The Rolling Stones – Angry
Six decades removed from their first album, the Stones continue to roll on… “Angry” – the feisty lead single from “Hackney Diamonds,” the band’s first studio album of new material in 18 years – shows that the cries of “hang it up already!” will continue to be happily shrugged off by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Ronnie Wood.
It wouldn’t be the post-Mick Taylor Stones without a bedrock of Keef/Ronnie riff ‘n’ lead-weaving, of course, but “Angry” has a 21st-century pop (perhaps courtesy of Producer Of The Year, Andrew Watt) sheen that makes it feel like a fresh addition to the Stones’ catalog. Jagger’s lyrics are as biting as ever, and his vocal delivery is full of the swagger and attitude that we’ve come to expect from him.
The guitar work on “Angry” is classic Stones, with Richards and Wood trading off gritty, bluesy riffs and solos. The song is driven by a catchy, infectious guitar hook that will have you tapping your foot and nodding your head along with the music. It’s a reminder of why the Stones are considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
If you’re a fan of the Rolling Stones, “Angry” is a must-listen. It’s a testament to the band’s enduring talent and their ability to create music that resonates with audiences of all generations. So crank up the volume, grab your air guitar, and get ready to rock out to “Angry” by the Rolling Stones.
The Week’s Other Highlights
In addition to the Rolling Stones’ “Angry,” there were several other standout guitar tracks from the past week. Here are a few that you may have missed:
Foo Fighters – “Making a Fire”
The Foo Fighters are back with another hard-hitting rock anthem. “Making a Fire” is a high-energy track with blistering guitar riffs and Dave Grohl’s signature powerhouse vocals. It’s a perfect example of why the Foo Fighters are still at the top of their game after all these years.
St. Vincent – “Pay Your Way in Pain”
St. Vincent’s latest single is a funky, groovy track with a killer guitar solo. Annie Clark’s guitar playing is always impressive, and “Pay Your Way in Pain” is no exception. It’s a catchy, infectious song that will have you dancing along from start to finish.
John Mayer – “Last Train Home”
John Mayer’s new single is a feel-good, summery track with a catchy guitar riff and Mayer’s smooth vocals. It’s a perfect song to blast with the windows down as you cruise down the highway. Mayer’s guitar playing is as impressive as ever, and “Last Train Home” is sure to become a fan favorite.
H.E.R. – “Damage”
H.E.R.’s “Damage” is a soulful, R&B-infused track with some killer guitar work. The song has a laid-back vibe, with H.E.R.’s smooth vocals and the sultry guitar licks creating a perfect blend. It’s a song that showcases H.E.R.’s versatility as an artist and her ability to create music that transcends genres.
These are just a few of the guitar tracks that caught our attention this week. Whether you’re a fan of rock, funk, pop, or R&B, there’s something here for everyone. So grab your headphones, hit play, and enjoy the best guitar music from the past week.
Upchuck – Freaky
An unsettling blend of rumbling bass, deteriorating fuzz, and rusty six-string squeaks, “Freaky” by Upchuck is a thrilling ride through thundering skate punk. This track showcases the band’s ability to create a dark and intense atmosphere while still delivering a fun and energetic sound. It’s no surprise that Upchuck has previously toured with Australian upstarts Amyl and the Sniffers, as both bands share a similar raw and gritty approach to their music. “Freaky” is a perfect example of Upchuck’s unique style and their dedication to pushing the boundaries of punk rock. (MP)
Dead Poet Society – Running in Circles
When it comes to modern alt-rock, there are plenty of bands vying for attention, but LA’s Dead Poet Society stands out from the crowd. “Running in Circles” showcases their ability to craft catchy hooks while maintaining a distinct and unique tone. The track is filled with splatty direct fuzz, spooky modulated overdubs, and even features the use of Strandbergs, a testament to the band’s willingness to experiment with their sound. The result is an explosive sonic experience that sets Dead Poet Society apart from their peers in the genre. (MAB)
Måneskin – Honey (Are You Coming?)
Måneskin’s “Honey (Are You Coming?)” is a captivating track that combines elements of rock, pop, and alternative music. The band’s unique sound is characterized by powerful vocals, infectious melodies, and a driving rhythm section. The track showcases Måneskin’s ability to create a catchy and energetic song that will have listeners singing along in no time. With their distinctive style and undeniable talent, Måneskin is quickly making a name for themselves in the music industry. “Honey (Are You Coming?)” is just a taste of what this band has to offer, and it’s clear that they are destined for great things. (JM)
Introducing the New Band That Might Bring Rock Back to the Charts
“You literally say this about a new band every year, what makes this one the one who will Bring Rock Back To The Charts?” We understand the skepticism, but man, it’s hard to argue with the belter of a riff Thomas Raggi contributes to the new single from the Eurovision winners. Combine that with the high-flying bridge and chorus, and this tune is as good a candidate as any to claim the aforementioned crown.
