Friday Finds: New music to check out

Posted by Jamie Richards

On February 28, 2020
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Michigan’s Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows broke up in 2012. But D. R. U. G. S. is back, this time as a solo project by vocalist Craig Owens.

Owens has been pursuing solo music before he brought D. R. U. G. S. back. He embarked on a tour last year under the name badXchannels.

“Done feeling like I’m not enough / Time to call your bluff / Bring ’em in, hit ’em with an uppercut / Walk tall just because I can / Bring ’em in, hit ’em another one / Finally starting to feel like the king I am”

“King I Am” is an energetic, confidence-laced track with both cocky and motivated energy, though Owens said the song wasn’t meant to be cocky — just motivational.

If you like “King I Am,” here are some other songs by D. R. U. G. S. worth checking out:

If You Think This Song Is About You, It Probably Is | Sex Life | Graveyard Dancing | The Only Thing You Talk About | The Hangman |

Elohim, a producer, and singer-songwriter got her stage name from a Hebrew word for “God.”

Her new song “Group Therapy” was released as she announced her first headlining tour that kicked off in Brooklyn, NY. “I am ecstatic for this next chapter of love with you,” she said on Facebook.

“My favorite face is my extroverted, confident woman, but I also struggle with severe anxiety, and that represents the more introverted side to me. Sometimes it overwhelms me to leave my house, but there is peace in solitude. Loneliness is not something to curse but can be a welcome friend at times. I cherish my one-on-one time with myself,” she told LA Weekly in 2017.

Elohim has a history of being vulnerable and open about her struggles with mental health in her music. She seems to work to promote self-love through her art.

Elohim will be performing at the Shelter in Detroit on March. 6.

If you like “Group Therapy,” here are some other songs by Elohim worth checking out:

Hallucinating | FYM | Paradise | She Talks Too Much | Half Love |

Indie rockers Mt. Joy dropped two new songs to announce their upcoming album.

“Strangers” is about love and moving on with strength.

“I am over you, and I am over you / Flesh wound, little flesh wound / I guess I’ll have to fall in love with strangers / Go ride through New York City like I’m famous / And I did not want our love to be erased / But Lord knows we chased it, love just rearranged us / I’m everything I thought I was, even if I don’t have much”

The band also released “Let Loose.” Mt. Joy’s second album is due out June 5.

If you like “Strangers,” here are some other songs by Mt. Joy worth checking out:

Silver Lining | I’m Your Wreck | Cardinal | Younger Days | Sheep |

Kurt Sines goes by Yoste, he’s a young singer-songwriter and producer. He draws influence from ambient and pop music.

“It’s a hugely cathartic thing for me that I can create a song from start to finish in my bedroom, release it and have it connect with so many. It’s one of the most fundamental and emotional aspects of my life and personality,” he said.

He recently released “You Can’t Fix Me,” a song he said is one of many he’s poured himself into over the last year.

“Nice to see you gotta go / We are never coming home / Life has got you by the throat, I know / You’ve been sinking like a stone / I know it’s hard to stay afloat / If you can’t swim then get a boat, oh no”

“Cry me, songs you wrote to spite me / You are nothing like me, keep your phone / Fight me, go on and indict me / I think it’s unlikely you’re alone”

If you like “You Can’t Fix Me,” here are some other songs by Yoste worth checking out:

Howl | Empty | Chihiro | Blue | Arc |

Chicago pop-punk group Knuckle Puck dropped a new track as they hit the road last week.

The band played “Tune You Out” to a sold-out crowd in Hamtramck during the second show of the tour and suggested more new music could be on the way.

PHOTOS: Knuckle Puck puts on a high-energy performance at Hamtramck’s Sanctuary

“Watch me break / While you run around with nothing to say / You toss and then you turn in your sleep / It tears me up inside / I’ll tune you out / Till we all calm down”

While they have already performed in Michigan during this tour, they will return to The Fillmore in Detroit on June 12 for the Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead Tour alongside New Found Glory and Simple Plan.

If you like “Tune You Out,” here are some other songs by Knuckle Puck worth checking out:

Untitled | No Good | Disdain | Pretense | Wait |

Other songs to check out:

  • flor at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor on Feb. 28 (Saturday)
  • Dashboard Confessional at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit on March 3 (Tuesday)
  • MOD SUN at The Shelter in Detroit on March 9 (Monday)
  • The Wonder Years at The Majestic in Detroit on March 14 (Saturday)
  • Doja Cat at The Majestic in Detroit on March 26 (Thursday)

Jamie Richards

Jamie has been in music since he was three years old. He began playing the piano by ear and by 11 he was writing his own music. As he got older he picked up other instruments and at around 16 found his passion for sequencing music on the computer. He's been in countless bands and written over 100 songs. His music is featured on this website. You can listen to his stuff before you buy it. Now he's found a love for researching and writing for this blog. Jamie is a proud father of three plus two grandsons, Elijah and Isaiah.

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