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…
NADIA REID - "GET THE DEVIL OUT"
Nadia Reid has shared the second single off her anticipated new album Out of My Province, and this one's a little more delicate and atmospheric than lead single "Best Thing," but with string arrangements that are no less ornate than that of its predecessor.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - "THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS"
The Unravelling, the new album from Drive-by Truckers, is out at the end of the month and it finds the band just as outraged and politically charged as on 2016's American Band. The band's new single is "Thoughts and Prayers," a phrase we hear too often these days in association with mass shootings. "It's almost like a daily thing now, and I don't know what to do," Patterson Hood tells Billboard. "I don't have any answers, but at least by writing about it … Well, it doesn't even make me feel better...but this is what I had to say, and I had to trust that."
ANTIBALAS - "AMENAWON"
Brooklyn afrobeat vets Antibalas have shared another song off their upcoming album Fu Chronicles. "Amenawon" was written in honor of lead singer Duke Amayo's mother Amenawon (who's also depicted on the album cover), and here's some more background on he song via press release: "With the literal meaning translating to 'may the water you will drink, not pass you by,' the composition speaks to rain water washing away pollution and the unveiling of government lies. Amayo pays homage to the Yoruba River goddess, Yomoja, whose healing powers can be accessed by invoking her name. Water is further a symbol in kung fu reflecting one's ability to adapt to any situation."
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB - "IS IT REAL"
Bombay Bicycle Club's anticipated post-hiatus album comes out this week, and here's one more addictive song ahead of its release: the krauty, driving "Is It Real."
ALEXISONFIRE - "SEASON OF THE FLOOD"
Reunited post-hardcore vets Alexisonfire are about to begin a tour with The Distillers, and ahead of that they've shared their third reunion single, "Season of the Flood," a seven-minute song that finds AOF exploring atmospheric, Hum-like territory.
GALANTIS - "BORN TO PLAY" FT. CHARLI XCX
Universal Studio Japan is opening a Super Nintendo World theme park this summer, and its theme song is from none other than Galantis and Charli XCX, who teamed up to soundtrack this video with a perfectly bubblegummy track with plenty of nods to classic Nintendo tunes.
PINEGROVE - "THE ALARMIST"
Pinegrove's new album, and first for Rough Trade, Marigold, is due out Friday, and they've shared one final single ahead of that, the alt-country flavored "The Alarmist."
TOKIMONSTA - "FRIED FOR THE NIGHT" (ft. EARTHGANG)
LA beatmaker TOKiMONSTA announced her new album Oasis Nocturno which features Atlanta rap duo EarthGang. Speaking of...
EARTHGANG - "STILL UP" (ft. REASON) / ARI LENNOX - "BUSSIT"
...EarthGang and their Dreamville labelmate Ari Lennox also released this Dreamville two-pack single today.
CABLE TIES - "SANDCASTLES"
Australian postpunk trio Cable Ties will release Far Enough, their first album for Merge, on March 27. The first single is the fierce "Sandcastles" which the band's Jenny McKechnie says “is aimed at a figurative individual who doesn’t have any interest in making positive changes in society or participating in open and productive discussions about political and social issues. Rather, they set themselves up as the gatekeepers of progressive groups by aggressively policing language and immediately casting out anyone who doesn’t abide by the codes of behavior they have created. This turns purportedly intersectional, progressive groups into exclusive clubs only accessible to people with homogeneous opinions, social and economic backgrounds, and ways of speaking." The equally striking black and white video, directed by Danny Cohen, is below.
WILSEN - "FEELING FANCY"
Brooklyn's Wilsen are releasing their sophomore album, Ruiner, next month via Secret City Records. The latest single they've share off it is the subdued "Feeling Fancy," about which vocalist Tamsin Wilson says, "'Feeling Fancy' is a song for the soft-spoken. Quietness can be mistaken for insecurity while it's often the opposite - it's being comfortable in your own presence without needing to be heard at every moment."
YATRA - "BLOOD WILL FLOW"
Maryland trio Yatra have dropped a new track from new album Blood of the Night (out 1/31 via STB Records), which finds them taking the trad-doom-meets-harsh-screams approach of their debut into sludgier, more muscular territory. Read more here.
MOBY - "POWER IS TAKEN" FT. D.H. PELIGRO
The first single from Moby's new album is a ’90s style banger titled “Power is Taken” which features Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro.
KING KRULE - "(DON'T LET THE DRAGON) DRAAG ON"
Archy Marshall will release his new King Krule album, titled Man Alive!, on February 21 via Matador/XL. First single “(Don’t Let The Dragon) Draag On” is another dip into Marshall’s jazzy, dubby underwater world.
ULTRAISTA - "TIN KING"
Ultraísta -- the band of Radiohead/Thom Yorke collaborator Nigel Godrich, drummer Joey Waronker (who’s also in Thom Yorke’s band Atoms for Peace with Nigel, and played with Beck, Walt Mink, and more), and vocalist Laura Bettinson (FEMME, lau.ra) -- announced a new album and shared lead single "Tin King," which you can read more about here.
SOCCER MOMMY - "CIRCLE THE DRAIN"
Soccer Mommy finally announced her new album, along with the release of this new single. Read more here.
ANNA BURCH - "NOT SO BAD"
Anna Burch will release her new Sam Evian-produced album on April 3 via Polyvinyl, and you can read more about its lead single "Not So Bad" here.
MYRKUR - "ELLA"
Black metal/folk/pop musician Myrkur is exploring her folk/pop side on new album Folkesange, as you can hear on lead single "Ella," which you can read more about here.
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