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…
EERIE GATES - "SAW YOU THROUGH THE TREES"
Eerie Gates, the instrumental solo project of Wild Pink frontman John Ross, has shared another gorgeously tender track from his upcoming album Holopaw.
ACXDC - "SATAN IS KING"
LA grinders ACxDC (who are opening the Negative Approach tour) are releasing their new album Satan Is King on May 15 via Prosthetic (their first for the label), and the scorching title track is out now. Vocalist Sergio Amalfitano tells No Echo, "The song is a sort of fuck you to Kanye West and any evangelical type. His whole album is praising Jesus as king and this title track is sort of a 'so what? Satan is king too.'"
DEB NEVER & KENNY BEATS - "STONE COLD"
Brockhampton collaborator Deb Never released he House On Wheels EP on WeDidIt last year (with production from 100 gecs' Dylan Brady, Shlohmo, and D33J), and now she's got a new song helmed by one of the most in-demand rap producers of the moment, Kenny Beats. The song's sort of about wrestling legend Stone Cold Steve Austin (yes really), and it's a chilled-out dose of indie-R&B.
HELEN MONEY - "UNDERSTORY"
As Helen Money, composer Alison Chesley uses a cello as few others do, using a plethora of picking and bowing techniques -- plus effects pedals -- to transform the instrument into somehting otherworldly. The chilling "Understory" is from her new album, Atomic, that's out March 20 via Thrill Jockey.
GIRLPOOL - "LIKE I'M WINNING IT"
"'Like I'm Winning it' is about power and lust: how can the weight of someone's attention feel so heavy just because of its scarcity? This is a song about playing with that line- the line between the electricity in receiving attention and what's unattainable," says Girlpool's Avery Tucker of the group's new single. "I sent this song to our friend Amalia Irons a couple of days after I made a demo at home. I knew she would create a video for this song that was charged, psychedelic, and romantic."
SASAMI - "MESS"
SASAMI, aka former Cherry Glazerr keyboardist Sami Ashworth, is back with her first new single since last year's debut album. (We're not counting the holiday EP she released in December.) “I started making my self-titled album almost three years ago," says SASAMI of this crunchy new song. "Since then I’ve fucked other people, healed bad relationships, broken new good ones, found more joy, more anger and everything in between. Mess is where I’m at now. I wanted to end the year of my first album campaign with one last sentence before I crack into the stone slab of my next album. This time I didn’t want to provide any visual counterparts. I just want people to listen.”
KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH - "EXPANDING ELECTRICITY"
"I guess in one sentence, this album is my expression of love and appreciation for electricity," says Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith of The Mosaic of Transformation which is out May 15 via Ghostly. While making the record, she "embraced a daily practice of physical movement, passing electricity through her body and into motion, in ways reflecting her audio practice, which sends currents through modular synthesizers and into the air through speakers." She's shared "Expanding Electricity," a swirling 10-minute sonic journey that incorporates synthesizers, vibraphones and a chorus of voices along the way.
GEORGIA - "EVERYTHING I WANTED" (BILLIE EILISH COVER)
UK producer, singer, songwriter and drummer Georgia recorded a new Spotify Single at London's Abbey Road Studios, including a cover of Billie Eilish's 2019 tribute to her brother, "everything i wanted."
TOM MISCH & YUSSEF DAYES - "LIFT OFF" (ft. ROCCO PALLADINO)
Pop/soul artist Tom Misch and jazz drummer/producer Yussef Dayes have shared a live session video for another track off their upcoming collaborative album What Kinda Music?, which is a good album name for this tough-to-pin-down song.
VASUDEVA - "STOCKMAR"
Instrumental rockers Vasudeva shared another song off their upcoming Generator, and this one's sort of a prog/post-rock/'80s pop blend. Cool stuff.
NITE - "NIGHT TERRORS"
NITE (who share members with High Spirits and Dawnbringer) are like '80s arena metal with black metal vocals, and you can stream their killer new track "Night Terrors" and read an interview with the band at Invisible Oranges. Their new album Darkness Silence Mirror Flame drops March 20 via Creator-Destructor.
DOUG TUTTLE - "ANYWHERE YOU RUN"
Doug Tuttle knows his way around sparkling guitar pop, the kind with chiming, Byrds-y 12-string hooks, and this new 7" is another great example of what he does.
TENCI - "EARTHQUAKE" / "SERPENT"
Tenci (aka Chicago musician Jess Shoman) has signed to Keeled Scales and reissued her 2019 two-song single "Earthquake" / "Serpent" on the label, along with a video for the latter. The songs were made with Spencer Radcliffe (among other musicians), and they're both delicate doses of indie folk.
THE KILLERS - "CAUTION"
The Killers' first single from Imploding the Mirage features a guitar solo from Lindsey Buckingham and it kinda sounds like The War On Drugs' indie heartland rock meets Sam's Town era Killers. (TWOD's Adam Granduciel also plays on the record, as does Weyes Blood and others.) As far as new Killers songs go, not bad at all.
STEVEN WILSON - "PERSONAL SHOPPER"
Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson is releasing a new solo album, The Future Bites, on June 12 via The Future Bites Corporation. It was produced with frequent Bat For Lashes collaborator David Kosten, and first single "Personal Shopper" is a nearly-ten-minute song that treks through electronic art rock, modern prog, funk-tinged pop, spoken word, and other hard-to-pin-down stuff without ever dragging. A press release says the album has "themes of high concept consumerism and post-internet evolution" and you can very much hear that on this song.
GRIST MIL - "SEA OF TREES"
Grist Mil is the new solo project of Long Island emo scene vet Derrick Sherman (Sainthood Reps, etc) and you can read more about his debut single here.
WARES - "SURVIVAL"
Canadian indie rockers Wares will release their Jesse Gander-produced sophomore album Survival in April on Mint Records and you can read more about the title track here.
MUNDY'S BAY - "SEASONS PASS"
Quebec indie rockers Mundy’s Bay's debut album drops tomorrow and here's one more single from it. Read more here.
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