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…
BIG BOI - "DOIN' IT" (ft. SLEEPY BROWN) & "RETURN OF THE DOPE" (ft. KILLER MIKE & BACKBONE)
OutKast's Big Boi is performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show this weekend, and ahead of that, he dropped two new songs featuring three longtime collaborators: Killer Mike, Goodie Mob associate Backbone, and Organized Noize's Sleepy Brown. Big Boi's charm has gone untainted over time, and it's nice to hear him teaming up with old friends like these.
RIVERS CUOMO, KYLE & SNAKEHIPS - "GUCCI ROCK N ROLLA"
Rivers Cuomo's awkward hip hop phase continues with this collaboration with rapper KYLE and production duo Snakehips that is called "Gucci Rock N Rolla." You probably know what to expect.
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS - "GOT TO KEEP ON"
The Chemical Brothers have finally shared details of their new album, which is called No Geography and will be out April 12 via Astralwerks. With the news comes new single "Got To Keep On" which is powered by a sample of Peter Brown and Betty Wright's 1978 disco single "Dance With Me," it's an infectious first taste of the LP.
THE SPECIALS - "10 COMMANDMENTS" (FT SAFFIYAH KHAN)
One of the best songs on The Specials' new album, Encore, is also the most unusual and unexpected. “10 Commandments” features a fiery lead vocal from activist Saffiyah Khan who offers a point-by-point rebuttal of ska icon Prince Buster’s misogynistic original. (It should be noted The Specials’ covered Buster’s “Too Hot” on their 1979 debut.) “Thou shall not listen to Prince Buster or any other man offering kindly advice on matters of my own well being,” she cooly seethes over a spaced-out dub groove. “I shall not be the icing on your cake, and I shall not be the candy on your arm.” Read our review of Encore here.
LIZZO - "STAYIN' ALIVE" (BEE GEES COVER)
Following her announcement of new album Cuz I Love You, Lizzo has shared a new cover of the Bee Gees classic "Stayin' Alive." It's for the upcoming Blumhouse Productions slasher thriller/dark comedy sequel, Happy Death Day 2U.
IAN BROWN - RIPPLES (ALBUM STREAM)
Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown's new solo album -- his first in 10 years -- is a family affair, with his sons contributing to the record. It's also got the sort of shuffling dance-rock you'd expect, a few soaring indie anthems and a cover of reggae vet Barrington Levy's 'Black Roses."
MELANIE FAYE - "ETERNALLY 12" (PRODUCED BY MAC DEMARCO)
Nashville musician Melanie Faye, who will soon be on tour with Maggie Rogers, has just shared single "Eternally 12" which was produced by Mac DeMarco. This was originally released as an instrumental last year but his is a new vocal version.
KIMBRA - "LIGHTYEARS" (CHRIS TABRON MIX)
Kimbra shared a new version of Primal Heart track "Lightyears," along with a space-themed new video. "My new single Lightyears (Chris Tabron mix) is out now," she writes. "This video was a blast to make & features a tonne of incredible model making animation from my favorite collaborators Chester Travis & Timothy Armstrong! I hope you love it xo."
VLTIMAS - "DIABOLUS EST SANGIUS"
Death metal supergroup Vltimas -- aka original Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent, guitarist Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem), and drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) -- have shared a third single off their anticipated debut album, and it's one of the most crushing and instantly-likable ones released yet. The LP drops March 29 via Season of Mist.
UFFIE - "SADMONEY"
UFFIE, who took the internet by storm in 2006 with "Pop the Glock" (and showed up on Charli XCX's 2017 album) is back with a new single. "'Sadmoney’ is that tough place to be that only exists because we give it value,” she said. “It’s that superficial chase that we’re all guilty of, leaving your cup half empty… but damn do you enjoy those first sips."
G HERBO & SOUTHSIDE - STILL SWERVIN (ALBUM STREAM)
Last year, Chicago rapper G Herbo and Atlanta producer Southside released the collaborative album Swervo, and now they've quickly followed it with another full-length collab, Still Swervin. Southside's beats were a great match for Herbo's delivery on Servo, and so far it sounds like Still Swervin is no different. Features come from Gunna, Juice WRLD, Lil 40, and Pretty Savage.
GUNNA - "ONE CALL"
Speaking of Gunna, he's also got a new single out today, "One Call." It's another dose of the mumbly, melodic sing-rap that Gunna won a lot of people over with on last year's collab mixtape with Lil Baby (who just announced a tour with City Girls and Blueface).
PAYROLL GIOVANNI - JANUARY 30TH (EP STREAM)
Detroit rapper had a great 2018 with the release of his Cardo collab Big Bossin, Vol. 2 and his 4-1P mixtape, and now he's back with a new EP, January 30th. If you like your rap dark, booming, and aggressive, you need to hear this EP.
HATE FORCE - "INTO THE SEA"
Hate Force, the new-ish death metal band with members of Harms Way, Weekend Nachos, and Like Rats, have shared another single off their self-titled debut LP. It starts out trudging and slow, but it turns into a pure whiplash.
ADRIAN YOUNGE, GEORGIA ANNE MULDROW & TERRACE MARTIN - "FEBRUARY"
Adrian Younge is the producer for the Black History Month edition of Amazon Music's "Produced By" series, and the first song out is this collaboration with Georgia Anne Muldrow and Terrace Martin. Read more here.
EMPIRE OF THE SUN - "CHRYSALIS"
Empire of the Sun's debut album, the one with unavoidable hit "Walking on a Dream," turns 10 this year and today they released a deluxe 10th anniversary edition on vinyl. It comes with a download-only bonus track, "Chrysalis," that owes more than a little to KC & The Sunshine Band.
LOS HUAYCOS - "IGUAL QUE HOY"
Peruvian punks Los Huaycos have shared a second single off their upcoming LP Savage Monstrosities (due next week via Tankcrimes). "‘Igual Que Hoy’ means ‘same as today,’" the band tells Decibel. "The song is about how there will always be the controlled, manipulated, and denominated; the ones who barely adapt, and how, from the shadows, the invisible, the unnameable, will tell them what to do. Most people will live between home and work enjoying the second season of their fashionable TV show. Tomorrow will be the same as today because today was the same as yesterday." Listen here.
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