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31 New Songs Out Today

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Marika Hackman (photo: Joost Vandebrug)

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…

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – “THE BIRD SONG”

There’s a lot of boogie tracks on King Gizzard’s new album, out this week, but “The Bird Song” is not one of them, owing more to light ’80s pop. If that’s not your thing, there may be a metal album up next.

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DUCKWRTH – “LOVE IS LIKE A MOSHPIT” (ft. RICO NASTY)

DUCKWRTH is preparing to release his new album The Falling Man on May 17 via Republic, and its new single “LOVE IS LIKE A MOSHPIT” features the currently unstoppable Rico Nasty. Despite the song title and Rico’s punk side, she takes a lighter singing approach on this one, and her and DUCKWRTH sound great together. In other news, Rico’s new album Anger Management drops this week.

YG – “SNOP SNITCHIN'”

During his Coachella set, YG debuted a new song aimed at 6ix9ine called “Stop Snitchin’,” which will appear on his new album 4REAL 4REAL (due May 3), and now he has released the studio version of the song. This one’s rawer and harder than most of YG’s more polished 2018 album Stay Dangerous, and it’s always great to hear him in this mode.

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SCHOOLBOY Q – “CRASH”

ScHoolboy Q’s anticipated new album CrasH Talk finally drops this Friday (4/26), featuring Kid Cudi, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Travis Scott, 6LACK, Lil Baby, and 21 Savage. Ahead of its release, he dropped one more song: the head-nodding, classic Q-sounding “CrasH.”

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BEAK> – “LIFE GOES ON”

UK trio Beak> are busy at work on the follow-up to last year’s terrific ‘>>>’ and while details are still under wraps, they’ve just shared this excellent new single. Fueled by some intense woodblock action, the Can-like “Life Goes On” was inspired directly from a recent trip to Mexico City where the band awoke to the sound of a distorted young girls’ voice bellowing across the city. It turns out it was a recording used by scrap metal collection carts,”urging people to bring out old beds and washing machines.” They actually sample the voice at the start of the track which has a lot in common with last year’s single “Brean Down.”

BEDOUINE – “ECHO PARK”

Bedouine’s new single is a sly look at the hip L.A. neighborhood where she lives. “‘Echo Park’ started as kind of a joke. I was annoyed that my usual café was busy and there was nowhere to sit. I turned back around to my apartment, picked up the guitar, and started riffing on the neighborhood – it ended up being a really fun tune. I love my neighborhood but the rate at which things change can make your head spin. This song is about hanging on for dear life.” Bedouine’s new album, Bird Songs of a Killjoy, is out May 31 via Spacebomb.

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KEVIN ABSTRACT – “PEACH” (ft. BEARFACE, JOBA, DOMINIC FIKE)

Kevin Abstract has shared the latest single from his new project ARIZONA baby that he’s been gradually rolling out this month. This one features his Brockhampton groupmates Bearface and JOBA, plus Dominic Fike, so it shouldn’t be surprising that it sounds like it could’ve been a Brockhampton song. And that’s of course not a bad thing at all.

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DJ SNAKE – “ENZO” (ft. OFFSET, 21 SAVAGE, SHECK WES & GUCCI MANE)

DJ Snake is no stranger to putting tons of huge guests on the same song, and this time he did it with Atlanta rappers Offset, 21 Savage, and Gucci Mane, plus New York’s Sheck Wes. The French producer basically provides the crew with an Atlanta trap type beat, and they all sound in fine form on this one, which seems destined to be a big hit.

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YOUNG NUDY – “MISTER” (ft. 21 SAVAGE)

Young Nudy is releasing a collaborative mixtape with producer Pi’erre Bourne, Sli’merre, on May 8 via his own Paradise East Records. New single “Mister” features Nudy’s cousin 21 Savage, and it’s a laid-back song with a very cool flute sample.

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GREYS – “KILL APPEAL”

Here’s the third and final single from Canadian band Greys’ forthcoming Age Hasn’t Spoiled You, out May 10 via Carpark. Set to a driving drum machine beat, “Kill Appeal” straddles the line between psych-punk and shoegaze and the video only adds to the air of mystery.

