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…
SUDAN ARCHIVES - "CONFESSIONS"
Sudan Archives is gearing up to follow her great 2018 EP Sink with her debut album at some point in the near future on Stones Throw Records, and today she released its lead single "Confessions." It's as genre-defying and as immediately gripping as anything on Sink, and it's making us very excited to hear the rest of this album.
CHRISSIE HYNDE - "NO RETURN" (KINKS COVER)
Chrissie Hynde has a long history with the Kinks. The Pretenders' debut single was a cover of The Kinks' "Stop Your Sobbing" and Hynde has a daughter with frontman Ray Davies. Here she's covering the tropical "No Return" from The Kinks' 1966 album Something Else and she brings a vintage Burt Bacharach lushness to this arrangement. It's off her upcoming covers album Valve Bone Woe which also features jazzy takes on songs by The Beach Boys, Nick Drake, Frank Sinatra, Charles Mingus, Hoagy Carmichael and more.
URN - "HUNTED"
Finnish blackened thrashers Urned have shared another track off their upcoming album Will of Power (due 9/20 via Season of Mist), and it strikes a very appealing balance between classic arena metal and more extreme sounds.
KONRADSEN - "TELEVISION LAND"
Konradsen is the new Oslo-based duo of Jenny Marie Sabel and Eirik Vildgren who make hushed, melancholic, orchestrated pop which they punctuate with field recordings and other found sound. Their debut album, Saints and Sebastian Stories, will be out October 25 via Cascine and the new single is the slow-building and quite lovely "Television Land." Watch the video:
WILLIAM TYLER - "GO YOUR OWN WAY" (FLEETWOOD MAC COVER) & "TEARS ARE IN YOUR EYES" (YO LA TENGO COVER)
William Tyler recorded four songs for Aquarium Drunkard's Lagniappe Sessions, including gorgeous acoustic covers of Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" and Yo La Tengo's "Tears Are In Your Eyes." The session also includes his takes on Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9 (New World Symphony)" and Handel's "Sarabande."
MOZZY - "SAD SITUATIONS" (ft. NOCAP)
Sacracmento rapper Mozzy goes in an R&B direction with this new slow jam, "Sad Situations."
VETIVER - "TO WHO KNOWS WHERE"
Vetiver are back with new album Up on High that'll be out November 1. "To Who Knows Where" is the laid-back, folky and lightly psychedelic first single.
DEEPER - "BENNINGTON" (JOHN MAUS COVER)
Chicago band Deeper are releasing new single "Run" in September and the flipside is a cover of John Maus' "Bennington." The gothy pop tones remain, but Deeper bring their own swirling style to it as well.
PUSHA T - "COMING HOME" (ft. MS. LAURYN HILL, prod. KANYE WEST)
Pusha T followed his great Kanye-produced DAYTONA with the Kanye-produced "Sociopath" earlier this week, and now he shared a second new song produced by 'Ye, "Coming Home," and making this one even more exciting, it features Ms. Lauryn Hill. As Stereogum points out, Push told Beats 1's Ebro Darden that he's gearing up for another Kanye-produced album with about nine new songs, due at some point in 2019. Stay tuned!
CHILD BITE - "THE MASOCHIST" & "THE FOOL"
Child Bite and Ringworm are releasing a split 7" in September with three songs by Child Bite and two by Ringworm, and two of those Child Bite songs are streaming now. Read more here.
DYSRHYTHMIA - "TWIN STALKERS"
Dysrhythmia's new album Terminal Threshold comes out October 4 via Translation Loss, and lead single "Twin Stalkers" is a heady dose of instrumental math/prog metal.
A.G. COOK - "LIFELINE" (FT. CAROLINE POLACHEK)
PC Music founder A.G. Cook has just released his first single in three years, and it features backing vocals from Caroline Polachek (he worked on her new album, too. "The melody at the core of 'Lifeline' is this repetitive, insistent and slightly selfish earworm that I've been living with for too long now," says Cook. "In the end, the easiest way to deal with it was to leave it in a warm petri dish and let it do its own thing. A few years later I found myself with this young, unstable song, and somehow nurtured it to become a power ballad. The track has a life of its own, but like most children and laboratory experiments, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
THE HIGH DIALS - "EMPLOYMENT AND ENJOYMENT"
Long-running Montreal band The High Dials are releasing their new album, Primitive Feelings, in two parts. The first half came out back in the spring, and Part 2 will be out September 20. (Both halves will make up the vinyl LP that'll be out later this fall.) Get a taste via the groovy "Employment and Enjoyment" that has one foot in baggy Madchester and the other in Beatlesque psychedelia. The video involves a dancing gorilla.
A$AP ROCKY - "BABUSHKA BOI"
A$AP Rocky is back with his first new single since being released from Swedish prison, and you can read more about it here.
FLOATING POINTS - "LAST BLOOM"
UK electronic musician Floating Points announced his new album Crush and shared lead single "Last Bloom" today. Read more about it here.
PINEGROVE - "MOMENT"
Pinegrove have signed to Rough Trade and their first single for the label is "Moment."
CORRIDOR - "TOPOGRAPHE"
Here's the first single off Junior, Montreal band Corridor's first album for Sub Pop. “Topographe” uses their distinctive style — fractal guitar patterns, rich harmonies — to soaring effect.
AUDIO KARATE - "SIN CUCHILLO"
SoCal punk vets Audio Karate are releasing their "lost" followup to 2004's Lady Melody, titled Malo, and along with the announcement comes new single "Sin Cuchillo." Read more about the project here.
SUNN O))) - preview of PYROCLASTS
Drone metal greats Sunn O))) have shared two minutes of music off their upcoming album Pyroclasts, which you can read more about here.
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