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…
BROCKHAMPTON - "CHAIN ON / HOLD ME" (ft. JPEGMAFIA) & "FISHBONE"
While we await their next album, Brockhampton continue to roll out new non-album tracks. Here are the two latest, including one with JPEGMAFIA, who fits right in with the boy band's world.
CONWAY THE MACHINE - "FRONT LINES"
The very prolific Conway the Machine is gearing up to release his new album From King To A God, and according to the teased tracklist, it features Drake, 2 Chainz, DeJ Loaf, Havoc, Conway's fellow Griselda members Benny the Butcher and Westside Gunn, and more. It'll also feature this new song, which is a direct response to recent incidents of police brutality.
TANYA DONELLY - "DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME"
Tanya Donelly of Belly, The Breeders and Throwing Muses, has been recording cover versions every week that she uploads to Bandcamp and donates the proceeds to charity. This week's is the 1931 standard "Dream a Little Dream of Me" featuring additional vocals from Will Dailey. "I heard it first from Mama Cass on her very great album Bubblegum, Lemonade &... Something For Mama, one of my own mama’s favorite records when I was still toddling," writes Tanya. "100 years later, I sang it with my friend Will Dailey at a show curated by our mutual friend (and Will’s longtime drummer/collaborator)) Dave Brophy, the theme of the night being rock singers singing jazz standards. So when this one was suggested as a cover for this series by my dear pal Vicky Salipande (and few after her), I immediately thought of Will as guest artist. He is one of my favorite collaborators and hangs ~ crazy talented, and a big heart of gold." This week’s donations will go to NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
ADA ROOK - 2,020 KNIVES (LP STREAM)
One half of the now broken up Black Dresses, Ada Rook has shared a new solo project, 2,020 Knives. Katie Dey makes a guest appearance on a track, and Ada says she'll be donating all proceeds to bail funds. "2,020 knives is free/pwyw for now," she writes. "i will be putting all sales into the money i am giving to various bail funds for as long as i can afford to, but i would REALLY prefer if you took the album for free and gave to bail funds directly...the bottom line is i urge you to PLEASE give to bail funds directly instead of paying me for this album. i don't need money right now so please give to people who do. my hope is that people who'd planned to buy this album will put their money somewhere that can actually make a difference right now, and maybe the album itself can help with a little bit of catharsis or relaxation for someone who needs it. that would be the ideal outcome for me, so please take this album for free and do not feel guilty. thank you for listening and please be safe." Here's her link of bail funds and legal help by city.
TERRACE MARTIN - "PIG FEET" (ft. DENZEL CURRY, KAMASI WASHINGTON, G PERICO & DAYLYT)
Jazz/hip hop musician Terrace Martin has responded to everything on right now with the new song "PIG FEET," which features Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington, G Perico, and Daylyt. It's intense, seriously powerful stuff, as is the video, which features footage of protests and ends with a long list of black people who have been killed by police officers. Read more here.
SPEED - "A DUMB DOG GETS FLOGGED"
Australian hardcore band SPEED signed to Flatspot Records for their new 7", and here's the first song from it. They're donating 50% of webstore profits to The Bail Project and 50% to Sisters Inside. Read more here.
RUN THE JEWELS - "A FEW WORDS FOR THE FIRING SQUAD"
El-P has shared an unofficial stream of a song from the new Run the Jewels album, which comes out this week. Read more here.
NOFX - "THATCHER FUCKED THE KIDS" / FRANK TURNER - "BOB"
NOFX and Frank Turner are covering each other on a new split album. Here are the first two songs/videos. Read more here.
BENT ARCANA (OH SEES, TVOTR) - "THE GATE"
"Bent Arcana is the inceptive chapter in what I hope to be several releases showcasing these types of off-the-cuff musical compositions. So you can try your fry on and turn off. This one is very much on the ECM / 70s hard fusion / prog-kraut tip," says Oh Sees' John Dwyer who formed Bent Arcana with TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone, drummer Ryan Sawyer and more.
SUN KIL MOON - "THE JOHNNY CASH TRAIL"
Mark Kozelek will release new Sun Kil Moon album Welcome to Sparks, Nevada this fall via Caldo Verde. "The Johnny Cash Trail" still has the diary entry feel we've come to expect from Kozelek over the last few years, this is also more song-like than his last few releases.
INFANT ISLAND - "SMALL DIFFERENCES" (ALTERNATE VERSION)
Infant Island are releasing a compilation and profits will help benefit the Richmond Community Bail Fund. Here's a song from it, and you can read more here.
CUPCAKKE - "LEMON PEPPER"
Chicago rapper CupcakKe is back with a new single and she's donating half the proceeds from it to the Minneapolis Freedom Fund.
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