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, track premieres, and more all day. In these concertless times, that includes daily livestreams and live concert videos we love. 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…
JUICY J - "HELLA FUCKIN' TRAUMA"
Hella fuckin' trauma is right. Juicy J tackles just about everything on this song: police brutality, the country's long history of racism, coronavirus, labels owning his masters, and more.
JEFF ROSENSTOCK - IN THE KEY OF THE CREEK: A CRAIG OF THE CREEK MUSICAL
Fresh off releasing his excellent new album, Jeff Rosenstock has released the soundtrack for Cartoon Network show Craig of the Creek's new musical episode, which he wrote (but which is sung by the show's cast).
BELL WITCH & AERIAL RUIN - "THE BASTARD WIND"
Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin have collaborated many times in the past, but now they're gearing up to release a full collaborative album together, Stygian Bough Volume I, on June 26 via Profound Lore. Second single "The Bastard Wind" is a stunning dose of dark folk/slowcore.
BILLY NOMATES - "FNP"
British artist Billy Nomates makes catchy, post-punk inspired minimal pop and is now signed to Invada, the label started by Portishead's Geoff Barrow, and is working on their debut album. Billy's just released this terrific new single "FNP" ("Forgotten Normal People"). "We ain't all born equal," she sings in the chorus. "Well the burnin' world is ours and I'm on fire." Fans of Sleaford Mods take note.
MATTHEW DEAR - "UNIVERSAL TRUTH"
Pop chameleon Matthew Dear is back with "Universal Truth" which is out via Adult Swim Singles. Light and breezy and bustling, it's synthpop that darts like a NYC cab.
DELICATE STEVE - "SOME HOPE"
“My new song is an ode to melody, saxophones, King Curtis and Sam Cooke, unqualified joy, positivity, singing a simple song and being a fool,” says Steve Marion aka Delicate Steve. “It’s about an optimism and about our place within the human pageant.” There's a little bit of a Ratatat vibe with this one.
GHETTO KUMBÉ - SOLA
Bogotá's Ghetto Kumbé, who mix traditional Colombian music with various strains of house and other electronic dance music, will release their self-titled debut on July 31 via ZZK/Kartel. Here's the new single:
INGESTED - "DEAD SERAPHIC FORMS"
British death metallers Ingested are prepping a new album, Where Only Gods May Tread -- which features appearances by Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down), Vincent Bennett (The Acacia Strain) and Matt Honeycutt (Kublai Khan) -- for release on August 14 via Unique Leader. First single "Dead Seraphic Forms" comes with a filmed-in-lockdown video featuring 38 surprise cameo appearances.
TERMINAL NATION - "HOLOCENE EXTINCTION"
"America is a tinderbox," reads Little Rock extreme metallic hardcore band Terminal Nation's new bio. "Lockdowns, pandemic, police brutality, kleptocracy, the orange menace. The injustice system is alive and well. Since day one Terminal Nation has been shining a light on it all through their crushing music, point blank lyrics, merch and media, lashing out at institutional corruption and racist power structures. And not from a liberal coastal enclave where it’s a generally welcome message but from Deep Red Arkansas." The band's new album Holocene Extinction comes out August 7 via 20 Buck Spin and here's the absolute rager of a title track.
MOOR MOTHER - "CHANGE" FT. SHAM-E-ALI NAYEEM
Moor Mother's new single "Change" features poet and visual artist Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, and proceeds go to Women Against Abuse.
GIANTS CHAIR - "THE STREETS" & "FEATURELESS HORIZON"
Kansas City emo vets Giants Chair recently released their first album in 23 years, Prefabylon, and now they've shared two songs they wrote a couple of years before they started working on that album, but which never saw the light of day until now.
LEON BRIDGES - "SWEETER" (ft. TERRACE MARTIN)
Last week, Terrace Martin was behind one of the most powerful new protest songs, and now he also aided Leon Bridges on this new jazz/soul/hip hop fusion song that takes a more mournful approach to protest music. Read more here.
YEAR OF THE KNIFE - "VIRTUAL NARCOTIC"
Delaware metallic hardcore ragers Year of the Knife announced their first album for Pure Noise, and you can read more about lead single "Virtual Narcotic" here.
INTER ARMA - "MARCH OF THE PIGS" (NINE INCH NAILS COVER)
Inter Arma's new covers album comes out in July via Relapse, and you can read more about this newly-released Nine Inch Nails cover here.
THIBAULT - "CENTRELINK"
"Thibault is like if two of my favourite bands, Stereolab and Electrelane, merged together and were made brand new by Nicole’s originality," says Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna of the new band from Nicole Thibault who used to front '90s/'00s Australian band Minimal Chips. This is the first single.
Looking for even more new songs? Browse the ‘New Songs’ archive and keep scrolling down for more new songs from earlier this week.