Fall Out Boy, “Young and Menace”
Recommended If You Like: Post-emo emo
We’re not even halfway through May and we’re already hearing about albums that won’t be out until September. Case in point: the seventh album from Fall Out Boy. Make sure you hang in until about the 1:12 mark when Pete Wentz has his testicles electronically squeezed. Your next chance to see them in these parts will be October 25 when their Mania Tour hits the ACC.
grandson, “Bury Me Face Down”
RIYL: people who capitalize like ee cummings
Born in New Jersey but now working in Toronto, grandson says he occupies musical headspace somewhere between Rage Against the Machine, Twenty One Pilots and The Weeknd. Curious about what that sounds like, aren’t you?
The Headstones, “Devil’s on Fire”
Little Army (Cadence Music)
RIYL: Properly dirty Canadian rock’n’roll
With a new album (due June 2) and plenty of shows scheduled for the summer, this will feel a lot like 1997. That’s a good thing, by the way. The album’s release will be celebrated with two shows on one night at the Velvet Underground (8pm and 11pm). Proceeds will benefit CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health).
Middle Kids, “Edge of Town”
In the Battle Years (Virgin)
RIYL: Parachutes-era Coldplay if the singer was Florence Welch
Emerging trio from Sydney, Australia, with sunny Florence + the Machine-ish harmonies and more than a touch of early Coldplay strumming in their strumming habits. Point of trivia: singer Hannay Joy is married to bandmate Tim Fitz.
Catfish and the Bottlemen, “Twice”
The Ride (Capitol Records)
RIYL: Kasbian, Nothing But Thieves, a less wordy Arctic Monkeys
This Welsh four-piece indie rock outfit is earning something of a reputation as a fearsome live act who aren’t afraid to bust it open with the occasional instrumental. Green Day has picked them to open their Revolution Radio tour.