101 X-tended Playlist: AJR, Dayglow, Jade Bird, and More

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AJR | Way Less Sad 

AJR dropped their new single titled “Way Less Sad.” The new track is a preview from their upcoming album OK Orchestra, due out March 26. This is the fourth single they’ve shared from the forthcoming EP. Check it out below.

AJR – Way Less Sad (Official Video)

 

Dayglow | Harmony House

It’s official. Dayglow’s dropping his sophomore album Harmony House on May 21! The artist confirmed the news earlier this week, and released the opening track from the album. The new single is called “Something,” and accompanying it is a music video that you can watch below.

The artist released a statement about how excited he is for the upcoming record. “I’m so stoked to finally start sharing this new energy with you– it really feels like a new chapter for me.” You can pre-order and pre-save Harmony House now.

Dayglow – Something (Official Video)

 

Jade Bird | Open Up the Heavens 

Jade Bird has shared a new single from her forthcoming sophomore album. The track’s called “Open Up the Heavens,” and it was produced by Dave Cobb. Bird said this was the last track she wrote for the new album. In fact, she wrote and recorded it only two days before she was set to fly back from the Nashville recording studio. 

“I’d heard stories about the last song you write for a record being the best, so I was searching for that in the vocal booth of RCA that evening,” said the singer-songwriter. Bird’s new album is expected to drop later this year.

Jade Bird – Open up the heavens (Official Audio)

 

AFI | Looking Tragic and Begging for Trouble

AFI’s 11th studio album will be released this year! And to preview it, the rock group have shared two singles from the upcoming record titled Bodies. The tracks are called “Looking Tragic” and “Begging for Trouble.” Just last month, they shared the first two singles from the LP, “Twisted Tongues” and “Escape from Los Angeles.”

This follows the band’s 2018 EP The Missing Man. As for their last studio album, it’s been about four years. The Blood Album was released back in 2017.

Check out the official music videos for “Looking Tragic” and “Begging for Trouble” below.

AFI – Looking Tragic (Official Music Video)

 

AFI – Begging For Trouble

 

The Offspring | Let the Bad Times Roll

On April 16, you can expect a new album from The Offspring. It’s been nine years since the group dropped their ninth studio album Days Go By.

The upcoming record is called Let the Bad Times Roll, and they’ve shared the title track. The new LP comprises 12 tracks, including a gem that was released back in 2015 called “Coming for You” and a new version of their 1997 classic song “Gone Away.” This will be the group’s tenth studio album.

Hear the new track below.

The Offspring – Let The Bad Times Roll (Official Lyric Video)

 


Mobley | Young & Dying In The Occident Supreme

Austin’s own Mobley has dropped a new EP titled Young & Dying In The Occident Supreme. The new project includes six tracks, and along with the record release comes a new music video for his song “Mate.” Mobley directed the visual himself, saying, “The video depicts a socially-distant romance…on a bed in space.”

Stream his latest work below and catch his tracks on 101X!

Mobley – Mate (Official Music Video)

 

 

Foo Fighters | Bee Gees Cover: You Should Be Dancing

Foo Fighters have presented their take on Bee Gees’ classic track “You Should Be Dancing.” The group showcased the cover on BBC Radio 2 with Jo Whiley and they didn’t disappoint. You’ll catch yourself head bopping, seriously. The funk is kept alive with profound electric guitar and bass, and those piercing falsetto vocals from frontman Dave Grohl himself.

Hear their take on the disco track below.

 

Matt Berninger | Let It Be

The National’s frontman Matt Berninger dropped a new solo track called “Let It Be.” Just last year, he released his debut solo album Serpentine Prison that included 10 songs. However, some fans were able to get their hands on a limited-edition double vinyl LP, which included six extra tracks.

“Let It Be” is part of those six bonus songs, and now he’s sharing it on all streaming services.  Fans will be able to hear all of the additional tracks in just one month. Berninger is expected to drop the deluxe edition of Serpentine Prison on March 12. The five other songs include an original plus four covers the artist recorded by Eddie Floyd, Morphine, Bettye Swan, and The Velvet Underground.

