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…
KEVIN ABSTRACT - "BIG WHEELS"
Brockhampton's Kevin Abstract is gearing up to release a new solo project called Arizona Baby, and the first single is "Big Wheels" (which comes with a video titled "THE 1-9-9-9 IS COMING"). It's cut from a similar psychedelic art-rap cloth as Brockhampton's recent work, complete with a jazzy sax solo.
SUPA BWE - "PROBLEM / FUEL"
Chicago rapper Supa Bwe is releasing his new EP Just Say Thank You (featuring Chance the Rapper and others) this Wednesday. Its newest single is "PROBLEM / FUEL," which sees Supa diving into scream-fueled mosh-rap.
HAYDEN THORPE - "LOVE CRIMES"
Former Wild Beasts co-leader Hayden Thorpe has just announced his debut solo album, Diviner, which will be out May 24 via Domino. “I broke up with myself," says Hayden. "So this is a break-up album, but not about a relationship. It’s a break-up from a past self, it’s a breakup from the old idea of yourself and therefore every relationship, of all kinds, that you’ve ever had.” Having already shared the title track, the new single, "Love Crimes," has some of his old band's high drama but this is a distinctly different beast.
NOW NOW - "ENDA"
Having released Saved last year, Now Now are back with this swirling new single that they describe as "a soundbite of pure dark magic." The band's KC Dalager adds, "This song makes me feel like I’m at the bottom of a well. But I’m just silently sitting there and have made peace with the fact that I’m not getting out. I do not think that is a healthy place to always be, but I think it’s okay to allow yourself to feel that sometimes in order to get better." Now Now will soon be on tour with Foxing.
BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUT - "LOSS & RELAX
Katherine Paul, or KP, released her debut album as Black Belt Eagle Scout, Mother of My Children, last year. She's following it with a new limited edition 7" single, Loss & Relax b/w Half Colored Hair, due out April 26 via Saddle Creek. She's shared a-side track "Loss & Relax," along with a video directed by Angel Two Bulls and filmed on the lands of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Samish Indian Nation.
WAND - "RIO GRANDE"
We're only a week out from Wand's sprawling new double album, Laughing Matter, and here's another taste. A title like "Rio Grande" instantly puts visions of the West in your head, and this expansive, pretty song -- with some nice guitar wig-outs -- does so too.
CRUMB - "NINA"
Brooklyn-based indie rock quartet Crumb are preparing to self-release their debut album, Jinx, on June 14. They've shared the first single, "Nina," and it's accompanying video, which was directed by Haoyan of America and stars David Patrick Kelly of Twin Peaks and The Warriors.
THE GARDEN FT. MAC DEMARCO - "THY MISSION"
California skate/garage punks The Garden, aka brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears, have teamed up with Mac DeMarco for this somewhat twisted collaboration. Mac's contributions are most clearly heard in the song's breakdown. Perhaps they'll team up to play this live at Coachella this weekend.
HALFSOUR - "BLURRED CAMERA PHONE"
Boston trio Halfsour will release their new album, Sticky, on May 24 via Fire Talk. First single "Blurred Camera Phone" is a nice bit of grungy indie rock.
SINKANE - "DEPAYSE"
Sinkane has shared the title track from his upcoming album Dépaysé. "Dépaysé is a French word that basically means “to be removed from one’s habitual surroundings," he says. "By extension, it means to be disoriented, homeless. That's a feeling I relate to very much in these times — and I don’t think I’m the only one who feels this way. That word gave me clarity and made my journey of self discovery that much more exciting." It's a very psychedelic song (and comes with a very psychedelic visualizer), and features lyrics in both English and Arabic, as well as elements of Sudanese folk music.
DEFEATER - "STALE SMOKE"
Defeater have shared a second single from their upcoming Will Yip-produced self-titled album (due 5/10 via Epitaph), and like lead single "Mothers' Sons," "Stale Smoke" sees Defeater sounding as heavy and passionate as ever.
FAYE WEBSTER - "FLOWERS" FEAT. FATHER
Atlanta singer-songwriter Faye Webster releases her third album, Atlanta Millionaires Club, on May 24 via Secretly Canadian. Its newest single "Flowers" features another artist with roots in Atlanta, rapper Father. "I put out a song today with someone very special to me since day one," she says about the track.
J. MASCIS - "DON'T DO ME LIKE THAT" (TOM PETTY COVER)
FROTH - "LAUREL"
Froth's first single from their forthcoming album takes on one of 2018's biggest controversies.
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - "PLANET B"
The Gizz go metal -- could a whole album of this be on the way?
AN HORSE - "SHIP OF FOOLS"
"Ship of Fools" is the third single from An Horse's first album in eight years, which we wrote more about here.
CRAIG'S BROTHER - "FOLLOW YOUR HEART"
Cali punk vets Craig's Brother are returning in May with a new EP, which will be their first release in eight years, and we wrote more about new single "Follow Your Heart" here.
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