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 - "OH CANADA"
Nadia Reid has shared another taste of her anticipated new album Out of My Province, and it's a breezy, immediately satisfying dose of folky indie rock.
KATIE GATELY - "ALLAY"
Katie Gately's sophomore album Loom comes out this Friday (2/14), and here's one more song from it. It finds Katie in ethereal art pop mode and making very cool use of layered, manipulated vocals.
RATBOYS - "ANJ"
Here's another taste of Ratboys' new album Printer's Devil, and if you like jangly '90s alt-rock, you might wanna hear this one.
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER - "CARS IN SPACE"
Australian band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are working on the follow-up to 2018's excellent Hope Downs and while we wait on details of that, they've just released this terrific new single that finds their jangly, three-guitar attack still humming along. Fran Keaney, who wrote this one, says "Cars in Space" is “the swirling words and thoughts before a breakup."
US GIRLS - "4 AMERICAN DOLLARS"
U.S. Girls' new album, Heavy Light, is out the first week of March and here's a second single from. "You can do a lot with four American Dollars," goes the chorus of the sweetly groovy song about making it through hard times. The video is pretty groovy too.
PANTHA DU PRINCE - "PIUS IN TACET"
Henrik Weber will release new Pantha Du Prince album Conference of Trees on March 6 via Modern Recordings. The title is a reference to a question Weber pondered: "What does it sound like when trees communicate?" and his answer involves gently rhythmic music centered around woodblocks and xylophones. You can get a taste via first single "Pius in Tacet" and it's striking video:
KVELERTAK - "FANDEN TA DETTE HULL!"
Kvelertak's first album with their new singer comes out this week, and they've unleashed one more single from it ahead of the release. As on the previous singles, the vocals may be a different but the riffage is classic Kvelertak.
BEACH BUNNY - "PROMISES"
Beach Bunny have shared one final advance taste of their new album, Honeymoon, which is due out on Friday via Mom + Pop: "Promises," another catchy slice of indie pop.
DRAIN - "SICK ONE"
Santa Cruz's Drain will release California Cursed on April 10 via Revelation Records (their first for the label), and the first taste is "Sick One," which packs mile-a-minute hardcore and lumbering sludge metal into just a 58-second run time.
LE BUTCHERETTES - "DON'T BLEED, YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOREST"
Le Butcherettes are releasing a new EP, Don't Bleed, on Friday via Rise Records. From it they've shared title track "Don't Bleed, You're in the Middle of the Forest," about which frontwoman Teri Gender Bender says, "this was a slow awakening to some uncomfortable truths about our biological nature. About how to rationalize and broker a deal between the emotional and the intellectual. And how as women we are always, in the eyes of others, a prey to hunt as we are always bleeding."
ALEX LAHEY - "SUCKER FOR PUNISHMENT"
Australian indie rocker Alex Lahey released her sophomore album, The Best of Luck Club, last year, and now she's followed it with a new single, "Sucker for Punishment." "We're living in an era where the micro has become the macro," Alex says. "I don't think there has ever been a time where our actions and attitudes as individuals have had such an impact on broader humanity and the planet. Whether it's a ‘think about it later’ attitude towards climate change, the undemocratic consequences of sharing personal data to big business online, a lethargicness in the face of political engagement or the need to be validated as a worthwhile individual through obtaining arbitrary units of engagement on social media - we need to catch ourselves out before we suffer greater consequences."
CONWAY THE MACHINE - "#YIKES (FREESTYLE) / "SIGN LANGUAGE"
Griselda's Conway thee Machine is back with a new two-song pack featuring the "#Yikes" freestyle and the new Daringer-produced song "Sign Language." It finds Conway doing what he does best (gritty,'90s-style street rap), and Conway remains reliably great.
WORKING MENS CLUB - "WHITE ROOMS & PEOPLE"
Manchester group Working Men's Club have only released a couple singles but are already known for their intense live shows. “These are dark times we are living in; this world is forever more and more depressing but there is solitude in music and anyone can indulge in it, however hard these times are,” says singer/beatmaker Sydney Minskey-Sargeant. “You can either tuck yourself away and cradle into a ball to make music as a way of distraction or square up to people and scream in their faces. I try and do a bit of both!” Now signed to Heavenly, WMC have just released their third single, "White Rooms & People" which is a little like The Fall at their most poppy.
CLOSE LOBSTERS - "GODLESS"
Scottish indiepop vets Close Lobsters, who were on the iconic C-86 cassette tape and still includes founding members Andrew Burnett, Bob Burnett, Tom Donnelly, and Stewart McFayden, are releasing new album Post Neo Anti... on February 28 via Shelflife. "Godless" is instantly recognizable as the same band who gave us "Let's Make Some Plans" and "Firestation Towers."
JASON ISBELL - "BE AFRAID"
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit announced a new album, and you can read more about lead single "Be Afraid" here.
CHOICE TO MAKE - VICIOUS EXISTENCE (EP STREAM)
Choice To Make are a promising new-ish hardcore band from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre who share members with One Step Closer, Worn, and Strength for a Reason, and you can now stream their new Vicious Existence EP before it comes out on Flatspot Records this Friday. Read more here.
LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE - "FOSAS LIMITAD"
Guadalajara, Mexico’s Lorelle Meets The Obsolete have been making dark-hued psych that pulls from post-punk, krautrock and dreampop for the last decade and have a new EP out in March. This is the lead track that falls somewhere between Chairs Missing-era Wire and Broadcast.
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