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…
LIL PEEP - "CRY ALONE"
Previously unreleased music by the late Lil Peep is coming out on a new posthumous album, Come Over When You're Sober (Part Two), on November 9, and new single "Cry Alone" is out now. Over moody distorted guitar and a drum machine, Peep's gothy, "fuck the world" attitude comes through as effectively as ever, and the video (featuring footage of Peep shot in 2017) follows suit. It proves he was only getting better, and it's a reminder that he was taken from us way too soon.
THOM YORKE - "OPEN AGAIN"
Radiohead's Thom Yorke released the fourth song taken from his score of the upcoming remake of Suspiria, and it's perhaps the most haunting song out of the bunch, with Thom's echoed falsetto placed against harsh, creeping synths.
KIRAN LEONARD - "LEGACY OF NEGLECT" (FT. LET'S EAT GRANDMA)
UK singer-songwriter Kiran Leonard will release his new album, Western Culture, on Friday (10/19), which finds him, as usual, mixing styles and showing off his considerable guitar skills. "Legacy of Neglect" is Kiran condensed into one nearly nine-minute track, that goes from delicate folk into skronky noise and features Let's Eat Grandma on backing vocals.
THE 1975 - "IT'S NOT LIVING (IF IT'S NOT WITH YOU)
The 1975's anticipated new album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships comes out November 30, and another song is now out from it. The song title "It's Not Living (If It's Not With You)" and the tender sound of the song might make you think The 1975 are getting sentimental, but Matty Healy gives this ballad a dark twist.
POST MALONE & SWAE LEE - "SUNFLOWER"
The hugely popular Post Malone and the pop-smart half of Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee, have teamed for "Sunflower" which will appear on the upcoming animated Marvel film Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
THE BEATLES - "WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS" (ACOUSTIC VERSION, TAKE 2)
The Beatles are celebrating 50 years of The White Album with an extensive reissue, which includes a remixed version of the album from Giles Martin, as well as outtakes, demos, and alternate versions. The latest taste of this deluxe edition is an early version of one of George Harrison's best contributions to the group's repertoire, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." As Rolling Stone points out, this take includes George on on guitar and Paul McCartney on harmonium, with Paul still following along and learning the chords of George's song. Even if you've heard the finished version 100 times, it's worth checking out this raw recording which gives you a glimpse into this band's storied creative process.
CHARLES BRADLEY - "CAN'T FIGHT THE FEELING"
The late Charles Bradley recorded tons of unheard material over the years, and some of these recordings were compiled into the upcoming posthumous release, Black Velvet, which will be his final studio album. This latest offering from the record is a soulful, passionate cut that showcases Charles' incredible vocal abilities, and it makes losing him all the more heartbreaking.
JENNIFER CASTLE - "MIDAS TOUCH" (ft. THE WEATHER STATION)
Fellow Canadian musicians, Paradise of Bachelors labelmates, and current tourmates released a new split single where each artist contributes to the other artist's song. Jennifer Castle's "Midas Touch" came out today, following the previous release of The Weather Station's "I Tried To Wear The World," and both are gorgeous doses of folk pop. Listen to both:
SAM EVIAN - "NEXT TO YOU" FT. KAZU MAKINO (BLONDE REDHEAD)
Sam Evian's You, Forever came out earlier this year and one of the standout cuts is the lush, sultry "Next to You." Sam has redone the song, replacing his own vocals with Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead. "Brian Betancourt (who plays bass in my band and is a central part of the Evian situation) suggested a version of ‘Next to You’ with Kazu singing," says Sam. "I had always envisioned other voices in my songs, so it made sense. I was nervous to ask Kazu to do it, but she agreed without hesitation. I brought a mic over to her house, and we drank a few glasses of champagne and knocked out the new vocal in a few passes. It was a victory lap of sorts."
MATTHEW E. WHITE - "THERE IS NO FUTURE IN OUR FRONTMAN"
Singer, songwriter and producer Matthew E White has launched a new project called "There is No Future in Our Frontman" that, as you might guess, is political in nature. His song of the same name, which is about Donald Trump, will be covered a bunch of other artists, including Natalie Prass, Bedouine, Kevin Devine and Hand Habits, with proceeds benefiting voter awareness charities. Here's Matthew's version: "There is no rhythm to his honky tonk; And I refuse to sing along."
SICK OF IT ALL - "WAKE THE SLEEPING DRAGON"
NYHC legends Sick Of It All are streaming the title track off their upcoming album Wake The Sleeping Dragon, and it's a white-knuckling crusher that proves these guys still rip as hard as they did 30 years ago.
TINY RUINS - "OLYMPIC GIRLS"
Auckland, New Zealand's Tiny Ruins announced a new album, Olympic Girls, due out February 1 via Milk!/Ba Da Bing/Marathon Artists/Ursa Minor. It includes "How Much," the single they shared back in August, and the gentle, lilting, folky title track, which they shared today.
F.O.D. - NO SCHOOL, NO CORE (ALBUM STREAM)
Philly-area hardcore vets F.O.D.'s ripping new album is streaming in full and we wrote more about it here.
JOSEPHINE FOSTER - "CHALLENGER"
Great folk singer Josephine Foster is back with new album Faithful Fairy Harmony that's out November 16 via Fire. She's just shared the "Challenger" from it, which works in the space shuttle to this sad tale, all set to gorgeous pedal steel.
DRÆMINGS- "GOLDEN AGE"
L.A. synthpop band DRÆMINGS are on tour with Death Valley Girls right now and have just offered up this soaring new single. Learn more HERE.
CALVIN LOVE - "YOU GOT ME RUNNIN'"
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