14 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…
NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS - "BLUE MOON RISING"
Noel Gallagher is back with another EP, Blue Moon Rising, which is out March 6 via Sour Mash. The title track is another one of Noel's house music flirtations and it also nods to Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love." “How it manages to combine the influences of Metallica, the Jesters Of Malice, Mantovani, Robinson Crusoe as well as Bob Marley AND The Wailers is literally beyond me,” Gallagher says in the press release. “Oh, and it’s not about City by the way.”
GREG DULLI - "IT FALLS APART"
Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli is gearing up to release his first-ever solo album, Random Desire, on February 21 via Royal Cream/BMG and here's a second single from it. "It Falls Apart" is dark, sleek and sultry, with strings and synths riding atop a pulsing beat.
JAH WOBBLE - "A VERY BRITISH COUP" FT. MARK STEWART & MORE
Just in time for Brexit, this protest song features a Who's Who of UK Post-Punk, including most of PiL's Metal Box lineup, The Pop Group's Mark Stewart, Killing Joke's Youth, and Screamadelica producer Andrew Weatherall.
DANIEL AVERY & ALESSANDRO CORTINI - "ILLUSION OF TIME"
UK electronic musician Daniel Avery and Nine Inch Nails collaborator Alessandro Cortini are releasing the collaborative album Illusion of Time on March 13 via Mute/Phantasy, and the ethereal, hypnotic title track is out now.
PSYCHONAUT - "KABUDDAAH"
Belgium's Psychonaut are releasing a new album, Unfold The Godman, on March 6 via Pelagic, and first single "Kabuddah" is out now. It comes with a video that the band shot on stage in December opening for Brutus (whose first show ever in 2013 was opening for Psychonaut), and if you're not familiar with this band but you dig the sludgy prog of recent Baroness, you should check this out.
NICK MASON'S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS - "FEARLESS"
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets is Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason’s band who perform pre-Dark Side of the Moon material including music from the Syd Barrett era, and whose lineup also includes Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, Lee Harris of Ian Dury & the Blockheads, composer Dom Beken (who frequently collaborated with Floyd keyboardist Rick Wright) and Guy Pratt, who became Floyd’s bass player in the post-Waters era. They put on truly great shows that really tap into the spirit of Floyd's more psychedelic era, and they've captured one of those shows for the new live album Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets Live At The Roundhouse, which comes out April 17 via Legacy Recordings, and also screens in theaters worldwide for one night only on March 10. The first taste of the music and film is "Fearless," which does a fine job of showing what makes the Saucerful of Secrets shows so great.
BRAIDS - "YOUNG BUCK"
Braids said they had a new album coming in 2020 when they shared new single "Eclipse (Ashley)" back in November. Now they've formally announced Shadow Offering, which is due out April 24 via Secret City Records and was produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie. They've also shared the synthy "Young Buck," about which vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston says, "we wrote this song to capture the nervous anticipation of desire, the delicate chase of seduction, the highs and lows of obsession, and the humor in between. To want to possess someone, make them desire you, fall for you, only to learn that to lust is not to love."
MUNDY'S BAY - "GOODBYE"
Quebec indie rockers Mundy's Bay are following last year's Control Room EP with their debut full-length album, Lonesome Valley, due March 13 via Pure Noise. It was engineered and produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou, which makes sense given the members' roots in the hardcore and punk scene, but this is the kind of breezy, catchy, '90s-style indie rock that you may not expect to hear when you see Kurt's name in the liner notes. Lead single “Goodbye” is also great stuff.
GORILLAZ - "MOMENTARY BLISS" (ft. SLOWTHAI & SLAVES)
Gorillaz have just launched a new music and cartoon series, Song Machine, which will find them releasing new episodes and accompanying songs with various collaborators throughout the year. This is the first.
HAYLEY WILLIAMS - "LEAVE IT ALONE"
Just last week, Paramore’s Hayley Williams announced her debut solo album Petals for Armor and released the lead single “Simmer,” and today she’s already back with a second single. Read more about it here.
THE GONERS - "ARE YOU GONE YET?" & "DEAD IN THE SADDLE" (DEAD MOON COVER)
The Goners is a new Swedish band featuring Salem’s Pot vocalist/guitarist Nate Gone and former members of Yvonne, and today we premiered two songs from their upcoming debut album, including a Dead Moon cover.
MATT POND PA - "STARLET" (ACOUSTIC ft. ANYA MARINA)
This comes from Matt Pond PA's upcoming compilation of “early demos and archived tracks,” which you can read more about here.
GARCIA PEOPLES - "SHOW YOUR TROUBLES OUT (LIVE)"
Known for their jammy, free-flowing shows, Garcia Peoples are now releasing a live album.
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