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….
QUELLE CHRIS & CHRIS KEYS – “LIVING HAPPY” (ft. JOSEPH CHILLIAMS & CAVALIER)
Quelle Chris is releasing a new album, Innocent Country 2 (a collaboration with producer Chris Keys), on April 24 via Mello Music Group, and it features contributions from Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus, Earl Sweatshirt, Homeboy Sandman, Pink Siifu, billy woods, and more. New single “Living Happy” features Joseph Chilliams and Cavalier, and it’s a very promising dose of jazzy underground rap. The album also features recent single “Sudden Death.” Listen to both:
NOFX – “I LOVE YOU MORE THAN I HATE ME”
With all the totally scary, unprecedented stuff going on, here’s something you can always count on: NOFX songs sounding like NOFX songs.
MODERN NATURE – “FLOURISH”
“Towards the end of 2018, I began filling a new diary with words, observations from walks, descriptions of events, thoughts…free associative streams,” says Jack Cooper of Modern Nature, who will release new mini-album Annual in June. “Reading back, as the year progressed, the tone of the diary seemed to change as well… optimism crept in, brightness and then things began to dip as autumn approached… warmth, isolation again and into winter. ‘Flourish’ is taken from the spring pages of the diary.” “Flourish” is gentle and whispered, like new growth peaking through the topsoil.
CHRIS THILE – “RADIO CURE” (WILCO COVER)
Chris Thile kicked off a “Live from Home” performance series, which is described on Live From Here‘s Twitter as “a digital space for us to keep making and experiencing art when we can’t be physically together.” He’s shared a cover of Wilco’s (who are scheduled to appear on Live From Here in May) classic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot track “Radio Cure.”
CROW KILLER – ENSLAVED TO ONE
Salt Lake City’s Crow Killer dropped their new album Enslaved to One on New Age Records over the weekend, and it’s a truly vicious collection of metallic hardcore. Guests include David of Sanction (who Crow Killer just wrapped up a tour with) and Megan Golden.
CONSTRICT – NO EDEN
For more killer new metallic hardcore, the new Constrict (who share members with Vamachara, who were also on that Sanction tour) is here too.
ABYSMAL DAWN – “SOUL-SICK NATION”
LA death metallers’ Abysmawl Dawn’s new album Phylogenesis drops April 17 via Season of Mist, and here’s the third and final single. “This is a super heavy and groovy one. It’s the first time we’ve used 7 string guitars and the first time we’ve tuned to A standard,” says vocalist/guitarist/lyricist Charles Elliott. “Lyrically the song deals with inner demons and the mental health epidemic. Something that has touched so many people in my life, including myself.”
MARGARET GLASPY – “DEVOTION”
Margaret Glaspy has released the title track off her upcoming album Devotion (due next week via ATO), and there’s an almost hip hop feel to the production on this one, but Margaret’s delivery is in the delicate singer/songwriter mode that fans know and love.
OTHER LIVES – “HEY HEY I”
Other Lives are back with their new album For Their Love on April 24 via ATO and they’ve just shared a new single. “Hey Hey I” is a stirring folk rock anthem, colored with castanets, chimes and pounding piano that comes with a video shot at the A-frame house studio where they made the record. “The video is a reflection of the recording process of the album, that took place in the A-frame in the woods,” says frontman Jesse Tabish. “We wanted to portray this process in a natural, organic way, without telling a story but rather showing glimpses of us working together as well as coming together with friends.”
PERFUME GENIUS – “ON THE FLOOR”
The second taste of the anticipated new Perfume Genius album is here, and it’s much different than the first single. Read more here.
LAURA STEVENSON – “TIME BANDITS”
“I wrote this song right after I got married,” Laura Stevenson writes, “right as Trump got elected. It was a crazy time and a lot of people felt really hopeless. That hopelessness has lingered over the last 4 years, but humanity and love continue to peak through. That’s just the human spirit & I’ve been so inspired by those that stay strong and keep fighting to enact some positive change. This song is about how the world might seem like its falling apart but we still have love and all we can do right now is take care of ourselves & each other. Now during THIS crazy time, I find myself 38 weeks pregnant, waiting in self-isolation for my baby to be born, praying that I don’t get sick and hoping I go into labor before the hospitals get overrun. I’m worried about my baby, I’m worried about my parents, I’m worried about everyone. I know there is so much uncertainty but maybe this song will provide a little comfort, or just remind you that there’s still hope to be had. Sending everyone my love.”
ORANSSI PAZUZU – “UUSI TEKNOKRATIA”
Oranssi Pazuzu’s new song is over ten minutes of aural insanity that sounds like Can and Gong teaming up to make a black metal song or something totally improbable like that. The new album’s due in April; read more here.
WAXAHATCHEE – “CAN’T DO MUCH”
Waxahatchee’s new album Saint Cloud is due out later this month via Merge, and she’s shared another new track from it, “Can’t Do Much.” “‘Can’t do Much’ was the first song I wrote for this record,” Katie Crutchfield says, “and it’s one of my all time favorites.”
TROPICAL FUCK STORM – “SUBURBIOPIA”
Australia’s Tropical Fuck Storm are back with a new 7″ single, “Suburbiopia,” which is one of their patented genre-smashing, phantasmagoric, world’s end rock n’ roll jams that feels more now than ever.
VIOLENT SOHO – “PICK IT UP AGAIN”
Australian grunge-punks Violent Soho’s new album Everything is A-Ok comes out in April via Pure Noise, and here’s a crunchy, catchy new single with a very amusing video. Read more about it here.
Looking for even more new songs? Browse the ‘New Songs’ archive.