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…
DISCLOSURE - "WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD" and "MOONLIGHT"
Dance duo Disclosure went on a bit of a hiatus for most of 2017, but now they're back and gearing up to release their third album, the followup to 2015's Caracal. Most details on the album are still TBA, but they already released two new singles. Both songs see Disclosure sampling vocal groups ("Where Angels Fear To Tread" samples The Four Freshman's take on "Fools Rush In" and "Moonlight" samples Swedish a capella band The Real Group's version of "When I Fall In Love"). Both are unexpectedly different for Disclosure, and they sound pretty promising.
BILL RYDER-JONES - "MITHER
Former guitarist for The Coral and touring member of Arctic Monkeys, Bill Ryder-Jones will release his fourth solo album, Yawn, on November 4. He made the record almost entirely by himself at his own at his Yawn Studios in West Kirby, though there are guest vocals from bands The Orielles and Our Girl. The first single is the building, gorgeous slow-burner "Mither."
YUMI ZOUMA - "IN CAMERA"
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma will release a new EP, their third in a series of self-titled EPs that began in 2014, on September 28 via Cascine. The group's brand of effervescent, '80s-tinged pop is still fizzing on first single "In Camera."
YELLE - "OMG!!!"
French synthpop artist Yelle is back with a new single, "OMG!!!," which she says is "is an ode to the power of the sun," adding "This magical effect that turns everyone on. The rebirth, the renaissance! But it's also an ode to the absurdity of this fact. Donovan the hamster got it right!" Donovan the hamster makes an appearance in the "OMG!!!" video which is a little not safe for work.
MENACE BEACH - "SATELLITE"
When last we heard from UK group Menace Beach, they were making very catchy '90s style indie rock, so it may come as a surprise to hear their new single "Satellite" which is more in the early-'80s synthwave style. It's a taste of what's to come from their third album, Black Rainbow Sound, which is out August 31 on Memphis Industries.
EX YOUTH (mem CEREMONY, PUNCH, LOMA PRIETA, LOOK BACK AND LAUGH) - "MUTE"
Ceremony guitarist Anthony Anzaldo is now fronting a new band called Ex Youth, where he's joined by bassist Tobia (of Look Back and Laugh) and drummer Valeriano Saucedo (of Punch and Loma Prieta). Their debut 7" Oakland Intervention was produced by Jack Shirley, and the first taste of it is "Mute," which is a no-frills hardcore ripper that proves Anthony is just as good at ferocious barks as he is at inventive guitar playing. The 7" comes out September 3 via Jawk Records (you can pre-order it from the Deathwish webstore).
MANTAR - "TAURUS"
German sludge duo Mantar are releasing their new album The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze this Friday (8/24) via Nuclear Blast, and ahead of the release, they dropped another crusher off the album, "Taurus."
REVOCATION - "THE OUTER ONES"
Boston death metallers Revocation are following 2016's Great Is Our Sin with The Outer Ones on September 28 via Metal Blade, and going by the newly-released title track, it sounds like they're really leaning into their tech and prog influences more than ever. It's crazier and less straightforward than their last album, and it rips. Also, catch Revocation on tour with Exhumed, Rivers of Nihil, and Yautja later this year.
WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS - "REPEATING PATTERNS"
Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks are releasing their first album in four years, The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream, on September 14. Lead single "Hanging In" showed WWPJ sounding more rejuvenated than they had in a while, and the driving "Repeating Patterns" does the same. All signs point towards this new album being a noticeable step forward.
MOLLY BURCH - "TO THE BOYS"
Austin, TX singer-songwriter Molly Burch is preparing to release her second album, 'First Flower,' on October 5 via Captured Tracks. She follows the first single, "Wild", with a second, "To the Boys," today. Molly told Wonderland Magazine that she recorded the song, along with the rest of the album, in the middle of winter, but the mellow, surfy sounds are pure summer.
LALA LALA - "WATER OVER SEX"
Chicago-based releases her The Lamb, her first album for Hardly Art, on September 28. We heard the very good, grungy first single, "Destroyer," and now she's shared a second, "Water Over Sex," which is accompanied by a stop motion video directed by Matthew James-Wilson and Ginette Lapalme.
J MASCIS - "SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES"
Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis announced a new solo album and released the lead single, which we wrote more about HERE.
SOFT CELL - "NORTHERN LIGHTS"
Synthpop legends Soft Cell release their first new song in 15 years, which we wrote more about HERE.
PUBLIC PRACTICE - "FATE/GLORY"
BOYGENIUS - THREE SONGS
Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus announced their self-titled EP as boygenius and released three songs from it, which wrote more about HERE.