New Music to expect this week (3.19.23)

New music coming out this week (3.19.23). Kelz, Cathedral Bells, Benedikt, The Natural Lines, Depeche Mode, and others.
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Kelz has a new single Sometimes out today (3.22) through Brooklyn based Bayonet Records. The single features Alex Siegal, another artist we love. Check out our review of Sometimes. Bayonet was founded by Beach Fossils, which they release through. Kelz released her debut album 5am and I Can’t Sleep through Bayonet last year (May 6, 2022).

Hazel English posted an unexpected, “Surprise, new song coming this Thurs.” The surprise is a reimagined cover of Goo Goo Dolls’ Slide that opens with the second verse.

Stevie Nel has a new single out on Thursday called Spiral. He has release three single so far that have a great bedroom pop sound.

Cathedral Bells will be releasing a single + video on Friday. The song is called All Under The Sky. Their new album, Everything At Once, is coming on May 19 via Born Losers Records. Preorders for the album will be available at the end of this week. Born Losers is home of CD Ghost, Jaguar Sun, Midi Memory, Stray Fossa, Surf Rock is Dead, just to name a few.

Norwegian bedroom pop group Benedikt is also releasing a new single How Did I End Up Here on Friday. Benedikt’s album Why Are You Dreaming drops April 28.

Night Hikes are releasing their EP, called Perfect Wonder. You can hear two songs from the EP; check out the title track is on our Mixtape.

Øneheart is releasing a new EP called Broken on Friday. They just released a collaboration with Hotel Pools that we added to our Puddlegum Mixtape 003. (Hotel Pools also collabed with l i n x.)

Indie songwriter Matt Pond of Matt Pond PA has a new band called The Natural Lines. Their self-titled debut LP is out this Friday through the great Bella Union (Beach House, I Break Horses The Innocence Mission, and many names you’ll recognize). You can hear three singles from The Natural Lines album and find their music videos.

And can I run a synthpop blog without mentioning the new Depeche Mode album? Memento Mori is coming out Friday, bringing us twelve new tracks. This will be their fifteenth studio album since they began in 1981. Half of their albums came out between 1981 and 1991, before music shifted in the 1990s. Thankfully there have been plenty of singles, remixes, compilations, and live albums during their 42 years of existence.

Next week brings us new albums from Deerhoof, City and Colour, The Hold Steady, and The New Pornographers. The forthcoming Deerhoof album Miracle-Level was engineered by Mike Bridavsky (Lil Bub) of Bloomington’s Russian Recording.

We will update this post updated with more releases and song streams.

Who are we missing? Comment below!

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Kevin Flick
Kevin Flick

Kevin Flick founded Puddlegum in 1997 and has been engaging in music journalism off and on since. He's also a recording/mixing engineer and loves to help bands work through the creative process. He has coproduced and mixed for artists such as Saeyers, Midi Memory, and Cathedral Bells.

Rumors are that he's a Brighton Hove & Albion FC fan. He's also obsessed with coffee. Kevin resides in the college community of Bloomington, Indiana, where he studied at Indiana University.

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