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, track premieres, and more all day. In these concertless times, that includes daily livestreams and live concert videos we love. 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…
H.E.R. - "I CAN'T BREATHE"
R&B/soul singer H.E.R did a full-band live session for iHeartRadio's Living Room Concert Series, and she took the opportunity to debut a powerful new protest song, "I Can't Breathe." "All of the names you refuse to remember/Was somebody’s brother or friend, son to a mother that’s crying, saying/I can’t breathe, you’re taking my life from me," she sings on the moving new song. It comes in at the 1:33 mark, and she also covers Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" right after that.
SPILLAGE VILLAGE (J.I.D, EARTHGANG, 6LACK, more) - "END OF DAZE"
Spillage Village is the Atlanta rap/R&B collective of J.I.D, EarthGang, 6LACK, Mereba, JurdanBryant, Hollywood JB, and Benji, and they've got a new album on the way via Dreamville/SinceThe80s/Interscope. The first single is this mournful, soulful, and totally stunning new song, which comes with a powerful video of the group gathering around a television to watch all of this year's terrible news.
TWIN PEAKS - "WHAT'S THE MATTER"
Twin Peaks have a new EP, Side A, which will be out July 3. Say the band: "At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we realized our recording efforts would be waylaid, so we wanted to finish the songs closest to completion remotely; vocals done one at a time at the studio or sent in from home." The EP features contributions from Ohmme, VV Lightbody, Lala Lala, and Tom Reeder, and you can check out "What's the Matter" right now. Meanwhile, they've also got a new t-shirt and all proceeds will be donated to Black Lives Matter Chicago.
JOE & THE SHITBOYS - "THE RESON FOR HARDCORE VIBES 2"
The Faroe Islands' foremost (only) punk band are back with this new ripper, yanked from the band's forthcoming debut album. Says Fríði Djurhuus, aka Joe: "'The Reson for Hardcore Vibes 2' is about how absolutely soulcrushing it was working at this specific fish factory, where the work days were 8 hours of neither mentally or physically stimulating labour that included and was very much limited to placing fish heads on a pallet. However, Joe & The Shitboys are all about making money, so we kept the lyrics vague enough to be relatable to any hip person who is too cool for a traditional lifestyle.”
DIRTY PROJECTORS - "INNER WORLD"
Dirty Projectors are back with a new track from their upcoming Flight Tower, one of five EPs they're releasing this year. "We hope it can bring you serenity and solace during this tumultuous moment in history," say the band. "The past few weeks have felt like an eternity, but now is not the time for silence or defeat. There's always more to learn if you're willing and that's an incredible gift. Keep sharing information, asking questions, and using your eyes and your voice so we can work together towards a future that benefits everyone."
BEABADOOBEE - "IF YOU WANT TO" (DEMO) & SOCCER MOMMY - "NIGHT SWIMMING" (DEMO)
Soccer Mommy launched a new singles series last month, and here's the latest edition. It features Sophie Allison and Beabadoobee each sharing demo versions of songs. "I wanted to put this demo out because I like how stripped back and simple it is," Soccer Mommy says. "It’s not that far off from the album version but it just kind of gets to the core of the song." "I’m excited to be a part of this compilation with Soccer Mommy," Beabadoobee says. "We met last year in London and have a lot of musical similarities. I’m honoured to help in any way with the proceeds going to charities for Covid and BLM. My song on the compilation is an original demo of 'If You Want To' recorded in London before recording the full band version."
VARIOUS ARTISTS - GHOSTLY STIMULUS SWIM (SHIGETO, HTRK, MORE
Adult Swim have just released three 'Stimulus Swim' compilations over three days in support independent artists affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. This third volume is curated by Ghostly and includes tracks by Shigeto, Telefon Tel Aviv, Fort Romeau, HTRK, Galcher Lustwerk, and more.
MANSIONS - "PPV"
Mansions' first album in seven years, Big Bad, on 6/26 via Bad Timing Records, and here's another great single from it. Like the previously released track, it finds this alt/indie rock band going further in an atmospheric direction than ever before.
ORLANDO WEEKS (MACCABEES) _ "BLAME OR LOVE OR NOTHING"
The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks releases his debut solo album A Quickening at midnight and here's one more song from it, that's not far removed from The Maccabees' soaring indie pop.
TSU SURF - MSYKM
Newark rapper Tsu Surf has a new project out featuring Benny the Butcher, G Herbo, Mozzy, Jim Jones, Dave East, and more, and it's a hard-hitting collection of gritty street rap.
EVERY SCAR HAS A STORY (108, YOU & I) - TEASER
Every Scar Has A Story is the new band of Robert Fish (108, The Judas Factor, Ressurection) and Tom Schlatter (You & I, Hundreds of AU, Capacities, etc), and they're releasing their self-titled debut EP on June 19 via Equal Vision. You can read more about it in an interview with No Echo and hear a clip of new music below. Proceeds from the EP will benefit The Bail Project and Brennan Center for Justice (learn more here).
BEDOUINE - "ALL MY TRIALS"
Bedouine's take on the the traditional folk song "All My Trials" is for Mexican Summer's Looking Glass series.
TRICKY - "FALL PLEASE"
Tricky will release his 14th album, Fall to Pieces on September 4 via his False Idols label and this first single is not quite live anything he's done before (but still sounds like Tricky). "It's my version of pop music, the closest I've got to making pop."
JARV IS... (JARVIS COCKER) - "SAVE THE WHALE"
“The title popped into my head as I was leaving the cinema after having seen Nick Broomfield’s 'Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love' documentary," says Jarvis Cocker of the opening track to the debut album from JARV IS...and the song has a distinct Leonard Cohen vibe, too.
VILE CREATURE - "GLORY, GLORY! APATHY TOOK HELM!"
Vile Creature's new album Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm! comes out on Prosthetic next week, and you can read more about the genuinely epic, 14-minute title track here.
BULLY - "WHERE TO START"
Bully announced her first album in three years, SUGAREGG, due 8/21 via Sub Pop, and you can read more about the great lead single "Where To Start" here.
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