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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…

WIKI – “GRIM” (ft. LIL UGLY MANE & DENZEL CURRY)

Wiki’s anticipated new album OOFIE comes out tomorrow, and he shared one more of its songs which features the triple threat of Wiki, his former Secret Circle groupmate Lil Ugly Mane, and the great Florida rapper Denzel Curry. It’s as awesome in execution as it sounds on paper.

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LUCY DACUS – “FOOL’S GOLD”

Lucy Dacus has been releasing holiday-themed songs all year, and they’ll culminate in the release of an EP called 2019, which comes out tomorrow (11/8) via Matador. The very last song to be released is the New Year’s Eve-themed “Fool’s Gold,” a very lovely, folky song that you might remember if you’ve seen Lucy live this year.

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DAVE – “PAPER CUTS”

UK rapper Dave is about to begin his North American tour in support of his Mercury Prize-winning album Psychodrama, and just ahead of the tour, he dropped this new song which he had been playing live in the UK this past spring. It’s a dark, hard-hitting song that very much keeps Dave’s recent momentum going.

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MURA MASA – “DEAL WIV IT” (ft. SLOWTHAI)

slowthai’s Mura Masa-asssisted “Doorman” is one of the best songs on his great debut album Nothing Great About Britain, so it was exciting to learn they’d be collaborating again for a song on Mura Masa’s new album R.Y.C (Raw Youth Collage). That song is out now, and like “Doorman,” “Deal Wiv It” finds the middle ground between punk, rap, and dance music, and it’s fueled by all the sneering attitude in the world.

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REASON – “SAME OL SHIT”

TDE rapper Reason is back with a new single, “Same Ol Shit,” and as on last year’s great There You Have It, it finds Reason honoring ’90s-style rap traditions while still sounding fresh.

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TINASHE & 6LACK – “TOUCH & GO”

Tinashe follows the clubby “Die A Little Bit” with a new single that features a duet with 6LACK and finds the two of them in slow jam territory, “Touch & Go.”

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ROSALÍA – “A PALÉ

Rosalía is back with a new song and video, “A Palé,” which was co-produced with frequent collaborator El Guincho and Frank Dukes and sees her going in a minimal, clubby hip hop direction.

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HAVE A NICE LIFE – “DRACULA BELLS”

Have A Nice Life’s anticipated new album Sea of Worry comes out tomorrow, and they’ve shared one more track ahead of its release: the post-punky, nearly-eight-minute “Dracula Bells.” Also read a new interview with HANL at Invisible Oranges.

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BLACK LIPS – “GENTLEMAN”

Black Lips have announced a new album, Sing in a World That’s Falling Apart, due January 24 via Fire/Vice, and along with the announcement comes this countrified new single.

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BEACH SLANG – “TOMMY IN THE 80S”

Beach Slang are obviously big fans of listening to the records Tommy Stinson made with The Replacements in the ’80s, and they’ve now got Tommy Stinson on board as the bassist for their new album, but this song is a tribute to a different ’80s Tommy: the late power pop icon Tommy Keene. “Tommy, I hope I did real right by you, man. You’re the real-life goods and an absurdly sweet heart. And this thing is for you,” Beach Slang’s James Alex says.

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ANDY STOTT – “VERSI”

Andy Stott is releasing a double EP called It Should Be Us on Modern Love tomorrow (November 8), and it’ll feature this new song “Versi.” The label says, “There’ll be a new Andy Stott album in 2020, but in the meantime… this one’s for dancing.”

APHEX TWIN – “SLO BIRD WHISTLE” (PEEL SESSION)

A sampler for the new Warp Records 30th anniversary box set came out today, and one of its gems is this rare Aphex Twin Peel Session that was recorded in 1995 and is now “available mastered and in high quality for the first time.”

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BECK – “DARK PLACES”

The singles off the new Beck album have seen him going in a bit more of an atmospheric, sorta psych-pop-ish direction, and the new “Dark Places” (which was one of several songs on the album co-written by Pharrell and which almost sounds a little like Tame Impala) is no exception.

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CHRISTOPHER TIGNOR – “THE RESONANCE CANONS” (BOTANY REMIX)

Botany has offered up a danceable take on modern classical composer Christopher Tignor’s “The Resonance Canons,” and you can read more and compare it to the original here.

EL DRUGSTORE – “SAMARITROPHIA”

Earlier this year, NJ prog metallers East of the Wall released their first album in six years, NP-Complete, and now related band El Drugstore (featuring former East of the Wall guitarist/vocalist Kevin Conway and current East of the Wall drummer Seth Rheam) are releasing their first new album in six years, The Golden Age Of Bad Ideas, on November 15 via Nefarious Industries. Read more about new single “Samaritrophia” here.

FIREWORKS – “DEMITASSE”

Michigan emo/pop punk band Fireworks went on hiatus in 2015 after releasing their third album, Oh, Common Life (on Triple Crown), and today they re-appeared with a gorgeous new song that’s like nothing they’d ever done before. Read more about it here and listen here.

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

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