19 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…
NONAME - "SONG 32"
On New Year's Day, Noname followed her great 2018 album Room 25 with the song "Song 31," and now she has followed that with "Song 32." Over a floating atmosphere and a head-nodding drum beat, Noname delivers razor-sharp bars that suggest she's only getting better.
PIVOT GANG - "BAD BOYS" (ft. SMINO)
Saba's Pivot Gang recently released their first song in six years, "Jason Statham, Pt. 2," followed by "Studio Ground Rules," and now they have released a third new single and announced their proper debut studio album, You Can’t Sit with Us (due April 19). The new song features Smino, who fits in perfectly to Pivot Gang's world. The album also features Kari Faux, Mick Jenkins, Sylvan LaCue, Jean Deaux, Femdot, and Benjamin Earl Turner.
YEASAYER - "I'LL KISS YOU TONIGHT"
EVAN GREER - SHE/HER/THEY/THEM (ALBUM STREAM)
Folk punk musician and activist Evan Greer released her first album in 10 years today via Don Giovanni, the guest-filled She/Her/They/Them (guests include a member of Anti-Flag and Bonfire Madigan) As Evan told Billboard:
The songs on this album cover a really wide range of topics, from personal struggles with mental health and insecurity to really concrete political fights like mass incarceration, or the ways the mainstream gay rights movement has often failed to fight for the most marginalized members of the LGBTQ community. But if there's one theme that ties it all together, it's an album about resisting binaries, fighting unchecked authority and oppressive power structures, and refusing to give up, even in these trying times.
It ends with a fun, short song for kids, entitled "Children's Song." Stream the entire thing now:
KACEY MUSGRAVES - "NEON MOON" (WITH BROOKS & DUNN)
Country duo Brooks & Dunn released Reboot, a collection of their hits recorded with contemporary country artists. Kacey's take on "Neon Moon" isn't quite a cover, since it features Brooks & Dunn on backing vocals. "She came in with such a different progressive twist and the song still stood up," Dunn told Billboard about the song's newest version.
AMBER MARK - "MIXER"
Rising singer Amber Mark's newest single "Mixer" finds her in a soulful groove, delivering smooth vocals over a funky bass line.
CHROME WAVES - "SOMETHING IN THE WAY" (NIRVANA COVER)
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, post-black metal band Chrome Waves have shared this atmospheric, brooding cover of Nirvana's "Something In The Way." If you want more covers of Nirvana's songs today, check out our list of 15 of the best ones.
MIGUEL - TE LO DIJE (EP STREAM)
Miguel has returned with a new EP featuring Spanish-language versions of five songs from his War & Leisure album. The new project features Kali Uchis, Flor de Toloache, and C.Tangana. "Crazy, I think I like these songs better in Spanish," Miguel says.
PUP - "SEE YOU AT YOUR FUNERAL"
PUP's third album Morbid Stuff is out today (read our review and Q&A with the band), and it's their best album yet and one of the year's best punk albums. We recommend hearing the whole thing, but one of its catchiest songs which wasn't released as a single is "See You At Your Funeral."
PATIO - "LEGACY CONTINUED"
The debut album from this Brooklyn trio is tuneful, tightly wound and packed with hooks and attitude, as you can hear on this track that closes the album.
WALKING BICYCLES - "DUMBSHIT NEVER LEARNS"
Chicago art punks Walking Bicycles return after a five-year absence with Chooch, their fourth album, that’ll be out April 26. They've just released the droning, churning sludgefest that is "Dumbshit Never Learns."
LARRY "RATSO" SLOMAN - STUBBORN HEART (ALBUM STREAM)
Larry “Ratso” Sloman, the NYC-based author who has helped musicians such as Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, John Cale and Leonard Cohen, and helped Anthony Kiedis and Howard Stern write their autobiographies, has released his first-ever album, Stubborn Heart, which was written with Caged Animals' Vince Cacchione and features appearances by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and more.
KITTY - ROSE GOLD (ALBUM STREAM)
American Pleasure Club and The Pom Poms member Kitty shared a new solo album, the self-produced, electro-pop Rose Gold, her first since 2017's Miami Garden Club.
THE DOVE & THE WOLF - "GROWING APART"
The Dove & The Wolf released an Audiotree Live version of this dreamy folk track in 2017, and now they've shared the studio version as well.
THE PROPER ORNAMENTS - "IN THE GARDEN"
Ultimate Painting are no more but James Hoare's other band, The Proper Ornaments, make a very similar brand of '60s inspired psych. If you miss that VU-style jamming, dig this closing cut from The Proper Ornaments' just-released third album, 6 Lenins.
OPERATORS - "FAITHLESS"
KITTY KAT FAN CLUB - "DREAMY LITTLE YOU"
San Jose “indie/twee pop punk” (their words) collective Kitty Kat Fan Club is made up of Brianda Goyos León of Just Friends, Mike Huguenor of Hard Girls (and Classics of Love and Jeff Rosenstock’s band and more), Mike Park of Asian Man Records (and Skankin’ Pickle and Ogikubo Station and more), Jon McMaster of Stickup Kid, and others. You can read more about their new single "Dreamy Little You" here.
HEART ATTACK MAN - "OUT FOR BLOOD"
"Out For Blood" is the new single off Cleveland emo-indie-punks Heart Attack Man's upcoming sophomore album Fake Blood (due 4/19 via You Did This/Triple Crown), which we wrote more about here.
LIL NAS X - "OLD TOWN ROAD" (ft. BILLY RAY CYRUS) [REMIX]
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