10 New Songs Out Today
So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of 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, track premieres, and more all day. In these concertless times, that includes daily livestreams and live concert videos we love. 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…
SINKING - "JON," "GRACE TERRACE" & "CEMETERY"
Sinking is a new band featuring members of hardcore bands Maniac, Restraining Order, and Piece of Mind, but they favor a more melodic, '90s Midwest emo-style sound compared to those bands. Their debut album Only Echoes comes out July 7 via Patient Zero Records and you can hear three promising songs from it now.
DAVE EAST - "MENACE"
New York rapper Dave East is gearing up for his Karma 3 mixtape, and he released this powerful new song which comes with a Boyz n the Hood-referencing video.
HATCHIE & THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - "SOMETHING ALWAYS" (JAMC COVER)
Jesus and Mary Chain's "Sometimes Always" with Hope Sandoval remains one of the great indie duets of the '90s (and a karaoke favorite). Australian shoegazer Hatchie puts her own spin on it, with help from Kip Berman of Pains of Being Pure at Heart in the Jim Reid role.
ERASURE - “HEY NOW (THINK I GOT A FEELING)”
Erasure have announced their 18th (!) studio album, The Neon, which will be out August 21 via Mute. The Erasure formula -- Vince Clarke's gurgling synthpop + Andy Bell's powerful pipes -- never seems to get old, as the album's first single shows.
SONIC BOOM - "TAWKIN' TEKNO"
Former Spacemen 3 cofounder Pete Kember releases his first album as Sonic Boom in over 30 years on Friday and here's one last early dose. "Tawkin' Tekno" glides along on a drony groove and vocodered vocals, and comes with a very trippy video made by JP from Special Cases, that is a "dive deep into molecular biology."
TORRES - "TOO BIG FOR THE GLORY HOLE"
Torres released a new album, Silver Tongue in January, and now she's followed it with this new song. She'll be donating proceeds from Bandcamp sales of it tomorrow to The Loveland Foundation, who fund therapy for Black women and girls.
NZCA LINES - "PRISONER OF LOVE"
Michael Lovett releases Pure Luxury, his third NZCA Lines album, on July 10. New single "Prisoner of Love" is indeed pure luxury, a funky disco track with luxurious strings. 'Real Good Time' stars an unhinged narrator arriving uninvited to a scary dance party," says Lovett. "As the sweat soaks through his polyester suit jacket he perceives a blizzard of nightmarish, hallucinogenic images depicting his unease with the world. Yet he soon realises that, despite the darkness around us, we deserve to have a good time - to make the best with what we’re given.”
MR. MUTHAFUCKIN' EXQUIRE - "BOOTLICKER (BURN BABY BURN)"
In addition to appearing on the new Run The Jewels album, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire released this impassioned new protest song which tackles police brutality and the white supremacy that enables it. "The cops the KKK and they ain't even trying to hide." All proceeds of downloads go to The Bail Project. Read more here.
DOWN AGAIN - "THE DEVIL ON YOUR SHOULDER"
Bay Area trio Down Again do a lot of justice to the early 2000s melodic post-hardcore era on this new single, which you can read more about here.
VIRGINITY - "FALL OF TRY"
Fans of The Promise Ring, Knapsack, The Anniversary, and other similar bands should check out Florida indie-emo-punks Virginity's new song, which you can read more about here.