New River Music

This Week’s New River Music

Chainsmokers ThumbnailTitle: Something Just Like This
Artist: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Album: Kaleidoscope (Coldplay) | Memories…Do Not Open (The Chainsmokers)
Released: June 2, 2017 | April 7, 2017
The Chainsmokers, a DJ/Producer duo based in NY, have a reputation for partnering with up-and-coming talents in the pop world for help when it comes to vocals on most of their tracks, but this time they collaborated with Chris Martin (of Coldplay). Martin isn’t credited as a solo act, instead opting to include his band mates. Andrew Taggart (of The Chainsmokers) describes the duo’s music as ‘blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, ad hip-hop.” The Chainsmokers play The Garden on June 2nd and Coldplay plays Gillette Stadium on August 4th.

Marcus King Band ThumbnailTitle: Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That
 The Marcus King Band
Album: The Marcus King Band
Released: October 7, 2016
Marcus King, who just turned 21, grew up in South Carolina, playing sideman to his blues musician father, Marvin King. Marcus calls his band’s music “soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock’. He adds, “Music is the true healer. And when we perform, we want the audience to leave feeling as tired and as emotionally freed as we do. It’s all about getting the stress of the day off your chest. It’s like therapy.” The Marcus Kind Band is the group’s sophomore album.

Noah Kahan ThumbnailTitle: Young Blood
 Noah Kahan
Album: Single
Released: January 27, 2017
Noah is 20, from Strafford Vermont, and touring with Milky Chance. He’s played with Ben Folds and is opening in May for Anderson East. At just 18, Kahan chose to leave his small town and it resulted in a loop of uncertainty and depression. Now a few years older, he is equipped with a record deal from Republic Records. On “Young Blood” he offers advice to his younger self – “embrace the struggle’.

Portugal. The Man ThumbnailTitle: Feel It Still
 Portugal. The Man
Album: Single
Released: March 2, 2017
Portugal. The Man is being a little mysterioso about the name of the album and when it will be released, but as of the release of this single, it appears their new album will be titled Woodstock. It will likely reflect the current cultural climate. As a press release for their music video states: “viewers are encouraged to find hidden Easter eggs designed to help #theResistance movement.” For example, there is a direct dial to the White House, a video “explainer” of the legal rights of protesters, and donation sites for Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Portugal. The Man will be playing the House of Blues Boston on June 1st.

Ryan Adams ThumbnailTitle: To Be Without You
 Ryan Adams
Album: Prisoner
Released: February 17, 2017
Prisoner is the 16th album released by singer/songwriter Ryan Adams. In a tweet, Ryan states: “It broke my soul in a zillion pieces writing  [To Be Without You]. This record mattered more to me than any record before it and my life depended on making it. I would have died inside if I hadn’t. I was broken… I love RocknRoll and there’s times it’s saved my life. This is the time it saved me from devastation so my life could be worth living for. I hope these find their way to good homes and people who need them.” Ryan Adams will play the Blues Hill Bank Pavilion on May 10th.

List of Recent River Music

Last updated March 24, 2017
Title Artist Album
Something Just Like This The Chainsmokers and Coldplay Memories…Do Not Open
Love Is Mystical Cold War Kids A L.A. Devine
Only The Wild Ones Dispatch Single
Still Breathing Green Day Revolution Radio
Only You Jack Savoretti Sleep No More
Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur Back from the Edge
A Little Respect JD McPherson Single
First Try Johnnyswim Georgica Pond
Take It All Back Judah & the Lion Folk Hop ‘n Roll
Reverend Kings of Leon Walls
Deep the Water Lewis Watson Midnight
Angela The Lumineers Cleopatra
Green Light Lorde Melodrama
Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That The Marcus King Band The Marcus King Band
Love & Hate Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate
Shine Mondo Cozmo Single
Jackpot Nikki Lane Highway Queen
Young Blood Noah Kahan Single
Good with God Old 97’s feat. Brandi Carlile Graveyard Whistling
Anywhere Passenger Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Feel It Still Portugal. The Man Single
Do You Still Love Me? Ryan Adams Prisoner
To Be Without You Ryan Adams Prisoner
Hot Thoughts Spoon Hot Thoughts
Name For You The Shins Heartworms
On Hold The XX I See You

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