We're continuing to get excited about the return of live music, and this week brought tons of big announcements. Lollapalooza is happening this summer (with Limp Bizkit no less), Misfits are playing Walk Among Us in full at next year's Riot Fest (which also includes the My Chemical Romance reunion), the opening show for the 2021 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival in Prospect Park was announced, and September 2021 continues to get stuffed with festivals (Pitchfork being a recent addition). It all remains to be seen if these shows/fests will go down as planned, but we're keeping our fingers crossed!
As for this week's new music, it's another very stacked week. I highlight ten new albums below, and it's a busy week for new albums in Bill's Indie Basement too. Plus, all these honorable mentions: the surprise Navy Blue album (streaming exclusively on his website), Georgia Anne Muldrow, Erika de Casier, Patrick Paige II (The Internet), Lambchop, Mdou Moctar, Gruff Rhys, 42 Dugg, Benny the Butcher & 38 Spesh, Jaimie Branch, CHAI, Lydia Ainsworth, FACS, Young M.A, Gary Numan, The Tragically Hip, Young Nudy, Olivia Rodrigo, Colleen, Tooth and Claw (members of Die Young, Earth Crisis, Catharsis, etc), Reigning Sound, Good Sleepy, Piet Onthel, Trade Wind, BLK JKS, Sunny Jain, Sunroof (Mute Records’ Daniel Miller & Gareth Jones), Dark Lo & Harry Fraud, Eremo, Marinero, Robots of the Ancient World, Yoo Doo Right, Starlight Cleaning Co., Holiday Ghosts, Blessings, Sons of Raphael, PACKS, An Autumn For Crippled Children, Lily Konigsberg (Palberta), Nadja, the WISH EP, the Speak, Memory EP, and Monster Magnet's covers of album proto-metal & heavy psych nuggets.