Weekly Roundup: New releases from The Deadnotes, Tour Guide Saul, WYLDLIFE, more

As we reach the end of February, check out what Atlas is listening to with our lineup of new releases!

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“Keep On Keepin’ On” by Andy Frasco & the U.N.
https://open.spotify.com/album/1jxiogPqUhYblFxABjYAhh?si=HIMhbe8QR7qQcQqkVSlrsw

“What’s the use of therapy if you don’t wanna change?” Andy Frasco’s latest is part acknowledgement of needing help and part feel-good singalong. And that’s the point—it’s a glimpse into what Andy Frasco has been up to and a declaration to his fans that whatever they’re going through, they’re not alone. It’s roots-y Americana fun, the kind of uplifting tune that just might spur you to keep on keeping on. 

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“Let Me Down Slow” ft. R3HAB by New Hope Club
https://open.spotify.com/track/1y7NnNQrqT4d9zayfmkVQq?si=ZsDVs4tpTMCo2bVcYTTO_g

The world can always use more pop music from across the pond, and Britain’s New Hope Club is a delightful entry into the space. This single was released ahead of their eponymous debut album, but it’s still a standout. It’s about making sense of a confusing relationship, but you could still bop to it at the club. Backed by summertime beats, the melody sticks with you so you’re humming it for the rest of the day.  

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“Makeup” by The Deadnotes
https://open.spotify.com/track/3g9r1WEeOe7cQCR1kKlKpG?si=Fk8VaXUUQlqcslVZ7W0Iug

Four years after their debut album, The Deadnotes are back with another full-length, Courage. “Makeup” kicks it off and sucks you in immediately. A close listen will reveal that the track is about unrealistic beauty standards and gender equality, which might be unexpected from a band so young, but it’s a breath of fresh pop punk air. If you really picture it, you can even hear and see how it would sound live. 

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“Gemini” by Alke
https://open.spotify.com/album/3ESyGaqUjU61W6sWM4Z9Ca?si=PWrM5Hp0RFuN2rI1MjngEw

Reminiscent of classic pop records like Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own,” this infectious tune shimmers. Alke is Kelsey Karrasch from The Voice and Jameson Flood, and they’ll add some fun to your next playlist. 

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“Deep Throat” by Tour Guide Saul

Arizona’s latest up and coming queer artist follows his debut single with his latest single, “Deep Throat”. Inspired by his “countless hours listening to “Cherry Bomb” and “Yeezus”, this crunchy hip hop track is a certified unapologetic banger.

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“Kiss and Tell” by WYLDLIFE
https://open.spotify.com/track/1M8ShqxzbNSJyTW6Ek6jp2?si=SICj8r-KT2i8JC7jSMIIeg

This punk rock quartet from NYC are ready for their latest album to pummel listeners’ ears. First single “Kiss and Tell” is fast and tough and the perfect introduction to the band’s newest effort, due out in April. This track is a jam, ready for headbanging car rides and a rowdy live show.

Artwork courtesy of the artists.

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