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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile at Loews Jersey Theatre
Kurt Vile at Loews Jersey Theater in 2017 (more by P Squared)

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…

EURINGER (MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE) – “SAILOR IN A LIFE BOAT” (ft. GERARD WAY)

Mindless Self Indulgence singer Jimmy Urine is releasing a new album under his EURINGER moniker next week (10/19) and it features songs with guest vocals by Grimes, System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, and more. The song with Gerard Way is now here. “Gerard could have sung almost every other song on this record, so I knew I wanted to get him on something,” Urine told AltPress. “It was super-fun working him. As Doug would get the track and studio up to speed, Gerard would write some comics while he was waiting because that motherfucker never stops working.”

TOUCHE AMORE – “I’LL GET MY JUST DESERVE” (LIVE ft. JORDAN DREYER OF LA DISPUTE)

Touche Amore are releasing a live album that was recorded at their 1000th show, and the latest song/video to be released from it is “I’ll Get My Just Deserve.” The song was originally recorded for a 2010 split with La Dispute featuring La Dispute’s Jordan Dreyer on guest vocals, and Jordan also showed up at Touche’s 1000th show to sing it with them.

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STREET SECTS – “THE DRIFTER”

Industrial band Street Sects have shared another promising song from their anticipated sophomore album The Kicking Mule, which drops October 26 via The Flenser.

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KURT VILE – “LEARNING TO FLY” (TOM PETTY COVER)

With his new album out this Friday (spoiler alert: it’s good), Kurt has been making the publicity rounds. He stopped by the SiriusXM studios recently to play a few songs, including this cover of Tom Petty’s 1991 hit, “Learning to Fly.” The song was already pretty in Kurt’s wheelhouse and here he fully embraces it.

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SURFBORT – “SLUSHY”

While not as wigged-out as their “Trashworld” video, there is no such thing as normal in Surfbort’s world. Here’s yet another vivid song from their forthcoming LP, Friendship Music.

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BUKE & GASE – “DERBY”

Following a couple new singles, Buke and Gase have now announced their new album, Scholars, which will be out January 8 via Brassland. Along with the news comes the percussive and funky new single “Derby,” and its striking, kaleidoscopic video.

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RICHARD ASHCROFT – “THAT’S WHEN I FEEL IT”

The former Verve singer Richard Ashcroft’s new album, Natural Rebel, is out next week and he’s just shared another song from it. Led by bouncing strings, “That’s When I Feel It” has real swagger (and could pass for an Alex Cameron song).

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MIYA FOLICK – “THINGAMAJIG”

Los Angeles alt-pop artist Miya Folick releases her debut full length album, Premonitions, at the end of the month, and she’s shared its first track, “Thingamajig.” Miya’s voice soars over a base of ethereal, wordless vocalizations that segue into violin, with a sound that’s reminiscent of Imogen Heap. “Premonitions begins with ‘Thingamajig’ — something you can’t quite recall the name of, but you know exactly what it means and what it feels like,” Miya writes about the song. “Like the pull of desire that comes with not quite remembering fully. The magnetism of something just on the tip of your tongue.”

ANEMONE – “SUNSHINE (BACK TO THE START)”

Montreal band Anemone will release their debut album, Beat My Distance, in February but you don’t have to wait that long to hear shimmering new single “Sunshine (Back to the Start)” from which the LP title was lifted. Anemone singer-songwriter Chloé Soldevila says the song is about “overcoming the pattern of falling in love with someone who is unworthy, but that you still believed it could work. I called it ”Sunshine” because this song should resonate positively – it is about focusing on the bright side and coming out a stronger person; daydreaming of better, sunnier days.”

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HOOKWORMS – “ULLSWATER” (LUKE ABBOTT REMIX)

Hookworms are releasing an EP of remixes of songs from this year’s great Microshift, including reworks by Nik Colk Void of Factory Floor, Luke Abbott, Free Love (f.k.a. Happy Meals) and XAM (Hookworms’ own MB). The first taste of the EP is Luke Abbott (who also plays in Szun Waves)’s rework of “Ullswater.”

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WEAKENED FRIENDS – “GOOD FRIEND”

Portland, Maine trio Weakened Friends release their debut LP Common Blah next week via Don Giovanni Records, and they’ve shared another new song off of it, “Good Friend.” Songwriter Sonia Sturino says the song “is actually about something pretty dark. A few years ago, our home town music community was pretty shook after the passing of a friend of ours from addiction. It’s really weird now to picture that person in rooms and places that you know you’ll never see them in again and the feeling that you could have done more at the time to help. I’m a pretty introverted person, but I’m trying to be better about reaching out to friends and making time for them especially when they’re going through something heavy. This song is essentially about doing exactly that.”

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400 POUNDS OF PUNK – “ONE WAY OR ANOTHER” (BLONDIE COVER ft. JACK WHITE)

An unearthed rarity of a then-unknown Jack White singing guest vocals on a Blondie cover in 1997 has surfaced, and we wrote more about it here.

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TERRORIZER – CAUSTIC ATTACK (ALBUM STREAM)

Legendary grindcore band Terrorizer’s new album Caustic Attack comes out this Friday and the band is now streaming it in full.

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PAPERCUTS – “HOW TO QUIT SMOKING”

If you’re looking to quit your two-pack-a-day habit, you will not find answers in Papercuts’ new song, but you might find a sympathetic ear. Learn more HERE.

SUN BREAKS – “A WALL” FT. DONORMAAL

Sun Breaks, which features John Atkins (formerly of ’90s indie rockers 764-HERO), will release their debut album this month. Read more HERE.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS – “THE COMMUNISTS HAVE THE MUSIC”

In TMBG’s latest musical manifesto, they note the only party line is “who has the best songs?”

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