HIGH FIVE! 5 New Big Ones For The Weekend

5 new big ones to stay on track in the weekend

23 September 2022


(Photo credit Paul Elledge – press via website)

Band: THE SMASHING PUMPKINS

New album: ATUM: A Rock Opera In Three Acts
out on 23 April 2023.

No less than 33 songs, which will be revealed one at a time
chronologically via a new podcast called Thirty-Three With
Billy Corgan leading up to the album’s launching.

The first taster is a piece called BEGUILED.
A mid-tempo banger with a rotating heavy metal riff.

C’mon, Billy.

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS: Facebook
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Artist: JAI BEAM
Who: Musician/producer/engineer from studio
NJ Sound in River Edge, NJ

New Single: I THINK YOU’RE WONDERFUL

“I wrote this song about my good friend Nicole who is dying of cancer and
autoimmune disease. She is an amazing person who is so full of life and joy
even though she’s been given up until 5 years to live. She infuses 70,000 people’s
white blood cells every week to stay alive because if she didn’t she could die of a
simple paper cut to her finger. Nicole is such a loving and free person who faces
death every day with strength and vigor. This song is dedicated to her and her life.

It’s a hypnotic electronic jam with Krautrock-like dynamics.

May the road rise with Nicole…

JAI BEAM: ReverbNation
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Band: SUEDE
New album: Autofiction
Their 9th LP. Their best in years.
Epic stuff. Released last week.

One of the stunning singles is She Still Leads Me On.

This live version is ace!

SUEDE: Instagram

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Band: ALVVAYS
Who: Celebrated indie-pop dreamers
from Charlottetown, Canada

New album: Blue Rev
The band’s 3rd.

New single: VERY ONLINE GUY

It’s a song about the whole culture of reply guys.
It’s a lively Alvvays pop tune, as we are used from
the Canadians.

ALVVAYS: Instagram
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Band: MAGNA ZERO
Who: Lifelong friends and bandmates who explore what it means to be human through the music of Magna Zero. A journey through a metaphorical black hole with the band as they meld an unforgettable musical experience into their colorful cauldron of Space Rock.

Single: WE ARE ALL

It’s a song for peace, calling on us all to find the common ground that can help heal the division that threatens further hatred, war, and genocide in the world today. The music video juxtaposes imagery of violence and destruction with scenes of human connection, friendship, and family to highlight the deepest bonds between each other as a starting point on the path to peace.

Once upon a time, R.E.M. sang about the end of the world as we know it. Humankind survived since then, but Doomsday glares again at the horizon. Pandemics, wars, intolerance, racism, and so forth. It doesn’t look good… again. Only together we
can change the threatening tide.

We Are All is an amplified darkwave stroke with an ominous tone and
a shadowy feel, yet it’s about hope, about us all, about our future.

Here comes the call to peaceful arms.

MAGNA ZERO: Facebook

See/hear you next week, music junkies