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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…

MICHAEL CHAPMAN – “AFTER ALL THIS TIME” FT. BRIDGET ST. JOHN

Folk great Michael Chapman has shared another track off his upcoming album True North, which is out January 18 via Paradise of Bachelors. “After All This Time” is a duet with Bridget St. John and Michael tells the story of its inspiration: “In a bookshop, I met a beautifully dressed woman of a certain age, who said, ‘It’s Michael isn’t it?’ I said ‘Yeah?’ It wasn’t a difficult question. A lengthy pause followed, then she said, ‘We were married for four years.’ Not my finest hour. Out of that, came this song.”

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JOHN DAVIS & MATTHEW CAWS – “WE ARE IN THE WILD AND WE ARE HOME”

John Davis and Matthew Caws have known each other since the days when their bands Superdrag and Nada Surf toured together in the mid-’90s. They’ve stayed friends since and, when Nada Surf’s tour wrapped up in John’s hometown of Nashville, they teamed up for this song that pulls from each of their strengths. “I showed up at County Q (Pete Drake’s old place) with a verse ready and sort of a guiding principle I could already hear in my mind, and we just took it from there,” says Davis (who currently fronts Lees of Memory). “I’d do it again in a heartbeat!” Listen, via Stereogum:

MACHINEFABRIEK – “VIII” FT. MARISSA NADLER

Dutch composer Rutger Zuydervelt will release With Voices, his new album as Machinefabriek, on January 18 via Western Vinyl. Zuydervelt uses cassette recorders, tone generators, radios, and other esoteric equipment as instruments (as well as synthesizers), crafting soundscapes over which a variety of guest vocalists sing, including Peter Broderick, Marissa Nadler, Richard Youngs, Chantal Acda, and Terence Hannum (Locrian). You can listen to the Nadler collaboration, the ambient and ethereal  11-minute track “VIII.”

SPIELBERGS – “FIVE ON IT”

Oslo’s Spielbergs have gained more than a few comparisons to Japandroids, and if you like that band’s raw, celebratory indie-punk, you might dig these guys too. Their new record This Is Not The End drops February 1 via By The Time It Gets Dark, and lead single “Five On It” is out now.

TAYLOR BENNETT – “STREAMING SERVICES”

Taylor Bennett (Chance the Rapper’s brother) is back with a new song that has a cheerful-sounding melody but lyrically tackles the dark side of the music industry. “I created “STREAMING SERVICES” to educate the world on independent artist struggles to navigate through an industry built on their own creativity. Years later still having little to no understanding of how to distribute and collect funds from our own product,” Taylor wrote.

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