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…
RÓISÍN MURPHY - "THE RUMBLE" & "WORLD'S CRAZY"
Róisín Murphy wraps up her very fruitful collaborative 12" series with house legend Maurice Fulton today with this final single. Both songs are killer, with "The Rumble" being maybe the biggest, baddest solo banger she's released post-Moloko. "World's Crazy" is suave and funkier. Even though this is the last in the series, let's hope they continue working together.
ZERO 7 - "MONO"
UK duo Zero 7, who were the soundtrack to hair salons and chic hotel lobbies for much of the '00s, are back with their first new music in three years. "The hiatus is back off, again (as the Beastie Boys once put it)," say Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. "We're pleased to share new track ‘Mono’, a collaboration with our friend Hidden." We don't know who "Hidden" is but listening to "Mono" reminds us we need a trim.
TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS - 'MID90S' SCORE
For his feature film directorial debut, mid90s, Jonah hill got a musician who knows a little about making music in that decade (and working on movies) to do the score: Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. While the soundtrack is loaded with hip hop and alt-rock from the period, R&R's score is mostly contemplative piano with ominous synth undertones. Meanwhile, NIN aren't skimping on songs from that decade on their tour.
TROYE SIVAN & JONSI - "REVELATION"
Troye Sivan worked with Sigur Ros's Jónsi and longtime collaborator Leland on "Revelation," from the soundtrack of the upcoming film Boy Erased. Troye stars in the film alongside Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe. About the song, he writes, "I got together with Jónsi of Sigur Rós and Leland. Joel [Edgerton, writer/director] showed us a scene from the movie, and I don’t want to spoil anything, but it’s this one moment of relief in the film. It’s this one really sweet, tender moment where Jared does something that I would consider pure and beautiful and normal and romantic. He has that experience and the sky doesn’t fall down on him. The world doesn’t come crashing down, and it’s a ‘revelation’ to him. That person that he was with is a revolution to him, and it was just so inspiring. So, we started with these lyrics of 'you’re a revelation, you’re a revolution.'"
ACTION BRONSON - "PRINCE CHARMING"
Action Bronson is self-releasing his new album White Bronco on November 1, and after recently releasing its title track, he now shared a second single, "Prince Charming." Over a laid-back, psych-soul backdrop produced by Knxwledge, Bronson's raps are in fine form.
VALEE - "AWESOME" (ft. MATT OX)
Valee has been having a killer year, thanks to his G.O.O.D. Music debut (the GOOD Job, You Found Me EP) and followup single "Womp Womp" (ft. Jeremih), which has turned into one of the most undeniable songs of the year. Today he follows "Womp Womp" with another single, "Awesome," featuring 14-year-old rapper Matt Ox.
TEYANA TAYLOR - "GONNA LOVE ME" (REMIX ft. GHOSTFACE KILLAH, METHOD MAN, RAEKWON)
Teyana Taylor shared a new remix of "Gonna Love Me" from her recent Kanye-produced album K.T.S.E., and it features guest verses from three Wu-Tang members. Ghost, Meth, and Rae sound killer over the song's slow-jam production, and they make this rework sound straight out of 1996.
RA RA RIOT - "THIS TIME OF YEAR"
Ra Ra Riot released their last album Need Your Light in 2016, and now they're following it up with a new single, "This Time of Year." It's the first one of their as-yet untitled new album, which is expected to be released next year.
LAPS - "WHO ME?"
Glaswegian duo LAPS (Ladies As Pimps) mix dub, triphop, and postpunk into an appealingly funky blend. Their 2017 Who Me? EP was just reissued by DFA, now with some new remixes.
INSECURE MEN - "PICTURE CARDS CAN'T PICTURE YOU" (BLAZE FOLEY COVER)
Most of Insecure Men's new covers album, Karaoke for One, Vol. 1, is Saul Adamczewski (formerly of Fat White Family) in lounge singer mode with backing by one of those "magic touch" keyboards, but for his take on Blaze Foley's "Picture Cards Can't Picture You" he uses spare acoustic guitar and it's the most affecting song on LP. Read more here.
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - "SWORD OF DAMOCLES"
Rufus Wainwright debuted his new song "Sword of Damocles" on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where he performed it live. He calls it, "my artistic response to what I see currently transpiring within the American government and how its collapse is affecting every aspect of existence for us all." Rufus continues, "with the Midterm Elections around the corner, it’s important for everyone to take a stand and contribute in some way – whether it’s bringing awareness to issues in your community, protesting/demonstrating, watching the news to formulate your own opinions, creating, yelling – it’s all hands on deck. The famed, ancient expression “Sword of Damocles” is a parable of impending doom of and to those in positions of power. This timeless tale points out the hard fact that with great power, comes great responsibility, and for all concerned, great danger."
THE FRONT BOTTOMS - "END OF SUMMER (NOW I KNOW)"
The Front Bottoms are gearing up for their tour with Manchester Orchestra (Champagne Jam included), and ahead of that, they dropped a new single "End of summer (now i know)." The track "was produced by The Front Bottoms and friends in a basement in New Jersey," and it sounds a lot more basement-ready than their studio-polished 2017 album Going Grey (which is a good thing).
FUTURE & JUICE WRLD - WRLD ON DRUGS (ALBUM STREAM)
Earlier this week, Atlanta trap leader Future and rising emo rapper Juice WRLD put out the collaborative single "Fine China," and today they surprise-released a collaborative album featuring that song and 15 others. Guests include Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Gunna, Yung Bans, and Young Scooter.
ASG - "MOTHER" (PINK FLOYD COVER)
You already heard the Pallbearer cover from Redux Records' upcoming metal/heavy rock tribute to Pink Floyd's The Wall, and now ASG's cover of "Mother" is here. The song starts out as a pretty faithful cover, but ASG eventually turn it into their usual psych-sludge. Listen at Ultimate Classic Rock. (Also, earlier this month, the Mark Lanegan cover of "Nobody Home" came out.)
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND - "IT'S ME ON THE DANCE FLOOR"
My Brightest Diamond finally announced details of her new album and shared a danceable new single, which we wrote more about here.
EURINGER - "THE MEDICINE DOES NOT CONTROL ME" (ft. GRIMES)
Mindless Self Indulgence singer Jimmy Urine's new album as EURINGER is out now, including the song featuring Grimes, which we wrote more about here.
SOM - "OPEN WOUNDS"
Constants/Junius offshoot SOM are releasing their debut album in November, and we wrote more about lead single "Open Wounds" here.
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