11 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…
PETER PERRETT (ONLY ONES) - "I WANT YOUR DREAMS"
Only Ones' frontman Peter Perrett has announced Humanworld, his second album for Domino, which will be out June 7. This follows 2017's How the West Was Won, which was his first album in 20 years. "I'm fully aware there are a lot of people who never even thought I'd get to make another album, let alone two, in such a short time," Perrett jokes, adding, "This record has got more urgency and the songs are more concise. Don't like words such as progression but I hope this is texturally and sonically more interesting than How The West Was Won." Check out first single "I Want Your Dreams":
FILTHY FRIENDS - "NOVEMBER MAN"
Filthy Friends, the supergroup featuring Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Peter Buck (REM), Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks) and more, will release their second album, Emerald Valley, on May 3. They've shared a new track from that, the bluesy "November Man," from that, with lyrics about golden hair, White Russians and Moscow Mules, could be taken to be about our current president.
PINK AVALANCHE - "BLOOD ON TILE"
Chicago's Pink Avalanche -- aka Chicago sound engineer Che Arthur (who’s worked with Russian Circles, Bob Mould, Shellac, Pelican and more, and was also in Atombombpocketknife), Adam Reach (The Poison Arrows), and Kortland Chase (ex-Chatty Cathy) -- are following 2014's The Luminous Heart of Nowhere with their third album, iii, on April 19, and the new single "Blood On Tile" premieres right here. It's a nearly-seven-minute dose of Slint-like post-hardcore, and if you dig that kinda stuff, you'll probably find that Pink Avalanche do it very well. More album info and tour dates here.
JOAN SHELLEY - "I WOULD BE IN LOVE (ANYWAY)" (FRANK SINATRA COVER) & "HERE IN CALIFORNIA" (KATE WOLF COVER)
Joan Shelley has released two new cover songs, one of Frank Sinatra's "I Would Be In Love (Anyway)" and one of Kate Wolf's "Here In California." Joan does the Sinatra cover in her usual stripped-down folk style, and as Stereogum points out, she recorded it at home during a rainy day and the rain hitting the roof of her house is what makes the background noise in the song. For the Kate Wolf cover, which is already a folk song, she turns the song into something more atmospheric and droning. Listen below and catch Joan on tour (including Brooklyn Folk Festival).
A.SWAYZE & THE GHOSTS - "RECIPROCATION"
Tasmanian garage punks A. Swayze & The Ghosts (what a name) will release their debut single this week via Rough Trade. The a-side is "Suddenly" and here's the flip, a 10-minute slow-burn epic, with shades of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, that if nothing else makes us curious to see them live
WALTER MARTIN - "DO-DILLY-DO (A FRIEND LIKE YOU)"
Former Walkmen member Walter Martin made a kids album a few years back and now he's written a song for Missing Link, writer-director Chris Butler's upcoming animated Sasquatch film. “I went in somewhat blind at the beginning but was immediately inspired by the movie and banged out a demo that Chris loved,” Martin told Billboard. “He was great at keeping me on track and making sure I kept all the heart and humor and handmade feel in the finished product. Fortunately I feel pretty comfortable writing from the perspective of a Sasquatch.”
PATIO - "NEW REALITY"
Brooklyn trio Patio will release their debut album, Essentials, next week via Fire Talk. The band's appealing, minimal indie rock style comes through loud and clear on "New Reality" that packs in a lot of personality and attitude into two minutes.
OH LAND - "KISS IN SONGS"
Oh Land releases her new, Doveman-produced album Family Tree on May 3. Its newest single, "Kiss in Songs," features backing vocals from Devendra Banhart and delicate orchestration. "I guess the whole reason I do music is that I express myself more clearly through melodies and singing, rather than through speaking," Nanna Øland Fabricius says. "In this song I find someone who understands my language."
STUART STAPLES (TINDERSTICKS) - "THE GARDEN"
Tindersticks' Stuart Staples and filmmaker Claire Denis continue their creative partnership on new film High Life -- read more about it here.
KOOL KEITH - "UNCRUSHABLE"
Kool Keith is releasing a new EP this Friday, and we wrote more about the song "Uncrushable" and its video here.
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