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Goat Girl
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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…

GOAT GIRL – “THE MAN” (UDDER SOUNDS EDIT)

Goat Girl have a new EP titled Udder Sounds that features five re-imagined tracks from their self-titled debut album (plus “an interlude”). The 12″ vinyl EP is available only at Rough Trade stores — who just named Goat Girl’s self-titled debut the #7 album of the year — but you can hear an edit of the new version of “The Man,” which is more of a dirty blues number, here:

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THE RACCOONISTS (JEFF, SAMMY, & SPENCER TWEEDY) – “AWAITING ON YOU” (GEORGE HARRISON COVER) & “BROKEN HEART” (SKIP SPENCE COVER)

Jeff Tweedy, who is in NYC as we speak on his book tour, has a few projects going at once, including The Raccoonists. “If you’re not familiar with the Raccoonists, I’m not sure where you get the nerve calling yourself of a fan,” Jeff writes in the intro of his memoir. “How have you not heard of the band I started with my kids, Spencer and Sammy?” Having only been on one side of a split with Deerhoof, The Racoonists have more than doubled their output with this Lagniappe Session for Aquarium Drunkard. Both are covers, taking on George Harrisons’ “Awaiting on You” and Skip Spence’s “Broken Heart.” Sammy sings lead on both — listen at Aquarium Drunkard.

THE TWILIGHT SAD – “VTR”

The Twilight Sad will release a new album, IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME, on January 18, 2019, and they’re following the first two singles with a third, “Vtr.” Frontman James Alexander Graham says the track is one of the album’s “most important” moments: “as I was walking my wife into the hospital as she was going into labour with our son, I looked down at the pavement and spray painted there was “VTR”. I think the line ‘there’s no love too small’ is one of the most hopeful I’ve ever written – seeing that song title on the ground as I was entering the hospital to have the most life-affirming moment in my life blew my mind. That line came into my head one dark day as all I could see was bad news all around me and all I needed was a bit of good news or compassion to get me through the day no matter how small. Unfortunately, I didn’t see it so the lines “I won’t be surprised if it kills us all” came soon after.”

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RANDALL DUNN – “A TRUE HOME” (ft. ZOLA JESUS)

Randall Dunn has produced music for tons of great artists like Sunn O))), Marissa Nadler, Wolves in the Throne Room, Anna Von Hausswolff, Cloud Nothings, and others, and now he released his first solo album, Beloved. It ends with a song featuring lead vocals by Zola Jesus, “A True Home,” and Randall’s moody electronic atmospheres are the perfect fit for Zola’s voice. That song also has a video directed by Mu Tunc.

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ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE – “TOMB”

Angelo De Augustine has shared the title track off his upcoming Thomas Bartlett-produced album Tomb, which comes out January 18 via Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label. Like most of what we’ve heard from Angelo, it’s a very soft, delicate song, and Angelo’s vocals are truly angelic.

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SPELLLING – “HAUNTED WATER”

Bay Area musician Chrystia Cabral has announced her second album as Spellling, and first for Sacred Bones, Mazy Fly, due out February 22, 2019. Chrystia’s soulful voice slithers over an electronic backing on the very good first single, “Haunted Water.”

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SUSANNA – “CITY OF HOPE”

Norwegian artist Susanna released the covers album Go Dig My Grave earlier this year (which came a few months after Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy released an album of Susanna covers), and she has now teamed with the band The Brotherhood of Our Lady for a new album, Garden of Earthly Delights, due February 22 via her own SusannaSonata label. The album was largely inspired by 15th century artist Hieronymus Bosch, and lead single “City of Hope” is an appealing dose of atmospheric pop.

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JUAN WAUTERS – “GUAPA”

Formerly one half of Jackson Heights’ finest garage-folk duo The Beets, Juan Wauters is back with new album La Onda de Juan Pablo on January 25 via Captured Tracks. He’s been traveling all over Latin America for a while now and this new album was recorded on the road with local musicians. Lead single “Guapa” was recorded in Puerto Rico. “One day I was out with friends and they took me to Charco Azul in Guavate. On our way up we stopped to eat lechón (grilled pork). At the restaurant there was a duo playing boleros. I had heard this music since my childhood but I had never seen it in its original context. That music then made a great impact in me. A couple of days after, I came up with the repetitive melody that ended up being the main refrain in ‘Guapa.'”

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SUPERCHUNK – “OUR WORK IS DONE” FT. DAMIAN ABRAHAM & “TOTAL ECLIPSE” (KLAUS NOMI COVER)

Superchunk surprise-released a new 7″ single today that benefits climate-change advocacy non-profit 350.org. The A-side is an original featuring Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham, while the b-side is an unexpected cover of Klaus Nomi’s operatic 1981 single “Total Eclipse” which gets dialed-down a little in Superchunk’s hands. Read more about it here.

RINA MUSHONGA – “HEY COACH”

Boundary-pushing, genre-defying experimental pop musician Rina Mushonga is gearing up to release her debut album on PIAS, and the latest single from that is “Hey Coach,” which we wrote more about here.

GIRLPOOL – “HIRE”

“Hire” is the third single released from Girlpool’s upcoming album What Chaos Is Imaginary, which we wrote more about here.

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FEELS – “CAR”

The first single from Feels’ new album is “a tongue-in-cheek guided tour around a twisted political landscape where everything’s a lie and ignorance is bliss.” Built around a tough, scuzzy riff, it comes with attitude as well.

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SIR BABYGIRL – “HAUNTED HOUSE”

The third single from Sir Babygirl’s upcoming album Haunted House is about a party gone wrong, and you can read more about it here.

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

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