17 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…
CLIPPING. - "AQUACODE DATABREAKS" (ft. SHABAZZ PALACES)
Sub Pop labelmates and fellow avant-rap groups clipping. and Shabazz Palaces have teamed up for this new song, which is as warped and weird as you'd expect.
DAWN - "SLIM THICC" (ft. TRAKGIRL) / "AY PAPI" (ft. BROOKE CANDY)
DAWN (aka Dawn Richard) is set to follow this year's new breed with a new project in the spring, and today she released a new double single from it. Following the more organic sounds of new breed, "Slim Thicc' and "Ay Papi" see her returning to a more futuristic, synthetic sound.
OMAR SOULEYMAN - "SHI TRIDIN"
Syrian singer Omar Souleyman has shared a second track from his upcoming album Shlon. "Shi Tridin" translates to “What Do You Wish For?” while Omar's brand of dance music knows no language barrier.
ANNIE HART - "WILDERNESS HILL"
While Au Revoir Simone is on long-term hiatus, Annie Hart is back with her second solo album, A Softer Offering, which will be out December 13. The opening track on the album is the gentle "Wilderness Hill," which Annie recorded in Margate, UK and Annie says is "about being in one place in one time zone and not being able to communicate with someone in another one far away. The thoughts of them, and the geographical or emotional distance that lies between you, rattle around inside you like an unshakable thirst."
THE HADEN TRIPLETS - "WAYFARING STRANGER"
Petra, Rachel and Tanya Haden have many musical projects between them (Petra and Rachel have spent time in That Dog, for example) are teaming up for new album The Family Songbook which will be out January 24 via Trimeter. The title is quite literal as the record features songs written by their grandfather, Carl E. Haden, that were unearthed via sheet music. Their brother Josh, who leads band Spain, also appears on the record. Also on the LP: "Wayfaring Stranger" which is a song their grandmother used to sing to their father (iconic jazz bassist Charlie Haden) and you can hear The Haden Triplets' version now.
COLIN SELF - "DISPOSSESED"
Experimental pop artist Colin Self released the very good Siblings last year, and it was one of five overlooked albums we highlighted. He's shared a new single, "Dispossesed," a cathartic electro-pop track rich with gorgeous orchestration and horns that reminds me a little of the widescreen grandeur of M83's Hurry Up We're Dreaming.
GREET DEATH - "CRUSH"
Michigan trio Greet Death's Deathwish debut New Hell comes out this Friday, and new single "Crush" is another fine example of their ability to mix slowcore, shoegaze, and punk in interesting ways.
HIT LIKE A GIRL - "IT'S NOT ME" & "NO MORE DYSPHORIA"
Montclair, NJ's Nicolle Maroulis fronts indie rock/emo outfit Hit Like A Girl; they recently opened for Weakened Friends and Blis. in Brooklyn, and played the 2019 edition of Gainesville, FL's The Fest. They also have a couple of recent singles: "It's Not Me," which came out today, and "No More Dysphoria," which shares a name with the transgender and non-binary advocacy non-profit they founded. Both songs have the kind of honest lyrics that make them anthemic, with "No More Dysphoria" providing an unflinching look at the experience of identifying as non-binary.
N.A.O. QUELLY - "GUN SHOWERS" (prod. POWERS PLEASANT)
N.A.O. Quelly, who recently became the first artist to sign to Joey Bada$$' new Badmind label, has linked with Pro Era's Powers Pleasant for this melancholic new song.
FRAN - "IN MY OWN TIME"
Chicago band Fran, led by Maria Jacobson, are releasing their debut album, Private Picture, on November 15 via Fire Talk. New single "In My Own Time" is an earthy folk track, and Maria says its lyrics and title were inspired by the 1971 Karen Dalton album it shares a name with. "It takes each of us exactly as long as it will take each of us to see the truth, to know what we should do," she says. "Maybe that’s getting out of a bad relationship or into a good one. We are on our own timeline; no one can make those decisions for us. The title/lyrics were inspired by the Karen Dalton record of the same name. I like the idea of a woman taking just as long as she needs."
PENDANT - "NAME AROUND MY NECK"
Pendant's debut album Through A Coil comes out this Friday (11/8) via Tiny Engines, and ahead of its release, he shared another of the Jay Som-recorded songs, "Name Around My Neck." This one is shoegaze/dream pop of the MBV variety.
GRANDMA - "STOMP AND GRIND" (ft. RICO NASTY)
Chillwavey alt-pop artist Grandma released Even If We Don't Get It Together today, and one of the highlights is this song which features guest rapping and singing from Rico Nasty, and comes with a video.
BEST COAST - "FOR THE FIRST TIME"
Best Coast announced a new album for 2020 and shared lead single "For The First Time," and you can read more about it here.
P.E. (PILLS/EATERS) - "TOP TICKET" & LIARS REMIX
Brooklyn band Pill broke up earlier this year but members Veronica Torres, Jonathan Campolo, and Benjamin Jaffe almost immediately teamed up with duo Eaters (Jonathan Schenke and Bob Jones) for new group P.E.. It's a veritable sonic Reese's Cup, mixing Pill's attitude-heavy, skronky, saxy sound with Eaters' electronic wizardry. Here's the first single from their debut album and a remix by Liars.
GRAHAM COXON - "SHE KNOWS"
Netflix's The End of the F***ing World is back for a second season and so is Graham Coxon for the soundtrack, which will be out Friday. He're the first released song, the very Blur-y "She Knows."
THE WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY - "FREEDOM IS A WILDERNESS MADE FOR YOU AND ME"
The World/Inferno Friendship Society's new album All Borders Are Porous to Cats comes out in January via Alternative Tentacles, and you can hear the lead single now and read more about it here.
ANGELS & AIRWAVES - "KISS & TELL"
While blink-182 are carrying on without Tom DeLonge, Tom is getting back to his own music and planning to release a new Angels & Airwaves album on Rise Records in 2020, and his new single sees him returning to a punchy pop punk/emo sound.
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