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Ella Mai
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So many artists, so little time. Each week we review five 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…

ZEDD & MAREN MORRIS – “THE MIDDLE” (ZOLA JESUS REMIX)

If you are a human alive in the year 2018, you have probably heard Zedd and Maren Morris’ “The Middle” more times than you can count, but you probably never imagined you’d hear goth-pop master Zola Jesus give the song a slowed-down, murky remix. Well, that happened.

ELLA MAI – “WHATCHAMACALLIT”

Rising R&B singer Ella Mai had a major breakthrough with the unstoppable “Boo’d Up,” proved she had more tricks up her sleeve with followup single “Trip,” and now she’s set to release her anticipated self-titled debut album next week (10/12). Ahead of that, she just dropped another song which (unfortunately) features Chris Brown, but also continues to prove that she’s an artist worth paying attention to. If you’re in NYC, you can see Ella opening for Bruno Mars at Barclays Center tonight (10/4) and tomorrow (10/5).

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STEPHEN STEINBRINK – “MOM” FT. JAY SOM

Very talented indiepop singer-songwriter Stephen Steinbrink, who also plays as part of the live lineups of Girlpool and the reactivated Dear Nora, is back with a new album titled Utopia Teased which is out November 19 via Western Vinyl / Melodic. Based out of Oakland these days, the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire weighed heavily on him and influenced the new record greatly. You can listen to single “Mom,” a very pretty slice of ringing, folky pop which features Jay Som’s Melina Duterte on backing vocals.

ANDERSON .PAAK – “TINTS” (ft. KENDRICK LAMAR)

Anderson. Paak and Kendrick Lamar team up for “Tints,” which we wrote more about here.

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ED HARCOURT – “DUET FOR GHOSTS”

You may remember UK singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt from his early ’00s records Here Be Monsters, From Every Sphere and Strangers, and singles like “She Fell Into My Arms” and “Visit from a Dead Dog.” He’s continued to put out records every couple years and is set to release a new album of instrumentals, titled Beyond the End, which will be out November 23 and Ed hopes will have a calming effect in this frenetic times. “The world that we live in, we’re exhausted by the internet, social media, the sheer barrage of news and vomit being rained down us on a daily basis,” he says. “You can’t avoid it, and it’s tiring. So this record came from taking a step back – it’s something that’s trying to be beautiful. My hope is that people might choose to swim amongst this music when it all gets too much.” You can check out “Duet for Ghosts” right here:

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COURTNEY BARNETT – “SMALL TALK”

Recorded during the same sessions as Courtney’s Tell Me How You Really Feel, “Small Talk” is one of the unreleased songs that will be on the 10 Years of Mom + Pop Music compilation, along with tracks from Lucius, Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, Metric, Sunflower Bean, Andrew Bird, Tokyo Police Club and more. Read more HERE.

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KURT VILE – “ONE TRICK PONIES”

“One Trick Ponies” is the third single off Kurt Vile’s upcoming album, which we wrote more about here.

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DAVID CROSBY – “VAGRANTS OF VENICE”

For David Crosby’s upcoming album Here If You Listen, he’s working with the same musicians he made 2016’s great Lighthouse with — Becca Stevens, Michael League, and Michelle Willis — but this time around he has made a much more collaborative album with them, more in the spirit of CSNY. The second single is “Vagrants of Venice.”

MOONFACE (SPENCER KRUG) – “WALK THE CIRCLE IN THE OTHER DIRECTION”

Spencer Krug is retiring his Moonface moniker after one last album, and the first single came out today. We wrote more about it here.

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MARC RIBOT’S CERAMIC DOG – “BEER”

“We like beer too. But we sure hate sexual assault, and super privileged machos who think they can get away with anything, and congresspeople who enable them,” says Marc Ribot of his new Brett Kavanaugh protest/parody song, which we wrote more about here.

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FLAT WORMS – “THE APPARITION” 

LA’s Flat Worms – which includes members of Oh Sees, Kevin Morby’s band and Wet Illustrated — are releasing a new 7″ that was produced by Ty Segall and finds them getting darker and weirder than on their excellent 2017 debut. Read more HERE.

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

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