LISTEN: New Music Highlights from June 2021

It’s been a great month for new music with four new albums released from four very different artists. Classic rocker, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top released Hardware; indie artist Lucy Dacus dropped Home Video; alt rockers Modest Mouse put out The Golden Casket and cali-reggae band Rebelution unveiled In the Moment. Take your pick and listen below!

Hardware by Billy F Gibbons

Released on June 4 by Concord Records, this is Billy’s third solo album. We wouldn’t be surprised to hear one of these tracks with ZZ Top when they play to a sold out crowd at KettleHouse Amphitheater on Aug. 21st. Louder wrote about Billy and the album saying “As befits the craftsman he’s always been, he’s taken the time and trouble to fashion a bunch of songs worthy of standing alongside anything in his catalogue. Hats off.”

Home Video by Lucy Dacus

This is Lucy’s third studio album and the followup to 2018’s Historian. The album came out on June 25th via Matador. Rolling Stone said the album “Plays Like a Brilliant Coming of Age Memoir” and called Lucy “One of the best young songwriters around.” She’ll be playing the new album at the newly opened ELM in Bozeman on Oct. 4th.

The Golden Casket by Modest Mouse

The Platinum certified rockers haven’t released a new album since 2015. The Golden Casket was released June 25th and is Modest Mouse’s seventh studio album. AV Club said it “explores new, festival-worthy territory.” We can only assume that if it’s festival worthy, it’ll certainly be fit for Modest Mouse’s debut KettleHouse Amphitheater performance on Aug. 24th.

In the Moment by Rebelution

Back with their seventh album, Rebelution released In the Moment on June 18th via their own label 87 Music and prominent NY-based reggae outlet Easy Star Records. You can read our album blog here. Most importantly, if reggae on the river sounds like something you’re interested in, then you can’t miss Rebelution’s concert at the Amp on Aug. 26th.