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…
LIGHTNING BOLT - "USA IS A PSYCHO"
Noise rockers Lightning Bolt have shared a second single off their upcoming Sonic Citadel, which Thrill Jockey is touting as an album where the duo "have done the daring, stripping away some of the distortion mask to reveal the naked pop forms of their songs as never before." "USA Is A Psycho" is still weirder than that description might have you think, but for Lightning Bolt's standards, it practically classifies as a straight-ahead rocker.
BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER - "HUMAN" (THE KILLERS COVER)
Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst's project Better Oblivion Community Center released their debut album earlier this year, and toured it extensively in a series of truly delightful shows, many of which featured covers - including Lady Gaga, The Replacements, and more. In March they debuted a cover of The Killers' "Human" in Las Vegas, and they've shared a recording of it from a SiriusXMU session.
THE MENZINGERS - "STRANGE FOREVER"
The Menzingers have shared another song off their upcoming Hello, Exile, and this one is a shaggy, jangly heartland rocker that shows off a slightly more toned-down side of The Menzingers but still sounds like no other band. It comes with a video directed by Michael Parks Randa (mewithoutYou, Pianos Become the Teeth).
TEEBS - "STUDIE" (ft. PANDA BEAR)
LA beatmaker Teebs is releasing his first album in five years, Annica, on October 25 via Brainfeeder, and it's got some pretty awesome guests including Panda Bear, Pink Siifu, Kendrick Lamar collaborator Anna Wise, and more. The song with Panda Bear is out now, and it sounds more like the gooey psychedelic pop that Panda Bear made in his prime than Panda's own new album this year did.
MOOR MOTHER - "BLACK FLIGHT" FEAT. SAUL WILLIAMS
Philadelphia-based experimental musician, poet and artist Camae Ayewa is releasing a new album as Moor Mother, Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes, on November 8 via Don Giovanni Records. New single "Black Flight" features a guest verse from Saul Williams and production by King Britt.
DIIV - "BLANKENSHIP"
The first few songs shared from DIIV's upcoming album, Deceiver, went in new sonic directions but for those wanting a little of the swirling sound of their first two albums will probably dig "Blankenship" that hypnotizes before stomping on the fuzz pedals at the end. Deceiver is out October 4.
SUFJAN STEVENS, TIMO ANDRES - "III"
Sufjan Stevens has scored multiple ballet productions for choreographer and director Justin Peck, most recently 2019's Principia. Those scores haven't been formally released in the past, but that changes in October, when the music for 2017's The Decalogue, scored by Sufjan and performed by Timo Andres, is due out via Asthmatic Kitty. Here's a first taste, "III."
GOLD DIME - "MY HOUSE"
Gold Dime's new album will be out in a few weeks and here's the new single, clattering burst of percussion, clanging guitars and Andrya Ambro's wails. The video has Ambro being dragged through the woods. "I can’t say there’s any conscious correlation between the lyrical content of the song and the moving image - a singing face being dragged - besides a surreal and intimate absurdity," says Ambro, who directed the video. "But there is definitely a direct line between how both the video and the song make you feel.”
CORRIDOR - "DOMINO"
Montreal's Corridor have an identifiable style, looping, intertwined guitar patters, bouncy rhythms and a thick layer of harmonies. It's all on display on "Domino" which is from their forthcoming Sub Pop debut, Junior.
VAN MORRISON - "DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL"
Van Morrison has been on an insane prolific streak lately and has just announced Three Chords and the Truth, which is his sixth album in four years. Not bad for someone 60 years into their career. First single "Dark Night of The Soul" finds him in fine, soulful form.
ALLAH-LAS - “PRAZER EM TE CONHECER”
Allah-Las drummer Matthew Correia takes lead vocals on their new single, crooning in Portuguese against some slippery slide guitar. The video for "Prazer Em Te Conhecer" (which means "Nice to Meet You"), meanwhile, has Correia flying high. LAHS is out October 11.
TAKE OFFENSE - "KEEP AN EYE OUT"
Chula Vista hardcore band Take Offense are gearing up for a tour with Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, and Sick Of It All, and if you like those bands but haven't checked out Take Offense yet, now would be a good time to familiarize yourself. They just announced their third album, Keep An Eye Out, due October 18 via Pure Noise (their first for the label), and the first single is the very fun title track which hearkens back to '80s/early '90s hardcore but sounds very modern too.
NOVEMBERS DOOM - "NEPHILIM GROVE" & "PETRICHOR"
Novembers Doom (still led by founding vocalist and only constant member Paul Kuhr) have been at it for over 25 years and they show no signs of slowing down. They'll release their 11th album, Nephilim Grove -- which was mixed and mastered by past collaborator Dan Swanö (of Edge of Sanity and lots of other projects) -- on November 1st via Prophecy. So far they've released two songs, the title track and "Petrichor," both of which fall more into proggy gothic doom than the death-doom they were best known for early on.
VETIVER - "SWAYING"
"Swaying" is the second single off Vetiver's upcoming album Up On High, and you can read more about it here.
MINDFIELD - S/T EP
Jacksonville, FL thrash/metalcore band Mindfield's new self-titled EP comes out this week, and you can stream the whole thing now and read more about it here.
ELEPHANT STONE - "LAND OF DEAD"
“‘Land of Dead’ began with stoner-rock riff on the sitar; it was pretty quick to write,” Rishi Dir tells us of his band's new single. “Lyrically, I knew it would be the dark centerpiece of a song suite. Working with my friend, and MIEN bandmate, John Mark Lapham, we came up with the lyrics telling of a world devoid of empathy and burning skies. It’s tragic how life imitates art.”
FIELD MUSIC - "ONLY IN A MAN'S WORLD"
Field Music's new album is a 19-track concept record about the aftermath of World War I, and the first single is about...just read more here.
TSUNAMI BOMB - "THE HATHORS"
Tsunami Bomb (who are now fronted by Kate Jacobi) are releasing their first album in 15 years, which includes nw single "The Hathors." You can read more about it here.
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