21 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…
QUEEN OF JEANS - "ONLY OBVIOUS TO YOU"
Queen of Jeans singer Miriam Devora has a soaring, yearning voice that sounds like it could've come out of the '60s/'70s Laurel Canyon folk scene, and when she applies it to Queen of Jeans' more humble DIY/indie rock backdrop, it makes for thrilling music that has an old soul but also sounds entirely in the now. That's on full display on the band's great new single "Only Obvious To You," which will appear on their new album If you’re not afraid, I’m not afraid (due next week via Topshelf) and comes with a video shot on an iPhone at Philadelphia Pride this year. "With the video, we wanted to showcase the LGBTQIAP+ community because that's our experience of love. It's not to say that our community experiences more or less of the pain of love - it's just that we experience the same amount as everyone else," says guitarist Mattie Glass.
ROBBIE ROBERTSON - "LET LOVE REIGN"
"Some people think John Lennon’s dream about love and togetherness went up in flames," says Robbie Robertson of the themes of his new single. "I think that’s wrong. It’s everlasting. There was something a little naive about John Lennon going around singing about peace, but in that period young people celebrating love and peace helped end a war." Robbie Robertson's new album, Sinematic, is out September 20.
ALEX CAMERON - "FAR FROM BORN AGAIN"
Alex Cameron's new single from the forthcoming Miami Memory is, in his own words, "a song about the independent sex work industry; its workers, and the dialogue surrounding their community." He elaborates, "Not to be confused with sex trafficking or forced prostitution, independent sex workers set their own rates, and choose their clients. The song was a moment for me to clearly express my stance on the job and the people that do it. I support sex workers, I know many of them, I believe that educating the public on its very existence is extremely important. Writing the song was also a chance to speak directly to those who oppose it -- men in parliaments and senates across the world, forced to maintain a global puritan standard to uphold a dubious political status quo at the cost of providing legislation that could well lead towards the well-being of the many sex workers across the world.” The video is part documentary with the song fully stopping in the middle as we visit with a few actual sex workers.
PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD - "19TH CIRCUIT"
Psychic Graveyard, the current band from Eric Paul and Paul Vieira (The Chinese Stars, Doomsday Student), released their debut album, Loud as Laughter, back in May and have a new EP, The Next World, which is out this week. "19th Circuit" is pure menace and paranoia -- "I am trapped!" Eric cries, almost resigned to his fate over a punishing synth beat.
DAN FRIEL - "FANFARE"
Experimental electronic musician Dan Friel usually goes it alone, but for his new album, Fanfare (out 9/13 on Thrill Jockey), he's welcomed in a number of collaborators, including members of jazz-punk combo Sunwatchers, Parts & Labor and Grasshopper. Fanfare's title track is appropriately triumphant and the horns go well with Dan's usually noise bleeps and bloops.
GIRL BAND - "GOING NORWAY"
UK noise rock outfit Girl Band release The Talkies next month and here's another shouty, shringy single before the whole thing drops. The video, directed by Bob Gallagher, pits a man against one highly unethical psychiatrist.
LITTLE SCREAM - "STILL LIFE"
The retro-soul "Still Life" is the newest single off Montreal musician Laurel Sprengelmeyer's new album as Little Scream, Speed Queen, due out on October 25 via Merge.
REASON - "HIGH HOPES"
Reason's TDE debut There You Have It was one of 2018's best rap albums, so it's exciting that he's back with a new single. He sounds hungry and desperate as all hell on this one; it's another reminder that Reason's the kinda guy who can really stop you in your tracks.
SNOOP DOGG - "ONE BLOOD, ONE CUZZ" (ft. DJ BATTLECAT)
Snoop Dogg keeps rolling out songs from his upcoming album I Wanna Thank Me, which comes out tomorrow, and this one's a sentimental song that pays tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle.
A$AP TWELVYY - "KRATEZ" & "BILL COLLECTOR"
A$AP Twelvyy has been making a name for himself as A$AP Mob's third stringer behind Rocky and Ferg, and these two new singles are even more proof that he's an increasingly talented -- if still a bit underrated -- member of the group.
METH. - "INBRED"
METH. are releasing their new album Mother of Red Light next week via Prosthetic, and going by the singles released so far, this is not an album that's going to be easy to pigeonhole. The just-released "inbred" is a dose of noisy post-hardcore that's like somewhere between The Jesus Lizard, Unsane and Today Is The Day, and METH. do it in a way that still feels fresh.
PEARLA - "QUILTING"
NYC folk singer Pearla is releasing her debut EP Quilting & Other Activities on September 6 via Egghunt Records, and the latest single is "Quilting," a tender folk song with an atmospheric backing that helps take it to the next level. She celebrates the EP with a release show on August 28 at Rough Trade NYC.
YOUNG NUDY & GIRL TALK - "NO PROBLEM"
Atlanta rapper Young Nudy and mashup artist Girl Talk have joined forces for an eerie, atmospheric collab.
MIGOS - "FROSTED FLAKES"
The new Quality Control compilation comes out tomorrow, and one more song/video has been released from it: Migos' "Frosted Flakes."
BODEGA - "SHINY NEW MODEL"
Bodega will release new EP Shiny New Model next month and, much like its title, offers up a sleeker, bigger version of the band than we've heard before.
MIRANDA LAMBERT - "BLUEBIRD"
Miranda Lambert announced her new album Wildcard and shared the new single "Bluebird," which you can read more about here.
ROSALIA & OZUNA - "YO X TI, TU X MI"
Flamenco-R&B star Rosalía and Latin trap star Ozuna have teamed up for a new single, and you can read more about it here.
BORIS - "LOVE"
Shapeshifting heavy music icons Boris are back with the first single off their upcoming double album LφVE & EVφL and it's a very trippy song that you can read more about here.
BROCKHAMPTON - "BOY BYE"
Brockhampton's new album GINGER drops next week, and you can read more about third single "Boy Bye" here.
ANDREW COMBS - "BORN WITHOUT A CLUE"
Andrew Combs was inspired by Tom Petty for the latest single off his upcoming Sam Cohen-produced album Ideal Man, which you can read more about here.
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