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9 New Songs Out Today

Swearin’ (photo by Alexander Rotondo)

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…


Swearin’ have reunited (as the trio of Allison Crutchfield, Kyle Gilbride, and Jeff Bolt) and they’ll release Fall Into the Sun, their first album in five years, on October 5 via Merge. After recently dropping lead single “Grow Into A Ghost,” they’re now back with “Untitled (LA),” which is another dose of the band’s trademark crunchy, melodic indie-punk.

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Stockholm, Sweden’s Viagra Boys — who share members with Les Big Byrd and other scene vets — will release their debut album, Street Worms, on September 28. If you dig bleak punk and post-punk (The Fall, Stooges, The Birthday Party) with a deep streak of black humor, you’ll probably find something to like here. The first single is the patently ridiculous, yet strangely addictive “Sports” and they’ve just shared the video which pits tattooed, shirtless singer Sebastian Murphy against some mild mannered tennis players.

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Savannah’s sludge greats Black Tusk are releasing their new album TCTB this Friday (8/17) via Season of Mist, and they’ve let another song loose ahead of its release. Like the previous singles, “Closed Eye” leans closer to Black Tusk’s punk side than to their metal side, and this one’s a breakneck-speed ripper.

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mewithoutYou dropped a (very heavy) new song while we await their long-discussed new album, and we wrote more about it HERE

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Cloud Nothings announced a new album and released the lead single, which is their noisiest and most abrasive song in years, and we wrote more about it HERE.

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Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry is set to release solo album Quiet River of Dust, Vol. 1 on September 21 which is his first for ANTI-. Parry told Fader that the song’s origin started with an iPhone synthesizer app and he finished the song in Upstate New York with help from Roomful of Teeth’s Caroline Shaw who added “a bunch of very magical layers of vocals.” Magical is a good word for this bucolic, dreamlike song, that you could imagine being used in a Miyazaki movie.

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UK duo Still Corners, who currently live in Woodstock, NY, will release new album Slow Air this Friday and to tide you over till then they’ve released “The Message” from it. Between the dreamy twang of the guitar leads, to the video’s shots of power lines, there’s a little David Lynch going on here.

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Saintseneca are preparing to release the Mike Mogis-produced Pillar of Na on August 31, and they’ve shared a third track from it, “Beast in the Garden.” It’s a nice helping of the band’s indie folk, ornamented with rich harmonies, strings and horns.

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Portland dream pop artist Pure Bathing Culture covered The Blue Nile’s Hats in full for a vinyl release for Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious series, and they’ve shared their version of “Downtown Lights,” which features vocals from Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and plenty of synths.

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