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…
BAD BUNNY - "6 RINGS"
Bad Bunny has released a new song that pays tribute to Kobe Bryant. It features clips of sports announcers talking about Kobe, fans chanting his name, Kobe himself speaking, and as Rolling Stone points out, the title comes from this lyric (translated from Spanish): "You won 6 rings, 5 with the NBA and one in a marriage that gave you your daughters/ Thinking that one of them left with you, got me outta control/ But nah, it’s so you don’t play ball alone in heaven."
THE RENTALS - "GREAT BIG BLUE"
Another song from the anticipated, space-themed Rentals album Q36 is here, and it sounds as gigantic as the great big blue that Matt Sharp is singing about.
VADER - "SHOCK AND AWE"
Polish death metal vets Vader recently announced a tour with Abysmal Dawn (who since announced a new album) and Hideous Divinity, and they said the tour would celebrate the anniversaries of De Profundis (25 years), Litany (20 years), and The Art of War EP (15 years), and also feature songs from a new, then-unannounced album. Now the album is announced (it's called Solitude in Madness and due in May via Nuclear Blast), and first single "Shock and Awe" is here.
GLACIER VEINS - "EVERYTHING GLOWS"
Portland's Glacier Veins are releasing their new album The World You Want to See on February 28 via Equal Vision/Common Ground Collective, and going by the singles they've released so far, they make polished pop punk but inject enough bits of math rock and post-rock to shake things up a bit. The latest single is "Everything Glows," and it's pretty catchy stuff.
PSALM ZERO - "THE LAST FAITH"
Psalm Zero have shared another song off their upcoming album Sparta, and this one finds them going in a melodic doom direction.
LONG NECK - "CAMPFIRE"
Former Jawbreaker Reunion vocalist Lily Mastrodimos' project Long Neck are raising money via Indiegogo to release their sophomore album, World's Strongest Dog, independently. It's due out in April and the first single is "Campfire," which builds to an urgent finish. The song "is about wanting to be your own person, make your own mistakes, clean yourself up and change," Lily says. "It's about embracing who you are and who you can be. In the most bare-boned way I can describe it, 'Campfire' is about wanting to grow the fuck up."
WINDY & CARL - "CROSSING OVER"
Michigan ambient duo Windy & Carl will release Allegiance and Conviction, their first new album in six years, on March 27 via Kranky. You can check out the lovely closing track "Crossing Over" now.
LOCATE S,1 - "PERSONALIA"
Christina Schneider dancy art pop as Locate S,1 and will release her new album, Personalia, on April 3 via Captured Tracks. The record was produced by of Montreal's Kevin Barnes and sounds more than a little like mid-'00s era of Montreal. (They'll also be on tour together soon. You can listen to the very catchy title track now:
SIR RICHARD BISHOP - "CELEBRITY"
Sir Richard Bishop will release new album Oneiric Formulary on April 17 via Drag City. The title means "a collection of dream states" and each track focuses on a different sound and a different instrument. The first shared track is the trancelike "Celebrity."
EMPEROR X - "SAD REACT"
Emperor X (aka Chad R. Matheny) has been putting out albums since the late ’90s, mixing folk and dreampop electronics. "Sad React" is his first song in three years, a comment on the state of social media: "A smashed-up flatscreen on a mass grave of human shields:
sad react / We'll watch the next holocaust livestreamed on NBC, and we'll just sad react." You can also catch Emperor X on tour with AJJ, Tacocat and Xiu Xiu this year.
CARIBOU - "NEVER COME BACK"
"'Never Come Back' was the first track from Suddenly that I finished. It came together very quickly and was one of those tracks that is a lot fun to make," says Caribou's Dan Snaith. "As soon as I landed on the main synthesizer chords and the repeated refrain the rest came together very quickly and naturally. I felt like it was my job to get out of the way and not over complicate or over think it. Sometimes the best pleasures are the simple ones." New album Suddenly is out February 28 via Merge.
SHOPPING - "FOR YOUR PLEASURE"
Shopping release their new album, All or Nothing, next week (2/7) and it finds the UK trio sporting more of a new wave vibe, mixing in synths and drum machines into their already peppy post-punk sound. It suits their style well, as you can hear on propulsive and very catchy new single “For Your Pleasure.”
HALF WAIF - "ORDINARY TALK"
Half Waif announced her first album for ANTI-, The Caretaker, and you can read more about lead single "Ordinary Talk" here.
MARGARET GLASPY - "KILLING WHAT KEEPS US ALIVE"
Margaret Glaspy is going in a more electronic direction on her sophomore album Devotion, as you can hear on lead single "Killing What Keeps Us Alive." Read more about it here.
PEEL DREAM MAGAZINE - "PILL"
Brooklyn's Peel Dream Magazine will release second album Agitprop Alterna in April and first single "Pill" hits the sweet spot between My Bloody Valentine and early Stereolab.
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