Hear “Let It Be” below.

Matt Berninger – Let It Be (Lyric Video)

 

Greta Van Fleet | Heat Above

Greta Van Fleet have treated us with yet another track from their forthcoming sophomore album The Battle at Garden’s Gate. The new song is called “Heat Above” and it follows their past two singles “Age of Machine” and “My Way, Soon.” Accompanying the song is a brand new music video. The band’s dressed up in all white and deliver some intense ethereal glam-rock vibes.

The new album is due out April 16. Check out the theatrical visual below.

 

Greta Van Fleet – Heat Above (Official Video)

 

Kings of Leon | Echoing

Kings of Leon have shared their third single from their upcoming album When You See Yourself. The track’s titled “Echoing” and in one month, fans will get to hear the band’s new LP in its entirety. Just this week, the band shared a music video for the single. Watch below.

Just last month the Nashville group released the first preview of When You See Yourself, dropping two singles called “The Bandit” and “100,000 People.” It’s been five years since Kings of Leon released their last album WALLS. Stay tuned for the full album on March 5. Stream their new track below.

Kings Of Leon – Echoing (Official Video)

 


Dave Glass Animals X London Grammar | Lose Your Head

Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley remixed London Grammar’s track “Lose Your Head.” The track was released back in January, and will be in there upcoming album Californian Soil, that’s due out April 9.

Check out the remix below.

 


Foo Fighters | Medicine At Midnight

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. Foo Fighters released their 10th studio album Medicine At Midnight.

The band had a pretty unique experience when it came to making the album. Dave Grohl and the gang headed to an abandoned home in Encino, California to create the new material. Little did they know the house they chose to stay in was haunted.

In an interview with NME, Grohl discussed some of the spooky moments that occurred in the home. “We would come back to the studio the next day and all of the guitars would be detuned. We would open up a Pro Tools session and tracks would be missing. There were some tracks that were put on there that we didn’t put on there.” Yikes. Eventually the band decided to hide a baby monitor in the studio in hopes of catching footage of the culprit. They did. Turns out, there’s some intense history in that house. And unfortunately, the band can’t disclose any of it.

“I had to sign a fucking non-disclosure agreement with the landlord because he’s trying to sell the place. So, I can’t give away what happened there in the past but these multiple occurrences over a short period of time made us finish the album as quickly as we could,” said Grohl. Those chilling moments prompted the rock band to finish the album “as quickly as [they] could.”

Over the past few months the Seattle group dropped singles from the anticipated album, including “Shame Shame,” “No Son Of Mine” and “Waiting On A War.” Hear those tracks and more below.

Sun June | Somewhere

Austin-based band Sun June have released their new sophomore album Somewhere. The group recently joined us for a virtual Homegrown Live! Listen to the album below and check out the interview and performance while you’re here too.

Vampire Weekend | 42:42

Back in 2019 Vampire Weekend released their album Father of the Bride. Featured in the track list was a song titled “2021.” Fast forward to the present, it’s 2021! What better time than now to release some new versions of the track?

The New York City group collaborated with the band Goose and jazz composer-producer Sam Gendel to create two new remixes that last for 21 minutes and 21 seconds, equaling to “42:42.” Gendel’s take on the track has a futuristic feel to it, while Goose shifts to a more soulful sound, with the guitar making a prominent appearance.

Check out both versions below.

 

Hayley Williams | FLOWERS for VASES/descansos

Hayley Williams has released a new solo album called Flowers for Vases/descansos. The new LP follows Williams’ Petals for Armor debut record, which was released in May 2020. The Paramore frontwoman clarified that her latest project isn’t a follow-up to her first album, rather a prequel.

“Wrote and played every part on this album myself. recorded all of it in lockdown last year,” said the artist. Hear her latest work below.