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HONEY HARPER – “VAGUELY SATISFIED”

Honey Harper, the dreampop country crooner pseudonym of William Fussell (Mood Rings), just released a new 7″ and has shared the gorgeous b-side. “In country music, the archetype of a break-up song is a common occurrence,” says William. “I suppose in all music it is… This song does not represent a specific moment or personal relationship in my life. It’s a story of modern malaise and then, eventually, acceptance. It is perhaps an analogy to my general personal feelings on music, the ongoing world around me while it all seemingly goes to hell in a handbasket, me letting go of a darker part of my family, or maybe, it’s just a story.” The A-side is the previously shared “Strawberry Lite.”

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KIRIN J CALLINAN – “IT TAKES A MUSCLE TO FALL IN LOVE”

Aussie wildman Kirin J Callinan has announced his new album, Return To Center, which will be out June 21st on Terrible Records. Kirin says the album “corporate spiritual” radiance and new single “It Takes a Muscle to Fall in Love” is one of his more restrained, poppy performances.

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CONNAN MOCKASIN & ANDREW VANWYNGARDEN – “BAD BOY” / ALLAH LAS – “RASBERRY JAM”

Allah Las, Connan Mockasin, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT and Peaking Lights have contributed new music to Self Discovery for Social Survival, a new film produced by Mexican Summer Records and outdoor brand Pilgrim Surf + Supply. “The idea was to send surfers and musicians off on these trips together,” explains director and Pilgrim proprietor Chris Gentile. “Get them out there amongst it — in the surf, in the afterglow of the surf, talking story at dinner, just all the great stuff that happens on a surf trip. Then, right after their trips, the musicians jump into the studio and compose based on their experiences. With their hair still wet, so to speak.” The movie features narration by the late Jonas Mekas. The soundtrack’s out June 18 but you can check out tracks from Connan/VanWyngarden and Allah-Las, and watch a trailer for the film, now.

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MARIKA HACKMAN – “I’M NOT WHERE YOU ARE”

Marika Hackman has evolved a lot over the course of her relatively short career, having made orchestral baroque folk pop on her debut album, dabbled in indie rock on her second, and now brings more straight-ahead pop to the equation on her third album which she co-produced with David Wrench of Audiobooks. Details about the LP are still forthcoming but you can check out the sultry “I’m Not Where You Are” right now. Marika says the song is “about breaking up with people, or self-sabotaging relationships” Marika explains. “That feeling of not trusting one’s emotions because you can’t seem to get to the same place as the other person. On the surface, it seems like an arrogant everybody falls in love with me” kind of song but it’s actually incredibly lonely, introspective and self-deprecating.”

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SUPERSTITION – “HIGHLY ATTUNED BEASTS OF THE DARK”

New Mexico’s Superstition recently announced a tour with Tomb Mold and mentioned news on a new album would be coming soon. Now we know it’s called The Anatomy Of Unholy Transformation and due June 21 via 20 Buck Spin, and the first single is out now. It’s a very cool dose of evil, gruesome, old school-style death metal and it’s making this LP seem very promising.

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FUMING MOUTH – “FATALISM”

Boston’s Fuming Mouth are gearing up to release their debut album The Grand Descent on June 21 via Triple B Records, and lead single/opening track “Fatalism” is a genuinely crushing, fresh, and raw as all hell take on death-y hardcore.

THOMAS WESLEY (AKA DIPLO’S COUNTRY PROJECT) – “SO LONG”

Yes you read that right. Diplo is embracing the Yeehaw Agenda and releasing electronic-tinged country music under the name Thomas Wesley. His first single with the project is “So Long,” featuring Cam on guest lead vocals. He’s also performing at the “country Coachella,” Stagecoach Festival, on Sunday (4/28) night.

