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Jenny Lewis
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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…

SAUDADE – “SHADOWS & LIGHT” (ft. CHELSEA WOLFE & CHINO MORENO)

Saudade is the insanely-stacked supergroup featuring Deftones singer Chino Moreno, Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know, former Bad Brains drummer Mackie Jayson, Chuck Doom of Chino’s band Crosses, and prolific keyboardist John Medeski. The band first came together in 2016, but we haven’t heard anything new from them until today, when they released this new, Chelsea Wolfe-featuring track “Shadows & Light.” Knowing how haunting Chelsea’s vocal style can be, it’s no surprise she perfectly complements the ominous atmosphere laid out by the band.

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JENNY LEWIS – “WASTED YOUTH”

Jenny Lewis’ first LP in five years, On The Line, is out next week, and she’s just shared the album’s new single, which features a sugary, piano-based melody and memorable hook, with Jenny’s vocals being stunning as usual.

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CHAI – “THIS IS CHAI”

Every band needs a theme song, and Japanese four-piece CHAI and put together a pretty gonzo one for themselves, an infectious, sample-crazed neon cheerleader overload of a track. It’s off their second album, PUNK, which you can read more about here.

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03 GREEDO & MUSTARD – “WASTED” (FEAT. YG)

LA rapper 03 Greedo and producer Mustard (fka DJ Mustard) announced their collaborative LP Still Summer in the Projects, out March 29 via Alamo. The album was recorded before 03 Greedo began his 20-year prison sentence, and features this bouncy cut with fellow LA rapper and Mustard collaborator YG.

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BEACH SLANG – “AAA” (PAUL WESTERBERG COVER)

Back in January, Beach Slang shared his rendition of Bob Mould’s “I Hate Alternative Rock,” the first track off a two-song covers EP titled MLPS (Minneapolis). Today, the project can be heard in full, including a cover of Paul Westerberg’s “AAA” (which Paul originally released under his Grandpaboy moniker). This cover stays pretty faithful to the original, albeit slightly sped up.

AUTOMELODI – “LES METROS DESPAIRUS” (FT LIZ WENDELBO)

Montreal artist Automelodi will release new album Mirages au futur verre-brisé — his first in six years — this spring. The second single is “Les Métros disparus” which shows main man Xavier Paradis to be a master of mood and sonics. Helping out here is Xeno & Oaklander’s Liz Wendelbo.

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W.H. LUNG – “SECOND DEATH OF MY FACE”

Manchester trio W.H. Lung make widescreen synthpop with an unabashed glam streak. Their debut album, Incidental Music, is out April 4 and this new single “Second Death of My Face” recalls the heyday of Marc Almond.

WOE – “A VIOLENT DREAD” EP

Brooklyn extreme metal outfit Woe returned today with their new EP, A Violent Dread, which is their first new material since 2017’s Hope Attrition. The release consists of two blistering 9-minute tracks, the second of which being a cover of Dawn’s “The Knell and the World,” who Woe consider to be a “longtime influence.”

CYKADA – “CREATION

As London jazz group Cykada (members of Ezra Collective, Maisha, Myriad Forest) gear up to release their self-titled debut LP next week, they’ve shared this new single “Creation,” which continues down the bold, psychedelic trajectory set by their previous singles. It’s a thrilling ride from start to finish, filled with impressive solos.

YHUNG T.O. – “NAILS DONE, BILLS PAID”

It hasn’t been too long since SOB x RBE member Yhung T.O. dropped his last project Trust Issues, but he’s already gotten back to releasing new songs. Like many tracks off Trust Issues, this single features his usual sung-rapped style, with an atmospheric instrumental loaded with West Coast flavor.

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POSSESSED – “NO MORE ROOM IN HELL”

Death metal progenitors Possessed will release Revelations of Oblivion in May, which will be their first new album in 33 years. Here’s the first single.

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THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE – “DRAINED”

The new BJM record isn’t that different than last year’s Something Else or really any of their records over the last 20 years, but it sounds especially good. With Anton Newcombe its always been about vibe and they really nail it here.

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BRYCE DESSNER – “HAVEN”

One month before The National release their new LP, member Bryce Dessner will be putting out a solo classical album El Chan on April 5. This new offering from the record is credited to the “MDH Quartet”: Katia and Marielle Labèque on pianos, with David Chalmin and Dessner on guitars.

URANIUM CLUB – “FLASHBACK ARRESTOR”

Minneapolis wise-asses Uranium Club are back with another scorching LP of heavy meta — this opening cut rips like something on SST in 1981.

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

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