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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…

LEIKELI47 – “NO RELOAD” & “ROLL CALL”

Leikeli47 is following her great 2017 album Wash & Set with a new album, Acrylic, on November 16 via Hardcover/RCA. She’s rolling the album out with a series of “bundles” of songs, and the first one includes the previously-released “Girl Blunt” (which premiered on Insecure), and the new songs “No Reload” and “Roll Call.” “No Reload” is in Leikeli’s usual calming yet off-kilter rap mode, while “Roll Call” is pretty different for her — it’s a dose of melodic, kinetic art pop.

WESTERMAN – “OUTSIDE SUBLIME”

UK artist Westerman has shared another track off his upcoming Ark EP. “Outside Sublime” is a delicate and jazzy, melancholic and romantic, and recalls ’80s groups like Talk Talk, Dream Academy and China Crisis.

PROTOMARTYR – “FORBIDDEN” (PREOCCUPATIONS COVER)

Soon-to-be-tourmates Protomartyr and Preoccupations are covering each other on a new 7″ that will be available at the merch tables of their shows. Protomartyr have delivered a storming version of Preoccupations’ “Forbidden” which entirely different than the original. Learn more HERE.

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AJ LAMBERT – “LUSH LIFE” (FRANK SINATRA COVER FT. GREG AHEE OF PROTOMARTYR)

Meanwhile, Protomartyr guitarist Greg Ahee plays on AJ Lambert’s new EP which is a tribute to her late grandfather, Frank Sinatra. Specifically, it’s a tribute to his 1958 concept LP, Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely, and while she keeps that record’s emotion, her approach is very different as you can hear on “Lush Life.” “These songs let me say thank you to Frank,” says AJ. “I’m so honored to carry on a bit of this tradition of being a song interpreter and it’s so much fun to do it in a modern way… I believe that good music is good music is good music, no matter what era it’s from… Greg was a big fan of the album already so it was fun to collaborate.”

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KACEY MUSGRAVES – “SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW” (KEANE COVER)

Kacey Musgraves released the excellent Golden Hour earlier this year; more recently, she stopped by BBC’s Radio 2 Piano Room to play a session for the Ken Bruce show. Along with a performance of her own song “Rainbow,” Kacey did a cover of Keane’s 2004 hit “Somewhere Only We Know,” stripped down and transformed into a twinkling lullaby with her slightly swangy vocals.

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HATCHIE – “ADORED”

Australian dreampop artist just released “Adored” which is her first new music since the Sugar & Spice EP and is out via the Adult Swim Singles series. This is her biggest sounding song to date, with sweeping strings intertwining with shimmering guitars and lush harmonies.

STEVE GUNN – “NEW MOON”

Noted indie rock guitar-slinger Steve Gunn heads in new directions on his forthcoming album The Unseen In Between, as you can hear on “New Moon.”

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BOB MOULD – “SUNSHINE ROCK”

Indie rock legend Bob Mould announced his new album Sunshine Rock and shared the title track, which we wrote more about here.

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JESSICA PRATT – “THIS TIME AROUND”

The great folk singer Jessica Pratt will return with her new album Quiet Signs in February 2019, and we wrote more about lead single “This Time Around” here.

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DAVE SMALLEY & THE BANDOLEROS – “RED ALERT”

Punk vet Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, All, DYS, Down By Law) is releasing a new album with The Bandoleros, Join The Outsiders, later this year on Little Rocket Records. PunkNews premiered the lead single, “Red Alert,” a dose of fast-paced punk that has Smalley’s melodic bark sounding as great as it did 30 years ago.

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JOHN NOLAN – “OVER BEFORE IT BEGINS”

Taking Back Sunday guitarist/secondary vocalist and Straylight Run frontman John Nolan is releasing a new solo album, Abendigo, next week (11/2) and, after releasing the art rock/post-hardcore blending lead single “Do You Remember,” he has now shared “Over Before It Begins.” This one sounds a bit like the anthemic songs from the first Straylight Run album (think, like, “Another Word For Desperate”), but with a bit more of a ’90s alt-rock edge. It also has a very pretty piano-and-strings bridge. John tells AltPress, “The song is about people you’ve lost connection with, whether it’s due to addiction or them going down a road you can’t follow. It’s about struggling with whether or not you can use songwriting as a way to reach out to them.”

