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February 27, 2020

It’s been a weird week and I’ve been looking forward to the show since I woke up on Monday. (Hey, we all need something to look forward to, right?) We dig into Cold War Kids’ yet to be released New Age Norms 2 for the first notes from the second album in their trilogy. The Strokes are back with a song that will get stuck in your head for all the right reasons. An artist I’ve been very high on the last couple’a months is a soul singer from the UK named Bakar. Check out this week’s playlist with links to some music and concerts below and playlists from past New Noises at Nine here.


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Your pal,
-Ryan A.


Cold War Kids - “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?”

EOB - “Shangri-La” from the album Earth due April 17. Pre-order here. Click here for tickets to EOB at Metro on May 27.

Bakar - “Hell N Back

Mt. Joy - “Strangers from the album Rearrange Us due June 5. Pre-order here.

lovelytheband - “Loneliness For Love”

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - “Be Afraid” from the album Reunions due May 15. Pre-order here.

The Strokes - “Bad Decisions” from the album The New Abnormal due April 10.  Pre-order here.

Real Estate - “Paper Cup”

The Lone Bellow - “Count On Me”

Brendan Benson - “Good To Be Alive from the album Dear Life due April 24. Pre-order here.

The Dirty Knobs - “Wreckless Abandon from the album Wreckless Abandon due March 20. Pre-order here. Click here for tickets to The Dirty Knobs at Park West on March 11.

Declan McKenna - “Beautiful Faces”

Kaleo - “I Want More"

Psychedelic Furs - “Don’t Believe” from the album Made of Rain due May 1. Pre-order here.