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Cocky Bitches

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…


Paul Leary of underground rock weirdos Butthole Surfers now plays guitar in the band Cocky Bitches with singer Baroness Formica and drummer Sam McCandless (of Cold). They used to be called Carny and put out an EP in 2008, but now they’re set to release their first full-length as Cocky Bitches, Mercy, this Friday (11/23) via Slope Records. Melvins’ Buzz Osbourne said, “I really love that Cocky Bitches record! I love the barbaric nature of some of the songs. It’s like a cool soundtrack for the end of the world.” Two singles are out now, and both are swaggering, sex-fueled doses of punk-blues.

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0PN’s new EP, Love In The Time Of Lexapro, is out this Friday and, ahead of that, he’s shared this rework of “Last Known Image of a Song” by Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Ryuichi Sakamoto. His rework pulls the song apart, scattering the pieces across space and time.


Japanese post-rock vets Mono’s tenth album Nowhere Now Here comes out in January via Temporary Residence Ltd, and as mentioned, they’re including vocals on this album. Lead single “After You Comes The Flood” was instrumental, but new song “Breathe” has singing and it’s a very different kind of song. It’s ambient and atmospheric and doesn’t bring drums in until about four minutes in. It sorta finds the middle ground between Beach House and Explosions in the Sky.

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A$AP Rocky dropped his psychedelic third studio LP Testing earlier this year, and he’s already back with this new single, which samples Tame Impala’s “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” Rocky continues further down the psych-rap trajectory he’s been taking lately, using Kevin Parker’s skipping percussion to create a moody banger, accompanied by a trippy, “Mannequin Challenge”-esque music video.

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In the words of Crammed Discs PR, Scott Gilmore is “a mysterious young man who lives in the strange, suburban environment known as the San Fernando Valley.” His debut LP is due out in March and first single “Two-Roomed Motel” is strange, suburban instrumental synthpop, both alluring and surreal. Folks in NYC can catch Scott tonight (11/20) at Baby’s All Right, opening for Jorge Elbrecht.

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Earl Sweatshirt announced that his new album will be out next week and he shared the new song “The Mint,” which we wrote more about here.

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Indie-rap lifer Aesop Rock and psychedelic electronic master TOBACCO have teamed up as Malibu Ken. They’re releasing their self-titled debut album in January via Rhymesayers, and we wrote more about lead single “Acid King” here.

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