New Music Friday: 13th Floor New Album Picks: March 15, 2024


New Music Friday is here and we’ve got some seriously good new music picked for you today. There are new albums by The Black Crowes, Kacey Musgraves and more!

The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda picks these five new releases for your consideration:

  1. The Black CrowesThe Black CrowesHappiness Bastards (Silver Arrow) The Brothers Robison have kissed and made up and the result is the band’s best album in years. Frontman Chris Robinson said, “Happiness Bastards is our love letter to rock n’ roll. Rich and I are always writing and creating music; that has never stopped for us, and it is always where we find harmony together. This record represents that,” Click here to read the 13th Floor review of the new album.

2.Kace Musgraves Kacey MusgravesDeeper Well (MCA Nashville/Interscope) Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, Deeper Well finds the multi-Grammy winner in top form. The autobiographical tone is set with her name-checking her age in the first verse of the title track: “My Saturn has returned / When I turned 27, everything started to change / Took a long time, but I learned / There’s two kinds of people / One is a giver and one’s always trying to take all they can take”.

3.Dandy Warhols The Dandy Warhols ROCKMAKER (Sunset Blvd) The Dandys go metal! Yes, that’s Slash on I’d Like To Help You With Your Problem. Black Francis and Debbie Harry also help out with this riff-filled release. Be sure to check out The 13th Floor interview with front man Courtney Taylor-Taylor for the inside scoop on making ROCKMAKER.

4. Kaylee BellNights Like This (Self) New Zealand Country Music star Kaylee Bell has recorded in Nashville. “To be releasing music the way I want to do it and with a whole heap of new fans along for the ride is the best feeling. I’m so excited to have this full album out featuring my favourite songs I’ve ever written, and songs that have propelled me to a whole other level this past year is so exciting. We’re taking them on the road throughout New Zealand and Australia over the next few weeks and I can’t wait to share them live with all my fans”

5. Charles LloydThe Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow (Blue Note) It’s Charles Lloyd’s 86th birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a new album. The Sky Will Still Be There is Lloyd’s 11th for Blue Note. Lloyd remains at the peak of his powers in the company of a newly assembled quartet of four distinctive voices with the NEA Jazz Master joined by pianist Jason Moran, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Brian Blade.