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…
STORMZY - "AUDACITY" (ft. HEADIE ONE)
Stormzy's highly anticipated new album Heavy Is The Head comes out Friday, and today he dropped one more song/video ahead of its release. This one finds Stormzy at his hardest, darkest, and most booming, and it only ups the anticipation for the new album.
FIELD MUSIC - "BEYOND THAT OF COURTESY"
Making a New World, Field Music's new concept album about World War I and its repercussions, is out in a month and here's a third track from it. "Beyond That of Courtesy" is about the Inter-Allied Women’s Conference, which was a conference held shortly after the First World War by the French Women's Suffrage Societies to encourage women's participation in national and international politics. This one's sung by Peter Brewis and features his signature harmony style, here used to melancholic effect.
BLOODLET - "CHOKING ON THE PAST"
Metallic hardcore vets Bloodlet's first new release in 17 years is due later this month in the form of the “Viper In Hand” / “Choking on the Peat” single. You already heard "Viper In Hand," and now you can hear "Choking on the Peat." The six-minute song starts out as vicious as you'd expect from Bloodlet, but it takes a turn halfway through for something much doomier and gloomier. It's great stuff, and you can hear it at Revolver. Update, or right here:
THYLA - "DECEMBER"
Brighton, UK quartet Thyla are releasing a new EP, Everything At Once, in February, and the latest single off of it, "December," is another taste of their widescreen pop, and it "shows a more delicate side to the band," they say. "[Frontwoman] Millie [Duthie] wrote the song for her sister who was suffering with some really tough personal issues. It came from a really dark and desperate place but the song manages to put into words what she could never say."
LEVEN KALI - "HOMEGIRL" (ft. SMINO & TOPAZ JONES)
R&B singer Leven Kali is back with new single "Homegirl," featuring guest verses from two rappers who fit in well with Leven's smooth, soulful style: Smino and Topaz Jones.
SMOKEPURPP - "WHAT I PLEASE" (ft. DENZEL CURRY)
Denzel Curry once called out Smokepurpp for claims that Purpp birthed Soundcloud rap, but they must be cool now, cause Denzel lent a mile-a-minute guest verse to Purpp's new song.
LIL DURK - "CAREER DAY" (ft. POLO G)
Lil Durk's Only the Family label just released the Family Over Everything mixtape/compilation, which features G Herbo, NLE Choppa, King Von, Lil Tjay, and more, and this song with one of the year's biggest breakout rappers, Polo G.
HUMAN BARBIE - "BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR"
Christopher Leopold makes hazy, laconic psych as Human Barbie, songs that floats along like a half-remembered dream. His album Get a Life will be out in 2020 but for now you can drift away on the warm and fuzzy vibes of "Be Careful What You Wish For."
INTRONAUT - "CUBENSIS"
Prog/sludge metallers Intronaut, who are playing LA's Decibel Metal & Beer Fest this weekend and touring with Cult of Luna and Emma Ruth Rundle in 2020, will release new album Fluid Existential Inversions on February 28 via Metal Blade. It was produced by Josh Newell and mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou, and the first taste is "Cubensis," which goes through all kinds of twists and turns in its nearly-eight-minute running time.
THE STARTING LINE and STRANGE RANGER - PRINCE DADDY & THE HYENA COVERS
Counter Intuitive Records is releasing a covers album of Prince Daddy & the Hyena's 2019 album Cosmic Thrill Seekers called Christmas Thrill Seekers, and so far they've released Starting Line frontman Kenny Vasoli's take on "I Lost My Life" and Strange Ranger's take on "Lauren." Kenny does his as a tender acoustic cover, while Strange Ranger turn "Lauren" into psychedelic chillwave.
SAM LEE - "THE MOON SHINE BRIGHT" FT ELIZABETH FRASER (COCTEAU TWINS)
With its sweeping celtic vibe, folk artist Sam Lee's song is perfect for the onetime Cocteau Twins singer's angelic voice which, as anyone who caught this year's Massive Attack tour knows, is as shiver-inducing as ever.
TOMBS - "MONARCHY OF SHADOWS"
Tombs have signed to Season of Mist and their first release for the label, Monarchy of Shadows, comes out February 28. You can read more about the whiplash-inducing title track here.
MGMT - "IN THE AFTERNOON"
MGMT are back with a new 12″ single featuring two new songs both produced by the band and mixed by frequent collaborator Dave Fridmann and will be the first release on their own MGMT label. This is the lightly gothic A-side.
WREKMEISTER HARMONIES - "COYOTES OF CENTRAL PARK"
Wrekmeister Harmonies have announced a new album with an expanded four-piece lineup that includes Thor Harris (Swans, Shearwater, etc) on percussion and Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart on electronics. You can hear lead single "Coyotes of Central Park" and read more about the project here.
THE SOUNDCARRIERS - "THE SEVENTH SEAL" (SCOTT WALKER COVER"
The Soundcarriers’ cover of “The Seventh Seal” keeps much of the drama of Scott Walker’s sweeping original (the opening track on Scott 4) but they play it like a ’60s beat group might, with dirty organ, fuzzy bass and singer Leonore Wheatley really belting it out. This is from the official Lodge 49 soundtrack that's out Friday.
MIKE - "NUMBERED DAYZ"
Prolific underground NYC rapper MIKE is back with a new single ahead of this weekend's YOUNG WORLD fest, which he curated. You can read more here.
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