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Kevin Abstract - Ghettobaby
Kevin Abstract’s Ghettobaby EP

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…

KEVIN ABSTRACT – “CORPUS CHRISTI” & “MISSISSIPPI”

Kevin Abstract is in the midst of releasing three EPs that will come together to create his next solo album, ARIZONA baby. The second EP, Ghettobaby, is out today, featuring the recently released “Baby Boy” along with the new “Corpus Christi” and “Mississippi.” “Corpus Christi” sees Kevin rapping in the personal, introspective mode that his best songs are often in, and “Mississippi” is more on the R&B side like “Baby Boy” is.

OCTAVIAN – “LIT” (ft. A$AP FERG)

Octavian continues his prolific, breakthrough year with this new single featuring A$AP Ferg. It sees the UK rapper injecting a little melodic US trap into his sound, and Ferg suits the song well.

SZA, THE WEEKND & TRAVIS SCOTT – “POWER IS POWER”

On April 26, the Game of Thrones album For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) will come out, and there are some pretty cool artists on there including SZA, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott who all team up on this song “Power Is Power.” Both the lyrics and title are (perhaps very surface-level) references to the show, and the song is the kind of moody electronic R&B that’s very much in The Weeknd’s realm.

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CRAIG FINN – I NEED A NEW WAR (ALBUM STREAM)

The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn releases his new solo album, I Need a War, next week which completes his trilogy about our modern era that began with 2015’s Faith in the Future and 2017’s We All Want The Same Things). You can listen to the whole thing right now via NPR and stream “Something to Hope For” below:

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JOSEPHINE WIGGS (BREEDERS) – “THE WEEPING OF THE RAIN”

Breeders bassist Josephine Wiggs releases new solo album, We FallI, in May which is all spare instrumentals inspired by Brian Eno and Harold Budd. This one does have some percussion, though, courtesy drummer John Mattock (Spacemen 3, Spiritualized).

THE BLACK WATCH – “GET ME OUT OF ECHO PARK”

Veteran dreampop group The Black Watch will release new album Magic Johnson next month and here’s the first single which recalls late-’80s alt-rock bands like Echo & The Bunnymen and Mighty Lemon Drops, while taking aim at one of L.A.’s hipper neighborhoods.

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PLAID – “MARU” & “RECALL”

UK electronic music duo Plaid are prepping new album Polymer for a June 7 release via Warp. It’s their first in two years. “The problems and benefits of Polymers felt like good themes for this album, their repetitious strength, endurance and troubling persistence, the natural versus the synthetic, silk and silicone, the significant effect they have on our live,” say the duo. You can check out two heady, intense tracks right now.

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SAINT VITUS – “USELESS”

Saint Vitus have released the third single from their first album in 24 years with original vocalist Scott Reagers, and while the previous two singles showed off the band’s doomy riffage and howled vocals side, this one is straight-up hardcore punk. Saint Vitus did used to be on SST, after all.

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RADIATOR HOSPITAL – “MY NEW CHORD”

As mentioned, Radiator Hospital’s upcoming album Music for Daydreaming finds the project returned to its origins as Sam Cook-Parrott solo, doing his own recording and playing every instrument. New single “My New Chord” is pleasantly fuzzy and rough around the edges, and you can listen to it on Stereogum.

TEE GRIZZLEY – “GOD’S WARRIOR”

Some of Tee Grizzley’s stuff got a little too radio-friendly last year, but new single “God’s Warriors” sees him returning to the hard-hitting bars that won a lot of us over in the first place. More like this, please.

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NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP – “WHAT ARE THE CARGO POCKETS FOR LANZA? EXTRA MAGS?”

Antifascist metal band Neckbeard Deathcamp will release their new album SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT on May 24 via Prosthetic, and the brutal, claustrophobic lead single “WHAT ARE THE CARGO POCKETS FOR LANZA? EXRTRA MAGS?” is out now. The band provides this message with the album announcement:

In wrath-fuelled allegiance with the rising fires ov antifascist metal in America and in support ov their Free Speech in America tour with Dryad, No Convictions, Theories, and Wvrm. NECKBEARD DEATHCAMP presents the second assault ov their unstoppable crusade SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT.

SO MUCH FOR THE TOLERANT LEFT was recorded with the same contempt for clean production and music theory as WHITE NATIONALISM IS FOR BASEMENT DWELLING LOSERS and is forty minutes ov relentless hostility featuring guest vocals from Denis Boardman ov Doom and Karl Willets ov Bolt Thrower and Memorium.

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YOUR OLD DROOG – “RST” (ft. DOOM & MACH-HOMMY)

Your Old Droog’s Packs was one of our favorite albums of 2017, so it’s good news that Droog is finally back with a new single, “RST.” It features one of Droog’s favorite rappers and biggest influences, DOOM, as well as Mach-Hommy, and V Don provides them with an eerie synth and pitched-up soul samples for this menacing, ’90s-sounding track.

CAM’RON – “CHOPPERS”

Cam’ron is releasing a new project called The Program 2 this year, and it features new single “Choppers” which just got a very ambitious video treatment (it’s an 11-minute short film). The song embraces a handful of modern trap elements, but Killa Cam still sounds booming and hard af in that classic New York rap kind of way.

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SUNN O))) – LIFE METAL (ALBUM STREAM)

Sunn O)))’s anticipated new album officially comes out tomorrow but you can stream it at NPR now. More info (and a chance to win tickets to their NYC show) here.

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CADAVER – “CIRCLE OF MORBIDITY”

Norwegian death metal vets Cadaver have reformed, with Dirk Verbeuren joining co-founder Anders Odden on drums. We wrote more about their first new song in 15 years, “Circle of Morbidity,” which features guest vocals by Possessed frontman Jeff Becerra, here.

OUTER SPACES – “I SEE HER FACE”

Outer Spaces’ new album Gazing Globe will be out June 28 via Western Vinyl, and we wrote more about lead single “I See Her Face” here.

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