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ASIAN DA BRAT – “DRACO” (ft. SMOKEPURRP)

Asian Da Brat (fka Asian Doll) is releasing her new album Unfucciwtable on May 3 via 1017 Eskimo/Alamo. It features appearances from Lil Durk, Calboy, Smooky Margielaa, Stunna4Vegas, Yung Mal, PNB Meen, and Smokepurrp, the latter of whom is on the whisper-trap new single “Draco.” Asian Da Brat says, “Me and Purpp was on tour with Gucci Mane in Salt Lake City. I was heading to the studio and Purpp got kicked out of his hotel, so I told him to pull up. We went back and forth in the booth and knocked it out. That’s my bro for real. Record came out hard as hell.”

STUCK OUT HERE – “FOR YOU, FOR ME”

Canadian punks Stuck Out Here share a member with Pkew Pkew Pkew, and they’re gearing up to release their second album Until We’re Each Someone Else on May 31 via Get Party! Records/Must Be Nice Records. Its new single is the catchy and jangly heartland punk of “For You, For Me.”

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FKA TWIGS – “CELLOPHANE”

FKA twigs is finally back with her first new single in three years, and it’s great stuff. Read more here.

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BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER – “LITTLE TROUBLE” & “SLEEPWALKIN'” (DAYDREAMIN’ VERSION)

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst’s collaborative project Better Oblivion Community Center just digitally released this two-song single which was previously only available as a tour-only 7″. Read more about it here.

LUCY DACUS – “MY MOTHER & I”

Lucy Dacus continues her 2019 holiday singles series with a new song for Mother’s Day, which you can read more about here.

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DYLAN LEBLANC – “BORN AGAIN”

Singer/songwriter Dylan LeBlanc is taking a more rockin’ approach on his upcoming Dave Cobb-produced album, as you can hear on new single “Born Again.” Read more about the new song and album here.

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RICHARD REED PARRY – “LONG WAY BACK”

Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry has announced the second part to his 2018 solo album. Quiet River of Dust: Vol. 2 comes out on the Summer Solstice, June 21, via Anti. Along with Vol. 1, its meant to represent each side of a metaphysical river, with Vol. 2 as the more interior side. “Long Way Back” “is a song about remembering everything you’ve ever lived,” Richard says. “Your childhood home, the happy or heavy or beautiful or miserable feelings you ever lived with, the fleeting and pristine random moments of perfection, the infinitely complex tapestry of emotions you feel towards your parents; anything that resides anywhere in those floating worlds that exist inside your mind and your heart, holding all these things up to the light of memory, embracing it all and then letting it go.”

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SACRED PAWS – “HOW FAR”

Glasgow indie pop band Sacred Paws, with Rachel Aggs (Shopping) and Eilidh Rodgers (ex Golden Girls), release their second album, Run Around the Sun, on May 31 via Rock Action / Merge. New single “How Far” is another jaunty, buoyant track from the duo with sunny harmonies.

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COKIE THE CLOWN (AKA FAT MIKE OF NOFX) – YOU’RE WELCOME (ALBUM STREAM)

Fat Mike’s alter-ego Cokie The Clown releases his debut album this week, and you can now stream it early and read more about it here.

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WALKING BOMBS & GRIDFAILURE – SUICIDE BY CITIZENSHIP (ALBUM STREAM)

New York dark/heavy music solo projects Walking Bombs (aka Morgan Y. Evans) and Gridfailure (aka David Brenner) have teamed up to release a collaborative album, Suicide By Citizenship, and it features tons of impressive guests, including Laura Pleasants (Kylesa), Tad Doyle (Tad), Mike Score (All Out War), Brett Netson (ex-Built to Spill, Caustic Resin), and more. You can stream it early and read more about it here.

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MANNEQUIN PUSSY – “DRUNK II”

Mannequin Pussy signed to Epitaph and announced a new, Will Yip-produced album, Patience. We wrote more about its first single “Drunk II” here.

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GUITAR WOLF – “LOVE&JETT”

Even though he’s singing in Japanese, the pure rock n’ roll attitude here needs no translations. This is the title track from Guitar Wolf’s new album, due out via Third Man.

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