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…
LA DISPUTE - "RHODONITE AND GRIEF"
La Dispute have shared another song off their anticipated fourth album (and first for Epitaph), Panorama (due 3/22). "RHODONITE AND GRIEF" finds them more on the calmer indie rock side they explored on 2014's Rooms of the House, with a post-rocky atmosphere and some uplifting horns in the mix too. It's great stuff, and keeping the anticipation for Panorama high.
GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS - "WHEN A COWBOY TRADES HIS SPURS FOR WINGS"
While "Shallow" seems unstoppable in the Best Original Song category at this year's Oscars, it would be great to see "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings," from the Coen Brothers' The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, take home the award. In the film, it's sung by Tim Blake Nelson, who plays Buster, but here's a version by its songwriters, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings who will be singing it at the Oscars on February 24.
AA BONDY - "IMAGES OF LOVE"
Enigmatic pop artist AA Bondy is back with Enderness, his first album in eight years. According to the press release, he finished the record the day before his house burned down in a fire. We're glad he, and his album, made it out intact. The first single is the chilled out, soulful "Images of Love."
TIM HECKER - "THAT WORLD"
Tim Hecker released Konoyo last year and will soon release a companion album, Anoyo, which is out May 10 via Kranky. Culled from the same sessions as last year's LP, recorded in and influenced by Japan, but this album is described as being "starker, solemn, and stripped back, with more of a naturalist tint." That solemnity comes across on the gorgeous, airy album opener, "That World."
KEHLANI - "BUTTERFLY"
Kehlani is following her 2017 debut album SweetSexySavage with a new mixtape, While We Wait, due out February 22. She's shared a new track from it, "Butterfly," a sultry and spare R&B crooner.
MINI MANSIONS - "GUMMYBEAR"
Los Angeles pop trio Mini Mansions, which includes Zach Dawes of Last Shadow Puppets and Brian Wilson's band, as well as Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman, will release new album Guy Walks Into A Bar on July 26. The record features appearances from The Kills' Alison Mosshart, Z Berg, and QOTSA’s Jon Theodore and the first single is glammy groover "GummyBear." "Although ‘GummyBear’ is rather fun and comical, the sentiment and story behind it are quite the opposite," say the band who admit they were thinking about disco when making it. "This is as close as Mini Mansions gets to being part of the Gibbs family."
WEYES BLOOD - "EVERYDAY"
After delaying it a bit, Weyes Blood has finally announced her Sub Pop debut, Titanic Rising, which will be out April 5. The announcement comes with the release of new single "Everyday," which we wrote more about here.
CZARFACE x GHOSTFACE KILLAH - "MONGOLIAN BEEF"
Czarface (aka Inspectah Deck with 7L & Esoteric) have shared another song off their upcoming Czarface Meets Ghostface, a collaborative album with Inspectah Deck's fellow Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah. Czarface's psychedelic, comic book rap is one of the more appealing current Wu Tang-related projects, and "Mongolian Beef" is very strong evidence of that.
LAUREL HALO - "SWEETIE"
Laurel Halo is releasing a DJ-Kicks mix on March 22 via !K7, and it includes two new original Laurel Halo songs, "Public Art" and "Sweetie." The latter, a seven-minute head-nodder that finds Laurel firmly planted in dance music territory, is out now.
MAPS - "JUST REFLECTING"
Maps, aka UK musician James Chapman, is back with Colours. Reflect. Time. Loss., his first album in six years. (It's out May 10 via Mute.) This record is a little more orchestral than the shoegazey electronics Maps have been known for in the past as you can hear with this first single. "I wanted to push everything to the limit with this record and explore new territory for Maps,” he says. “The orchestral instrumentation and addition of other musicians and singers played a huge part in finding the purer and more human emotion I was searching for. I learnt the violin as I was growing up, so I’m glad it finally came in useful!"
BILL MACKAY - "TRY IT ON"
Chicago improvisational guitarist and composer Bill MacKay will release his new album, Fountain Fire, on March 22 via Drag City. It finds him exploring new territory, like songs with vocals, as you can hear with this dusty, bluesy number. Having tried it on, we say singing suits him just fine.
JEANINES - "ONLY A BROKEN HEART" (TOM PETTY COVER)
Brooklyn indiepop band Jeanines have their debut album coming out via Slumberland later this year, but for now you can check out this cover of Tom Petty's "Only a Broken Heart." With gentle violin, their version takes the Wildflowers track into baroque folk territory. It's lovely.
MILLENCOLIN - "SOUR DAYS"
Swedish punks Millencolin's new album SOS drops this Friday (2/15) via Epitaph, and they've unleashed one more song from it ahead of the release. Like the previous singles, "Sour Days" is a punchy, poppy punk song that sounds like classic Millencolin, and it's a ton of fun.
DANIEL NORGREN - "THE FLOW"
Swedish folk singer Daniel Norgren is preparing his first international release, Wooh Dang, due out April 19 via Superpuma records. Its first single, "The Flow," is mostly unadorned, making the spare instrumentation and Daniel's rusty voice stand out all the more.
INTER ARMA - "CITADEL"
Inter Arma have just announced their anticipated fourth album, Sulphur English, and we wrote more about the crushing, nearly-seven-minute lead single "Citadel" here.
THEORIES - "HUMAN VESSEL CELL"
Seattle deathgrinders Theories (whose lineup includes current and former members of Black Breath, Samothrace, and more) are releasing a new album, Vessel, on April 12 via Corpse Flower, and they're now streaming the absolutely brutal attack of "Human Vessel Cell."
CLAUD - "EASY"
Brooklyn songwriter Claud Mintz used to release music as Toast; their new single, "Easy," is a low-key, moody synth pop jam, released via Terrible Records.
BASTARD NOISE - "MANDATORY HUMAN EXIT"
"Mandatory Human Exit" is one of Bastard Noise's three contributions to an upcoming split with fellow noise artist Xiphoid Dementia, and we wrote more about it here.
AMERICAN PLEASURE CLUB - "THE MISERABLE VISION"
"the miserable vision" is the second single from American Pleasure Club's upcoming album fucking bliss, and we wrote more about it here.
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