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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…

MORMOR – “OUTSIDE”

Toronto’s MorMor plans to follow 2018’s very good Heaven’s Only Wistful EP with a new EP this year, featuring recent single “Pass The Hours” and the brand new “Outside.” “Outside” is another dose of MorMor’s unique brand of soulful and indie rock, and it’s more proof that he’s got a very bright future. “[It] was written at a time when I was quite isolated,” he says of the new song. “I’ve always felt rather alienated, so I wanted to ensnare that feeling and make it my own.” MorMor’s international tour begins in Paris this Monday (3/25), and several dates are already sold out (including the NYC show on 4/19 at Baby’s All Right).

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TAMARYN – “PATH TO LOVE” VIDEO & HORRORS REMIX

Tamaryn’s new album Dreaming in the Dark is out tomorrow and ahead of that she’s shared the somewhat NSFW video for new single “Path to Love” which is the third in her “archetype drama” series. The song itself is grandiose, ethereal dancepop while a Horrors remix chills things out considerably.

JOSEPHINE WIGGS (THE BREEDERS) – “TIME DOES NOT BRING RELIEF”

Breeders bassist Josephine Wiggs, who spent time in late-’80s UK band The Perfect Disaster as well, will release her first ever solo album, titled We Fall, which is out May 17. She may play in indie rock bands but this is ambient music, influenced by Brian Eno and Harold Budd, as you can hear on “Time Does Not Bring Relief.”

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HEATHER WOODS BRODERICK – “WHITE TAIL”

Heather Woods Broderick releases her third album, Invitation, on April 19, and she’s shared a second single from it, “White Tail,” accompanied by a surreal video made largely through the use of analog special effects, directed by Tracy Maurice and with some footage shot by Devin Febbroriello.

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MIKE DONOVAN – “WADSWORTH MARCH”

Former Sic Alps wailer Mike Donovan has shared another song from his forthcoming solo album, Exurbian Quonset, which is out in May via Drag City. There’s more than a little Britpop a la The Who or The Kinks in this low-key, low-fi groover. Check the lyric video:

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POZI – “ENGAGED”

UK trio Pozi’s somewhat unusual lineup — bass, drums, violin — makes their sound unique in a crowed sea of post-punk-influenced groups, with drony strings adding to the band’s intended sense of unease. This is one of the more upbeat songs on their excellent debut album which is out in a couple weeks.

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BRUTUS – “DJANGO”

Brutus’ Nest is one of the most anticipated new albums at the moment in certain heavy music circles, and it finally comes out next week (3/29) via Sargent House. Ahead of its release, the band have shared another very promising single, “Django,” which shows off yet another side of their loud, melodic, and atmospheric sound.

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BUDOS BAND – “VEIL OF SHADOWS”

Budos Band have shared another song off their upcoming album V (due 4/12 via Daptone). “Veil of Shadows” combines brooding psych-rock guitar and organ with triumphant Latin jazz horns, and it’s a combination that Budos Band pull of masterfully. They’ve also revealed that Menahan Street Band, Holy Hive, and special guests will join them at the upcoming NYC shows on their previously announced tour. All dates and tickets here.

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INSTITUTE – “DAZZLE PAINT”

Institute, who were once based entirely in Austin but now also have members in NYC, had a long-distance relationship while writing their third album Readjusting the Locks, but going by lead single “Dazzle Paint,” they’re still playing like a tight-knit unit. The new song sounds like a trip back to the late ’70s British punk, when the fidgety sounds of post-punk were starting to creep in but the aggression of punk wasn’t entirely lost yet. And vocalist Moses Brown sounds as pissed-off as you need to be for this kinda thing. The new album comes out May 17 via Sacred Bones, and Institute will play a record release show the following night (5/18) at Saint Vitus with Twisted Thing, Nandas, and Wetware.

