12 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…
BECK - "SAW LIGHTNING" (FT PHARRELL)
Beck's new album is called Hyperspace and will be out later this year, details TBA. For now you can check out single "Saw Lightning" which Beck co-produced with Pharrell Williams, who contributes drums, keyboards "and mumbles." The video comes courtesy of director Hiro Murai, who you may know from Atlanta, Bary and Childish Gambino's "This is America" video.
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH - I LOVE YOU. IT'S A FEVER DREAM (ALBUM STREAM)
Kristian Matsson will release I Love You. It's a Fever Dream, his new album as The Tallest Man on Earth, this Friday. "Making the album, I was thinking a lot about the lenses we view our lives through," says Matsson. "For some reason, our worst tendencies seem to be carried out so loudly, while our best can go unnoticed. I’ve come to realize that some of the most powerful, most inspiring moments in my life have been the most subtle and that so often the thing that deserves my attention, is trying the least to get it." You can stream the whole album now via NPR and listen to "I'm a Stranger Now" below:
MARIEE SIOUX - "BABY WAVE"
"Baby Wave" is the second single off Mariee Sioux's upcoming album Grief In Exile, and as you'd expect from Mariee, it's a delicate, dreamlike folk song that recalls anything from Vashti Bunyan to Mazzy Star (who Mariee has toured with) to Jessica Pratt.
NEW MYTHS - "ONE GOOD REASON"
Brooklyn trio New Myths are known for sleek synthpop but on new single "One Good Reason" they let 'er rip, new wave rocker style.
VERSUS - "BOW AND ARROW"
Indie rock vets Versus are set to release their first record in nine years, the Ex Nihilo EP on May 3. Here's another track from it, this one featuring Fontaine Toups on lead. If you need more than an EP, there's a full album on the way this year, too.
MASTODON - "STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN" (LED ZEPPELIN COVER)
Last year, Mastodon's longtime friend and manager Nick John sadly passed away. His favorite band ("besides us and Gorjia") was Led Zeppelin, and Mastodon were asked to perform "Stairway to Heaven" at his funeral. After finding out that someone had recorded the performance, they decided to record a studio version and they released it on Record Store Day with all proceeds going to pancreatic cancer research. It's a faithful, well-executed rendition, as you can hear for yourself:
HIGH ON FIRE - "BAT SALAD," "INTO THE CRYPT OF RAYS" (CELTIC FROST COVER)" & "DON'T BOTHER ME" (BAD BRAINS COVER)
Last week, we heard High On Fire cover Thin Lizzy, and now we can hear them covering Celtic Frost and Bad Brains, along with their new original song "Bat Salad." Those three songs came out as an EP on Record Store Day, and someone uploaded a vinyl rip online. They really make the covers their own, and the original sounds great too.
KAMPFAR - "SYNDEFALL"
Norwegian black metal vets Kampfar are releasing their new album Ofidians Manifest on May 3 via Indie Recordings, and the new single is the evil, gruesome, furious "Syndefall."
ENTHRONED - "HOSANNA SATANA"
"The Earth with His glory! It is time to unveil the second single & video clip out of 'Cold Black Suns:' 'Hosanna Satana!,'" says Belgian black metal vets Enthroned. This one's even more of an attack that lead single "Silent Redemption," and it's keeping this album seeming very promising.
THE DIVINE COMEDY - "QUEUEJUMPER"
Long-running witty, erudite UK pop makers The Divine Comedy will soon be back with Album #12, titled Office Politics and out June 7 via PIAS. Main man Neil Hannon is in playful form on the album's first single, "Queuejumper."
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