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…
GREEN DAY - "OH YEAH!"
Green Day are gearing up for a stadium tour with Weezer, Fall Out Boy, and The Interrupters and a new album called Father of All..., and they've now shared another single from that album. This one heavily samples Joan Jett's cover of Gary Glittter's 'Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah)," and Green Day write, "We sampled a song from the great Joan Jett’s Bad Reputation album. One of the writers on that song is a total asshole so we’re donating our royalties from this song to IJM and RAINN." The video was directed by Dum Dum Girls bassist Malia James (who's also done videos for Tove Lo, Troye Sivan, and more).
GREY DAZE (CHESTER BENNINNGTON) - "WHAT'S IN THE EYE"
Before forming Linkin Park, the late Chester Bennington fronted '90s-era alt-metal band Grey Daze, who regrouped in 2017 to re-record a selection of their songs, but Chester's untimely passing halted the project. Now, the surviving Grey Daze members have put the finishing touches on those re-recordings -- with the blessing of Chester's widow, mother, and son -- and the as-of-yet untitled album will be released at some point in the near future via Loma Vista. The first taste is "What's In The Eye," which puts '90s-era recordings of Chester's voice up against a new arrangement that Grey Daze worked on with producers Chris Traynor (Bush, Helmet, Orange 9MM), Kyle Hoffman, and Jay Baumgardner. It's pretty fascinating stuff.
KYLE FORESTER (WOODS/CRYSTAL STILTS) - "KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING"
Kyle Forester has played keyboards in a lot of great bands -- Woods, Crystal Stilts, The Ladybug Transistor, and on the Purple Mountains album -- but he also makes lovely pop on his own. He'll release his second album, Hearts in Gardens, on February 21 and he's just shared the wistful, charming "Know What You're Doing" which is not too far away from Real Estate or Nada Surf.
POP SMOKE - "CHRISTOPHER WALKING"
Fast-rising New York drill rapper Pop Smoke dominated last summer with "Welcome to the Party," and now he's back with another very party-ready song, "Christopher Walking."
AMITIÉ - "A LOVE LETTER" / KARLOFF - "THE DEAD WILL WALK THE EARTH"
Two very solid screamo bands, Providence's Amitié and Ontario's Karloff (ex-Life In Vacuum), have teamed up for this quick and dirty split 5" on Zegema Beach Records. Both songs are just over a minute long, with Amitié holding down the heavier emoviolence side and Karloff offering up something a little more atmospheric.
WVRM - "MY FUCKING DIXIE (THE NEW SOUTH)"
South Carolina deathgrinders WVRM will release their new album Colony Collapse on April 3 via their new label home Prosthetic Records, and the first taste of the album is the skull-crushing "My Fucking Dixie (The New South)." They also begin a tour with Ether Coven and Barishi tonight.
TIÑA - "DIP"
South London's Tiña (members of Bat-Bike, Uncle Tesco and Pet Grotesque) have released a new single for Dan Carey's Speedy Wunderground label, and it finds them pulling from breezy indie pop, brainy art rock, and even a little shouty post-punk all in the same damn song.
NATHAN GRAY (BOYSETSFIRE) - "REFRAIN"
Boysetsfire frontman Nathan Gray has shared another song from his upcoming solo album Working Title. It follows two heartland punk singles, but this one finds him in quiet, string-laden piano ballad territory.
SQUIRREL FLOWER - "STREETLIGHT BLUES"
Squirrel Flower -- aka Ella O’Connor Williams -- will release her debut album, I Was Born Swimming, on January 31 via Polyvinyl and here's another early taste. "I wrote this song because I was overcome by the image of insects flying towards streetlights and bug lamps in the late summer, attracted to the light but also flying to their death,” says Williams. “This song is angsty. It's partly about blowing off your friends to dance alone in waves of emotion, partly about the end of something- life, seasons, a relationship, a streetlamp.”
PEGGY SUE - "IN DREAMS"
UK duo Peggy Sue release new album Vices in little over a month and here's another song from it. As the title suggests, the surfy "In Dreams" is "about fantasy, and the frustration that comes from someone’s failure to see you for who you are in preference of what they think you could be,", says singer Rosa Slade. "It’s an unrealised love story in many ways, but also a rejection of romantic ideals around the feeling and language that is expected to come with falling in love."
SPINNING COIN - "GHOSTING"
Glasgow's Spinning Coin are in the proud Scottish indiepop tradition of The Pastels and Teenage Fanclub, keeping things loose and playful. Their new album, Hyacinth, will be out February 21 via Geographic, the Domino imprint run by Stephen Pastel and they've just shared new single "Ghosting" as well as its video that was directed by Sean Nicholas Savage. “It was written in the small hours of a morning in my cockroach-infested flat in Glasgow, on the day that I was to move out," says Sean Armstrong who gives a particularly impassioned vocal performance on the track. "I hadn't packed any of my things but stayed up all night sitting on the floor screaming into a microphone, drinking instant coffee. In the late AM when my friends came to help me move, I still hadn't put anything into boxes or slept, and was faint and dehydrated; but had written the first version of this song.”
THE 1975 - "ME & YOU TOGETHER SONG"
The 1975 have shared the third proper single off their anticipated new album Notes On A Conditional Form, and this one finds them going in a jangle/dream pop direction. They also announced a tour with Phoebe Bridgers -- read more about all that here.
MARGO PRICE - "STONE ME"
Margo Price has returned with her first official single in over two years and her first for Loma Vista. You can read more about it here.
SWAMP DOGG - "MEMORIES" FRT JOHN PRINE AND JUSTIN VERNON
Cult artist Swamp Dogg will release his countrified new album Sorry You Couldn't Make It on March 6th via Joyful Noise Recordings and Pioneer Works Press and it features a lot of notable guests, like John Prine who sings on new single "Memories." They sound pretty great together and the guitar on this song is played by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. Says Swamp Dogg, "‘Memories’ is my personal take on: unnecessary lies, sex, death, old school chums; the concept of love, family and friends(?)."
WALTER MARTIN - "FIRST THING I REMEMBER"
Walter Martin has released another song off his upcoming solo album, and this one features his Jonathan Fire*Eater/Walkmen bandmate Matt Barrick on drums, along with Ray Rizzo on congas. "I like to think of the song as a drum duel between two of my favorite drummers: Matt Barrick on drum kit vs. Ray Rizzo on congas. Not sure who wins," he says. Read more here.
PORRIDGE RADIO - "SWEET"
Porridge Radio have announced their anticipated new album which is titled Every Bad and will be out March 13 via Secretly Canadian. They’ve also released a new single, “Sweet,” which sounds anything but, with singer/guitarist Dana Margolin intoning “My mate says that I look like a nervous wreck ’cause I bite my nails right down to the flesh” before the discordant guitars burst in on the last word.
HUMAN POTENTIAL - "FAST TRASH"
Human Potential — the solo project of Andrew Becker, former drummer of Dischord math rock band Medications and Brooklyn experimental rock band Screens — is releasing a new Jarvis Taveniere-produced album in February and you can read more about new single "Fast Trash" here.
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