16 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….
OATHBREAKER - "EASE ME" (JESU REMIX)
Last year, Oathbreaker contributed the song "Ease Me" to Adult Swim's Metal Swim 2, and now they're releasing it on vinyl on May 8 via Deathwish (pre-order) backed by remixes of the track by Jesu, WIFE, Chelsea Wolfe, and Michael A. Muller. The original was already on the more atmospheric and less metal side for Oathbreaker, but Jesu's just-released rework makes it even more so, and it's just as worth hearing as the original.
THUNDERCAT - "FAIR CHANCE" (ft. TY DOLLA $IGN & LIL B, prod. SOUNWAVE)
The latest taste of the upcoming Thundercat album is a sentimental ballad that pays tribute to the late Mac Miller. "This song is about Mac… when he passed it shook the ground for the artist community," Thundercat says. "y’s a strong dude and when he heard the song he knew exactly what it should be. I was there when he recorded it. We talked about what it was, and he did what he felt was right to it, and I love what he did."
WESTERN ADDICTION - "THEY BURNED OUR PAINTINGS"
San Francisco punk/melodic hardcore vets Western Addiction are releasing their new album Frail Bray on May 15 via Fat Wreck Chords. It was produced by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Jeff Rosenstock, Joyce Manor, etc) and it features guest appearances from Darius Koski (Swingin' Utters) and Brenna Red (The Last Gang), and this new single is a scorcher. Vocalist Jason Hall says, "With a cosmic shot of pure irony, our new record, Frail Bray, is about…hope. It's easy to be terrible. It's hard to be thoughtful, hopeful, and kind. Let's try. The first single, 'They Burned Our Paintings,' is about degenerate art in the 1920s and 30s."
RICO NASTY - "LIGHTNING"
Just about everything Rico Nasty touches turns to gold, and this is no different.
DREGG - "HECTIC"
Epitaph have long been in the punk game and they've recently been getting into the rap game, and their latest signee has one foot in each world: Australian "anomalistic collective" DREGG. Fans of Rage Against the Machine, Body Count, Beastie Boys, Cold World, take note.
BEVERLY KILLS - "SEVEN SISTERS"
Swedish band Beverly Kills are releasing their debut EP, Elegance in a State of Crisis, on April 17 via Welfare Sounds & Records. Its latest single is the sinister, post-punky "Seven Sisters." The song "originated after a trip to Copenhagen, where we saw the statue of The Little Mermaid," the band says. "We started writing the first half of the song a couple of days later, and its working title spontaneously became Ariel. Alma [Westerlund] started writing the lyrics based around her and found inspiration in Ariel’s desperation to break free and to find love at whatever cost necessary. In the original fairy tale, she sacrifices everything she has for a romantic interest but eventually fails, which the lyrics mainly revolve around. It’s certainly a tragic love story, but even though it’s almost 200 years old, its theme remains timeless."
ADULT. - "HAVE I STARTED AT THE END"
Here's another gothy electro appetizer from Detroit duo ADULT.'s forthcoming Perception is/as/of Deception, which is out April 10 via Dias. Paranoid, angry and confused, "Have I Started at the End" is a very now banger.
ARIEL PINK - "ALISA" & "GRAY SUNSET"
Ariel Pink has been digging through his extensive low-fi, DIY archives, reissuing rare cassettes and other releases. The second installment of these features The Doldrums, Worn Copy and House Arrest which will all be out April 24 via Mexican Summer. Here are videos for "Alisa" from House Arrest and "Gray Sunset" from The Doldrums, each very catchy in Pink's distinctive dark/weird/hazy synthpop/soft-rock style.
GREG SAUNIER (DEERHOOF) - ANGEL RAT (VOIVOD ALBUM COVERED IN FULL)
With self-quarantine and social distancing in effect, many of us seem to have more time on our hands. Deerhoof's Greg Saunier has put that to creative use by covering Angel Rat, the 1991 album by Canadian thrash greats Voivod, in full, acoustically. "Just in time for lockdown," write Greg, continuing, "One of my favorite records of all time is Quebec thrash metal band Voivod's 1991 release ANGEL RAT. Because of the extreme beauty and of its construction, I've been thinking since it came out that somebody should try a simple acoustic cover of the entire album. Now that the themes in the lyrics seem even more touchingly relevant in March 2020 than they were in 1991, I decided that the person to try it was me!"
METAL CHURCH - "FOR NO REASON"
Metal Church have a new From the Vault compilation arriving April 10 via Rat Pak Records, which includes b-sides from 2018's Damned If You Do, cover songs, live tracks, and a few new songs. Here's one of the new ones.
THE ARMED - "APOCALYPSE SONG"
The Armed have posted a rough mix of an unfinished song and also provided the tracks that you yourself can download and finish the song for them while you're isolated, self-quarantined, and/or social-distanced. Read more and get to work here.
DEVON - "BELONG TO YOU"
Hailing from the Forest of Dean in the UK, Devon make springy indie pop and the video for new single "Belong to You" takes on some fun children-of-the-forest elements.
LAMB OF GOD - "MEMENTO MORI"
Lamb of God have released the second single off their upcoming self-titled album, and you can read much more about it here.
FLOGGING MOLLY - "FLOAT" (ACOUSTIC)
Flogging Molly haven't gone a St. Patrick's Day in over 20 years without a concert, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, this year they settled for a new fireside acoustic session for their 2008 song "Float."
THE PRETENDERS - "THE BUZZ"
“I think we all know that love affairs can take on the characteristics of drug addiction,” says The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde of the band's first single from new album Hate for Sale. “’The Buzz’ is about that. Not mine, of course – I’m never obsessive never obsessive never obsessive.”
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