This Week’s New Point Music- Week of 7-18-2022
Song: “Here to Forever”
Label: Atlantic Records
This is our favorite new song of the week. Frontman Ben Gibbard says, “It’s a song both about our impermanence and the anxiety of these times, and also about wanting to believe in something bigger even when it feels like nothing is out there.” The song will appear on Death Cab for Cutie’s tenth studio album, Asphalt Meadows, out on September 16. Death Cab for Cutie will embark on a U.S. headlining tour supporting the new album this fall.
Song: “Stick Season”
Label: Republic Records
Of his new song, Vermont’s Noah Kahan says he wrote this song without knowing it would become the most important song of his career. The second he finished writing it, he felt a level of comfort and honesty that he had never previously felt since he began his journey in music. He says the beauty of autumn foliage in Vermont transforms into a brown and gray wasteland as we wait for the first snow. It is an unfortunate but necessary transition, similar in so many ways to the transition from familiar lovers into heartbroken strangers.
Song: “Part Of The Band”
Label: Dirty Hit
Here’s the first track from the British band The 1975 from their upcoming album Being Funny in a Foreign Language, being released October 14. On first listen, it might sound like one of the past decade’s most hyperactive rock bands is chilling out a little. The lush acoustics and bittersweet melody sounds very minimalist. But, the lyrics are dense, full of naked confessions, tender observations and self-deprecation.
Song: “Bad Love”
Label: Fat Possum
The Chicago indie rock trio Dehd (pronounced “Dead”) has been on a steady ascent over the last few years. This track is on their new album Blue Skies. “Bad Love” is a big, propulsive howler. Bandleader Emily Kempf really roars out her lyrics about having “a heart full of redemption.” Kempf co-directed the “Bad Love” video and it’s got the band looking really Mad Max.
Song: “Miles and Miles”
Label: ATO Records
Here’s a great song for your summer playlist from a Brighton, England-based band, The Heavy Heavy and their debut song. It will be included on their EP Life and Life Only being released this Friday, July 22. Listening to this song, you can hear a classic 1960s influence.