New Music Roundup from Q1 2023
boygenius slid in JUST under the deadline
Happy Friday and happy Last Day of March, everyone!
As you can see, I’ve done a bit of rearranging ‘round these parts—Paramore For Dummies has been laid to rest (sleep tight, sweet princess) and now we’ve moved on to Good and Good For You. This was what I called the first few iterations of my music blog in high school and early college, and it’s pretty good/I couldn’t think of anything better, so here we are!
If you subscribed for Paramore updates, don’t worry! I’m still going to do a monthly roundup of Paramore news and stuff—I’ll also share any Paramore book updates here as they unfold. Otherwise, I’ll be sharing other music thoughts on a broader basis. TIA for sticking around, if you so choose!
102 Great Songs That Came Out in 2023
Without further ado, here’s a little playlist I put together of new music that I liked from Q1 (is there a less business-y shorthand for the first 3 months of the year??? If so I am begging you to put me on so I can stop sounding like a corporate asshole). It’s mostly indie rock, indie pop, and rock, with some of my favorites loosely grouped toward the top.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been THIS absorbed with the music release calendar as I have been the past few months, and I think I’m mature enough now (as opposed to my Pitchfork-obsessed high school era) to engage with it in a way that’s genuinely fun for me and true to what I actually want to listen to. The world is a fucking terrifying place these days, and music has offered me respite from the hellscape. There’s still plenty of creativity, beauty, and communal joy out there, we just gotta keep our eyes (and ears) open to it.
Let me know if you think I missed anything, especially if it’s from a genre I didn’t focus on as much with this playlist. I’m curious what else is out there—2023 is shaping up to be such a fabulous year for new music and I 🎶don’t wanna miss a thing🎶
Thank you so much for being here! Looking forward to sharing more playlists, thoughts, reviews, and other lovingly-curated music bullshit.
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