21 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…
SKEPTA - "BULLET FROM A GUN" & "GREAZE MODE"
Grime icon Skepta is releasing his new album Ignorance Is Bliss on May 31 via Boy Better Know, and going by lead single "Bullet From A Gun," Skepta hasn't lost his touch one bit. His introspective storytelling is on point, and it's getting us really excited to hear what else Ignorance Is Bliss has in store. Update: Actually he released two songs from the album today, and second single "Greaze Mode" (ft. Nafe Smallz) is great too.
A$AP FERG - "PUPS" (ft. A$AP ROCKY)
A$AP Mob's two biggest members, Ferg and Rocky, have joined forces once again for the new single "Pups." Rocky's own music has gotten increasingly weird and psychedelic, but this one's the kind of in-your-face banger that Ferg has stayed loyal to and Rocky's still great at this kind of thing too.
KELLY LEE OWENS - "OMEN"
Kelly Lee Owens dropped new song "Let it Go" yesterday via Adult Swim and has now revealed that its one side of a new 12" coming July 5 via Smalltown Supersound. The flipside is "Omen," which is a little more chilled out than the a-side, but no less alluring.
TELETHON - "HOW LONG DO I LET IT GO FOR?"
Milwaukee's Telethon are releasing their new album Hard Pop on June 21 via Take This To Heart Records, and lead single "How Long Do I Let It Go For?" is the kind of quirky, ambitious pop punk that's somewhere between Say Anything's ...Is A Real Boy and Jeff Rosenstock's WORRY.
ED ASKEW - DIMONDS AND DOLLARS
Folk legend Ed Askew has classics dating back to the '60s, but the rediscovery of his music during the internet era gave his career a bigger boost than ever. He continues to take full advantage of the internet's accessibility, and frequently releases music on his Bandcamp -- he's more prolific now than he was during his initial run. His latest release is Dimonds and Dollars, which collects seven songs recorded between January and May, 2019.
DRAWING BOARDS - "UFOs" & "THE MESSAGE"
Brooklyn band Drawing Boards, which features formers members of Dirty On Purpose, TEEN, Darlings and Sisters, will release new album The Message on June 7 via Gentle Reminder. You can listen to two tracks from the album, via Stereogum -- the dreaming "UFOs" and the Pavement-y title track -- which both evoke nice '90s indie rock vibes.
CARLY RAE JEPSEN - "TOO MUCH"
Carly Rae Jepsen releases her new album, Dedicated, on May 17. Her newest single "Too Much" is another upbeat, dancefloor-ready slice of pop.
MARLO - "SOAKIN' WET" (ft. CITY GIRLS & OFFSET)
Atlanta rapper Marlo has a new single out and he's tapped two of his more popular Quality Control labelmates for this one, City Girls and Offset.
VANISHING TWIN - "MAGICIANS SUCCESS"
UK group Vanishing Twin will release their new album, The Age of Immunology, next month and here's a second single that has warm, sunshine pop vibes that fall somewhere between The Free Design and Stereolab.
STARCRAWLER - "SHE GETS AROUND"
“It’s about building someone up in your own head, deifying them, only to have that mental image destroyed in seconds," says Starcrawler singer Arrow de Wilde of her group's new single. "Not everyone is actually an angel, and sometimes we have to destroy our own marble, saccharine image of them in order to move on. Crow bars and baseball bats make it easier." Both the grungy song itself and the video have a mid-'90s feel. "She Gets Around" is from Starcrawler's new album for Rough Trade, details TBA.
KIM PETRAS - "BLOW IT ALL"
Rising pop artist Kim Petras has been releasing a series of new singles in what she says is a new era of her career, moving way from sugary bubblegum towards more hip-hop inspired sounds. Here's the latest, "Blow it All."
JENANINES - "WINTER IN THE DARK"
Brooklyn duo Jeanines make classic sounding indiepop: simple, instantly catchy songs informed by ’60s pop and R&B, with ethereal harmonies, minor key melodies, great basslines, jangly guitars and a rough-around-the-edges production that is twee but not too twee. Their debut album is coming out June 13 via Slumberland and here's another great track from it that should excite fans of Veronica Falls or The Bats.
THE MYSTERY LIGHTS - "TOO MUCH TENSION"
The Mystery Lights new album Too Much Tension is out this week. Politics are implied more spelled out, as can be heard on the title track -- it doesn't need to get into specifics to convey its feeling, with basically the title repeated over an infectious, circular groove.
PRETTIEST EYES - "NEKRODISCO"
"Necrodisco" is taut, paranoid psych punk and the video, with the band in front of a pile of old TVs, is positively post apocalyptic. Prettiest Eyes will be on tour with Oh Sees this fall.
GREYS - AGE HASN'T SPOILED YOU (ALBUM STREAM)
Genre-defying Toronto punks Greys are streaming their new album, and they also talked to us about the music that inspired it.
CJ RAMONE - THE HOLY SPELL (ALBUM STREAM)
Stream CJ Ramone's latest solo LP and read more about it here.
THE ACCUSED AD - THE GHOUL IN THE MIRROR (ALBUM STREAM)
Blaine Cook and Alex Sibbald of Seattle crossover vets The Accused now have an active version of the band called The Accused AD and their new Jack Endino-produced album is cut from the same cloth as those '80s classics. Read more here.
BEN GIBBARD - "FILLER" (MINOR THREAT COVER)
Death Cab's Ben Gibbard has offered up a solo piano take on this Minor Threat classic, which you can read more about here.
OPEN MIKE EAGLE & LIZZO - "EXTRA CONSENT"
Open Mike Eagle and Lizzo find funny ways to tackle consent in this new song/video, which you can read more about here.
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