Hey music lovers. Our goal? Find you a new favorite song. Here’s this week’s attempt. Enjoy.

If any bands/managers/labels etc want their music removed please contact me (chris at allthingsnext dot com) and I’ll promptly remove it. Thank you, bands. Thank you for making music. Thank you for making my life better because of the music you make. I am a passionate music consumer as are my listeners. If you think NEXT streaming music is bad you have it wrong. I am a music maker advocate.

We have an e-newsletter now

Subscribe to our newsletter

Please listen to NEXT on Ocean 98 in Maryland Sunday nights at 10. Join us as we live chat (at the bottom of this post)

Artist and Song Title:

Hands – The Game is Changing Us
Editors – A Ton of Love
The Last Royals – Friday Night
Fierce Bad Rabbit – In and Out of Mind
Wesley Jensen and The Banquet – San Francisco
Johnnyswim – Don’t Let It Get You Down
Lissie – Shameless
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay (cover)
Dumpster Hunter – Frustration in Time Travel
The Crookes – Afterglow
Family of the Year – Hero
The Oh Hello’s – Hello My Old Heart
The Olms – What Can I Do?
Valerie June – You Can’t Be Told
Matthew E White – Steady Pace
Lonely Child – Dead Life

and remember if you love someone hug them right now.


  • *Editors – A Ton of Love (rocks from the first note)
    *Family of the Year – Hero (excellent song & performance) should definitely be in the Best of category

  • I’ve been loving The Last Royals since you first played them, so Friday Night was definitely a favorite this week. Along with Fierce Bad Rabbit, another band whose album I’ve been enjoying recently.

    I agree with Thom I – The Editors track is smokin’! And Lissie’s new song Shameless is terrific – I really feel like she’s going to hit it big. Finally, I liked the last track from Lonely Child – but can’t seem find it on Spotify.

    Another good week. Thanks!


    A lot of people ragging on them for the direction, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new track. A ton. 😉

  • Tim – It’s a monster track. Sounds great in a car too.

    Thanks for the feedback Rob. I think I answered your Lonely Child question on FB but I’ll state it again. It was a “finished” demo of sorts. I think he’ll be releasing it soon.

  • Johnnyswim is the song of the week, I hope it is not too late to include it in the BEST of the month .
    The Olms also.

  • Actually it’s perfect timing. I am listening to the songs this month right now and I agree. Johnnyswim is great. Quite sure they’ll be a best of the month.

    Thanks for the comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.