHaitian
Marty Friedman – Drama
New Kids on the Block – Still Kids
of Montreal – Lady on the Cusp
One Step Closer – All You Embrace
Pallbearer – Mind Burns Alive
Rapsody – Please Don’t Cry
Shellac – To All Trains
Slash – Orgy of the Damned
Various artists – Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute to Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense
Zayn – Room Under the Stairs
Childish Gambino – Atavista
The Mavericks – Moon and Stars
Joywave – Permanent Pleasure
Lighteaded – Combustible Gems