Published Jul 08, 2013It's not really Monday if the day doesn't suck, so how about this? You close your eyes and jam to the best recent picks in our Music/Video roundup, and we'll make you feel like it's at least Wednesday. Listen to our picks of the week below, then head over to our Music/Video section for even more of the latest albums, tracks and videos.
Milwaukee metal vets Misery Signals have announced a forthcoming LP, Absent Light, with crushing new track "Luminary." Warning, though: the inclusion of a 40-strong string ensemble makes this one Rated E for Epic.
On the opposite end of the musical spectrum, Philly rapper Meek Mill has struck while the iron's hot with a freestyle over the beat from Migos' Drake-featuring instant hit, "Versace." Meanwhile, garage punks Rocket From the Crypt are flaunting their reunion tour with a live rendition of Scream, Dracula, Scream! classic "Born in 69."
Canuck singer-songwriter Louise Burns is currently streaming the entirety of her darker, '80s-influenced sophomore album, The Midnight Mass, which features synth-heavy arrangements that recall Bowie and the Cure.
The ever-beguiling Ciara is teasing her to-be-announced, self-titled solo album coming later this year with a video for the Nicki Minaj-assisted "I'm Out," and while no one needs reminding, Jay-Z is ensuring Magna Carta Holy Grail stays on everyone's lips by releasing "Holy Grail," his song collab with Justin Timberlake.
Click over to Exclaim!'s Music/Video section to see all the latest songs, albums, and videos this week.