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Tastes Like New Music Friday: January 28, 2022

Hope you’re into aging rock stars because Jethro Tull is back after a twenty-plus year hiatus, John Mayall drops a new album at the age of 88 and Steve Vai shows off the chops with his 10th studio album.



Hope you like bands from the 60s, because here comes Jethro Tull. We’ll be doing a review of their latest, The Zealot Gene, which is their first non-Christmas studio album since before the new millennium. The band’s 22nd LP is sure to divide opinion. Are they too old to Rock ‘N’ Roll?

Also out on Friday, The Eels’ latest Extreme Witchcraft. Anais Mitchell has a new album featuring contributions from Thomas Bartlett and Aaron Dessner amongst others. It’s called Anais Mitchell. Sounds like a “back to basics” kind of album. The Sun is Shining Down is the latest from British blues legend John Mayall. It features Mike Campbell, Marcus King and Buddy Miller. Oh, by the way, Mayall is 88, so it’s pretty impressive he’s still releasing new albums. Alabama rock and soul group St. Paul & The Broken Bones are releasing their fourth album, The Alien Coast.

We don’t want to alarm you, but there is a new Aaron Lewis album coming out called Frayed at Both Ends regardless of the political content of the album, Aaron Lewis’ solo record has been pretty spotty. Former Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass is releasing her debut LP titled Prey//IV. For you technical metal heads, Steve Vai’s 10th solo album–and first since 2016–called Inviolate releases today.

More releases:

11:11 – Pinegrove
Set Sail – North Mississippi Allstars
And Now, Let’s Turn to Page… – Brent Cobb
Godmother – Josephine Foster
Apocalypse Whenever – Bad Suns
Motordrome – MØ
Chimes at Midnight – Madrugada


Just in: new Chainsmokers single. Expect to see some of their work on our worst songs of the year series in the future.

Charli XCX is back and this time she’s bringing Rina Sawayama along with her… at least for one song.

It’s another slow music release day… so here’s Ghost again!

Assorted News

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are no more.

Kanye West is officially releasing Donda 2.

Neil Young pulls his music off Spotify because of Joe Rogan.

Taylor Swfit v. Damon Albarn seems like it’s come to the logical endpoint: Albarn apologizing and blaming the media.

Who’s going to the When We Were Young Festival? If you’re between the ages of 28-38 this would have blown the minds of your high school lunch table.

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