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NOCTURNUS AD – “PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES”

Back in 1999, Mike Browning of early death metal band Nocturnus (and also formerly of Morbid Angel) re-activated a version of his former band under the name Nocturnus A.D., which eventually went through lineup changes and became known as After Death. Then in 2013, Nocturnus A.D. returned with the same lineup as After Death (Browning plus Demian Heftel, Belial Koblak, Daniel Tucker [ex-Obituary], and Josh Holdre), and now they’re releasing the first-ever Nocturnus A.D. album, Paradox, on May 24 via Profound Lore. The first single is “Precession of the Equinoxes,” which shows Browning still has a knack for frantic, proggy, OG-style death metal.

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INJURY RESERVE – “JAILBREAK THE TESLA” (ft. AMINE)

Having just put on a great set at the BrooklynVegan SXSW day party, avant-rap group Injury Reserve shared another single from their forthcoming album for Loma Vista. Following their Rico Nasty collab, this one features Aminé, who takes a break from his usual sunnier style and sounds great within Injury Reserve’s dark, industrial world.

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FULL OF HELL – “THUNDERING HAMMERS” (JK BROADRICK REMIX)

Earlier this week, Full of Hell released the first single off their anticipated new album Weeping Choir, and now Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick has shared a remix of another song from that album which hasn’t been released yet, “Thundering Hammers.” It’s for a Decibel flex-disc single but you can stream it online now.

FACS – “ANOTHER COUNTRY”

FACS, the trio featuring former Disappears members Brain Case and Noah Leger, will release their second album, Lifelike, on April 5.  They’ve just shared “Another Country” from it that mixes atmospheric guitars with the band’s real strength. “If you have a good rhythm section, it doesn’t matter what the guitars do. No one fucking cares,” frontman Case tells The Chicago Reader. “And I totally believe that. Just listen to the way the record is mixed . . . it’s drums and bass. The guitar line on ‘Another Country’ is nonsense. I can be as weird as I want—which is all I really want.”

ROSE ELINOR DOUGALL – “TAKE WHAT YOU CAN GET”

Rose Elinor Dougall, formerly of The Pipettes who has also collaborated with Mark Ronson and Baxter Dury, will release her new solo album, A New Illusion, on April 5 and she’s just shared a new song from it, “Take What You Can Get.” The song mixes sultry shoegaze pop with a rather striking string arrangement. Lovely stuff.

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FRANK IERO AND THE FUTURE VIOLENTS – “YOUNG AND DOOMED”

Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero has a new band, The Future Violents, and they’ll release their debut album Barriers on May 31 via UNFD. The album was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini, and the first single is “Young and Doomed,” which sounds a bit like the mid-2000s alt-rock-leaning emo of Taking Back Sunday (who Frank is opening for on tour this spring). The song comes with a video directed by Steve Pedulla of Thursday. Frank also plays Warped Tour 25 in Atlantic City, day one of Long Island’s Great South Bay Music Fest (with Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw, and The Menzingers), and he has several headlining shows including a Rocks Off Cruise in NYC on June 22. All dates here.

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TR/ST – “GROUCH”

The first part of The Destroyer, a new two-part album from TR/ST, is due out on April 19, and they’ve shared another new single from it, “Grouch.” Richard Alfons worked again with frequent collaborator Maya Postepski on the song, and speaking to Out about it, said, “I really wanted this song to convey a feeling of liberation and decadence, similar to my experience when I first heard Pet Shop Boys’ Very album. Such emotion and drama. Even the CD’s orange jewel case had bumps on it, so sensual.”

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SPOTLIGHTS – “THE PARTICLE NOISE”

Spotlights have shared another track off their upcoming album Love & Decay (due 4/26 via Ipecac), and it’s another very appealing mix of shoegaze and sludge metal. Guitarist/vocalist Mario Quintero told Kerrang: “‘The Particle Noise’ — is a multi dimensional song. Mainly being a love story about the beginning of the universe. A moment so intense that it encapsulates what it means to exist. This all being a metaphor for this persons infatuation with another, so strong it tears them to pieces and reforms them over and over.”

