Welcome to the Friday Five here on The Project! Each Friday, we'll feature five things you need to know, including albums releases, new singles, music news, and more to kickoff your weekend.
1. Album Release: Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
Indie-rock singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett released her second full-length album Tell Me How You Really Feel. Her lyrics are straight forward, and simple, providing her songs with fantastic imagery and funny quips. She takes you on a fantastic roller coaster of emotions, while keeping her wit and charm in tact. If you do one things this weekend, give this album a listen.
She'll be in Columbus on July 14th and Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on July 20th!
I am so excited for Rock on the Range! I'm making my annual pilgrimage to MAPFRE Stadium to see some of the best names is rock, including Tool, Stone Sour, The Used, Underoath, and more! This is the largest rock festival in the United States, and never fails to amaze. Single day tickets are still available, just be warned that there is a slight chance of rain this year. But if you went last year, a little bit of rain isn't going to bug you.
Runner up goes to Hangout Festival in Alabama, the last place you'd expect a cool alt rock music festival to take place. Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Logic, ODESZA and more will be out this weekend, tickets are available.
Honorable mention goes to Electric Daisy out in Las Vegas, because who doesn't want to do mass amounts of hallucinogenics in the desert?
3. iHeartRadio Exclusive: Chvrches iHeartRadio Album Release Party
Chvrches is releasing their brand new album, Love Is Dead, on May 25th, but the band is celebrating early during their iHeartRadio Album Release Party on May 22nd, just a few days before the LP's official release!
Fans can tune in free for a video stream of the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with CHVRCHES on Tuesday, May 22nd, at 9pm ET/6pm PT time via iHeartRadio's official YouTube Channel. You can also listen right here on The Project 100.7/106.3 starting at 9PM on Tuesday!
4. New Single: Nine Inch Nails release "God Break Down The Door"
Nine Inch Nails released a new single this week, "God Break Down The Door," a jazzy industrial song, that sounds like an old-timey detective movie with a long brass instrument waling softly in the background. It's not exactly party music, but it borders on tripy which keeps it ineresting.
They'll be touring this summer and fall in the US, including a rumor they might be making an appearance at Louder Than Life in Louisville this Fall
5. Tour Announcement: Modest Mouse announces continuation of 2018 Tour
Modest Mouse announced the second leg of their 2018 tour, which includes a stop right here in Cincinnati! The Project is proud to present Modest Mouse at Taft Theatre on September 28th! Tickets go on sale today, so get yours while they last!
Happy Friday! See you at Rock on the Range!