New Music Monday Picks For September 19

Your New Music Monday picks for September 19 celebrate hip-shakin’ R&B, a power trio and mighty returns:

October 21 is shaping up to be a banner day for new releases. You’ve got the new Beck album, the new Saint Motel, the new Dawes – and a new Pretenders album. It was only a matter of time until fellow Akronites Chrissie Hynde and Dan Auerbach teamed up to make a joyful noise, and the end result is Alone, the first all-new Pretenders album since 2008 and the follow-up to Chrissie’s 2014 solo effort, Stockholm. Savor this lead single “Holy Commotion” and be sure to catch the Pretenders on tour with Stevie Nicks, making a stop at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on October 30. And tide yourself over until then with our KXT Live Session with Chrissie Hynde from November 2014.

For those of you still basking in the afterglow of Leon Bridges’ show at the Music Hall at Fair Park last night and wondering else what he’s got coming down the pike, along comes this gem that’s sure to have you shaking your tail feathers in no time. The Cowtown crooner makes a cameo on the L.A.-based R&B guitarist Nick Waterhouse’s new single, “Katchi,” which you can find on Mr. Waterhouse’s new album, Never Twice, arriving September 30 via Innovative Lesiure. Bonus points for the sexiest sax solo since Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side.”

Making their mighty return on Danger Mouse’s new 30th Century Records are the beloved indie rockers Grandaddy, whose new single “Way We Won’t” – one of two released just last week, including “Clear Your History” – have everything you need in the way of hard-driving riffs, synths, and Jason Lytle’s knack for playful lyricism. It’s been ten years since their last full-length, and the new one’s scheduled to land sometime in early 2017. Huzzah!

The slow burn of the new Slothtrust single “Horseshoe Crab” is a lovely thing to behold, and once it kicks in, it’s the most haunting and amazing explosion of sound our ears have been lucky enough to pick up on in ages. When Leah Wellbaum, Will Gorin and Kyle Bann join forces, expect pure magic. October 28 heralds the release of Everyone Else, and Trees is where you can witness the glory in person on October 16.

Happy New Music Monday!