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VALE – “FINAL FLESH”

Oakland black metal quintet Vale (who share members with Ulthar, Void Omnia, and Abstracter) are releasing their debut album Burden of Sight on May 24 via The Flenser, and the furious opening track “Final Flesh” is streaming now. It starts out as a melodic, blasty black metal song, but eventually evolves into something filthier and sludgier. It’s cool stuff, and the crisp production from Greg Wilkinson (High On Fire, Necrot, etc) really brings out the best in this band.

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LOW DOSE – “START OVER”

Low Dose (aka Legendary Divorce singer Itarya Rosenberg + all three members of the now-defunct Fight Amp) are releasing their self-titled debut LP next week (3/29) via Brutal Panda/Knife Hits, and they’ve shared another song from it, “Start Over.” It starts out catchy and grungy, but it turns into something darker, heavier, and more psychedelic. It’s cool stuff.

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RED MASS – KILRUSH DRIVE (ALBUM STREAM)

Red Mass, the gothy Montreal post-punk / garage-rock collective, release their first album in ages this week. If you dig dark melodic punk with roots in The Damned, The Stooges and Misfits, definitely check this out.

ERLAND COOPER – “FIRST OF THE TIDE”

You may remember Erland Cooper when he fronted band Erland & The Carnival. He’s now making music just under his own name and will release solo album, Sule Skerry, on May 17. “First of the Tide” was a collaboration with electronic musician and producer Benge (John Foxx, Gazelle Twin, John Grant) and features his Moog Polymoog synthesiser “re-amped through a 5,000-year-old Neolithic cairn in Orkney.” You don’t hear that every day and it’s an absolutely gorgeous track.

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CALEXICO and IRON & WINE – “FATHER MOUNTAIN”

It took 14 years, but Calexico and Iron & Wine are finally back with a new collaborative record. Read more about it here.

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MATTHEW MILIA – “PUNCTURE”

Frontier Ruckus frontman Matthew Milia is releasing his proper debut solo album, Alone at St. Hugo, on May 3 via Sitcom Universe Records. As you’d probably expect from Matthew, it’s a gorgeous dose of indie folk. It starts simple, but some pretty grand arrangements come in by the song’s end. Matthew is playing a record release show in his home stage of Michigan and one at NYC’s Mercury Lounge on 5/14.

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SEBA KAAPSTAD – “AFRICA”

Neo-soul quarter Seba Kaapstad are releasing their sophomore album Thina on May 17 via Mello Music Group, and we wrote more about new single “Africa” here.

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THE INTELLIGENCE – “L’APPEL DU VIDE”

The void has called and The Intelligence have answered with this sardonic look at the pluses and minuses of sobriety, all set to a typically wigged out surf jam. It’s the lead track from The Intelligence’s 10th album, out in April.

SAUNA (mem WEAVES, GREYS, FAKE PALMS) – “FELT” & “WAITING”

Sauna is a new trio with some familiar faces from the Toronto indie scene — Zach Bines (of Weaves), Braeden Craig (of Greys), and Michael le Riche (of Fake Palms) — and we wrote more about their new two-song single here.

NYT LIV – “BLODET SKYGGER”

Danish punks NYT LIV are releasing their debut album in May, and we wrote more about its crushing new single “Blodet Skygger” here.

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BIG SEARCH – “STILLNESS IN THE AIR” (ft. JAMES MERCER)

Big Search (aka former Foreign Born frontman Matt Popieluch) is releasing his sophomore album Slow Fascination on April 12 via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, and new single “Stillness In The Air” features vocals by The Shins frontman James Mercer and Kacey Johansing, guitar by producer Rob Barbato, and co-writing by Electric Guest’s Matthew Compton. You can read more about it here.

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

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