All Get Out – Come Back Around
The South Carolina folk rockers have issued this taster of their forthcoming self-titled album. It’s a compelling blend of Manchester Orchestra’s exuberant desperation and Band of Horses’ effortless knack for a jangling melody.
The Gaslight Anthem – Little Fires
It couldn’t have been easy for the Gaslight Anthem to pick a single to follow up History Books – a bulldozer of a tune for which they enlisted the help of The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. But they’ve done it, and Little Fires is a worthy successor. It’s a classic Gaslight Anthem track, with Brian Fallon’s gravelly vocals and the band’s signature blend of punk and heartland rock. The chorus is anthemic, the guitars are gritty, and it’s everything we love about this band.
When it comes to punk rock, The Gaslight Anthem is a beloved outfit that has captured the hearts of many. And in their song “Little Fires,” they have recruited none other than the ultimate New Jersey rock icon, Bruce Springsteen. This collaboration alone is enough to get any music fan excited.
But let me tell you, “Little Fires” has more than just star power. It has the gusto to match even the most iconic punk songs. With Johnny Ramone-style downstrokes, a positively heroic solo that channels the spirit of Thin Lizzy, and incredible guitar work from lead guitarist Alex Rosamilia, this song is a true masterpiece. Rosamilia puts on a vibrato and bending clinic that will leave you in awe.
And of course, we can’t forget about the killer chorus that The Gaslight Anthem is known for. It’s catchy, it’s powerful, and it will have you singing along in no time. This is punk rock at its finest.
Shylmagoghnar – Follow the River
Now, let’s talk about a band with a name that might be a bit tricky to pronounce – Shylmagoghnar. But don’t let that discourage you, because their music is absolutely worth your attention.
Shylmagoghnar takes black metal and infuses it with a healthy dose of prog DNA. Their song “Follow the River” is an eight-minute epic that will take you on a journey. It’s filled with hooky guitar lines that are seamlessly woven together with relentless drums.
But what sets Shylmagoghnar apart is their ability to incorporate delicate acoustic sections and piano tinklings into their music. It adds a layer of depth and complexity that you don’t often find in black metal. And let’s not forget about the borderline piratical tapping leads that will make your jaw drop. This band knows how to push boundaries and create something truly unique.
Divorce – Scratch Your Metal
It’s time to talk about the vibrant state of UK indie rock. After years of post-punk greyness, it seems like the genre is stretching its wings and embracing a more colorful and inventive sound. And Divorce is leading the charge with their song “Scratch Your Metal.”
This track is driven by a raw energy that is impossible to ignore. The shuffling, scratchy guitars and inventive drum patterns create a patchwork of sound that is both chaotic and captivating. It’s a refreshing departure from the formulaic indie rock that has dominated the scene for far too long.
Divorce is unafraid to experiment and push boundaries. They are not bound by genre conventions and are willing to take risks. And it pays off. “Scratch Your Metal” is a testament to their creativity and willingness to think outside the box.
So there you have it – three incredible songs that showcase the diversity and talent in the rock music scene. Whether you’re a fan of punk, black metal, or indie rock, there’s something here for everyone. So turn up the volume, let the music wash over you, and get ready to discover your new favorite band.
MTVoid – MaBeLu
MTVoid is a collaboration between Justin Chancellor and Peter Mohamed, the vocalist of Sweet Noise/Serce. In this project, Chancellor showcases his skills on both the four- and six-stringed instruments, creating a mesmerizing blend of electronic and crossover music. Their latest release, “MaBeLu,” exudes a distinct Nine Inch Nails vibe, with Chancellor utilizing his extensive collection of pedals to create a rich tapestry of tones. The duo’s upcoming album, “Matter’s Knot, Pt. 1,” is set to be released in November and promises to be a dynamic and thought-provoking masterpiece.
These are just a few of the exciting new releases that have caught our attention recently. Whether you’re a fan of rock, folk, or any other genre, there’s always something fresh and exciting to discover. So keep your ears open and support these talented artists as they continue to push the boundaries of music.