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Jonsi CM Von Hausswolff
Jonsi & CM Von Hausswolff

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…

TITUS ANDRONICUS – “TUMULT AROUND THE WORLD”

Titus Andronicus have shared another song off their upcoming Bob Mould-produced LP An Obelisk, and while this one’s not as overtly punk as lead single “(I Blame) Society,” it still sees Titus sticking to the loud, high-energy side that suits them best.

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HOT WATER MUSIC – “REBELLION STORY”

Gainesville punks Hot Water Music are back on Epitaph for the first time since 2004’s The New What Next and their new EP Shake Up The Shadows comes out May 24 via the venerable label. The first single is “Rebellion Story,” which sees HWM’s gravelly-voiced, heartland-tinged punk in fine form.

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PORRIDGE RADIO – “DON’T ASK ME TWICE”

UK band Porridge Radio released Rice, Pasta and Other Fillers back in 2016 are are just now getting around to following it up. They’ve just dropped a terrific new single, “Don’t Ask Me Twice,” which finds them sounds much bigger, with better production but still more than a little off kilter. And intense. “For me, ‘Don’t Ask Me Twice’ is a song about suddenly noticing where you are and being surprised to find yourself in your own body in that place,” say the band. “When we play it live it feels like it’s all going to fall apart at any moment, but then it kind of pulls back and falls into place again, and then suddenly the chaos comes back and everything feels so intense. For me it’s about embracing the chaos because you can’t escape it, and accepting how you can have really contradicting feelings and thoughts all at the same time in your own head, and how that’s ok. It’s part of figuring it out. Scream ‘I don’t know what I want.’ It feels good.”

DEHD – “HAPPY AGAIN”

Chicago’s DEHD will release their second album, Water, next week via Fire Talk and here’s one more early taste before the whole thing drops. The video, part cooking demonstration, party weird new wave nightmare, makes the jagged hooks of the song even sharper.

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JOHN PRINE – “MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME, GOODNIGHT”

John Prine has a new 7″ single where he covers Stephen Collins Foster’s standard “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight” which he first committed to tape back in 2004. The flip side features “Paradise” by Tyler Childers and proceeds from the single go towards the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, a non-profit law firm supported by Prine and Childers that represents coal miners and their families in the Appalachian region

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MOOR MOTHER X ZONAL – “ON THE RANGE”

The latest in Adult Swim’s singles series is this collaboration between Moor Mother (aka Philadelphia’s Camae Ayewa) and UK extreme electronics duo Zonal (aka Justin Broadrick of Godflesh and Kevin “The Bug” Martin). Moor Mother says the song is “about having no fear and empowering and arming oneself to create one’s own space time in the midst of the chaotic vortex of systemic oppression; about how one can not only survive, but thrive in the surveillance state.”

ALASKA REID – “QUAKE”

Formerly of Los Angeles band Alyeska, Alaska Reid released a new solo single via her own AKR Records. “Quake” hides an incredibly catchy melody behind a smattering of fuzz and noise; about the song, Alaska told Stereogum, “I wrote ‘Quake’ when I was feeling really weird about my life. I was slowly breaking up my band and a relationship and trying to feel adult in some way. I poured my identity into something that was just endlessly hard because I couldn’t let go. Going home to Montana, I met this girl at the SLC airport — she was on her way to meet her boyfriend who was not a nice guy. I felt fucked up and sad about a lot of things, but the things this girl told me about her life kind of jolted me out of my own head. I ended up seeing her and her boyfriend at baggage claim, and we waved like she had said nothing. It made me think about how it is better to break your own heart for a bit than to succumb to being with someone or in some place because you’re so afraid of being alone.”

FULL OF HELL – “ARMORY OF OBSIDIAN GLASS” (ft. LINGUA IGNOTA)

Full of Hell shared another song from their anticipated Relapse debut Weeping Choir, and this one sees the often-grindy band slowing things down and getting atmospheric. It also features soaring guest vocals from Lingua Ignota, who says, “‘Armory of Obsidian Glass’ rips, and is probably my favorite FOH track to date, so it was a great pleasure to work on it. I wanted my vocals to provide a counterpoint to all the savagery, to pick up on and accentuate harmonic things happening in the music in an unexpected way. I think the effect overall is chilling, wild, and I’m excited for people to hear it — many thanks to my friends for letting me contribute to this amazing song.”

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DARK MORPH (JONSI & CM VON HAUSSWOLFF) – “BEKA YALO”

Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi and veteran composer CM Von Hausswolff (father of Anna) have teamed up as Dark Morph, and they’re releasing their self-titled debut album on May 10 via Sigur Ros’ imprint Krunk (digitally) and The Vinyl Factory (on vinyl). The first single is the creepy, droning “Beka Yalo.”

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BRION STARR – “WONDERFUL”

NYC artist Brion Starr takes cues from ’70s glam, early-’80s post punk and more, but he’s fashioned a sound that is pretty unique. His debut album, Global Identity, is out Friday via Taxi Gauche Records and Modern Sky USA and this is the jittery, very catchy new single that owes a little to early Roxy Music.

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THE COLOR FRED – “DON’T GIVE UP ON ME”

The Color Fred, the project of Fred Mascherino who was guitarist/co-vocalist of Taking Back Sunday for Where You Want To Be and Louder Now and used to front Breaking Pangaea (among other things), are back with their first new song in a decade, “Don’t Give Up On Me.” It’s the kind of melodic, slightly mathy post-hardcore that Fred’s always excelled at, and it sounds like he hasn’t lost his touch one bit. He also announced Philly and Brooklyn shows.

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THE NATIONAL – “HAIRPIN TURNS”

The National have shared another song and video off their anticipated new album, and you can read more about it here.

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TEN FOOT POLE – “FOREVER ROAD”

“Forever Road” is the latest single off Cali punk vets Ten Foot Pole’s first album of new music in 15 years, which you can read more about here.

CHARLES VAN KIRK – “HER SHADOW” (ft. SARAH JAROSZ)

Charles Van Kirk taps singer/songwwriter (and I’m With Her member) Sarah Jarosz for his new single, which you can read more about here.

MARK KOZELEK & PETRA HADEN – “THE POWER OF LOVE” (HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS COVER)

Mark and Petra really only retain the words to “The Power of Love,” putting a new melody to the song and recasting it as a spare folk. It’s from their forthcoming collaborative album.

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

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