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…
SLEAFORD MODS - "KEBAB SPIDER"
Nicking just a bit from dubstep and filtering it through their own bile-fueled post-punk/dub sound, Sleaford Mods have released one of their most immediate, catchy singles to date with "Kebab Spider." The video, set at a club and directed by Roger Sargent, is pretty sweet too. "The accumulation of torment for those that refuse to capitalize solely through mediocre channels and as a result are ejected back onto the concrete," says Mods ranter Jason Williamson. "Obscure and under the horror as a giant spider crawls out the crown of their small portion of street meat." The song's from the Mods' new album, Eaton Alive, which they're self-releasing on February 22.
KAREN O - "ANTI-LULLABY"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O has a new song in the upcoming Amazon series Hanna (which is based on Joe Wright's 2011 action/thriller). It may be called "Anti-Lullaby" but it still has a calming, if disquieting effect. Listen to it in full, and as used in the series' trailer, below.
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS - "MAH"
UK electronica vets Chemical Brothers have shared a new single from their upcoming No Geography which is due out this spring on Astralwerks. Much like U.S. Girls song of the same name, "MAH" stands for "Mad As Hell," here a soundbite building to a distinctive Tom & Ed dancefloor release:
ROME - "ONE LION'S ROAR" & "ONLY WHO EUROPE KNOW"
It's now been 10 years since Flowers From Exile, the album that really put Luxembourgish singer-songwriter Jerome Reuter's neofolk band Rome -- part Nick Cave, part Swans, part The National, part neofolk band without the shitty politics -- on the map, and he's never slowed down (much loved triple 2011 album Die Æsthetik der Herrschaftsfreiheit included). Rome's 11th album (and 7th since Flowers), Le CENERI Di HELIODORO, will be out January 18, and you can listen to two recently released singles now (not to mention Rome's entire 2018 album, "Hall of Thatch," in case you missed that).
MARTIN FRAWLEY (TWERPS) - "CHAIN REACTION"
Martin Frawley, of Australian band Twerps, will release his first solo album, Undone at 31, on February 22 via Merge. "We spent three weeks in John Lee’s Phaedra Studios in Melbourne’s Coburg neighborhood,” Frawley explains. “First week tracking, second week experimenting, third week mixing.” The first single is "Chain Reaction" which sports an earworm "wah wah wah" chorus and Martin cites inspiration from French singer Jacques Dutronc. The video was shot in Brooklyn last summer.
HOUSE OF FEELINGS - WE ALL KNOW (FEAT. FELICIA DOUGLASS)
Brooklyn collective House of Feelings continue their streak of appealing singles with "We All Know" which features Ava Luna's Felicia Douglass. It's a real house banger, with a disco-influenced bass line and some nicely off-kilter horn charts and Douglass' vocals powering the whole thing.
ROYAL TRUX - "WHITE STUFF"
UN - "EVERY FEAR ILLUMINATED"
This 20+ minute song (featuring Parker Chandler of Windhand and Cough) is Seattle funeral/death doomers Un's contribution to their upcoming split with Coltsblood, and we wrote more about it here.
FESTERDAY - IIHTALLAN (ALBUM STREAM)
Finnish death metal vets Festerday (named after the Carcass song) have existed in various forms (under different names and with different lineups) since 1989, and following a run of EPs, splits, and demos in the early '90s, Festerday put out more EPs and splits under this name in 2018 and now released their first full-length album ever, iihtallan, on Season of Mist this past Friday (1/4). You can stream the whole thing.
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