11 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…
BAT FOR LASHES - JASMINE
On "Jasmine," the newest single from Bat for Lashes' upcoming album Lost Girls, Natasha Khan segues back and forth between hushed spoke word passages and her soaring soprano, all backed by a pallet of '80s-tinged synths.
TROPICAL FUCK STORM - "BRAINDROPS"
Australia's Tropical Fuck Storm release their second album, Braindrops, this week and they've just shared the video for the title track. Say the band, "'Braindrops' is a song that asks if you need to feel cheap buying counterfeit Ray Bans in a Universe that is actually a simulation."
ELUCID - EVERY EGG I CRACKED TODAY WAS DOUBLE YOLKED
Underground rapper/producer Elucid is back with a surprise new album, Every Egg I Cracked Today Was Double Yolked, and he calls it "a collection of meditations written and produced by E L U C I D composed in 2019 while floating between various hotels, airport terminals and bedroom closets with laptop mics and iphone recordings."
SIMONE WHITE - "DON'T TURN YOUR BACK ON LOVE"
Simone White, who released three albums on Damon Albarn's Honest Jon's Records, the last of which was 2012's Silver Silver. She's just shared a new version of a song from that album, "Never be That Tough," which has been transformed from folk into a dance track titled ""Don't Turn Your Back On Love" by Samuel Bing of Fol Chen. "I wanted to make an ebullient dance song, a disco song, but that style wasn't suited to the album we were making at the time," says Simone. "We even took the title 'Never Be That Tough' from a different line in the song, because 'Don't Turn Your Back on Love' just sounded too commercial. The disco version sat around as a demo until I recorded the vocals properly and Adam added the finishing touches to the mix."
SHEER MAG - "THE KILLER"
"There are many killers out there," says Sheer Mag's Tina Halladay of the band's new riff-rockin' single. "The Killer is a liar with a strangle hold on the world. The Killer is a war criminal the corrupt of society have produced and protected. The Killer spends his life covering up atrocities and defending right-wing dictatorships. The Killer stifles accountability and truth. We want to know, when does The Killer die?" Who could this Killer be? Sheer Mag's new album, A Distant Call is out Friday.
SORRY GIRLS - "ONE THAT YOU WANT"
Montreal duo Sorry Girls will release their debut album, Deborah, on October 18 via Arbutus. The record was mixed by mixed by David Carriere of TOPS and, like a lot of stuff on the label, has an '80s Lite synthpop feel. You can get a taste via first single "One That You Want":
THE BLACK WATCH - "MUCH OF A MUCHNESS"
John Andrew Fredrick's long-running melancholy indiepop project The Black Watch have a new single coming out later this year via Hypnotic Bridge Records. This is the b-side, a pleasingly gothy bit of fuzz.
NO ONE KNOWS WHAT THE DEAD THINK - "DOMINION"
MARIJANNAH - "BLOODSUCKER"
Marijannah share members with Wormrot, The Caulfield Cult, and Abolition A.D., and as you probably guessed from their band name, they make stoner rock/metal. They're gearing up to release a new album in December, and you can hear the fuzzed-out new single "Bloodsucker" now.
SCREAMING FEMALES - "LET ME IN"
Screaming Females are releasing a new rarities comp and "Let Me In" -- which was originally a rare bonus track on Rose Mountain -- is streaming everywhere now. Read more here.
NERVUS - "THEY DON'T"
UK punks Nervus are back with a political new song that takes on the police state in the UK; read more about it here.
Looking for even more new songs? Browse the ‘New Songs’ archive.