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THE OCEAN – “CAMBRIAN II: ETERNAL RECURRENCE”

The Ocean have shared another song from their upcoming album Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic (due 11/2 via Metal Blade). “Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence” is firmly planted within the kind of sludgy post-metal The Ocean have always excelled at, but it goes in all kinds of unexpected directions throughout its eight-minute running time. It’s good stuff.

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PORTRAYAL OF GUILT – “AMONG FRIENDS”

Austin hardcore band Portrayal of Guilt have shared another song off their anticipated new album Let Pain Be Your Guide, which is due November 16 via Gilead Media. In just two minutes, “Among Friends” goes from harsh black metal to stomping screamo to an ambient coda and it ends before you know it. Listen at Decibel. Update: You can also now listen here:

THE WONDER YEARS, SHORTLY, OSO OSO & HAVE MERCY COVERING EACH OTHER

Ahead of The Wonder Years’ tour with Shortly, Oso Oso, and Have Mercy (Halloween covers show in NJ included), all four bands released a digital split where they cover a song by another band on the tour. The Wonder Years covered Shortly, who covered Oso Oso, who covered Have Mercy, who covered The Wonder Years. You can only hear it if you purchase it at Bandcamp (for $1 or more) and all proceeds go to the ACLU.

HINDS – “BRITISH MIND”

“Since we started touring the UK we realised more and more the ‘obsession’ British people have with the sun,” Hinds’ Ana Perote tells The Line of Best Fit of the group’s brand new single. “As we are Spanish we live everyday under the sun, but you guys don’t, and we noticed a lot of metaphors in songs about it, always relating sun with happiness. We always wanted to write about it and the end of the summer seemed the perfect moment.”

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DANDY WARHOLS – “FOREVER”

Portland psych-pop vets Dandy Warhols are gearing up to release their next album in early 2019. Next year also marks the band’s 25th anniversary and today they shared new single “Forever,” which will be on the album, and the video documents the Dandy’s history….in a unique way. “To get a feel for the‎ massive length of our career in a three and a half minute video, I broke it up into 3 parts and used Greek mythology as my guide,” says frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor. “First, the labyrinth with the minotaur guarding the passage. A classic jerk doorman with a tiny nose ring making us wait as if he’s gotta make sure these are the right ghosts. Welcome to our lives. Next, the hermaphrodite angel (wearing a tie as subtle symbolism). Sweet and just wants to be helpful, not making a distinction whether it’s for better or worse. Finally, Cerberus the multi-headed dog, which represents our personal demons or whatever drives us to continue doing this. All in all it sounds like and probably is a pretentious lot of shit, but it sure feels good to do it anyway.”

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STORE FRONT – “GO FOR BROKE”

Store Front are the new band featuring former The Pains of Being Pure at Heart member Peggy Wang and fronted by writer and Broadly Senior Editor Amy Rose Spiegel. We previous heard a promising demo track, and now they’ve shared their first single, “Go For Broke.”

MIYA FOLICK – “COST YOUR LOVE”

Los Angeles alt-pop artist Miya Folick releases her debut full-length album, Premonitions, on Friday (10/26), and she’s shared one final single before that, “Cost Your Love.” Miya says the song is about “crawling back to bad behaviors.”

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THE SKIFFLE PLAYERS – SKIFF (ALBUM STREAM)

Skiffle/psych-rock supergroup The Skiffle Players (aka Cass McCombs, Neal Casal, Farmer Dave Sher, Dan Horne, and Aaron Sperske) are releasing their new album this week, and we premiered a full stream and wrote more about it here.

AXIS: SOVA – “NEW DISGUISE”

Bret Sova is back with his third album as Axis: Sova and this song was inspired, at least a little, by John Carpenter’s film ‘They Live.’ Read more HERE.

WILLIAM SHATNER – “SILENT NIGHT” FT. IGGY POP

Christmas has come early!

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