19 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…
BIBIO - "CURLS"
Folktronica artist Bibio dials back his electronic side and focuses on acoustic instruments and his own voice for new single "Curls," which is a gorgeous dose of baroque pop that falls somewhere between Owen Pallett and Joanna Newsom.
FOXYGEN - "LIVIN' A LIVE"
Foxygen will release new album Seeing Other People on April 26 via Jagjaguwar; frontman Sam France calls it a "goodbye" album. "Goodbye to the drugs, to the partying," says France. "Goodbye to my twenties now, Goodbye to my Saint Laurent-model-body. Goodbye to the touring circus — that’s right, no more shows or tours for a while. Goodbye, hopefully, to the anxiety attacks. Goodbye to beating myself up because I didn’t fit into those leather pants anymore. Fuck it. Goodbye to the facilities. And goodbye the leeches in my life." First single from the record is "Livin' a Lie," a sweeping, string-filled screed that certainly sets the tone of the record.
THESE NEW PURITANS - "ANTI-GRAVITY"
UK art rockers These New Puritans have shared another single off their upcoming first album in six years, Inside the Rose. It's on the band's quiet and atmospheric side, and singer Jack Barnett says the song is about "a person or moment suspending your disbelief and bending the rules of the world."
CHAI - "CHOOSE GO"
Japanese band Chai have a released a second single, "Choose Go," from their upcoming album PUNK that comes with a football-themed video. Say the band: “Cheerleaders, who are usually known for cheering for athletes on the sideline, now become the actual athletes and are shown as baseball players! It’s the evolution of what is already in existence like sports or cheerleaders to then what would be considered non-existent or fantasy like cheerleaders turned into baseball players and barbies tossed instead of footballs by football players, which makes this music video so cool! CHOOSE GO! CHOOSE FREEDOM!”
BECK - "SUPER COOL" Ft ROBYN & THE LONELY ISLAND
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is in theaters now and if you saw it, and stuck around for the closing credits, you may have heard this "unbelievable super cool" by Beck that features backing vocals by Robyn and some meta-rapping from The Loney Island.
MARTIN FRAWLEY (TWERPS) - "SOMETHING ABOUT ME"
With The Twerps in fairly permanent hibernation, frontman Martin Frawley is gearing up to release Undone at 31, which details his breakup with bandmate Julia McFarlane. He also experiments with new sounds, like the strings and electronics on "Something About Me."
HARAM - "(الحل (المقاومة THE SOLUTION (IS RESISTANCE)"
NYC punks Haram are planning to follow 2017's great When You Have Won, You Have Lost with a new EP on Toxic State Records in late March, and today they've shared a new single via the Adult Swim Singles program. It's sung entirely in Arabic, and it's a ripper.
INTRCPTR - "D.I.W.I.W.Y.L."
INTRCPTR, the instrumental post-metal duo of Pelican's Larry Herweg and 5ive's Ben Carr, just released a new two-song EP called II on Dark Operative imprint Pax Aeternum, and it features the 2018 single "Dusted" along with new song "D.I.W.I.W.Y.L." It's equal parts sludgy and atmospheric, and it rocks as hard as you'd hope from a band with this resume.
ROTTING CHRIST - "VETRY ZLYE (Ветры злые)"
Greek black metal vets Rotting Christ have shared another song off their upcoming The Heretics (due 2/15 via Season of Mist), and like some of the previous singles, this one balances the brutality with an operatic side. It also brings in soaring guest vocals from Irina Zybina.
JUSTUS PROFFIT - "HOLE"
LA singer/songwriter (and Jay Som collaborator) has shared another song off his upcoming debut album L.A.'s Got Me Down (due 3/8 via Bar/None). "Hole" is a little Shins-y, with a slight shoegazy and psychedelic side too.
PET SHOP BOYS - "ON SOCIAL MEDIA" & "GIVE STUPIDITY A CHANCE"
If you've been waiting for someone to rhyme "Wikipedia" with "Social Media" over a lightly balearic beat, your dreams have come true via Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant & Chris Lowe, whose new EP, Agenda, is very topical. See also "Give Stupidity a Chance" that, in the words of Tennant, is "a satirical song about the poor quality of political leadership in the modern world." Agenda, which is produced by Tim Powell of pop producer svengalis Xenomania, is out this Friday.
XENO & OAKLANDER - "INSOMNIA"
Brooklyn electronic duo Xeno & Oaklander are neo-Luddites, making music with all analogue gear, patch cables and no laptops or MIDI. New album Hypnos is out March 8 via Dais, and the sulty danceable sounds would've fit in just perfect at an warehouse party in 1980 Berlin...or now.
&MORE - "WHOA" (ft. CHUCK D)
&more (aka Donn T and Chill Moody) shared another song off their upcoming debut album Ethel Bobcat, and this one features the legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy. "It was the Roots Jam Session in NYC Grammy week, our first show ever as &More, when Donn introduced me to Chuck D," Chill Moody says. "I was all hype to tell him the story about when Public Enemy came to my hood in West Philly around the time '911 is a Joke' was out, one of my earliest memories in hiphop. But, I couldn't even get a word out because as soon as Donn said my name he's like "oh yeah! I heard some of y'all album you got skills". I was speechless. Fast forward, we were able to get him this track and I was able to get the homie Jacquline Constance to produce his part, legendary."
JASON ANDERSON - "REASON"
Jason Anderson is in the midst of releasing one new "lost" project a month, and "Reason" is the first song released from this month's Restless. Learn more here.
BELLROPE - "TD200"
Black Shape of Nexus offshoot Bellrope are releasing their debut album later this month, and you can now stream the nearly-12-minute "TD200," which features two members of Treedeon. We wrote more about it here.
ANDREW BIRD - "SISYPHUS"
Andrew Bird's new album is out next month and here's a new single that includes most of his earmarks (whistling, violin) and a video that takes the title to heart with some giant rock pushing and Bird in a wig that is supposed to be a Dennis Hopper Easy Rider reference (though he looks more like Luke Wilson if you ask us).
BARRIE - "CLOVERS"
Brooklyn quintet Barrie released a few singles last year, and now they've announced their debut full length album, Happy To Be Here, due out May 3 via Winspear. Its first single "Clovers" delivers another taste of airy, dreamy pop.
CHARLY BLISS - "CAPACITY"
Charly Bliss announced their second album, Young Enough, due out May 10, 2019, via Barsuk Records. Its first single, "Capacity," trades the guitars of Charly Bliss's debut album, Guppy, for synthesizer and keys. The song, the band says, is "an anti-people pleaser anthem, and the whole album is a celebration of extreme, expedited growth." It's accompanied by a video directed by Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast.
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