10 New Songs Out Today
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…
DISCLOSURE ft. GWEN MCCRAE - "FUNKY SENSATION" (EXTENDED MIX)
The fourth Disclosure single of the week is here, and like the three before it, it finds the dance duo taking a pre-existing song and giving it that Disclosure twist. They say, "Inspired by our immense love of Disco music, we took @Alka_Lino's version of this classic song by Gwen McCrae and flipped it again. Hope this one gets you moving."
THE GOON SAX - "WE CAN'T WIN"
Australian trio The Goon Sax will release their second album, We're Not Talking, in September and they've just shared what is arguably its standout track. "We Can't Win" offers a tender portrait of the push and pull of young love, told from both sides of the relationship via the band's Louis Forster and Riley Jones. When their voices come together, it's pretty special.
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - "THE SOMNAMBULIST"
Most of Echo & The Bunnymen's new album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, features orchestral or stripped down versions of the band's classic songs, but there are two new ones on their as well. "The Somnambulist" (a clinical term for sleepwalking) is more like one of the Bunnymen's '90s comeback songs than their '80s era -- a little more Britpop, a little less goth -- but still with one of their signature sweeping choruses.
DANIELSON - "SNAP OUTTAVIT"
Danielson, the art rock collective spearheaded by Daniel Smith, is back with a new single, the title track from their upcoming Snap Outtavit EP, due out 9/28 via Joyful Noise. The song is a heavily psychedelic affair, combining acoustic guitar strums with hazy, densely-layered vocals.
CHER - "SOS" (ABBA COVER)
Cher has an ABBA covers album on the way, and the latest taste of it is her take on "SOS." It's mostly faithful to the original, but no complaints about hearing Cher -- who is still a powerhouse -- interpret a classic like this one.
MOZZY - "NOT IMPRESSIVE"
Sacramento rapper Mozzy has been talking about his next full-length, Gangland Landlord, for a while, and it finally has a release date: October 5. Ahead of its release, Mozzy dropped a new single off the album, "Not Impressive," which finds him dropping booming, aggressive bars over classic West Coast production. It's great stuff.
GABI - "SLEEP"
Ambient pop artist GABI recently announced that she'll play a Brooklyn release show for her new album Empty Me (10/3 at Park Church Co-Op with Julianna Barwick and Foxes In Fiction) before touring with Mutual Benefit, and today she dropped another single from that album. "Sleep" is fueled at first by a minimal, repetitive piano line and Gabrielle Herbst's glistening falsetto, but it turns into something much larger sounding by the song's end.
HATER - "FALL OFF"
Swedish indiepop quartet Hater release their second LP, Siesta, on September 15 via Fire Records. We've heard singles "It's So Easy" and "I Wish I Gave You More Time Because I Love You", and now the band has shared another new track, "Fall Off." It's another four minutes of enjoyably jangly dream pop, ending in a spiky, spare passage reminiscent of Interpol.
SIR BABYGIRL - "HEELS"
New Hampshire musician Kelsie Hogue shared the first single off her upcoming album for Father/Daughter records, the sparkling, glossy, queer pop gem "Heels." Read more about it HERE.
TROPICAL FUCK STORM - "THE HAPPIEST GUY AROUND"
Made up of members of The Drones, High Tension and Mod Con, TFS released their clattering debut album back in May and have morphed into new, poppy-but-still-strange territory on this new 7" that's part of Famous Class' LAMC series. More HERE.