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…
MAJOR LAZER - "QUE CALOR" (ft. J BALVIN & EL ALFA)
Major Lazer is back with a new single, which features the unstoppable urbano star J Balvin and Dominican rapper El Alfa, and all three artists bring their own styles to this one, making for a very fun multi-cultural jam.
WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE - "THE CHILD" (CO-WRITTEN BY CASS McCOMBS)
Wynonna Judd, who these days makes music with her band The Big Noise, has a new song, "The Child," out via ANTI-. The song was co-written by Cass McCombs and they've formed a new duo, The Frothy Pit. "Like many people, I grew up listening to The Judds,” Cass McCombs says. “Needless to say, it's been a real honor to collaborate with Wynonna, co-writing 'The Child' together and stepping into the uncharted terrain of The Frothy Pit.” The Frothy Pit make their live debut this Thursday at Americanafest in Nashville.
BLACK COFFEE & USHER - "LALALA"
Usher has teamed with South African DJ/producer Black Coffee for a new collaborative single, "LaLaLa," which sees Usher delivering his unmistakable croon over breezy, danceable production.
RICHARD DAWSON - "TWO HALVES"
Richard Dawson's new album, 2020, is out in October via Domino and here's a new single that takes a look at the world's most popular team sport. "Football [soccer] is society in microcosm. I really love it (and hate plenty about it too) and wanted to make an album around the subject for some time," says Richard. "I've got other fish to fry though so this is just a simple song. I reckon it's quite a happy one, despite it involving a kid having a really terrible game (in their mind at least) with their irate dad watching on. My own footballing days are lost in a haze - in my pomp I was a chiselling 'Gattuso'-type holding-midfielder - but I've taken fresh inspiration from going to watch my nephew play for Wallsend Boys Club, some pleasant drizzly afternoons at Heaton Stan (behind the chip shop) and many excruciating visits to St. James Park - the cathedral of dreams." The song, in a rambling folk indie rock style, comes with a stop-motion animated video that plays out the lyrics, in a fantastical way, on screen.
JACQUES GREENE - "DO IT WITHOUT YOU"
Dance music artist Jacques Greene will release new album Dawn Chorus on October 18 via LuckyMe. The record features appearances/production from Julianna Barwick, Joel Ford, Clams Casino, Cadence Weapon, Hannibal composer Brian Reitzell, cellist Oliver Coates, Ebhoni, Rochelle Jordan and more. Lead single "Do It Without You," which features Coates, Cadence Weapon and more, begins in a haze but melts into focus when the beat kicks in.
TWEN - "MAKE HARD"
Nashville duo Twen release their debut album next week and here's one last nibble before the whole thing is out. "Make Hard" is a nice mid of hazy, midtempo guitar pop with a soaring chorus.
CONWAY - "VINO D" (ft. JIM JONES, DAVE EAST, EL CAMINO"
Conway's new album Look What I Became... drops this Friday, and Conway put out anther single from it that features fellow classic NYC rap revivalist Dave East and an actual classic NYC rapper, Jim Jones. "It’s dope to collaborate with two of my homies in Capo and Dave East, and they also happen to be two of my favorite rappers," Conway told Hypebeast.
KIM GORDON - "AIR BNB"
Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon has shared another burner off her anticipated, first-ever solo album, and you can read more about it here.
TOUCHE AMORE - "DEFLECTOR"
Touche Amore are back with a killer new Ross Robinson-produced single and you can read more about it here.
MINDFIELD - "SACRIFICE OF THE SKIN"
Somewhere between the crossover thrash revival and the metalcore revival exists Florida's Mindfield, who are releasing a self-titled EP next week (9/20) and streaming this bruiser of a new song now.
CLAIRE GEORGE - "ALONE, TOGETHER"
Los Angeles musician and songwriter Claire George is streaming her newest single as both a haunting piano ballad and a dance track (which Josh Burgess of Yumi Zouma worked on); we wrote more about it here.
SKULLSHITTER - "LAVA SEED"
"Lava Seed" is the latest track released off the upcoming Skullshitter/Bleeding Out split, and you can read more about it here.
THURSTON MOORE - "LEAVE ME ALONE" (NEW ORDER COVER"
Thurston Moore has a new series of three 7″ singles that will all feature, as a b-side, a cover of New Order’s “Leave Me Alone” that Thurston recorded in Manchester’s Salford neighborhood (where New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook both grew up). The closing track on New Order’s classic 1983 album Power Corruption and Lies, “Leave Me Alone” translates very well to the acoustic arrangement Thurston has given it.
DIE CHOKING - "MECHANICAL VENTILATOR"
Philly grinders Die Choking are releasing their first album in four years, IV, on October 22 via DCIVE, and the first single is the skull-crushing "Mechanical Ventilator." Listen to it and read an interview with the band at Decibel.
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