 


Weezer | OK Human

Weezer dropped their new album OK Human today, exactly one week after we heard the lead track “All My Favorite Songs.” With only a two weeks notice, the band surprised fans with the announcement on January 18. The surprise album follows their 2019 self-titled LP. OK Human isn’t the only project they’re dropping in 2021. Fans can still expect Van Weezer to hit streaming platforms on May 7. Stream the 12-track album below.

 

The Killers | Imploding the Mirage Deluxe Edition

Back in August 2020, The Killers released their sixth studio album Imploding the Mirage. Now, they’ve shared the deluxe edition featuring one new track, an acoustic performance of “Blowback,” and a “Wasatch Style” of “Caution.” Wasatch is a mountain range in Utah where Brandon Flowers currently resides in.

What was once set to be released on May 29, the group pushed back their release date due to the coronavirus pandemic. Imploding the Mirage follows The Killers’ 2017 album Wonderful Wonderful.

Hear the new additions below.

 

Hayley Williams | My Limb

Imagine Hayley Williams walking up to your front door to deliver an unreleased track, and then gives you her blessing to leak the new song? Well, it happened to one (pretty lucky) fan.

The Paramore frontwoman personally went to a fan’s home to deliver a CD with the track “My Limb” on the night of January’s full moon, aka Wolf Moon.

Pretty cool experience if you ask us. The singer went all out for the special delivery, even making her dog wear a cape for the adventure.

Last year, the singer released two solo albums Petals For Armor and Petals For Armor II. Williams’ website also teases that there’s more to come. The site redirects you to a page titled Flowers For Vases and on there you’ll find a 10-second soundbite. Could this possibly be a sneak peek of a new album?

In the meantime, here the leaked track below.

Hayley Williams – My Limb (Audio)

 


Royal Blood | Typhoons 

Royal Blood dropped a new single called “Typhoons.” The track follows their “Trouble Coming” single that was released back in September. Both tracks are previews of the duo’s upcoming album, which is also titled Typhoons. This will be the British band’s third album; it’s due out April 30 and available for pre-order. Hear the track below.

Royal Blood – Typhoons (Official Audio)

 

Weezer | All My Favorite Songs 

Weezer said a new album’s on the way, and they’re showing us a sneak peek of the forthcoming project. The single’s called “All My Favorite Songs,” and the new album’s titled OK Human. 

This will be Weezer’s 14th studio album. It’ll be their first since their self-titled album, aka Black Album, from 2019. The upcoming LP definitely comes as a surprise considering that they’ll be releasing another album, Van Weezer, in May 2021. The band tweeted about the creation of OK Human and the inspiration behind using instruments that connected them to the past.

“During the summer of COVID-19 we grabbed our masks, hit the studio & began to chip away at what is now known as OK Human. An album that was made by a handful of humans using only analog technologies (including a 38 piece orchestra) for all of you humans to consume.” No loops, hi-tech sounds, or even electric guitar were used for the group’s surprise album.

A press release revealed that OK Human is inspired by The Beach Boys’ 11th studio album Pet Sounds. The new album is due out January 29. Along with the album’s first single is a new music video, which you can watch below.

Weezer – All My Favorite Songs (Official Video)

 

Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly | Acting Like That

Yungblud and Machine Gun Kelly have officially released a music video to their song “Acting Like That.” The two also teamed up with Blink-182’s drummer Travis Barker. The collaborative piece is part of Yungblud’s sophomore album Weird! 

Watch the zombie apocalypse unfold in the official visual below.

YUNGBLUD feat. Machine Gun Kelly – acting like that (Official Music Video)

 

Billie Eilish and Rosalía | Lo Vas a Olividar

After almost two years of seeing these two artists working in the studio together, the highly anticipated track is finally here. Billie Eilish and Rosalía teamed up in the new song “Lo Vas a Olividar.” The track, produced by FINNEAS, is featured in the bonus episode of HBO Max’s series Euphoria.

Hear the track below.

 

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