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…
GRIMES - "DELETE FOREVER"
Grimes has dropped another song from her upcoming Miss Anthropocene. "Delete Forever," is a little different for Claire, a folk-pop number that does incorporate some of her signature electronics. "It's funny 'cause the finished product, is actually basically almost the demo," Clair told Beats 1's Zane Lowe. "Like, this was definitely a situation where I took the song, made the song, and spent like months trying to make the song, you know- Like, uh. Like it needs at least one other guitar, you know, like just kinda like, trying to make it something, and then like right when we were mixing, like right at the last minute, I was just like literally, went to the 800 files and just like delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, like deleting just killing stems and then- I think like at the- when I was making this song I was trying to be more like, I think I was like, oh, I'm like Patsy Cline or something, like I was trying to be like country or something- But I feel like its- it ends up having this sort of like Wonderwall kind of vibe or something. I feel like there's a reason that song is so popular. Like, that song does rule." Watch the video below.
HELFRÓ - "AFEITRUN"
Icelandic black metallers Helfró will release their self-titled debut album on April 24 via Season of Mist Underground Activists, and you can hear its whirlwind of a lead single now.
RIGHTEOUS FOOL (featuring the late Reed Mullin) - "LOW BLOW"
Following Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin's death, a previously unreleased song has surfaced from his band Righteous Fool, who he formed with CoC bassist Mike Dean and guitarist Jason Browning while CoC were on a break, and who recorded an aborted album in the early 2010s.
THE BOMBPOPS - "DOUBLE ARROWS DOWN"
San Diego punks The Bombpops have unleashed another taste of their upcoming Death in Venice Beach (due 3/13 via Fat Wreck Chords), and as you might expect from this band, it's a modern-day version of catchy '90s punk done right.
PNB ROCK - "ORDINARY" (ft. POP SMOKE)
The usually-melodic rapper PnB Rock goes in a darker, harder direction on this song, with some help from the unstoppable new New York rapper Pop Smoke.
TOM MISCH & YUSSEF DAYES - "WHAT KINDA MUSIC"
Soulful alt-pop singer Tom Misch and jazz drummer/producer Yussef Dayes are releasing a collaborative album, What Kinda Music?, on April 24 via Blue Note/Caroline, featuring contributions from Freddie Gibbs, Rocco Palladino, and Kaidi Akinnibi. The gently trippy title track is out now.
BARTEES STRANGE - "ABOUT TODAY" (THE NATIONAL COVER) & "GOING GOING"
Bartees Strange, who released the very good "In A Cab" single last year, is now releasing the Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy EP on March 13, and it mostly features covers of songs by The National. Today he shared his cover of "About Today" from the Cherry Tree EP, along with a well-matched original track, "Going Going."
HARKIN - "NOTHING THE NIGHT CAN'T CHANGE"
Harkin, aka former Sky Larkin frontwoman Katie Harkin (who's played in Sleater-Kinney, Wild Beasts and Courtney Barnett's band) will release her solo debut on April 24, and she notes it was "recorded between tours in three different time zones." Here's a new track from it, the sleek and very catchy "Nothing the Night Can't Change."
TOPS - "WITCHING HOUR"
Montreal's TOPS have shared "Watching Hour," the second single from their upcoming I Feel Alive. They add a little Fleetwood Mac vibe here to their already soft pop sound. "'Witching Hour' is a song about reckoning," says singer Jane Penny. "David [Carriere, guitarist] wrote the chorus of the song, and when he showed it to me I gravitated towards the idea of a witching hour as a time of night for unconscious thoughts and uncomfortable visions. The pressure to be feminine has twisted my experience of my own sensuality in this nightmarish way, and I wanted to articulate that by conjuring the nefarious ways that trauma emerges in dreams. There's a sense of reprisal in witchcraft, of retribution as a means of expression, and I wanted to explore that side of feminine power." I Feel Alive is out April 3.
LYCHGATE - "INCARNATE"
UK avant-black metallers Lychgate have shared another song off their upcoming LP Also Sprach Futura (due 3/13 via Debemur Morti Productions), and like the previous single, it's dark and heavy and intense and deeply weird.
WAKE - "MOUTH OF ABOLITION" (ft. KHEMMIS' BEN HUTCHERSON)
Genre-defying metal band Wake have shared the song featuring Khemmis' Ben Hutcherson from their anticipated new album Devouring Ruin, and this one finds them going in a massively heavy black/death direction. Listen and read an interview with the band over at Kerrang.
CHASSOL - "ROLLERCOASTER PT. 1 & 2"
Here is the third "excerpt" from French composer/producer Chassol's new album LUDI. As always, his videos are intrinsic to the song itself, in this case a filmed rollercoaster ride becomes building block for the song, which features a chorus of Thomas de Pourquery, Alice Lewis, and Alice Orpheus.
FLAT WORMS - "MARKET FORCES"
LA's Flat Worms made their upcoming album Antarctica with Ty Segall and Steve Albini, so it should not be a surprise this single is pretty rockin.
TIM BURGESS - "EMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL"
The first single from Charlatans' frontman Tim Burgess' new solo album definitely nods towards the Rolling Stones song its title plays off of, but also The Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry” and Sparks. Yet in the end, Tim really makes this one his own.
HUMAN IMPACT - "CONSEQUENCES"
Human Impact, the new band of Unsane frontman Chris Spencer with members of Swans and Cop Shoot Cop, have shared the third single off their anticipated self-titled debut album (due 3/13 via Ipecac). "Consequences" is perhaps the most attitude-filled, hard-hitting rager shared from this LP yet, and it's great stuff. Human Impact also revealed that they'll do a West Coast tour with YOB after their NYC release show.
ULTRAISTA - "ANYBODY"
Nigel Godrich’s band Ultraísta have shared a second single off their upcoming album Sister, and you can read more about it here.
ORPHAN DONOR - "PLANKS"
Orphan Donor is another project of Secret Cutter drummer Jared Stimpfl, and compared to Secret Cutter’s sludge/grind sound, Orphan Donor pulls more from ’90s/early ’00s screamo and metalcore and does a lot of justice to that sound. Read more about new song "Planks" here.
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