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Mannequin Pussy - Cream

So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), round up even more new music that we’d call “indie,” and talk about what metal is coming out. We post music news, show recaps, track premieres, and more all day. That includes a lot of tour announcements, a list of tonight’s NYC shows, and NY shows that just went on sale. We publish a monthly playlist of some of our favorite tracks. Here’s a daily roundup with a bunch of interesting, newly released songs in one place…

MANNEQUIN PUSSY – “CREAM”

Mannequin Pussy’s new album for Epitaph, Patience, is due out Friday 6/21, and ahead of that they’ve shared the ripping, urgent “Cream,” and its video. “For the music video we wanted to create a creepy, monochromatic and colorful world,” vocalist and guitarist Marisa Dabice says. “The director, Hanna Hamilton tapped into the lyrics of the song and created a story around them. Being followed by and possessed by an entity that controls the people around it. It feels like a classic 70s horror movie that I wish existed in real life.”

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DRAKE – “OMERTA” & “MONEY IN THE GRAVE” (ft. RICK ROSS)

Drake returned over the weekend with two new songs, “Omertà” and “Money in the Grave” (ft. Rick Ross). Both find Drake in chest-puffed rap mode, and — as he often does — sounding very literally like a million bucks.

FAT WHITE FAMILY – “FEET” (PARROT & COCKER TOO REMIX)

Fat White Family recorded their new album, Serf’s Up!, in Sheffield and have now handed the album’s lead single over to two of that city’s finest, Jarvis Cocker and DJ Parrot (who worked on Roisin Murphy’s new single). They amp up the glitzy disco side of the song, adding more strings — like they did to Baxter Dury — and shimmering synths. There’s a video for it, too:

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YBN CORDAE – “BAD IDEA” (ft. CHANCE THE RAPPER)

YBN Cordae’s debut solo project The Lost Boy is one of the year’s most anticipated rap debuts, and that anticipation just rose thanks to this new single featuring Chance the Rapper. Chance and Cordae sound great together, and both are breezing through this song’s laid-back production.

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MIKE – “ITS LIKE BASKETBALL”

MIKE has become one of the leading voices in New York’s underground experimental rap scene (thanks in part to an affiliation with Earl Sweatshirt), and he’s also one of the most prolific. He has a new project called tears of joy expected this week, and he shared the warped, abstract “its like basketball” off that project, along with a video. It was produced by DJ Blackpower (who apparently is MIKE himself) and Ratking’s Sporting Life.

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CARTEL MADRAS – “PORK & LEEK”

Canadian-Indian rap duo Cartel Madras just signed to Sub Pop, and along with the news of the signing, they shared a new video for “Pork & Leek” off their debut 2018 mixtape TRAPISTAN. Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler, who signed the group to the label, says, “The energy and passion they bring combined with their superior rapping skills makes the Cartel a must hear and see. Excitement is the main ingredient of their magic. On record and on stage they glow under the spotlight. They’re electric, totally tapped into the current. And c’mon two fly sisters spitting heat? Real rare…it’s too good.”

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MARK RONSON – “PIECES OF US” (ft. KING PRINCESS)

Producer Mark Ronson releases his guest-filled solo album Late Night Feelings on Friday 6/21. We’ve heard tracks featuring Lykke Li, Camila Cabello, and Miley Cyrus; here’s one with King Princess, who is also signed to his Columbia imprint Zelig Records. It’s a summery, hands-in-the-air jam with retro ’80s production.

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SHOCK NARCOTIC – “PRAY FOR PARALYSIS”

Shock Narcotic is a new band with some familiar faces — former The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Jeff Tuttle, Child Bite vocalist Shawn Knight, current Shit Life/former The Black Dahlia Murder drummer Zach Gibson, and Battlecross bassist Don Slater — and their debut LP I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn’t Work comes out August 16 via Housecore Records, with guest vocals by Full of Hell’s Dylan Walker. The first single is the absolutely chaotic “Pray For Paralysis.”

IMMORTAL BIRD – “AVOLITION”

Genre-defying Chicago metal band Immortal Bird’s anticipated new album Thrive on Neglect comes out July 5 via 20 Buck Spin, and you can stream its new single “Avolition” and read much more about the song over at Invisible Oranges.

PURLING HISS – “USEFUL INFORMATION”

Philadelphia band Purling Hiss are back with a new digital-only EP, nterstellar Blue, which will be out July 9 via Drag City. Laying off their usual tinnitus inducing assult, “Useful Information” is a strummy bit of late-’60s psychedelia. They’ll be on tour in July as well.

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