17 New Songs Out Today
So many artists, so little time. Each week we review five 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…
MARK LANEGAN - "STITCH IT UP" (VIDEO FT JIMMY THE CAB DRIVER)
Mark Lanegan's new album, Somebody's Knocking, will be out this fall but you don't have to wait that long to hear first single, a bluesy rocker called "Stitch it Up." Mark made a video for the song and makes his first on-camera music video appearance in 15 years here. Even more exciting, he coaxed actor Donal Logue to bring his Jimmy the Cab Driver character out of retirement for it as well. You may remember Jimmy from his days mishearing lyrics to popular songs (like Alanis Morissette's "Ironic") on MTV promos in the early-'90s and he's now apparently left NYC for Southern California, still behind the wheel but now as an Uber/Lyft driver. Mark plays a few different fares, and Jimmy is still keeping up with popular music, here expounding on Migos before Mark's song kicks in. Jimmy, we've missed you. More please!
BEYONCE - "SORRY" (ORIGINAL DEMO)
Beyonce finally put Lemonade on Spotify and Apple Music, and the new release includes a demo version of "Sorry" that's very different from the version that made the album and very worth hearing. The album version is one of its more upbeat songs, but this version is minimal and atmospheric, and it's very cool.
LIL KIM - "NO AUTO BLANCO"
Lil' Kim's first album in 14 years, 9, has been pushed back from its original May 17 release date (new release date TBA), and she just released the brooding new single "No Auto Blanco."
HORSE JUMPER OF LOVE - "POISON"
Boston indie rockers Horse Jumper of Love are releasing their sophomore album So Divine on June 28 via Run For Cover, and the first single is the hazy, snail-paced "Poison." "'Poison' highlights themes of domesticity, learning through nostalgia, and capturing even the most mundane memories. I started working on this song about 4 years ago, and have been waiting to release it for a while. We shot the video in my Dad’s pizza shop in Boston - a very important place to me, a place that taught me how to work. Ty captured this feeling exactly how I envisioned. Work as a repetitive movement - just like the guitar part in the song," says singer Dimitri Giannopoulos. HJOL are also opening Duster's upcoming reunion shows in Boston, DC, and Philly, and that's a good pairing.
FLYING LOTUS - "SPONTANEOUS" (ft. LITTLE DRAGON) & "TAKASHI"
Flying Lotus has released two more songs from his upcoming guest-filled album Flamagra: the rubbery, funky "Spontaneous" featuring lead vocals by Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano, and the instrumental, psychedelic "Takashi."
OLDEN YOLK - "DISTANT EPISODE"
Olden Yolk's second album, Living Theatre, is out in a month and while most of the record features lead vocals from Shane Butler, this is one of the songs where Caity Shaffer takes lead. It's somber and lovely.
TIM HEIDECKER - "WHEN I GET UP"
"When I get up, all I wanna do is go to bed again," is the refrain of Tim Heidecker's new single, which owes more than a little Harry Nilsson. It's from his new album of songs, titled What The Brokenhearted Do…, which was produced by Jonathan Rado and will be out in June via Jagjaguwar. The video has Tim pitching a much more expensive video.
RINGWORM - "DEAD TO ME"
Ringworm have shared a third single from their anticipated new album Death Becomes My Voice, and this one is more in the chugga chugga hardcore realm than the previous two. As you'd expect from this band, it's a ripper.
NOCTURNUS AD - "THE ANTECHAMBER"
Nocturnus AD, the current version of veteran death metal band Nocturnus led by Mike Browning, shared a second single off their anticipated new album Paradox. Like the previous single, it's part OG death metal, part tech-y sci-fi prog, and it's a real head trip.
GAUCHE - "RUNNING"
DC band Gauche, which includes members of Priests and Downtown Boys, have announced their Merge debut, A People's History of Gauche, which will be out in June. They made the record with Austin Brown of Parquet Courts who knows how to get those mid-fi post-punk vibes just right, as you can hear on the shouty, infectious "Running."
CLAIRE CRONIN - "TOURNIQUET"
Musician and poet Claire Cronin is releasing a follow-up to Came Down A Storm, her 2016 album with Deerhoof guitarist John Dieterich. Big Dread Moon is due out 6/14 via Orindal Records, and its first single, "Tourniquet," is a spare, haunting folk track, and you can listen to it on Stereogum.
RIDE - "FUTURE LOVE"
Ride fans who have a soft spot for the band's Byrds-y side will definitely want to check out the first single from their second post-reformation album, This is Not a Safe Place, which is out in August. "Future Love" sounds like a second cousin to "Twisterella."
BIG NOTHING - "HONEY"
Big Nothing (mem Spraynard, Casual, Crybaby, Young Livers) have shared a second song off their debut album Chris, and this one sees Liz Parsons (ex-Casual) taking lead vocals. It's a nice dose of mid-tempo indie-punk, and Liz's sugary melodies are pretty addictive.
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS - "TRACES"
Here's another single from Too Much Tension!, the forthcoming album from superior Brooklyn psych-garage band The Mystery Lights who inject their songs with a welcome dose of soul. The album's out next month on Daptone imprint, Wick Records.
WINDY & CARL - "FOREST TRAILS"
Pure Sounds of Michigan is a high-concept various artists ambient comp that "invites listeners to take a sunrise-to-sunset tour of Michigan from coast to coast as interpreted by some of the state’s most talented musicians." Here's a track from ambient duo Windy & Carl that puts you among the greenery.
DARKTHRONE - "THE HARDSHIP OF THE SCOTS"
Norwegian black metal legends Darkthrone are releasing a new album in May, and we wrote more about the furious lead single "The Hardship of the Scots" here.
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