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New Music Monday Feels Like Saturday On The Beach

by John Stein
Photo of Michael Franti via his website

New Music Monday is a collection of the best new releases in music each week. We share them with you every Monday, every hour on WFUV.

Michael Franti & Spearhead- “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)”

With this new track Franti once again provides a stream of uncompromising positivity. You can try and fight it, but this song is probably going to put a smile on your cold, sun-deprived face. It just sounds like a sunny, July day.

JJ Grey & Mofro – This River

JJ’s a good ol’ Southern boy, and you can hear that in almost all of his music. But don’t let that deter you, even us yuppie Northerners can get behind this cool new record.

Rilo Kiley- rkives

When Rilo Kiley broke up in 2011, we were pretty heartbroken. It would’ve been nice to release this consoling set of B-sides back then, but it’s better late than never, right? And honestly, it’s really hard to stay mad at the always lovely Jenny Lewis.

Tom Jones- “Hit or Miss”

The blue-eyed soul-man has been in the industry for now more than 50 years. That’s pretty impressive considering he hasn’t seemed to slow down much in that time. This new track sounds like it could have come from a 62-year old (Jones is 72)!