What Albums are Being Released Friday, November 4th?


Notable new music this week includes new albums from Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, The Fray and others. Read on to check out what to look forward to this week!

Anticipated releases from Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, and Jim James drop this Friday. We’ll also here new music from Wiley, American Wrestlers, and Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions. The Fray will also release an album of Best-Ofs, spanning their 14 year career as a band. Check out all the releases for November 4th here!

Alicia Keys, Here
RCA Records

This past spring we got new music from Alicia for the first time in four years with the release of “In Common”. Shortly after we got the first single from Here, “Blended Family” which features A$AP Rocky, and then “Holy War”.

If Alicia’s history of record-breaking R&B albums stands, Here could end up being a top R&B album of the year and the decade.

  1. The Beginning (Interlude)
  2. The Gospel
  3. Pawn It All
  4. Elaine BRown (Interlude)
  5. Kill Your Mama
  6. She Don’t Really Care 1 Luv
  7. Elevate (Interlude)
  8. Illusion of Bliss
  9. Blended Family (What You Do for Love)
  10. Work on It
  11. Cocoa Butter (Interlude)
  12. Girl Can’t Be Herself
  13. You Glow
  14. More than We Know
  15. Where Do We Begin Now
  16. Holy War

American Wrestlers, Goodbye Terrible Youth
Fat Possum Records

Never heard of American Wrestlers? That’s okay, now you have. The Indie-Rock band was formed by Scotsman Gary McClure and features his wife, Bridgette Imperial, on keyboard. The band hasn’t been around all that long, but has lasting power. Their first self-titled album was released in 2014 to good reviews.

  1. Vote Thatcher
  2. Give Up
  3. So Long
  4. Hello, Dear
  5. Amazing Grace
  6. Terrible Youth
  7. Blind Kids
  8. Someone Far Away
  9. Real People

Bon Jovi, This House is Not For Sale
Island Records

This House is Not For Sale is the thirteenth studio album by the iconic rock band Bon Jovi. This is the first album that will not feature guitarist Richie Sambora. Their new guitarist, Phil X, is featured, along with long time “unofficial” band member, bassist Hugh McDonald. Fun fact: He’s an “official” band member now.

This House is Not For Sale is inspired by newspaper stories that Jon read. Five singles have been released from the upcoming album.

  1. This House is Not For Sale
  2. Living with the Ghost
  3. Knockout
  4. Labor of Love
  5. Born Again Tomorrow
  6. Rollercoaster
  7. New Year’s Day
  8. The Devils in the Temple
  9. Scars on This Guitar
  10. God Bless This Mess
  11. Reunion
  12. Come on Up to Our House
  13. Real Love
  14. All Hail the King
  15. We Don’t Run

Common, Black America Again
ARTium Recordings / Def Jam Recordings

Longtime Rapper/Hip Hop artist and poet (and actor/ producer/ film producer…) will release Black America Again this Friday, two years after the release of Nobody’s Smiling. Common collaborated with Stevie Wonder for the album, and its title track, below.

Common has a lot to say about the state of race relations in the U.S., and poignantly points out everything that’s wrong with how America treats black lives with the title track from the upcoming album. It begins, “here we go, here here we go again… Trayvon’ll never get to be an older man,” right after a video of one of the many police shootings plays. The song, and probably the entire album, will be  a story of injustice and triumph, and the battle forever being played out for people of color & women. Consider this a rally cry.

  1. Joy and Peace feat. Bilal
  2. Home feat. Bilal
  3. Word from Moe Luv Interlude
  4. Black America Again feat. Stevie Wonder
  5. Love Star feat. Marsha Ambrosius and PJ
  6. On a Whim Interlude
  7. Red Wine feat. Syd and Elena
  8. Pyramids
  9. A Moment In The Sun Interlude
  10. Unfamiliar feat. PJ
  11. A Bigger Picture Called Free feat. Syd and Bilal
  12. The Day Women Took Over feat. BJ the Chicago Kid
  13. Rain feat. John Legend
  14. Little Chicago Boy feat. Tasha Cobbs
  15. Letter To the Free feat. Bilal

Honeyblood, Babes Never Die
FatCat Records

Honeyblood is another Scottish musical number, this time a female duo. They formed in 2012 out of Glasgow, Scotland and released their first album, Honeyblood, in 2014. This latest album features singles “Ready for the Magic” and “Sea Hearts”.

A duo can be hard to get into, but Honeyblood isn’t really missing anything from their sound. You get a pretty good idea of that in “Ready for the Magic”, which is a punky-rocky up-tempo song that will make you want to move. And give you some angst.

