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New Music Monday Gets Ready For Independence Day

by Quinn Harris

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.

City and Colour - The Hurry and The Harm

The Hurry and The Harm is the fourth record from Dallas Green, the former Alexisonfire vocalist. The album features a full band, which is a pretty big change from Green's earlier music that featured sparse guitar and piano, but we think the catchy, somewhat moody tone of the album works well.

Little Comets - Life is Elsewhere

Life is Elsewhere is the second album from the Newcastle band, Little Comets. Perhaps inspired by the Milan Kundera novel of the same name, Life is Elsewhere ranges from upbeat and catchy pop songs like "Worry" to darker, more lyrical ballads such as "Violence Out Tonight." It's a complex and joyous indie record that we are really enjoying.

Volcano Choir - "Byegone"

Volcano Choir is a side project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, and their new album Repave is out September 3rd. "Byegone" is a track from the record; it starts off mellow and slowly builds and builds to create a memorable addition to Vernon's catalogue.

Daughn Gibson - "Kissin' on the Blacktop"

"Kissin' on the Blacktop" is a song off of Me Moan, Daughn Gibson's second album out July 8th. The most striking thing about the song is not Gibson's blend of country and electronic music, but his deep voice. It's worked before (with the great Waylon Jennings) and we think it works here too.