We’re back with some music news from Arkells, Gaslight Anthem, and a bunch of country songs

It’s been a week, so here’s what we missed!

Canadian band The Arkells have announced a new album, Rally Cry, accompanied by a single and music video, “People’s Champ”:


The Gaslight Anthem played three shows in Asbury Park at The Stone Pony. Currently their last scheduled shows for the foreseeable future. The AP Yacht Club also had a pop-up sale of old and exclusive merchandise. You can catch up with a lot of that through the Dimestore Saints twitter feed.

The Queen of Soul and first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Aretha Franklin, died at age 76.

One of my all-time favorite albums, Car Wheels On a Gravel Road, turned 20 years old this year, and it’s author, Lucinda Williams, is going to be touring as a celebration. The tour includes a stop in Collingswood, NJ.

Lucie Silvas’ fourth album, EGO, is featured on NPR’s First Listen ahead of it’s official release at the end of this week.

Singer-songwriter Jared Hart and Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz have joined forces to form a new band, Mercy Union. Their debut album, The Quarry, is set for October 19. Here’s the first song, “Chips and Vics”:


Ruston Kelly has already released four songs from his upcoming debut, Dying Star, and now there’s two more plus a non-album track available for download at NoiseTrade. The album will officially arrive on September 7.

Aston Martin Club 1913 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA will be hosting Nate Ruess’ first concert in a long time. The former Format and fun. frontman released a solo album, Grand Romantic, in 2015 and took some time off to focus on his daughter.

And finally, here’s a bunch of new country songs:

“The Runaway Dorothy Gale” by Jason Sinkhorn


“Dancing Away With My Heart” by Dillon Carmichael


“Giving Up” by Logan Brill


“Didn’t You Know” by Michigan Rattlers




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