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Mike Will Made It

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…

MIKE WILL MADE-IT – “THE MANTRA” (ft. KENDRICK LAMAR & PHARRELL WILLIAMS)

Mike WiLL Made-It is producing the Creed II soundtrack, which features the previously released “Kill ‘Em with Success” (ft. Eearz, Schoolboy Q & 2 Chainz) and songs with Kendrick Lamar & Pharrell, Bon Iver, Lil Wayne, Nas & Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg & Nicki MInaj, Vince Staples, Ella Mai, Tessa Thompson, Rae Sremmurd, J Cole, and more. The song with Kendrick and Pharrell is out now, and it starts out as a nice dose of head-nodding R&B until Kendrick comes in for one of his world-stopping verses. He changes the flow up again and again, goes from rapping to singing and back, and just sounds generally as awesome as ever.

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JANELLE MONAE – “HIGH TIDE OR LOW TIDE (BOB MARLEY COVER)

Janelle Monae is one of the latest artists to record a Spotify Singles session, and in addition to playing “I Like That” from her new album Dirty Computer, she also covered Bob Marley’s 1975 reggae classic “High Tide or Low Tide.” She keeps it pretty faithful to the original, but she also gives it that unmistakable Janelle Monae twist. It’s a great cover.

BAD RELIGION – “MY SANITY”

Punk legends Bad Religion have been working on new music, and they just shared their third single of 2018, “My Sanity.” Like previous single “The Profane Rights of Man,” this is clearly political punk for the Trump era, but it also sounds like it could’ve come out at any point in Bad Religion’s career. It’s a ripper, and it’s keeping us looking forward to their next LP.

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PERFUME GENIUS – “ALAN (REWORK)”

Perfume Genius recorded a new version of the final song of their excellent 2017 album No Shape for W Hotels to benefit LGBTQ immigrant rights organization Immigration Equality. The reworked “Alan” adds gorgeous, heart-rending strings to the already beautiful song.

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ANEMONE – “SHE’S THE ONE”

Montreal’s Anemone will release her debut album, Beat My Distance, which mixes ’80s danceable pop with ’60s psychedelia and French pop and ’70s krautrock. Those influences all come together in the swirling, percussion-heavy and eminently likable “‘She’s the One.” Lyrically, the song is about a familiar subject. “She’s The One’ is about two paradoxical tendencies/patterns in relationships and how they work against each other,” says singer and songwriter Chloé Soldevila. “The first one is where you become infatuated and idealize someone, thinking they are ”the one” until you really get to know them; the other tendency is to protect yourself and stay independent. Closing yourself off from getting to know someone and potentially missing out on a great connection. ‘She’s The One’ is the prequel to ‘Bout de toi’ although it’s being released after. The mood of it, the percussions; ‘She’s The One’ came together very quickly in the studio, as we had a strong desire for an upbeat, dancey song. It brought a new energy to our set which has really shaped our live show.”

MYRKUR – “JUNIPER”

Black metal/folk/pop blender Myrkur is releasing the Juniper EP on December 7 via Relapse, and today she shared the title track which really isn’t metal at all. It’s a dark, atmospheric song with main member Amalie Bruun’s soaring clean vocals in the forefront. There are some loud guitars at times, but overall it’s more Enya than Mayhem.

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MARY LATTIMORE – “IT FEELS LIKE FLOATING” (JONSI REMIX)

Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi has remixed “It Feels Like Floating” from harpist Mary Lattimore’s Hundreds of Days album, and he turns the 11-minute song into a whopping 23 and a half minutes. Jonsi briefly sings on it too.

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WARHOL.SS – “KEEP HEAT” (ft. RICO NASTY)

Chicago rapper Warhol.ss just dropped his new Chest Pains project, and among its 14 tracks is a song featuring the unstoppable Rico Nasty. She steals the show, but Warhol holds his own too.

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FOXWARREN – “TO BE”

Andy Shauf’s band Foxwarren have shared a second song from their upcoming self-titled debut album (due 11/30 via ANTI-), “To Be,” which is a lush-sounding dose of ’70s-style folk rock.

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MERCURY REV & MARGO PRICE – “SERMON” (BOBBIE GENTRY COVER)

Mercury Rev are releasing a tribute album to Bobbie Gentry’s 1968 concept album The Delta Sweete with a different lead singer on each track, and this is the first single released. Read more about it here.

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DANDY WARHOLS – “BE ALRIGHT”

Dandy Warhols are celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2019 with a tour and the release of their tenth studio album, Why You So Crazy We wrote more about the album’s second new single, “Be Alright,” here.

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