The Afghan Whigs — “I’ll Make You See God”
The first new song from The Afghan Whigs in five years is a torrent of musical momentum from start to finish. “I’ll Make You See God” roars with a classic garage-rock sound with help from new guitarist Christopher Thorn, formerly of Blind Melon. “That’s one of the hardest rock songs we’ve ever done,’’ bandleader Greg Dulli said. “I’ll Make You See God” is currently featured on the new PlayStation game Gran Turismo 7.
Sudan Archives — “Home Maker”
Violinist, vocalist and producer Sudan Archives (aka Brittney Denise Parks) probes the essence of homemaking with this new single. ”For me, homemaking is a service to mental health and coping with fear and isolation. This song is about the effort put into taking a relationship work and giving love a place to live,” Parks said. “Home Maker” features a dazzling confluence of creative instrumentation along with an impressive array of vocal arrangements.
Belle and Sebastian — “If They’re Shooting At You”
Long-running Scottish band Belle and Sebastian are poised to release their latest album, “A Bit of Previous,’’ in May. The group has shared a single from the record called “If They’re Shooting At You” in support of the people affected by the war in Ukraine. “It’s a song about being lost, broken and under threat of violence. The key line is ‘if they’re shooting at you kid you must be doing something right,’” explained frontman Stuart Murdoch. All proceeds from the song will go to the Red Cross.