  1. Intro
  2. Babes Never Die
  3. Ready for the Magic
  4. Sea Hearts
  5. Love Is a Disease
  6. Walking at Midnight
  7. Justine, Misery Queen
  8. Sister Wolf
  9. Hey, Stellar
  10. Cruel Kids
  11. Gangs
  12. Outro

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, Until the Hunter
Tendril Tales

Until the Hunter is the first album since the dream pop band’s 2009 release Through the Devil Softly. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions is made up of Hope Sandoval from Mazzy Star and  Colm Ó Cíosóig from My Bloody Valentine.

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions is, in my opinion, perfect fall and winter weather music. Hope has a dreamy, creamy, smooth-like-butta voice that is sure to warm you up nicely.

  1. Into the Trees
  2. The Peasant
  3. A Wonderful Seed
  4. Let Me Get There feat. Kurt Vile
  5. Day Disguise
  6. Treasure
  7. Salt of the Sea
  8. The Hiking Song
  9. Isn’t It True
  10. I took a Sip
  11. Liquid Lady

Jaws, Simplicity

British indie-pop band Jaws will release their first full-length studio album Simplicity this Friday, after two EPs since 2012.

The album will include eleven new tracks including the single “Right in Front of Me”.

  1. Just A Boy
  2. What We Haven’t Got Yet
  3. Right In Front Of Me
  4. 17
  5. Cast
  6. Interlude
  7. On The Sunshine
  8. Work It Out
  9. In The Morning
  10. A Brief Escape From Life
  11. The Invisible Sleep

Jim James, Eternally Even
Capitol Records

From My Morning Jacket to The New Basement Tapes to a solo career, Jim James has about done it all. Eternally Even is the artist’s fourth solo album, following 2013’s Regions of Light and Sound of God. 

  1. Hide in Plain Sight
  2. Same Old Lie
  3. Here in Spirit
  4. The World’s Smiling Now
  5. We Ain’t Getting Any Younger Pt. 1
  6. We Ain’t Getting Any Younger Pt. 2
  7. True Nature
  8. In the Moment
  9. Eternally Even

Lambchop, FLOTUS (For Love Often Turns Us Still)
City Slang

Lambchop will release their twelth studio album, FLOTUS, this Friday. The band has been making music since 1994. They are often referred to as “alt-country”, although this vibe is lost on my in the single.

  1. In Care of 8675309
  2. Directions to the Can
  4. JFK
  5. Howe
  6. Old Masters
  7. Relatives #2
  8. Harbor Country
  9. Writer
  10. NIV
  11. The Hustle

The Darcys, Centerfold
Arts & Crafts

The fourth full-length album from The Darcy’s, Centerfold, will drop this Friday. The band became a two-piece back in 2014, and Centerfold is the first album since their slim down. The funk art-pop group released “Miracle” earlier this year.

  1. Studio City
  2. Miracle
  3. San Diego, 1988
  4. Virtual Reality
  5. Arizona Hwy
  6. Coming Up for Air
  7. I Want it All
  8. Alibi
  9. Black Diamonds
  10. Lip Service

The Fray, Through the Years: The Best of The Fray
Epic Records

The Fray will release a best-of album this Friday including all of their hits. It will also include three brand new tracks including “Singing Low”.

  1. Over My Head (Cable Car)
  2. How to Save a Life
  3. Look After You
  4. All at Once
  5. You Found Me
  6. Never Say Never
  7. Heartless
  8. Heartbeat
  9. Love Don’t Die
  10. Singing Low
  11. Corners
  12. Changing Tides

Thomas Giles, Velcro Kid
Sumerian Records

Thomas Giles is probably best known as a founding member and lead vocalist of Between the Buried and Me. Velcro Kid will be Giles’ fourth solo album.

The monster album includes eighteen tracks.

  1. Immersion Highway
  2. Eris
  3. Devotion feat. Jake Troth
  4. Future Of The Year
  5. Gazer feat. Devin Townsend
  6. Strangers In A Paranoid Mind
  7. Acid Test
  8. Slow Gold Becoming
  9. Velcro Kid
  10. Immersion Highway (Instrumental)
  11. Eris (Instrumental)
  12. Devotion  (Instrumental)
  13. Future Of The Year (Instrumental)
  14. Gazer (Instrumental)
  15. Strangers In A Paranoid Mind (Instrumental)
  16. Acid Test (Instrumental)
  17. Slow Gold Becoming (Instrumental)
  18. Velcro Kid (Instrumental)

Wiley, Godfather
Big Dada and Boy Better Know / Island

First it was supposed to drop in September. Then October. Now November. We may not get a release, so don’t hold your breath, but it could happen, so just keep your fingers crossed. At one point the rapper called Godfather “pointless” and considered scrapping the entire thing. So.

Wiley shared a pic of the tracklist on Instagram about a month ago. Check it out.

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There you have it! New music coming this Friday. If we missed anything, let us know! And drop us a line with your favorite new release.