20 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…
MONEYBAGG YO - "ALL DAT" (ft. MEGAN THEE STALLION)
The last time Moneybagg Yo and Megan Thee Stallion teamed up was when Megan tapped Moneybagg for "Make A Bag" off her 2018 album Tina Snow, and now they've reunited for this banger. "All Dat" reminds you how much chemistry these two have, and it comes with a video that stars Megan and Moneybagg living lavishly in a coastal mansion. For even more Megan Thee Stallion, the new video for "Big Booty" with Gucci Mane is out today too.
SWANS - "THE HANGING MAN"
Swans have released the second single off their upcoming album Leaving Meaning, the 11-minute "The Hanging Man," and it's the kind of eerie, hypnotic song that Swans have been crafting for decades.
R.E.M. - "LET ME IN" (NEW MIX)
R.E.M. will release the 25th anniversary edition of Monster on November 1 and it includes a brand new mix of the album by producer Scott Litt. They've just shared the new mix of "Let Me In," a song Micheal Stipe wrote in tribute to Kurt Cobain who had died the year they made the album. (The recording also uses one of Cobain's guitars.) The new mix is noticeably different, with Stipe's vocals much more front-and-center and gets rid of the keyboards entirely. You can compare and contrast the new with the original:
PALEHOUND - "YOUR BOYFRIEND'S GUN" & "AUTUMN SWEATER"
Ahead of their tour with Big Thief, Palehound share the follow-up to their 2019 album Black Friday, a new digital 7". It includes the new track "Your Boyfriend's Gun," which singer and songwriter Ellen Kemper says is "about loving people who love men with guns. It’s about the conversation of what protection is, how a person can claim they’re protecting and caring for you when they are putting you in harm’s way in ways they can’t process." The b-side is a cover of Yo La Tengo's "Autumn Sweater."
BLACK MOUNTAIN - "WHAT'S YOUR CONQUEST?"
Black Mountain have followed this year's very good Destroyer with a new non-album single, "What's Your Conquest?," which has Black Mountain's ability to mix far-out psychedelia, lively energy, and good hooks in fine form.
DEHD - "LETTER"
Chicago trio Dehd are back with a new single and video that puts a gothy, anthemic twist on their twangy rock n' roll sound. The video features many Chicago tattoo artists, including Dehd's own Emily Kempf. She says: "’Letter’ is a visual and sonic representation of the physical embodiment of subtle lingering grief and the arc of healing that follows once love has lost and relationship dynamics have shifted. The pain of one party moving on before the other, leaving a feeling of replacement. The empowerment and strength found from non-sexual friendship, from creative pursuits, and from constant, unapologetic self care, self soothing, and acts of self love. A moving on and moving forward that only happens once one has returned truly to oneself. ‘Letter’ is the beginning of the end of an era.”
SAMMI LANZETTA - "SNAKE SONG"
NYC-via-Richmond VA indie rocker Sammi Lanzetta is releasing her debut LP, Ceiling Mirror, on November 1 via 6131 Records. She's shared a few singles off of it already, and the latest one is "Snake Song," which has a slightly garagey sound.
ESSAIE PAS - "EARTH"
Montreal electronic duo Essaie Pas are back with a new two-track single and both sides are icy bangers. "'Earth' is a tribute to late 1990s, early 2000s pop trance tracks such as 'Turn The Tide' by Sylver and 'Universal Nation' by Push," say Essaie pas. "A transhumanist 'love story' between a man and a sentient sex doll."
MARIKA HACKMAN - ANY HUMAN FRIEND (ACOUSTIC EP STREAM)
Marika Hackman released a new album, Any Human Friend, in August, and now she's shared an accompanying EP with acoustic versions of a few of its songs.
GREEN DAY - "FIRE, READY, AIM"
Green Day have shared a second single off their impending new album Father of All..., and like the last single, it sounds straight out of the already-outdated 2000s garage rock revival. For this one, the band says, "How many trolls does it take to screw in a lightbulb? The answer is Fire Ready Aim! A new tune for the loons! This song is about our daily outrage. Attack without thought.. hyperbole. Anyway stick a hammer in your mouth. Shut up and dance!"
REFUSED - "ECONOMY OF DEATH"
Refused have shared another song off the upcoming War Music, and like the previous singles, it finds them more in alt-metal territory than ever.
ANNIHILATOR - "I AM WARFARE"
The current version of veteran Canadian metal band Annihilator (longtime lead vocalist and producer Jeff Waters with a few newer guys) are releasing their seventeenth album, Ballistic, Sadistic, on January 24 via Silver Lining Music, and Waters -- who wrote, performed, engineered, and produced the new LP -- calls it "a record that is angry, technical, back to the first three records' vibes." Your first taste is "I Am Warfare."
ROBIN PECKNOLD, ERIC D JOHNSON, JAMES MERCER, CHRIS FUNK, JASON ISBELL, JOHN STIRATT, BENMONT TENCH, JANET WEISS, JUDY COLLINS - "SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES" (CSN COVER)
Pro-shot video has been released of Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), James Mercer (The Shins), Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Jason Isbell, John Stirratt (Wilco), Benmont Tench (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), and Janet Weiss (Quasi, ex-Sleater-Kinney) covering the song at Newport Folk Fest with ”Judy Blue Eyes” herself.
LANA DEL REY, WEYES BLOOD & ZELLA DAY - "FOR FREE" (JONI MITCHELL COVER)
Lana Del Rey, Weyes Blood, and Zella Day have released a great-sounding rehearsal video of a cover of Joni Mitchell's classic "For Free," which they're planning to perform at Lana's show at LA's Hollywood Bowl tonight.
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WHY? - "WE ARE REAL" (SILVER JEWS COVER, ft. LALA LALA & GABBY'S WORLD)
For World Mental Health Day, WHY? has paid tribute to David Berman with a cover of Silver Jews' "We Are Real." It features backing vocals from Lala Lala and Gabby's World, and you can read more about it here.
THE DAMNED - "BLACK IS THE NIGHT"
The Damned are releasing Black Is the Night, the "definitive best-of" anthology next month and the title track is a brand new song -- a quintessential Damned song, where gothy drama meets Spaghetti Western, falling somewhere between “Wait for the Blackout,” “Thanks for the Night” and their cover of Love’s “Alone Again Or.”
BLACKWATER HOLYLIGHT - VEILS OF WINTER (ALBUM STREAM)
Portland psych band Blackwater Holylight's new genre-defying album is streaming now, and you can read more about it here.
TIM BARRY - "BIG SHIPS"
AVAIL frontman Tim Barry's new solo album comes out Friday, and the first single is out now. Read more here.
FLESHWORLD - THE ESSENCE HAS CHANGED, BUT THE DETAILS REMAIN (ALBUM STREAM)
Polish post-hardcore/sludge crew Fleshworld's new album The Essence Has Changed, But the Details Remain drops tomorrow, but you can hear the whole thing now and read more about it at Invisible Oranges.
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