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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…

FKA TWIGS – “SAD DAY”

FKA twigs anticipated new album Magdalene comes out Friday via Young Turks, and she’s shared one last single ahead of its release. “sad day” pairs twigs’ hushed, whispery vocals with minimal piano, all over a pallet of glitchy electronics, making for a very compelling listen.

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BASIC PLUMBING (PATRICK OF VERONICA FALLS) – “CONSTANT ATTENTION”

Onetime Veronica Falls drummer Patrick Doyle, who died last year, was working on a new album as Basic Plumbing. The album, titled Keeping Up Appearances is finally coming out in January, nearly two years after his death. You can listen to two very catchy, jangly songs from it now, including “Constant Attention” and the previously released “As You Disappear.” All profits from the album go to the LA LGBT Center + CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

COLDPLAY – “EVERYDAY LIFE”

If you watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend and didn’t fast-forward through Coldplay’s performances, you saw them debut perform the title track to their “experimental” new album Everyday Life, with help from a bunch of very enthusiastic dancers. Now you can hear it without having to watch the dancers, though you might now never be able to imagine it any other way.

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VILLAGERS – THE SUNDAY WALKER (EP STREAM)

Villagers released their fourth album, The Art of Pretending to Swim, last year, and now they’ve shared a new EP of songs recorded around the same time as the album. “The tracks that fell through the cracks,” Conor O’Brien says; “it turns out they had their own story to tell. The Sunday Walker EP is a collection of lost songs as much as it is an emotional arc. Songs of loss and songs of realisation. Songs of empathy and isolation.”

JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL & EYELIDS – “WAVES OF FEAR” (LOU REED COVER)

Hedwig creator John Cameron Mitchell has teamed with Pacific Northwest indie rock group Eyelids (which includes members of The Decemberists, Guided by Voices and The Jicks) for an EP of Lou Reed covers titled Turning Time Around. Profits from the EP will go towards the care of John’s mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

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SCHAMMASCH – “A PARADIGM OF BEAUTY”

Switzerland black metallers Schammasch’s new album Hearts of No Light comes out this Friday (11/8) via Prosthetic, and they’ve shared another single ahead of its release: the nearly-eight-minute, slow burning “A Paradigm of Beauty.”

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UNREAL CITY – “SATYR” & “SHEOL”

Pittsburgh metallic hardcore crew Unreal City (who have current and former members of Eternal Sleep, Integrity, and more) are back with a new two-song single featuring the sludgy “Satyr” and the whiplash-inducing “Sheol,” both of which are total ragers.

OBSEQUIAE – “THE PALMS OF SORROWED KINGS”

The release of Obsequiae’s anticipated new album The Psalms of Sorrowed Kings is approaching (11/22 via 20 Buck Spin), and they’ve shared another single from it today. If you like your black metal with bright, soaring melodies, this band is consistently great at that sort of thing and this new single is no exception.

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ANNA FLYAWAY (pre-EMPIRE! EMPIRE!) – “EVERY TIME YOU BREATHE IN, YOU BREATHE OUT (AND THEN, ONE DAY, YOU WON’T)”

Before the now-defunct Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) became one of the key bands of the first wave of the emo revival, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Keith Latinen led the band Anna Flyaway, which Keith started in 2005 as a solo project and which eventually became a six-piece band. They recorded an album, but quietly broke up before releasing it, and now Keith has “retrieved the files from his ancient laptop” and he’s finally giving the LP a proper release. You can hear this track from the album and read more about it here.

CHILD BITE – “BLOW OFF THE OMENS”

Child Bite’s new album Blow Off The Omens comes out later this month, and you can hear its title track (which features Chewy of Voivod) now and read more about it here.

Looking for even more new songs? Browse the ‘New Songs’ archive.

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