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…
HEATHER WOODS BRODERICK - "WHERE I LAY"
Heather Woods Broderick is following 2015's Glider with her third album, Invitation, on April 19 via Western Vinyl. Lead single "Where I Lay" starts out quiet and atmospheric, but it turns into something much more massive. We're excited to hear more.
CHAI - "FASHIONISTA"
Japanese four-piece CHAI will release their second album, PUNK, on March 15 via Burger Records in North America and Heavenly in the UK. “’PUNK’ for us, of course, is not the genre of music,” say the band. “‘PUNK’ to us is to overturn the worn-out values associated with ‘kawaii’ or ‘cute’ created up to this point. ‘PUNK’ is a word that expresses a strong sense of self. To be yourself more, to become the person you truly want to be, to believe in yourself in every instance!” First single from the record is "Fashionista," a disco jam with a killer bassline and chorus.
HEALTH - "FEEL NOTHING"
"Feel Nothing," one of the tracks off HEALTH's anticipated new album, Vol. 4 :: Slaves of Fear, has just been released as part of the Adult Swim Singles series. The group continue to obliterate pigeonholes, mixing dance music, metal, industrial and pop, as you can hear.
PANOPTICON - "THE CRESCENDO OF DUSK" & "THE LABYRINTH"
Panopticon returned with two songs, "The Crescendo of Dusk" which was written and recorded during the sessions for last year's The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness and "Autumn Eternal" which was written and recorded during the sessions for the 2015 album of the same name. The first song is nearly 14 minutes of Panopticon's trademark atmospheric black metal, while the second sees them exploring their folk music side.
EMILY REO - "STRAWBERRY"
Brooklyn's Emily Reo is releasing a new album, Only You Can See It, on April 12 via Carpark Records. On its first single, "Strawberry," playful synths and chiptune sounds accompany a firm stance against sexism and toxic masculinity.
LOU DOILLON - "IT'S YOU" (feat. CAT POWER)
Paris model/actress/singer (and daughter of Jane Birkin) Lou Doillon is releasing her third album, Soliloquy, on February 1. She worked with multiple producers on the album, including Chan Marshall (aka Cat Power), who is also featured on newest single "It's You." "All my new songs used to live in an acoustic guitar as that’s how I wrote them," Lou said. "I did not want to turn away from that and thought that with a song featuring an acoustic guitar I should work with someone I admire. I sent Chan a message on Instagram and to my surprise she answered back straight away."
CELESTE - "FATHER'S SON"
UK soul singer Celeste has just released her first single since signing to True Panther, which looks at her complicated relationship with her late father. "My mother has covered so much in my life but there were points where I thought it would be cool to ask my dad this one question." The song itself is very 2019 but nods just a little towards trip hop artists like Portishead as well.
MARTHA - "LOVE KEEPS KICKING"
UK indie-punks Martha's new album is titled Love Keeps Kicking and will be out April 5 via Dirtnap Records. They've just shared the super-catchy title track from the record, along with its video that pays homage to '50s monster movies.
THYLA - "ONLY EVER"
Brighton, UK quartet Thyla release their debut EP, What's On Your Mind, on February 1, and they've shared its first track, "Only Ever," which glistens with '80s tinged, widescreen dream pop.
THE MOUNTAIN GOATS - "Younger"
The Mountain Goats new album, In League with Dragons, is inspired in part by role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. "I am earnestly hoping that a new genre called 'dragon noir' will spring from the forehead of nearly two years' work on these songs," says John Darnielle. "But, if not, I am content for this to be the sole example of the style." Read more about it here.
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