18 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…
CHERRY GLAZERR - "DADDI" (REGGIE WATTS REMIX)
Musician, comedian and loop pedal master Reggie Watts has taken Cherry Glazerr's anthemic rock song "Daddi" (from this year's Stuffed & Ready) and refashions it as a neon-lit dance track. “I think a lot of rock musicians secretly would love to make a club floor banger – and Reggie helped us get there with his amazing booty shaking remix of 'Daddi.'" It is pretty great.
BEAST COAST - “SNOW IN THE STADIUM”
Beast Coast — the NYC rap supergroup with Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Joey Bada$$, and other Pro Era members — release their debut album this Friday and here's another taste before the whole thing drops, via this track produced by Erick The Architect.
DUNGEN - "VAR HAR DU VARIT / PEAKING LIGHTS - "MIRROR IN THE SKY"
Two new songs from the surf documentary Self Discovery for Social Survival, soundtrack have been shared: Dungen contribute the jazzy "Var Har Du Varit," full of mellotrons and flutes; while Peaking Lights deliver a typically groovy, dubby dance track in the form of "Mirror in the Sky." The soundtrack, which also features Allah Las, MGMT's Andrew Vanwyngarden, Connan Mockasin and more, is out June 18 via Mexican Summer.
DRAB MAJESTY - "LONG DIVISION"
Fans of shoegaze, '80s 4AD Records and gothy dreampop in general will want to hear "Long Division" from Drab Majesty's forthcoming album Modern Mirror. This one features shimmery guitarwork from No Joy's Jasamine White-Gluz. Actual long division is hard, but this goes down easy.
JESCA HOOP - "RED WHITE AND BLACK"
Jesca Hoop is releasing a new album, Stonechild, on July 5 via Memphis Industries. About new single "Red White and Black," which, like first single "Shoulder Charge," features Lucius, Jesca says, "'Red White and Black' is a poem, like a snapshot, set in post-civil war USA when slavery was 'abolished' and swiftly rebranded by the prison system. It’s a personal acknowledgement and willingness to join the conversation for change… I write from personal perspective, about relationships mostly and I don’t find much music in politics, but as hate crimes increase, women’s rights are being rolled back, and the two nations I call home are building walls… well, the political has become deeply personal."
YUMI ZOUMA - "BRUISE"
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma are back with this breezy, enjoyable single. "The origins of "Bruise" were steeped in loss," say the band, "but the track has become a beacon of optimism for us. We started writing the instrumental after our great friend Sam told us he was leaving the band and moving to Serbia. We were all distraught until Josh said, 'Cheer me up guys - let's write a song for Nelly Furtado.' Nelly never replied but we came up with a smash."
SHENSEEA - "BLESSED" (FEAT. TYGA)
Jamaican dancehall singer Shenseea signed to Rich Immigrants/Interscope Records with a new single, "Blessed," She co-wrote the track, which is accompanied by an Arrad-directed video.
TWEN - "HOLY RIVER"
Nashville by-way-of Boston group TWEN shared their debut single "Waste" in March, and they're preparing their TBA debut album for Frenchkiss Records. New single "Holy River" moves at a lush, leisurely pace through sparking psychedelic indie rock.
ABYSSAL -- “II – DISCERNMENT: KHYPHOTIC SUZERAINS”
UK dark ambient death metal project Abyssal -- who play some U.S. shows this week -- unleashed a new track off their highly anticipated forthcoming record on Profound Lore. Invisible Oranges had the premiere today, and wrote: Abyssal aim "for ambiance over concrete detail, abstraction over sheer resolution, depth over breadth... Soon, the group will be returning with their fourth full-length A Beacon in the Husk, taking the cavern-based formula to the next level by introducing swaths of new dynamics, including a much more patient pace and more delicate attention to detail." Read more at IO.
LURAY - "DIG" & "PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS"
Richmond, VA musician Shannon Carey is releasing a new album as Luray via 6131 Records. Dig is due out July 26, and was produced by Shannon's brother, Bon Iver member and solo musician S. Carey. Its first two singles, "Professional Photos" and the album's title track, add a country twang to what might otherwise be a more traditional confessional singer-songwriter affair.
DENZEL CURRY - "SPEEDBOAT"
CHERUBS - "SOOEY PIG"
Back-in-action Austin noise rock vets Cherub signed to Relapse Records in December and now they've announced a new album, Immaculada High, due out July 26 via their new label home. Riff heavy new single "Sooey Pig" also has a psychedelic edge.
MARIKA HACKMAN - "I'M NOT WHERE YOU ARE"
Here's the first single, and its slap-happy video, from UK artist Marika Hackman new album Any Human Friend, which is out August 9 via Sub Pop.
CHRIS CRACK - "ICEBERG DALI"
Prolific Chicago rapper Chris Crack shared a new Adult Swim single, "Iceberg Dali." It follows his recent albums Crackheads Live Longer Than Vegans, The Future Will Be Confusing, and Never Hated I Just Waited, all three of which he released in 2019.
GIRL FRIDAY - "DECORATION/CURRENCY"
L.A. band Girl Friday will release new EP, Fashion Conman, via Hardly Art in July. Musically there's bits of Flying Nun indie rock, Los Angeles paisley underground and mid-’90s alt rock -- all of that can be heard in “Decoration/Currency,” the confident, hooky closing track to the EP.
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - BLACK MIRROR SMITHEREENS
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