16 New Songs Out Today
So many artists, so little time. Each week we review five 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…
DJ SNAKE ft. SELENA GOMEZ, OZUNA & CARDI B - "TAKI TAKI"
DJ Snake's anticipated all-star collab with Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B is finally here, and it's as much of a party as you'd expect. Check it out as you gear up for DJ Snake's NYC & LA Halloween shows.
LIL WAYNE - "MONA LISA" (ft. KENDRICK LAMAR)
Lil Wayne's long-awaited Tha Carter V is finally here, and among other things, it's home to a new Kendrick Lamar verse on the eerie, atmospheric "Mona Lisa." Wayne is fine form on this one, but Kendrick steals the show, changing his flow up again and again and going from pensive to manic at the drop of a hat.
GANG OF YOUTHS - "FEAR AND TREMBLING" (from MTV UNPLUGGED LIVE IN MELBOURNE)
Australian rockers Gang of Youths are releasing MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne on October 26 and they've shared the song and video for frontman David Le'aupepe's solo acoustic rendition of "Fear and Trembling." It's a much more tender version of the song, but David delivers it with the same unfiltered passion he has when he rocks out with the full band.
T.I. - "THE WEEKEND" (ft. YOUNG THUG)
ST. VINCENT - "SLOW SLOW DISCO"
"Songs are living things," St. Vincent writes. "They grow, they evolve, they change their moods and personalities over time." We've seen St. Vincent perform songs off her 2017 album MASSEDUCTION in full rock goddess mode, as well as stripped down to voice and piano, accompanied by Doveman. "Slow Disco" has gone through more changes than most of the rest, though - St. Vincent released "Fast Slow Disco" earlier this year, which had the song "in disco pants, sweating on a New York dance floor." Now she's taken it in the other direction with a new, minimal version that's just piano and her voice.
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS - "FREE YOURSELF"
Long-running electronic duo The Chemical Brothers have been playing new banger "Free Yourself" at festivals, and now here's the studio version. We're looking forward to the song's music video which was directed by Michel Gondry (and is still to come).
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - "OLD DEAD YOUNG"
Broken Social Scene have given a digital release to "Old Dead Young," which was previously a vinyl-only bonus track on last year's great Hug of Thunder. More info here.
DEATH VALLEY GIRLS - "STREET JUSTICE"
Death Valley Girls' new album, Darkness Rains, is out next week and here's one more taste before we get to hear the whole thing. "It has been a pretty tough year/day for a lot of people," say the band. "Many people have placed their horrible memories and experiences in boxes in their mind. Having to confront these boxes everyday because of the news and various reasons is so hard. 'Street Justice' is a song to listen to when you don’t know how to feel, when you do know how to feel, when you want to speak up, and when you don’t want to speak up. It’s just for you. In the end just know street justice will prevail for you and me."
JAPANESE BREAKFAST - "2042" AND "POSING IN BONDAGE"
Recorded for Polyvinyl's 4-Track Single Series, where artists recorded two songs each with a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder, Japanese Breakfast's contributions, "2042" and "Posing in Bondage," are now available digitally too. Out of necessity given the recording method, both songs have an unpolished, DIY feel, completely unlike the band's excellent 2017 album Soft Sounds From Another Planet.
DAUGHTERS - "LONG ROAD, NO TURNS"
Daughters have released the third single off their first album in eight years, You Won't Get What You Want. "Long Road, No Turns" is a paranoid, dizzying noise rocker that's keeping hopes for this album high.
MORNING AGAIN - "REINVENTOR"
Florida metalcore vets Morning Again revealed over the summer that they were back on Revelation and releasing their first new music since 2000. They were originally saying they'd release a new EP in January 2019, but actually they're putting out the Survival Instinct EP on November 9. New single "Reinventor" is here and it's a chugging '90s throwback that should instantly please longtime fans.
TERRORIZER - "CAUSTIC ATTACK"
Grindcore legends Terrorizer are releasing their first album in six years, Caustic Attack, on October 12 via The End Records. They're now streaming the minute-long title track, which reminds you that their grind-y, death-y (and caustic) attack is just as brutal as ever.
GHOSTFACE KILLAH - "DONE IT AGAIN" (ft. BIG DADDY KANE, CAPPADONNA, STYLIZTIK JONES)
Ghostface Killah's new album The Lost Tapes comes out next week (10/5) and he dropped another new song from it, "Done It Again." With fellow New York rap vets Big Daddy Kane and Cappadonna (as well as LA's Styliztik Jones), it sounds like a throwback to Ghostface's classic era.
VIAGRA BOYS - "FROGSTRAP"
One of the highlights from Viagra Boys' debut LP, Street Worms, is this motorik punk burner that, lyrically, tells a vaguely sci-fi tale about someone strapping a frog to their body. It's very Cronenberg.
WINTER & TRIPTIDES - "I JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU"
Samira Winter, of dreampop band Winter, and Glenn Brigman (who records as Triptides) just released their collaborative debut, mixing Tropicalia with West Coast psych. This is the lovely closing track to the LP.
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