15 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…
OH SEES - "POISONED STONES"
Oh Sees have referred to their new album Face Stabber as "Soundcloud hip-hop reversed, a far flung nemesis of contemporary country and flaccid algorithmic pop-barf." You can sorta hear all that on new single "Poisoned Stones" which funnels their guitars through effects pedals that makes them sound positively synthetic. Check out the video made by Eaten Alive Illustrations:
MIKEY ERG - "HOPLAND SUPERETTE"
Mikey Erg says his upcoming solo album Waxbuilt Castles is an ode to some of his pre-punk influences, and you can definitely hear that on new single "Hopland Superette," which is a dose of jangly power pop.
VILLAGERS - "SUMMER'S SONG"
Conor O’Brien is back with a new Villagers single, the appropriately warm and joyous "Summer's Song." Connor says it's "really just an excuse to make a chorus of six flugelhorns sound like sunbeams." Mission accomplished.
BAD HEAVEN LTD - "BED"
Bad Heaven Ltd (who have current and former members of Snowing, TWIABP, Amanda X, and more) have shared another track off their upcoming album strength. "bed" goes back and forth between quiet slowcore and a fuzzed-out noise freakout, and it's another promising taste of this LP.
TOMB MOLD - "PLANETARY CLAIRVOYANCE (THEY GROW INSIDE PT. 2)
Tomb Mold have shared the sorta-title track off their anticipated new album Planetary Clairvoyance. The song initially came out in a slightly different form on a two-song single last year, but the new version chops the ambient intro and outro and sounds just a bit more polished up (in a good way).
THE BIRD AND THE BEE - "HOT FOR TEACHER" (VAN HALEN COVER FT. BECK)
The Bird and the Bee are releasing a whole album of Van Halen covers on August 2 and here's their cover of 1984 single "Hot for Teacher." The song keeps up the manic speed of the original while taking it into jazzy directions. Beck drops by to play the teacher.
SAD13 - "WE USED TO BE FRIENDS" (THE DANDY WARHOLS COVER)
In honor of her birthday, Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz recreated the Veronica Mars opening title sequence, complete with a brief cover of The Dandy Warhols' "We Used To be Friends," multiple wigs, a disposable Fuji camera in place of Veronica's trusty dSLR, and more.
COUSIN STIZZ - "PERFECT" (ft. CITY GIRLS)
Boston's Cousin Stizz is back with a head-nodding, ominous new banger and it features the unstoppable Miami duo City Girls. The two sound as great together as you'd hope.
RAPHAEL SAADIQ - "GLORY TO THE VEINS" (ft. ERNEST TURNER)
Raphael Saadiq has shared another song off his first album in eight years, Jimmy Lee, and this one sees his music taking a darker turn than on the smooth-sounding lead single "Something Keeps Calling."
MOUNT EERIE - "(FIREWORKS & WIND)"
Phil Elverum describes his new field recording as "fireworks and wind recorded July 4th, 2019 from outside town." He continues, "no big deal, no reason for this recording, no physical release, the wind gradually increases."
SOAK - "MODERN GIRL" (SLEATER-KINNEY COVER)
Irish singer-songwriter SOAK released a new album, Grim Town, earlier this year, and now she's sharing a new cover of "Modern Girl," from Sleater-Kinney's 2005 album The Woods. "After reading Carrie Brownstein's autobiography, I came back to this song on multiple occasions and caught myself smiling at the brilliantly sarcastic nature of its lyrics," Bridie Monds-Watson says. "I think with time this song only becomes more relevant and its tongue in cheek nature is such a beautiful 'fuck you' to consumption and the limitations media puts on women."
TENNIS SYSTEM - "TURN"
L.A. shoegazers Tennis System will release new album Lovesick on August 2 via Graveface. The band made the record with Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Gouge Away) and there's no shortage of beautiful/noise glide guitar action on their new single "Turn."
PURPLE PILGRIMS - "LOVE IN LUNACY (SATURN RETURN)"
New Zealand duo Purple Pilgrims, made up of sisters Valentine and Clementine Nixon, will release new album Perfumed Earth in August and features contributions from Roy Montgomery, Gary War and more. Here's another early taste -- the ethereal, mysterious "Love in Lunacy (Saturn Return)" and its equally enigmatic black-and-white video.
SANDRO PERRI - "TIME (YOU GOT ME)"
Toronto artist Sandro Perri will release new album, Soft Landing, on September 6 via Constellation. (That just less than a year since Sandro's 2019 album, In Another Life.) The new single is the spare, gorgeous "Time (You Got Me)."
FOO FIGHTERS - 00950025 (LIVE EP)
Over the weekend, Foo Fighters surprise-released a live EP with recordings of "Wattershed" and "For All the Cows" from their 1995 Reading Festival set and "Next Year" from a 2000 concert in Melbourne.
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