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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…

HESITATION WOUNDS – “AT OUR BEST WHEN WE’RE ASLEEP”

Hesitation Wounds — the heavy hardcore band fronted by Touche Amore vocalist Jeremy Bolm that also features current and former members of The Hope Conspiracy, Trap Them, and Gouge Away — have shared a second single off their upcoming album Chicanery, and it’s a pained, passionate, hardcore ripper.

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UNIFORM & THE BODY – “NOT GOOD ENOUGH”

Uniform and The Body have shared the second single off their second collaborative album, Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (due 8/16 via Sacred Bones). Like the previous single, it’s another dose of pure filth.

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THE DARKNESS – ROCK N’ ROLL DESERVES TO DIE

Cheeky hard rock band will release new album Easter is Cancelled on October 4 and they’ve just shared the first single. It sounds like they really might mean “Rock N’ Roll Deserves To Die” with the acoustic guitars and mandolins that kick off things but…wait for it.

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PIXIES – CATFISH KATE

Pixies’ new album Beneath the Eyrie is out September 13 and they’ve just released the second single, “Catfish Kate.” With a driving bassline, this is a little more the Pixies most of us love and it’s got a very catchy chorus to boot. The song’s animated video was made by Neirin Best and Lianne Pierce.

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ARIEL PINK – “STRAY HERE WITH YOU” & “SO GLAD”

Ariel Pink is mining his extensive and somewhat obscure back catalog with the Ariel Archives, a comprehensive series of reissues and retrospective collections concentrating on the material recorded and released by Ariel Pink as Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. The first three records will be released on October 25 via Mexican Summer: Underground, Loverboy and a collection of non-album tracks, outtakes and rarities spanning 1999 – 2018 titled Odditties Vol. 2. Ariel has just shared “Stray Here With You” from Odditties 2, as well as a reworked version of “So Glad” from Loverboy and a 10 minute announcement video called “Chapter 8: Some Tutorials.” He’s also releasing an EP’s worth of Royal Trux remixes.

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LANA DEL REY – “LOOKING FOR AMERICA”

Ahead of her new album Norman Fucking Rockwell, which comes out on August 30, Lana Del Rey shared an in-progress snippet of a new song she wrote in response to this weekend’s tragic mass shootings.

!!! (CHK CHK CHK) – “THIS IS THE DOOR”

Disco-punk vets !!! have shared a new single from their upcoming LP Wallop. “This is the Door” is slinky and funky and the kind of song you might hear in a room containing a lava lamp.

DEEPER – “RUN”

Chicago’s Deeper are following up last year’s self-titled album with a new single due out September 20 via Fire Talk. “Run” pulls from shouty, Wire-y post-punk and is not too far off from what Omni and Corridor do. The b-side is a cover of John Maus’ “Bennington.”

SHEENA, ANIKA & AUGUSTA – “FOR BILLY”

Philly indie punks Cayetana just parted ways, having played their final few shows over the weekend, but the band’s Augusta Koch (who is also half of Gladie) has a new project on the horizon with Anika Pyle (of Katie Ellen and Chumped) and Sheena Ozella (of Lemuria). It’s called Sheena, Anika & Augusta and their debut 7″ EP, Simple Pleasures, is due out August 30 via Asian Man Records. Its four songs were conceived while the trio spent a weekend in the Poconos, and you can listen to the first single, the melancholy “For Billy,” which is rich with vocal harmonies but minimal otherwise, below.

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BIG THIEF – 2 NEW SONGS

Fans who preordered Big Thief’s great new album U.F.O.F. got a surprise treat in the mail recently in the form of an unmarked 7″ single containing two unnamed songs. Both sound pretty great and you can listen to vinyl rips uploaded to YouTube:

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CLOAK – “TEMPTER’S CALL”

Atlanta’s Cloak just wrapped up a tour with Khemmis and they’re gearing up for shows with 1349 and Black Tusk, and now they have finally announced a followup to their great debut album To Venomous Depths. It’s called The Burning Dawn and due October 25th via Season of Mist, and the first single is “Tempter’s Call.” Going by this song, it sounds like the band’s mix of arena rock and black metal has only sharpened since they released their debut — it’s seriously catchy, fist-pumping stuff, and it makes a few unexpected left turns. If you’re not familiar with Cloak but you like Tribulation, be sure not to sleep on this.

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CEREMONY – “PRESAGING THE END”

Ceremony continue to shapeshift and their new single sees them channelling skeletal post-punk with a little Prince in the mix too. It’s the third song released off their upcoming album In the Spirit World Now.

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GRADE 2 – “GRAVEYARD ISLAND”

The Rancid family have taken a new UK punk band under their wings, Grade 2, who Lars Frederiksen introduced to his bandmate Tim Armstrong, who then signed them to his Hellcat label and recorded and produced their upcoming third album, Graveyard Island, due October 11 via the label. (It was mixed by Kevin Bivona of The Interrupters and The Transplants.) It’s rooted in early UK street punk, but it sounds relevant today too, partially due to the political climate in Britain. Vocalist/bassist Sid Ryan says, “The political climate today means that people see the worst in everything, which means that for us there’s a lot to write about. Everything in the country is pretty much turning to shit! There are certain parts of our record that would make sense were it released in 1976.”

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EYE FLYS – “CRUSHING OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT”

Eye Flys (whose lineup includes members of Full of Hell, Backslider, and Triac) have shared the jagged sludge-punk ripper “Crushing of the Human Spirit” off their upcoming debut EP Context (due 9/13 via Thrill Jockey). It’s slower, more accessible music than these musicians are usually known for, but still punishing and abrasive, and they pull it off very well.

RICK ROSS – “TURNPIKE IKE”

Rick Ross’ new album Port of Miami 2 drops this week, and the luxury-rap he’s best known for is in fine form on new single “Turnpike Ike.”

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RENOUNCED – “IN A YEARS TURNING”

Metalcore continues to make a big comeback, and one of the more buzzed-about new acts is UK band Renounced (who share member Sammy Urwin with Employed to Serve). They’re releasing their new album Beauty Is a Destructive Angel on September 23 via Deathwish/Holy Roar, and you can hear the promising new single “In A Years Turning” now.

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KNAAVES – “WEIGHT OF THE CROWN”

Milwaukee metallic hardcore band Knaaves (whose lineup includes former members of Enabler, Die Alone, and Amora Savant) are releasing their debut full-length, The Serpent’s Root, on September 3 via Confluence Records, and you can read more about new single “Weight of the Crown” here.

OH SEES – “CAPTAIN LOOSELY”

Oh Sees new album is out next week and here’s one last early taste, which is a little different. “Captain Loosely” is spectral and ambient, sounding like an alien terrain. The video was shot at the Texas/Mexico border and dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting in El Paso.

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