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…
DENZEL CURRY & KENNY BEATS - "UNLOCKED" (short film w/ new music)
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats released a new short film, where they argue over who leaked the collab album they made. It gets pretty ridiculous pretty quickly, and if you watch it all go down, you'll be treated to new music from the pair too.
UPDATE: They surprise-released the new album at midnight! Stream it and read more here.
EOB (ED O'BRIEN OF RADIOHEAD) - "SHANGRI-LA"
Radiohead guitarist Ed O'Brien will release Earth, his solo debut under the moniker EOB, on April 17 via Capitol. While he already released "Brasil," the album's first official single is the slinky, danceable rock track "Shangri-La" that has Ed showing off his falsetto.
WASTED SHIRT - "ALL IS LOST"
Ty Segall and Lightning Bolt drummer Brian Chippendale have shared another single from their album as Wasted Shirt. "All is Lost" is totally crazed and intense as you might expect from this pair, and it comes with an equally in-your-face video from animator Adam Davies. The album's out February 28.
JON HOPKINS - "SCENE SUSPENDED"
Jon Hopkins is gearing up for his Polarity EU tour and has shared this spare new ambient track ahead of it. “The main tracks on Singularity were built of hundreds of layers and processes, and took nearly two years to build,” says Hopkins. “Following on from this I’ve been craving a return to simplicity, to acoustic sound and to the instrument I grew up playing. In order to express similar themes but to use as little as possible to achieve this the only sound sources on ‘Scene Suspended’ are piano and violin."
AOIFE O'DONOVAN - "NIGHT FISHING"
Aoife O’Donovan, who just won a Grammy as a member of I'm With Her, will release the Bull Frogs Croon (and Other Songs) EP on March 6 via Yep Roc Records. It pairs her with a string quartet, featuring Jeremy Kittel and Brittany Haas on fiddle, Mario Gotoh on viola, and Paul Kowert on bass. Get a taste with "Night Fishing," a song that drew inspiration from late Oregon poet laureate Peter Sears. “It was the opening line that drew me in: ‘The water is a glaze like loneliness at ease with itself.’ That idea really struck a chord.”
CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON - "LOSE THIS NUMBER" (PROD & FT. PHOEBE BRIDGERS)
Christian Lee Hutson -- who, among other things, has worked closely with Phoebe Bridgers' bands Better Oblivion Community Center (with Conor Oberst) and boygenius (with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus) -- has been discussing his Phoebe Bridgers-produced debut album for a while and now it's officially announced. It's called Beginners and due May 29 via ANTI-, and it includes the just-released "Lose This Number," a gentle, folky song featuring background vocals by Phoebe and string arrangements by Bright Eyes' Nate Walcott.
DISQ - "LONELINESS"
Wisconsin band Disq are releasing their first LP for Saddle Creek, Collector, in March, and they've shared another early taste of it, indie rock track "Loneliness." "'Loneliness' is about the feeling of helplessness you get after someone you love has moved far away," lead singer Isaac deBroux-Slone says. "At the time, my high-school girlfriend of a few years was moving from Madison to Los Angeles for college. We’d decided to stay together, but with the distance I began to feel a kind of loneliness that I hadn’t known before. The lyrics were written over several sad days sitting in my room, and combined with a guitar riff Raina came up with."
CHARMER - "SLUMBER"
We don't know if Charmer are definitely named after the Tigers Jaw album, but their catchy new single "Slumber" sure is cut from a pretty similar cloth to it. It's the first taste of their sophomore album Ivy, due April 3 via No Sleep.
DABABY - "SHUT UP"
DaBaby is coming off a humongous 2019, and it looks like he won't be slowing down in 2020. He just dropped the very DaBaby-sounding and instantly-satisfying "Shut Up," and it comes with a video that promises this year will be "nothing compared" to last.
LE COULEUR - "CONCORDE"
Montreal's Le Couleur will release new album, Concorde, on April 17 via Lisbon Lux Records. The first single is also the album's title track, an ode to the faster-than-sound transatlantic aircraft and symbol of luxury that was retired in 2003, three years after the tragic Air France Flight 4590 in 2000. It's a slinky disco number that comes with a video that also pays tribute to the plane.
NOVA ONE - "VIOLET DREAMS"
Roz Raskin is releasing a new LP, loveable, as NOVA ONE. It's due out April 24 via Community Records, and contains ten songs that look at "queerness, femininity, and gender through a gorgeously moody ‘60s-inspired pop lens." About first single "violet dreams," Roz says, "this song feels celebratory to me. It’s generally been a tough year for me emotionally. it’s also been a time for lots of self-reflection."
EARTH ROT - "MIND KILLER"
Australian blackened death metallers Earth Rot have unleashed another taste of their upcoming Black Tides of Obscurity (due 3/6 via Season of Mist), and it's gnarly, beastly stuff.
WVRM - "THORN PALACE"
South Carolina grinders WVRM, who are gearing up for a tour with Napalm Death, have shared another bruiser from their upcoming Prosthetic Records debut, Colony Collapse. It starts out as velocious as you'd hope, but it proves WVRM know how to slow it down too.
STORE FRONT (EX TPOBPAH) - "RIP THE PRICE OFF"
Store Front, the band featuring former Pains of Being Pure at Heart keyboardist Peggy Wang and Amy Rose Spiegel, will release their debut EP, Task, on February 14. They've shared the jazzy, melodic "Rip the Price Off" which they released as a demo in 2018 and Spiegel says is "about feeling like you have to be successful on other people’s terms, which is both a sick joke and sometimes an actual fact."
HOWLING HEX - "LIES"
Royal Trux's Neil Michael Hagerty will release a new album as Howling Hex, titled Knuckleball Express! on April 17 via Fat Possum. “Rock and roll is what’s missing in bands these days that take a generic approach to playing that’s almost machine-like,” says Hagerty. “We don’t need that anymore because machines can actually do it. I don’t see what the difference is between a precise human drummer playing to a click track and EDM. There’s some weak dad-rock stuff being distributed now by people my age, so I’m just trying to up the ante. I get on stage and say all the words I believe in my daily life. Not every dad can do that.” First single "Lies" is just the kind of scuzzed-out ripper we've come to expect from Hagerty.
HAYLEY WILLIAMS - "CINNAMON," "CREEPIN'" & "SUDDEN DESIRE"
Hayley Williams has shared three more songs off her upcoming debut solo album (making for a total of five now released). Hear them all in the playlist below and read more here.
HORSENECK - "MATT LAUER’S SECRET BUTTON"
Sacramento sludge/post-hardcore band Horseneck (whose lineup includes two former Will Haven guitarists and Chelsea Wolfe's current drummer) have shared another song off their upcoming sophomore album Fever Dream.
LAMB OF GOD - "CHECKMATE"
Lamb of God announced their first album in five years and the first taste is "Checkmate." Read more here.
GREY DAZE (CHESTER BENNINGTON) - "SICKNESS" (ft. HELMET'S PAGE HAMILTON)
Helmet frontman Page Hamilton lent his guitar playing to a new version of “Sickness” by the late Chester Bennington‘s pre-Linkin Park band Grey Daze, who are releasing an album with reworked material that they wrote and recorded with Chester in the ’90s. You can read more about it here.
CABANE - "TAKE ME HOME (PT 2)" FT WILL OLDHAM
Cabane is the multi-disciplined project of Belgium’s Thomas Jean Henri, and his album also features This is the Kit, High Llamas' Sean O'Hagan, and more. This single featuring Will Oldham is "the foundation of the entire album," says Henri.
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