Sounds of The State: Big Names Are Back

by Nicolette Penner on July 4, 2016 in Entertainment, Music,
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This month’s music scene is seeing the return of many big names. Summer isn’t slowing down anytime soon with these new additions to the soundtrack of the season. Texans near and far can rejoice to hear some amazing new music and see some new shows this month. Here are some of the top albums you can expect to hear about this month.

Blink-182- California

July 1st

Blink 182After years of impatient waiting, the band Blink-182 has finally produced their seventh album, California, release date scheduled for July 1st, 2016. With the loss of former member John DeLonge, the rock band has recruited vocalist and guitarist Matt Skiba, also known for being the frontman of the band Alkaline Trio. But don’t worry fans, the recovery of the band will exceed all expectations, especially since it was produced by the infamous John Feldmann. California features their lead single “Bored to Death”, and explores everything that makes a classic Blink record great. If you’re a fan, be sure to check out one of their Texas tour dates this month: July 26 El Paso, July 29 Dallas, July 30 San Antonio and July 31 in Houston.

Snoop Dogg – Coolaid

July 1st

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg is back with his fourteenth album, and fans will be thrilled to learn that the album is as innovative as ever. Five years after his last hip hop album, Coolaid features well-known artists such as, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort, Swizz Beats, E-40 and more. This project’s lineup may point fans to believe that Snoop’s new album will take us back to his earlier laid back rapping days, along with album art that’s akin to his earlier albums like Doggystyle (1993) and The Last Meal (2000). It’s guaranteed that once you take a sip of his Cooliad, you’ll be hooked for good.

The Avalanches – Wildflower

July 1st

The Avalanches2Much like Blink-182, fans have been restlessly waiting for the release of a new album from The Avalanches. Finally after 16 long years, a new album has arrived. The feeling of being young, wild and free is the inspiration behind The Avalanche’s new album, and freedom is exactly how the album elludes. The album is interlaced with simplicity, with song titles like “Colours” featuring Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue, “Subways”, and “Frankie Sinatra” featuring Danny Brown and MF BOOM. Wildflower is sure to take fans back to a time when they had no care in the world.

Kenny Chesney- Some Town Somewhere

July 8th

Kenny ChesneyKenny Chesney is back at it again with his seventeenth country album scheduled for release on July 8, 2016. From the man who declared that no shoes and no shirt is no problem, Chesney’s already hit single “Noise” continues to question the world’s social values. Some Town Somewhere will no doubt evaluate Chesney’s thoughts on the state of the world we live in, and give fans another reason to sing at the top of their lungs. Expect some familiar sounds throughout the album as Chesney used many of the same musicians that played on The Big Revival, his previous release.