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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…

LENNY LASHLEY’S GANG OF ONE – “ALL ARE WELCOME”

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’re resharing the recently released song by Boston punk vet Lenny Lashley, “All Are Welcome,” which samples MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech and takes on the current unjust immigration issues in America. It’s a good song any day of the year, but it’s especially relevant right now.

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FOALS – “EXITS”

Here’s the first single from Foals first of two Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost albums they’ll release this year. The weird and stylish video, directed by Albert Moya, stars Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran on Game of Thrones) and Christa Théret.

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DARK TEA – “ROLLING BACK THE DIAL” (FT HAND HABITS)

Dark Tea is the project of Gary Canino, who also plays in Brooklyn’s Rips, and he’s set to release debut album via Fire Talk in March. The first single is “Rolling Back the Dial,” which is a lovely bit of acoustic-driven orch pop that features Meg Duffy, aka Hand Habits. You can watch the video for that song below. For folks in NYC, you can hit Dark Tea’s record release show at Union Pool on 3/22, which also features Spirit (a new band that includes members of LVL UP).

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SNEAKS – HIGHWAY HYPNOSIS (ALBUM STREAM)

Eva Moolchan releases Highway Hypnosis, her second Sneaks album for Merge, this Friday which finds her fleshing out her ideas a little more into pop songs, while still keeping things off-kilter, creative and hard to pigeonhole. You can stream the whole album right now over at NPR.

FACS – “IN TIME”

Chicago’s FACS, which includes former Disappears members Brian Case and Noah Leger, will release their second album, Lifelike, on March 29. This is their first album to feature bassist Alianna Kalaba who joined the band right before last year’s Negative Houses was released. Judging by first single “In Time,” FACS have lightened up just a little for this new album, which was mixed by John Congleton. As usual, the rhythm section is heavy and awesome.

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LOS HUAYCOS – “DEFORESTATION”

Peruvian punks Los Huaycos (who have ex-members of Asmereir, Metamorphosis, and Experimental Dental School) recorded their new album Savage Monstrosities with Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta, etc) and it’s got vivid cover artwork by Skinner (High On Fire, Mastodon). Opening track “Deforestation” is out, and it’s a no-bullshit ripper that any punk fan needs to hear. The album drops February 8 via Tankcrimes.

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BRAND NEW FRIEND – “I WAS AN ASTRONAUT”

Irish band Brand New Friend released their album Seatbelts For Aeroplanes on Xtra Mile Recordings last year (and won the approval of Xtra Mile artist Frank Turner), but it unfortunately passed us by until today’s release of the “I Was An Astronaut” video. The whole album’s super fun — they kinda sound like a slightly more pop punk Los Campesinos, and they’ve got all the unfiltered energy, sharp harmonies, and gigantic hooks you need for this kinda thing.

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TENGGER CAVALRY – “FORGING”

Mongolian folk metal band Tengger Cavalry are gearing up for a new album, and while most info is still TBA, they did release the new song “Forging.” It’s as wild and genre-defying as you’d hope.

HEXVESSEL – “SON OF THE SKY”

“Son of the Sky” is the latest single off Hexvessel’s upcoming album All Tree, due February 15 via Prophecy/Century Media. The Finnish band’s sound tends to pull from psychedelic rock, progressive rock, and folk rock, and the folk influence is strongest on this one.

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MONO – NOWHERE NOW HERE (ALBUM STREAM)

Japanese post-rocker Mono are releasing their great new album Nowhere Now Here this Friday, and we premiered a full stream and wrote more about it here.

DAY JOY – “NOT ANYMORE”

Orlando, FL’s Day Joy, the musical project of Michael Serrin who have toured with Dr. Dog, are set to release their first album in six years, album, Great Satan, Mass Appeal, later this year. First single “Not Anymore” is a waltz time ballad about ridding your life of toxic elements. “I feel like the subject matter is particularly relevant in the new year when so many are focused on self improvement, transformation, etc.,” Serrin says. “The song also takes on a tongue-in-cheek arrogance: ‘I don’t need air. I don’t need sleep.’ The ending references ’50s American doo-wop; the distant roar of a train in the background signals moving on.”

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