New Music Friday, May 21, 2021

New Music Friday on The High Note

The rock music vibes continue this week on The High Note because I am stoked about the latest album from Red Bank, New Jersey’s own Monster Magnet “A Better Dystopia,” released today, Friday, May 21, 2021.

I love Monster Magnet for two reasons, first because they’re from Jersey, and also because they opened for Aerosmith, twice, during the “Powertrip” tour, and boy do they rock.

I also have to share the excitement for Twenty One Pilots, a band I had never heard of before going to Firefly and getting convinced by a couple of fans who camped next to me, one who had a Twenty One Pilots tattoo, to check them out. If you’re a fan of the band, you already know all about “Scaled and Icy.”

There are a bunch of albums I’m stoked about this week that will make it onto my playlist this weekend, including albums by blues singer-songwriter Robert Finley, singer-songwriter Allison Russell, Welsh musician Gruff Rhys and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, who released an album of Bob Dylan covers.

As always, my full list of new albums released today, Friday, May 21, 2021 is below in no particular order. My most anticipated albums are in bold. As always, let me know what you’re listening to in the comments and on social media.

New Album Releases – Friday, May 21, 2021

Billie Marten – Flora Fauna
Blake Shelton – Body Language
Chai – Wink
Cloves – Nightmare on Elmfield Road
Dayglow – Harmony House
Debauchery – Monster Metal
The Devil Wears Prada ZII
Gary Numan – Intruder
Georgia Anne Muldrow – VWETO III
Gruff Rhys – Seeking New Gods
Lambchop – Showtunes
Lord Huron – Long Lost
Lydia Ainsworth – Sparkles and Debris
Mannequin Pussy – Perfect
Mat Kearney January Flower
Mdou Moctar – Afrique Victime
Monster Magnet – A Better Dystopia
Olivia Rodrigo – Sour
Pink – All I Know So Far: Setlist
Reigning Sound – A Little More Time with Reigning Sound
Sinéad Harnett – Ready Is Always Too Late
Twenty One Pilots – Scaled and Icy
Waterparks – Greatest Hits
Biig Piig – The Sky Is Bleeding
Young Nudy – DR. EV4L
Mach-Hommy – Pray For Haiti
Sons of Raphael – Full-Throated Messianic Homage
Allison Russell – Outside Child
Panopticon – …And Again Into the Light
FACS – Present Tense
Robert Finley – Sharecropper’s Son
Reigning Sound  -A Little More Time With
Chrissie Hynde – Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan
Colleen – The Tunnel and the Clearing
Paula Cole – American Quilt
Packs – Take The Cake