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, 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…
TYPECASTE - "TRAVERSE"
Long Island/Boston hardcore/metalcore band Typecaste, who are opening the upcoming Sanction/SeeYouSpaceCowboy tour, will release their new EP Between Life on February 14 via Flatspot Records, and first single "Traverse" finds the band delivering a dual-vocal attack over thick, chugging, heavy-as-brick riffs. Listen at Kerrang.
INSECT ARK - "PHILAE"
Dark Brooklyn band Insect Ark — whose current lineup is band leader (and Swans collaborator) Dana Schechter and former SubRosa drummer Andy Patterson — have shared a second single off their upcoming Colin Marston-engineered album The Vanishing (due 2/28 via Profound Lore): the doomy, nearly-eight-minute "Philae." Dana says, "The song 'Philae' traces the epic narrative of a robotic voyager on its journey to a comet near Jupiter. The travel, alongside its host the Rosetta Spacecraft, took over ten years. Philae crashed, was pulled by the comet's gravity, and for over a year was sitting lost in the shadow of a cliff."
Insect Ark are also playing a double release show with Gnaw (who are releasing their Barking Orders EP on January 31) at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on February 26 (tickets).
WILMA ARCHER - "LAST SNIFF" (ft. MF DOOM)
UK producer/multi-instrumentalist Wilma Archer (fka Slime) is set to release his first full-length album under his current moniker, A Western Circular, on April 3 via Domino imprint Weird World. Along with the announcement comes the string-laden single "Last Sniff" featuring underground rap legend MF DOOM, which you can read more about here.
CONTAINER - "NOZZLE"
London-via-Providence electronic musician Container (real name Ren Schofield) announced his newest album Scramblers, which is out on March 20, and he's promoting it with this heavily-distorted single "Nozzle," along with its surreal, head-scratching music video, directed by artist Chrissy Jones. Schofield says the album's title was taken from both a Baltimore street drug and an old Rhode Island diner he frequented, saying, "The juxtaposition between these two Scramblers is a great one. I wanted to pay homage to a nice name that lends itself to both depraved and wholesome contexts and do my part to carry on the tradition."
JHENE AIKO - "P*$$Y FAIRY (OTW)"
R&B singer Jhene Aiko is back with a new single, the sexed-up yet hauntingly atmospheric "P*$$Y FAIRY (OTW)."
KIRK WINDSTEIN (CROWBAR) - "AQUALUNG" (JETHRO TULL)
Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein's anticipated solo album Dream In Motion comes out this Friday (1/24), and as mentioned, it includes a cover of Jethro Trull's "Aqualung." That cover is out now -- it mostly finds Kirk staying faithful to the original, but giving it just a little bit of a Crowbar-ish sludge twist. It's good stuff.
PIXIES - "BENEATH THE EYRIE DEMOS, PT. 1"
Pixies (sans Kim Deal) have released three new demos, recorded during the sessions of last year's Beneath the Eyrie. These new tracks were previously only available as part of the album's deluxe vinyl edition, but just hit streaming services today.
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - "LIVE AT THIRD MAN"
Back in June 2018, Canadian indie vets Broken Social Scene stopped by Jack White's Third Man Records for a killer live performance promoting their then-recent LP Hug of Thunder, and a live album of the show is now available for streaming. The band is in fine form across the release's five tracks, and you can also preorder the vinyl, which drops next month.
Radiohead have launched the online Radiohead Public Library, and also uploaded a handful of rarities to streaming services, including their 1992 debut EP Drill, 2005's "I Want None of This" from the charity compilation Help!: A Day in the Life, and the TKOL RMX 8 EP. More info here.
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE - "AN OFFERING..."
My Chemical Romance announced their first UK reunion show with a two-minute, twenty-second video that appears to be soundtracked by a new post-rocky instrumental, possibly titled "An Offering..." Read more here.
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