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…
YVES TUMOR - "KEROSENE!" (ft. DIANA GORDON)
Yves Tumor's highly anticipated new album Heaven To A Tortured Mind comes out 4/3 via Warp, and a second single is here following the great "Gospel For A New Century." This one's more of a ballad that finds Tumor duetting with R&B singer Diana Gordon (fka Wynter Gordon), and their voices blend together gorgeously.
CODE ORANGE - "SULFUR SURROUNDING"
Code Orange's anticipated new album Underneath finally drops this Friday (3/13), and here's one more single from it. "Sulfur Surrounding" is a dose of melodic industrial/alternative rock that finds Code Orange at their most accessible, but even with these big, clean-sung hooks, they still manage to sound as dark as nasty as ever.
LIL YACHTY, DRAKE & DABABY - "OPRAH'S BANK ACCOUNT"
Lil Yachty, Drake, and DaBaby have teamed up for a short film and new song, "Oprah's Bank Account," where Lil Yachty plays "Boprah," and the whole thing is as ridiculous as you'd expect, and very worth watching/listening to.
DRAIN - "HYPER VIGILANCE" (ft. TAYLOR YOUNG)
Santa Cruz metallic hardcore up and comers Drain have shared another track off their upcoming debut album California Cursed (due 4/10 via Revelation), and this one features Taylor Young (of Nails, Twitching Tongues, Disgrace, and Eyes of the Lord). It's a killer song -- tough, badass hardcore but with that warm California air coming through (as it does on the single artwork too).
E L U C I D - "SEERSHIP!"
Underground rap producer E L U C I D has dropped a one song, 29-minute project called SEERSHIP! with vocal features from billy woods & YOUNGMAN, and the whole thing is a psychedelic sound collage that really sucks you into its eerie, mesmerizing world.
JENNYLEE (WARPAINT) - I'M SO TIRED (FUGAZI COVER)
“I love, admire and respect Fugazi with my whole heart… always have,” Warpaint bassist Jenny Lee says of her new cover of Fugazi's "I'm So Tired." “The sentiment of ‘I’m so tired’ is deeply moving and extremely relatable. It was such a pleasure and a pleasant surprise I was able to pull this off. I hope I did it justice, it sure was FUN (and that’s the point of it all). Big love and kudos to Fugazi forever.”
ACTIVE CHILD - "WEIGHTLESS"
Active Child shared a couple of new singles last year, his first new music since his 2015 album Mercy, and now he's announced a new album, In Another Life, due out April 10 via Sony Music Masterworks. Along with that announcement comes another new track off the album, the lovely "Weightless."
M. WARD - "TORCH"
Here's another very pretty song from M. Ward's upcoming Migration Stories. "Torch" feels both human and otherworldly, and has a nice "bah bah bah" chorus to boot.
SAVAK - "WHAT IS COMPASSION?"
SAVAK's new album Rotting Teeth in the Horses Mouth is out in April and find them more fiery than ever, as you can hear of the catchy but strident and politically sharp "What is Compassion?" The video was directed by METZ drummer Hayden Menzies, as the band tell Exclaim: "Hayden has been posting short tour videos on his Instagram account that are absolutely brilliant. They are collages of random moments in the van or hotel or venue or rest stop. Quick montages of a close-up of somebody's eye, a piece of fruit rolling around, a TV show clip, shutters being opened and closed, whatever. They manage to be hilarious while accurately documenting the mostly unspoken monotony of a life spent on the road. You really do need a robust sense of humour and an appreciation for the absurd if you're going to survive traveling around in a band."
PINS - "PONYTAIL"
UK post-punk trio PINS are have announced details of their new album, Hot Slick, which will be out May 29 via their own Haus of Pins label. The band are taking a synthier, poppier direction on this one, and "Ponytail" is pretty catchy stuff.
ICE - "RUN TO ME"
Psych/hard rock vets Ice are unearthing their 1970 album The Ice Age for its first-ever release, and you can read more about "new" single "Run To Me" here.
RDGLDGRN - "DANGER" (ft. NITTY SCOTT & ALEXANDRA STAN)
Virginia rap/rock/go-go/etc trio RDGLDGRN (aka Red Gold Green) have a new single featuring Romanian pop singer Alexandra Stan and a killer verse from Brooklyn underground rap staple Nitty Scott. Read more about it here.
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