Every summer follows the same basic pattern. It gets hot, the windows go down, and the high school pop-punk classics get turned all the way up; you spin all your completely worn-down copies of New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy, or The Starting Line albums for nostalgic summer sing-a-longs. Despite the compulsion to revel in the past, sometimes you need a little variation. Put the “oldies” to rest and let some newfangled tunes share the spotlight.
What follows is a simple rundown of some solid new album that will shake up your seasonal selections and add some nuance to the regular rotation.
You can check out each album listed via Spotify and, if you like what you hear, support the artists by purchasing their music.