New Music Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

New Music Friday on The High Note

Happy October music fans! Wow, it seems like one minute I had my feet in the sand listening to Phish and the next minute it’s October, what happened to September?

I can’t be living in the past, man, but it seems like New Music Friday is week. I’m not ashamed to say that The Doobie Brothers, Grateful Dead, Neil Young and Yes are all at the top of my list for new albums released Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

There are a few gaps between the old and the new, like Lady Gaga joining American treasure Tony Bennett on “Love For Sale” and ska band The Specials doing their take on “Protest Songs 1924-2012.”

I also have to give a shout-out to Philly rapper Meek Mill who has a new album out today and the latest in the Jazz is Dead series by Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge is out ” Instrumentals JID009.”

As always, the entire list of new albums released today, Friday, Oct. 1 is below in no particular order with my most anticipated albums in bold. As always, let me know what you’re listening to in the comments below and on social media @highnoteblog.

New Album Releases – Friday, Oct. 1, 2021

Asking Alexandria – See What’s on the Inside
Black Dice – Mod Prog Sic
The Body and Big Brave – Leaving None but Small Birds
Boy Scouts – Wayfinder
Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days
The Doobie Brothers – Liberté
Explosions in the Sky – Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)
Full of Hell – Garden of Burning Apparitions
Grateful Dead – Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12-10-71
Headie One – Too Loyal… For My Own Good
Audiobooks – Astro Tough
Hovvdy – True Love
Illuminati Hotties – Let Me Do One More
JoJo – Trying Not to Think About It
Kedr Livanskiy – Liminal Soul
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett – Love for Sale
Meek Mill – Expensive Pain
Ministry – Moral Hygiene
Neil Young – Carnegie Hall 1970
Pocket – Palma Atomi
Pond – 9
Princess Century – Surrender
Ray BLK – Access Denied
Shad – Tao
GLOK – Pattern Recognition
Strand of Oaks – In Heaven
The Specials – Protest Songs 1924-2012
Tirzah – Colourgrade
Wage War – Manic
Wiki – Half God
Yes – The Quest
Ducks Ltd. – Modern Fiction
Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge – Instrumentals JID009