18 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…
CHILD BITE - "VEXXED LIFE"
Child Bite have already been having a busy year (and vocalist Shawn Knight's band Shock Narcotic have too), and now they've announced a new album, Blow Off The Omens, coming November 22 via Housecore Records. It was recorded by the legendary Steve Albini, and the first single is the shit-kicking "Vexxed Life."
INTEGRITY - "THAW (COLD WORLD)" (SEPTIC DEATH COVER)
Integrity and Bleach Everything are releasing a split 12" of covers on Halloween. Bleach Everything are doing five Rocket From The Crypt songs with help from members of Power Trip, This Will Destroy You, and The All-American Rejects, and Integrity are doing five songs by Septic Death, whose frontman Brian "Pushead" Shroede went on to design the artwork for Integrity's 1996 album Brian "Pushead" Shroede. Integrity actually recorded these with help from members of Septic Death, and they've just shared their cover of "Thaw (Cold World)" from 1986's Now That I Have the Attention What Do I Do With It?. Listen to that one at No Echo and hear two previously released songs from the split below.
Integrity leader Dwid Hellion says, "Septic Death were one of the most invigorating and inspiring bands that I came across as a young punk-rock enthusiast in the early 1980s. Their artwork, the lyrics, the music all captured my young imagination and set me onto a path of horror inspired, extreme music. These recordings are my way of sharing the passion that Septic Death brought to me with all of you. I hope that you will feel the dark recesses of Septic Death begin to haunt your imagination as they did mine."
IDLES - "MOTHER (LIVE AT LE BATACLAN)"
UK punks IDLES have been on tour almost constantly for the last two years (they play NYC tonight), with their exuberant concerts being the real selling point for the band, so it's no real surprise they're releasing a live album.
BLACK LIPS - "ODELIA"
Garage rock vets Black Lips have signed with Fire Records for their new album, which will be out early 2020. First single "Odelia" is a twangy rave-up they recorded live to 2" tape at Laurel Canyon’s newly reopened legendary Valentine Recording Studios.
CRIMINAL INSTINCT - "THE VIRUS"
Criminal Instinct have shared another track off their upcoming album Terrible Things (due 11/8 via Closed Casket Activities), and instrumentally it's classic-sounding hardcore/D-beat but vocalist Josiah Hoeflinger adds an extra dose of evil.
LORD MANTIS - "QLIPHOTIC ALPHA"
Lord Mantis have shared another great song off their anticipated first album in five years, and you can read more about it here.
DENNER'S INFERNO (ex-MERCYFUL FATE) - "SOMETIMES"
Mercyful Fate are reuniting next year, but not with original guitarist Michael Denner, though Denner is staying busy with his own newer project, Denner's Inferno (whose drummer Bjarne T. Holm and co-writer Hank Shermann are both playing in the reunited Mercyful Fate). Their debut album, In Amber, comes out November 15 via Mighty Music, and you can get a taste from new single "Sometimes," which finds Denner's shredding in fine form.
TAKE OFFENSE - "INTERNALIZED"
Chula Vista hardcore crew Take Offense have been busy touring with Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, and Sick Of It All, and their anticipated new album Keep An Eye Out comes out on Pure Noise this Friday (10/18). One day ahead of its release, they've put out new single "Internalized" with a black-and-white performance video. Take Offense have a good grasp on a lot of metal and punk subgenres, and this song is no different. It kinda sounds like if Dag Nasty had shredding '80s metal leads -- it's cool stuff.
PORCHES - "RANGEOVER" (FT DEV HYNES)
"Sometimes you can string words together that don’t make sense literally, but they capture whatever the sentiment is so perfectly that it doesn’t matter," says Porches' Aaron Maine in a statement accompanying this new song that features backing vocals from Dev Hynes. "You know when it feels right, and you know when it feels wrong. I try and keep what I make close to home. Sometimes that home is fantasy, sometimes it’s autobiographical, but it’s always a way to interpret my experiences in a way that is intimate to me." No word on whether "Rangeover" is part of an album or not.
MATT BERNINGER & PHOEBE BRIDGERS - "WALKING ON A STRING"
Phoebe Bridgers and The National’s Matt Berninger duetted on the new song "Walking On A String" as the bar band in Between Two Ferns: The Movie, and today that song was officially released as a single. You can read more about it here.
HURT VALLEY - "APARTMENT HOUSES"
Hurt Valley, the folk-pop project of California songwriter Brian Collins, is the latest edition of the Woodsist roster and will release his debut album, Glacial Pace, via the label on December 6. The sun-dappled, autumnal vibe, and twangy feel, of first single "Apartment Houses" sounds like a perfect fit for Woodsist.
GHETTO SAGE (NONAME, SMINO, SABA) - "HAAGEN DAZS"
Ghetto Sage is the new supergroup of Midwest rapeprs Noname, Smino, and Saba, and you can read more about debut single "Haagen Dazs" here.
BECK - "HYPERLIFE" & "UNEVENTFUL DAYS"
Beck has detailed his upcoming album Hyperspace and shared two more songs off of it. You can read more about all of that here.
STREET SECTS - "FOURTEEN FRAMES" (ft. DAUGHTERS' NICK SADLER & LINGUA IGNOTA)
Street Sects, Nick Sadler of Daughters and Lingua Ignota teamed up for this new song for The Needle Drop’s new vinyl compilation, which comes out on November 8 and benefits the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC). You can read more about it here.
NO MOTIV - "LIFE GOES ON" (ACOUSTIC)
Oxnard post-hardcore/punk/emo vets No Motiv are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic 1999 Vagrant Records-released And the Sadness Prevails… with a remixed, remastered, and expanded reissue, which includes this acoustic bonus track. Read more here.
CAROLINE SAYS - "OHIO RIVER"
Caroline Says, the project of Austin’s Caroline Sallee, has announced a new EP, Ohio River, due November 22 via Western Vinyl, and shared the title track, which you can read more about here.
DEAD SOFT - BIG BLUE (ALBUM STREAM)
Canadian '90s-inspired indie rockers Dead Soft's new album Big Blue comes out on Arts & Crafts this Friday, and you can stream it now and read more about it here.
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