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17 New Songs Out Today

Justin Townes Earle
Justin Townes Earle

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…

KYLE CRAFT & SHOWBOAT HONEY – “2 UGLY 4 NY”

Kyle Craft is back with his third album for Sub Pop, Showboat Honey, that’s out July 12. Showboat Honey is also the name of his now solidified backing band. The first single is “2 Ugly for NY,” anthemic, garagey rock song where, in the video (directed by Eleanor Petry), Kyle beats the pavement as a busker. “Eleanor and I were aiming to snag that “day in the life” feel, following old Hobo Grim around downtown tryin’ to make the illusive busker’s dollar and then heading off into the night to blow it.” Showboat Honey is out July 12 via Sub Pop.

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TACOCAT – THIS MESS IS A PLACE (ALBUM STREAM)

Seattle’s sometimes snarky, always hooky and decidedly feminist indie rock band Tacocat release This Mess is a Place, their fourth album and first for Sub Pop, next week and it finds the band dabbling in more pure pop sounds than we’ve heard from them before. You can listen to the whole record now via NPR and watch the video for “The Joke of Life” here:

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SAINT ETIENNE – “MARBLE LIONS (SARAH PLUS ORCHESTRA)”

Veteran UK pop trio Saint Etienne are releasing a deluxe 25th anniversary edition of their third album, Tiger Bay, on May 17. The original album will come in a gatefold double-album sleeve with a bonus LP of rarities and deomos, and there’s also a bonus CD of stripped down and orchestral versions of the songs. One of those has been shared, this gorgeous, baroque version of “Marble Lions.”

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A.A. BONDY – FENTANYL FREDDY

A.A. Bondy is set to release Enderness, his first album in eight years, in a couple weeks and her’s another taste — a compelling, slow-drip ballad called “Fentanyl Freddy” that tells the tale of its born loser titular character.

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PILE – “HAIR”

Pile have shared another song from their upcoming album Green and Gray, and this one sees the usually-loud band exploring their softer side.

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FUTURE TEENS – “EMOTIONAL BACHELOR”

Boston emo-ish indie rockers Future Teens are releasing a new album this year via Triple Crown/Take This To Heart, and while info on that is still TBA, they did just release the new single “Emotional Bachelor” which is a very promising taste. Fans of anything from The Anniversary to Modern Baseball might wanna give this one a spin.

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JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE – “APPALACHIAN NIGHTMARE”

Here’s another song from Justin Townes Earle’s new album, The Patron Saint of Lost Causes which takes a look at the opioid crisis in West Virginia and other Appalachian states. “I want this song to say that if you are marginalized, you will find anyway you can to survive,” Justin told Stereogum. “Drug problems and criminal behavior are not a problem of color, creed, or race.” The album’s out May 24.

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A-TRAK – “WORK IT OUT”

A-Trak has released his first new single of 2019, “Work It Out,” an instantly-appealing slice of disco-house that feels built to get your feet moving and should do just that.

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SERJ TANKIAN & BEAR MCCREARY – “GODZILLA” (BLUE OYSTER CULT COVER)

The new Godzilla movie, Godzilla: King Of Monsters, opens on May 31, and the soundtrack will feature this cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Godzilla” by composer Bear McCreary with guest lead vocals by System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian. The cover also features members of the virtual metal band Dethklok: Brendon Small, Bryan Beller, and Gene Hoglan (the latter of whom also is/was in Dark Angel, Death, Testament, and more). It’s mostly a straightforward take, with the kind of bombast added that you might expect from a monster movie, but it’s cool to hear Serj sing this song nonetheless.

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CALL OF THE VOID – “GOD HUNTS”

Denver sludge punks Call of the Void have unleashed another taste of their upcoming album Buried In Light, and this one’s a real bulldozer.

OPEN MIKE EAGLE & MF DOOM – “POLICE MYSELF”

Episode two of Open Mike Eagle’s comedy/music Comedy Central show with Baron Vaughn, The New Negroes, premieres Friday, and this episode’s music video is out now. This one’s for a new song with MF Doom, and OME says, “The theme of the episode is criminality and we made a song and video outlining the idea of ‘double consciousness’ where one has to be aware of their own internal experience but also aware of how others perceive them. For black Americans and other marginalized people around the world that perception can be the difference between life and death.”

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KIM PETRAS – “BROKEN”

Rising pop artist Kim Petras begins a “new era,” musically, with her latest single, “Broken.” It tones down some of the breathless bubblegum of her earlier songs and introduces more of a hip-hop and R&B inspired edge.

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INSTITUTE – “DEADLOCK”

Austin/NYC punks Institute are following “Dazzle Paint” with new single “Deadlock” off their upcoming album Readjusting the Locks (due 5/17 via Sacred Bones). While the first single sounded straight out of late ’70s UK punk, this one’s a bit slower and a bit more tender, but still with that same attitude.

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YELLOW EYES – “NO DUST”

Connecticut black metal collective Yellow Eyes are releasing their new album Rare Field Ceiling on June 28 via Gilead Media, and they’re now streaming lead single “No Dust.” It’s very much on the raw, lo-fi side of black metal with some nicely reverb-coated screams, and it’s keeping our hopes high for the rest of this LP. Listen at Decibel. Update: You can listen here now too:

CHAMBERLAIN – “SOME OTHER SKY”

Indie vets Chamberlain are back with their first new song in nine years, and you can read more about it here.

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KEVIN ABSTRACT – ARIZONA BABY (ALBUM STREAM)

Brockhampton member Kevin Abstract had been gradually rolling out his new solo LP and now the whole thing is finally here. Read more here.

RICO NASTY – ANGER MANAGEMENT (ALBUM STREAM)

Rico Nasty continues her unstoppable reign with this new Kenny Beats-produced project that you can read more about here.

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

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