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Tastes Like New Music Friday: April 1, 2022

R.I.P. Taylor Hawkins.



We’re dipping back into last week for the (somehow) overlooked Maren Morris album Humble Quest. It’s country, but not the cloying pop kind. Although Morris did dabble in it on her last album. The new one seems to be closer to her very well received debut effort. Hell, even Pitchfork is on board. It remains surprisingly lightly reviewed, with only four total on Metacritic so far.

Now for the real stuff. Barring any April 1st hijinks, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be dropping Unlimited Love their first album in six years, and the first with John Frusciante in 16 years. It was produced by Rick Rubin and features a very questionable accent from Anthony Kiedis. The Peppers are completely critic proof at this point, but the new album is getting respectfully good marks so far.

Well-regarded Toronto punk band Pup has The Unraveling of Puptheband out. If you like mayhem, check it out. Swedish metal fans won’t want to miss Meshuggah’s new release Immutable. The bands ninth in their 30-plus year career.

It’s another light release week, but if you’re desperate, Thomas Rhett’s new album Where We Started comes out today. Collaborators include Katy Perry and Riley Green.

If your tastes run similar to our own Jason’s, you’ll want to check out new albums from Christian Lee Hutson, Alabaster DePlume, Molly Tuttle and Sondre Lerche. Are those real artists? Only Jason knows. You’ll have to google them like the rest of us.

More releases

I Don’t Know My Words – Anand Wilder
Barbara – Barrie
Eyes of Oblivion – The Hellacopters
Leather Terror – Carpenter Brut
Oblivion! – Sundara Karma
TILT – Confidence Man


Harry Styles will be back very soon with a new album. Here’s the first single. Extremely danceable!

Toro Y Moi has a new album coming out soon. It’s called Mahal. Here’s the first single “Déjà Vu”.

Emo veterans The Juliana Theory are back with a new song “Playback ’99 (Burn the Cassette Deck)” and a new album in May.

RIP Taylor Hawkins

Any type of music news has been overshadowed by the tragic death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins was found dead in his hotel room while on tour with the band in Colombia. The band has cancelled the tour and all upcoming appearances as they–and the music world grieve.

The outpouring of remembrances from fellow musicians and fans around the world has been immense.

Hawkins had been with the Foo Fighters for 25 years, joining the band during their Colour and the Shape tour. There has not been any announcement about the future of the band.

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