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…
OH SEES - "HEARTWORM"
So far from the new Oh Sees' album, Face Stabber, we've heard the 21-minute jazzy odyssey "Henchlock" and the synthetically astringent "Poisoned Stones." Now here's a third track, "Heartworm," that has them ripping into pure punk territory. Check it out via the video which pulls footage from a lot of non-punk things:
JEFF ROSENSTOCK - "MONDAY AT THE BEACH"
CITY MORGUE - "DAWG"
We already knew NYC rap duo City Morgue were big Slipknot fans, but they get even more metal than usual on the new rager "Dawg," which is yet another example of the new generation's ability to make rap-rock without the cheese.
NICKI MINAJ - "SUGE" (REMIX of DABABY song)
DaBaby's "Suge" is deservedly one of the year's biggest rap songs, and as is often the case when an upstart rapper has a huge hit, a much bigger and more established rapper wants to get in on it. So, Nicki Minaj offered up her own "Suge" verse, and it's pretty cool to hear her do so.
SHEER MAG - "HARDLY TO BLAME"
Here's another glammy rocker from Sheer Mag's forthcoming A Distant Call. Says the band's guitarist, Matt Palmer, of the song and its video: "In 'Hardly to Blame' we see the psychic landscape of Philadelphia transformed by the collapse of Tina's relationship with her partner. The streets they used to walk together, the bars they used to drink at, and the friends they used to share have all been tainted by the lingering memories of their time together. Closing out side A of A Distant Call, 'Hardly to Blame' shows Tina spiraling further down and down. Unfortunately the worst is yet to come, but "Hardly to Blame" gives us a glimpse at someone who thinks they've hit bedrock, unaware that the bottom is about to drop out."
SLIPKNOT - "SOLWAY FIRTH"
"Solway Firth" is the second single off Slipknot's first album in five years, and you can read more about it here.
THE HIGHWOMEN - "THE CHAIN" (FLEETWOOD MAC COVER)
The Highwomen, the country supergroup featuring Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby, just announced their debut album and shared their first single, "Redesigning Women." Days later, they've appeared in the new trailer for upcoming crime thriller The Kitchen, starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss, doing a pitch-perfect cover of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain."
CREEPING DEATH - "BLOODLUST CONTAMINATION"
Texas metallic hardcore Creeping Death are on the rise, and they've just announced a new album and shared the first single which you can read more about here.
WILL JOHNSON - "SOLITARY SLIP"
Will Johnson of Centro-Matic will release his sixth solo album, Wire Mountain, on coming Sept. 27, 2019 via Keeled Scales. The delicate, pretty "Solitary Slip" features Little Mazarn's Lindsey Verrill on banjo and vocals.
ALESSIA CARA - "READY"
Pop singer-songwriter Alessia Cara released her sophomore LP, The Pains of Growing, late in November of last year, she's preparing a new EP, This Summer, due out September 6 via Def Jam. "Caught the writing bug out of the blue and made an EP," she wrote on Instagram. "It’s called This Summer. I’ll be releasing a new track every couple of weeks until it’s release."
MARK LANEGAN - "LETTER NEVER SENT"
Mark Lanegan will release new solo album Somebody’s Knocking on October 18 via Heavenly and he’s just shared a second song from it. “Letter Never Sent” has a little gothy post-punk in it, which is a natural for Mark’s smoky baritone.
JADU HEART - THE OMEN
UK electronic duo Jadu Heart, who don't seem to take their homemade masks off for anyone, will release their debut album, Melt Away, on August 16. The new single is this moody, athemic cut that the duo say is "about seeing a bird fall from the sky and trying to bring it back to life. Life is full of these moments and I guess the song is a metaphor for trying to make the best out of a bad situation- which is obviously easier said than done. It's a super emotional song to us and we always wanted it to be on the album, especially the ending where we sing together and the song ends with a really beautiful counterpoint of arpeggiators."
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