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Maria Usbeck - Envejeciendo

So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of 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…

MUNYA – “DOVE”

Montreal’s Munya has shared her first new music since this past spring’s Blue Pine EP. “Dove” is laid back and synthy, with Munya’s gossamer vocals floating above (and in French).

MARIA USBECK – ENVEJECIENDO (ALBUM STREAM)

Former Selebrites frontwoman Maria Usbeck released her second solo album, Envejeciendo, next week via Cascine and, like her first, was produced by Caroline Polachek. The album is a lush rainforest of digital vegetation, both danceable and soothing.

VELVET NEGRONI – KURT KOBAIN

Velvet Negroni, the alter-ego of Minneapolis-born singer, songwriter, producer and Bon Iver collaborator Jeremy Nutzman, will release his debut album, on August 30 via 4AD. He’s just shared a new single and video, “Kurt Kobain,” and while it doesn’t sound like Nirvana, it does take a little from The Police’s “Don’t Stand So Close to Me.”

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CHELSEA WOLFE – “BE ALL THINGS”

Chelsea Wolf’s new single isn’t out yet but she has shared a video of her reading the lyrics in ASMR style, plus guest purring by her cat. Chelsea Wolfe’s Birth in Violence is due out September 13.

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CRYPT SERMON – “THE RUINS OF FADING LIGHT”

Crypt Sermon already released two singles off their anticipated sophomore album The Ruins of Fading Light, and now the third single, the title track, is here. It opens with acoustic guitars and flutes that recall late ’60s psychedelic folk, before turning into the kind of epic, melodic doom metal they’re most often associated with, with a proggy twist. It’s almost nine minutes long, and they earn every second. Listen at Revolver and catch their release shows in Brooklyn and Philly.

NIGHTFELL – “NO LIFE LEAVES HERE”

Death doomers Nightfell – the brainchild of Todd Burdette (Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Warcry) and Tim Call (Mournful Congregation, Sempiternal Dusk, Weregoat) — have shared another nasty track off their upcoming third album A Sanity Deranged (due 9/13 via 20 Buck Spin).

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DEVON WELSH – “SOMEBODY LOVES YOU”

Former Majical Cloudz vocalist Devon Welsh released his debut solo album, Dream Songs, last year, and he’s announced its followup, True Love, due out via his own You Are Accepted label October 11. Its first single is the spare, downbeat “Somebody Loves You,”

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CONSTANT ELEVATION – “FLETCH”

Constant Elevation, the new band of Movielife frontman Vinnie Caruana and legendary hardcore drummer Sammy Siegler (Youth of Today, Judge, CIV, Rival Schools, Glassjaw, more), have shared a second track off their debut 3-song 7″. It’s called “Fletch,” and like lead single “Fuck Runnin’, it sounds straight out of the late ’80s NYHC scene that Sammy helped define and that Vinnie has long been a talented disciple of.

FRANKIE COSMOS – “WANNAGO”

The video for “Wannago,” the new single from Frankie Cosmos’ upcoming album Close it Quietly, features Catherine Cohen and was inspired by the band’s love of reality baking shows like The Great British Bake-Off. “I thought a baking competition theme would translate well to a music video,” drummer Luke Pyenson says. “In some ways I think the lighthearted drama, tension, and release of that format mirrors the ebb and flow of emotions (lyrically and musically) in this song, and so it was kind of a natural fit.”

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REDD KROSS – “WHEN DO I GET TO SING ‘MY WAY’?” (SPARKS COVER)

It’s Sparks member Ron Mael’s 74th birthday and as a present, Redd Kross have shared their cover of Sparks’ 1994 single “When Do I Get to Sing My Way?” which they transform from glittering synth disco into a anthemic rock song. It’s from their forthcoming album, Beyond the Door.

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MARK KOZELEK, BEN BOYE & JIM WHITE – “WHERE’S GILROY?”

Mark Kozelek‘s songs are about a lot of things, usually all at once, often playing out like diary entries. “Where’s Gilroy?,” which will be on his second album with Ben Boye and Jim White, is a very, very recent entry, where he muses on the mass shootings in Gilroy, CAEl Paso and Dayton, OH, as well America’s history of violence and the numbness, anger and frustration we feel.

SOMOS – “DREAMLESS”

This weekend brought the very sad news that Somos guitarist Phil Haggerty passed away, and due to the unexpected event, Somos gave an early, download-only release to their new album Prison On A Hill for one week only, with all proceeds going to Phil’s family for funeral expenses. (The official release date is October 11.) They’re also streaming one of the songs, the excellent album closer “Dreamless.”

DUMP HIM – “TRASH”

“Trash” is the second single off rising Northampton, MA queercore band Dump Him’s upcoming album Dykes To Watch Out For, and you can read more about it here.

WALKING BOMBS – “OBSERVATION DECK / SPHINGES, SIBLING SELVES AND QUEENS”

Upstate New York post-hardcore act Walking Bombs have a new song and you can read more about it here.

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

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