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…
VASTUM - "REVERIES IN AUTOPHAGIA"
San Francisco death metallers Vastum (who share members with Hammers of Misfortune, Necrot, Ulthar, and more) are releasing new album Orificial Purge on October 25 via 20 Buck Spin, and lead single "Reveries in Autophagia" is out now. It's a real burner, heavy as a bag of bricks but not afraid to embrace a more melodic side too. Read more here.
FUTURE - "600 DAYS NO SLEEP" (ft. YOUNG THUG)
MARK LANEGAN - "NIGHT FLIGHT TO KABUL"
Mark Lanegan's new album, Somebody's Knocking, is out October 18 and here's a fourth early taste. Like "Letter Never Sent," "Night Flight to Kabul" has a '80s goth vibe to it, which is well suited with Lanegan's voice.
MIRANDA LAMBERT - "WAY TOO PRETTY FOR PRISON" (ft. MAREN MORRIS)
As mentioned, Miranda Lambert's upcoming album Wildcard has a collaboration with fellow country star Maren Morris called "Way Too Pretty For Prison" and that collab is out now. The premise is simple: "He cheated, he’s a villain, so let’s hire somebody to kill him, 'cause we're way too pretty for prison."
COUNTERPARTS - "WINGS OF NIGHTMARES"
Modern-day melodic metalcore staples Counterparts are releasing their new album Nothing Left To Love on November 1 via Pure Noise, and first single "Wings of Nightmares" is out now. It's a real pulverizing song at its core, but those bright, melodic leads are pure ear candy. In related news, Brendan Murphy of Counterparts is also on the new Stray From the Path song.
GUERILLA TOSS - "PLANTS"
As mentioned, after a few albums for DFA, Guerilla Toss are back on NNA Tapes (which is now part of the Northern Spy family) and will release new EP What Would The Odd Do? on November 15. First single is the very catchy "Plants" that mixes dark disco with sunny synths. Fans of Garbage might wanna check this one out.
MISS JUNE - "ANOMALY"
Punky New Zealand alt-rockers Miss June are releasing their debut LP, Bad Luck Party, on September 6 via Frenchkiss, and they've shared another new single, the upbeat "Anomaly." "I have an incredible ability to attract individuals that are as flawed as I am," vocalist Annabel Liddel says. "It’s made my life chaotic and beautiful. This song is about a girl. A girl I will never understand. A girl that’s a gun, a burning sun and an anomaly to me."
CAMPFIRES - "LUCY'S SONG"
Jeff Walls will release Fare Trax, his fifth album as Campfires, on Friday (8/30) via Fire Talk. "Lucy's Song" mixes ambient and folk as a gorgeous soundscape which Walls says was written for his daughter while she was in the womb. "The idea was to try to capture some sort of sonic impression of all the feelings of expectation and reflection from that time. It's hard to put all of that into words though, so probably better to just listen!"
FOXES IN FICTION - "HERE IN HEAVEN 2" (ELITE GYMNASTICS COVER)
Musician, producer, and Orchid Tapes-runner Warren Hildebrand continues to release songs as Foxes in Fiction; he's shared a new cover of Elite Gymnastics' "Here, In Heaven 2," from their 2011 album RUIN.
GRADUATING LIFE - "WONDERFUL"
Graduating Life and Save Face both offer up different but equally clever takes on pop punk, so it's cool that they're releasing a split together on September 13 via Pure Noise/Epitaph. The first song to be released is Graduating Life's "Wonderful," and Say Anything fans should not sleep on this one.
FIREBREATHER - "CLOSED GATE"
Firebreather recently released the ripping album opener "Dancing Flames" off their upcoming album Under A Blood Moon (due 9/27 via RidingEasy Records), and now they're back with "Closed Gate." It's over nine minutes of gritty, High On Fire-esque sludge, and like that fellow "fire" band, Firebreather remain tough and lively, never succumbing to the sleeper side of "stoner metal."
KATE DAVIS - "TROPHY"
Kate Davis' new album Trophy comes out in November and you can hear the title track and watch its video today. Read more here.
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