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…
LEE SCRATCH PERRY - "HERE COME THE WARM DREADS" (FT. BRIAN ENO)
Don't get too excited, this is not a dub take on Eno's instrumental title track to his near-perfect solo debut. We wrote more about it here.
MOUNTAIN GOATS - "LET ME BATHE IN DEMONIC LIGHT"
The Mountain Goats have shared new song "Let Me Bathe in Demonic Light" which they recorded live for the "Come Hear North Carolina" web series. John Darnielle asked to perform the song in in John Coltrane's hometown: Hamlet, NC. Watch that, and the whole session:
EARTHEATER - "FONTANELLE"
Eartheater, aka Queens-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist Alexandra Drewchin, will release a new mixtape Trinity later this year featuring contributions from Acemo, Tony Seltzer, Kwes Darko, Color Plus, Denzxl, Dadras, and Kiri Stensby. Here's the Dadras collab which is sultry, ethereal, mysterious and quite lovely.
SUDAN ARCHIVES - "GLORIOUS" (ft. D-EIGHT)
Genre-defying violinist/singer/songwriter/producer Sudan Archives has shared another song from her anticipated debut album Athena. "Glorious" ties together modern bass-heavy production, traditional-sounding strings, Sudan's soaring, soulful vocals, and a rapped verse from D-Eight, and it all works.
MICHAEL KIWANUKA - "PIANO JOINT"
Michael Kiwanuka just shared the video for "Hero," the second single off his anticipated new album KIWANUKA, yesterday, and today he has shared "Piano Joint." This one's more of a laid-back song that doesn't feel as much like a "single" as the previous two tracks, but it's just as essential to Michael Kiwanuka's overall sound in its own way.
AOIFE NESSA FRANCES - "BLOW UP"
Irish singer and songwriter Aoife Nessa Frances is releasing her debut album, Land of No Junction, on January 17 via Ba Da Bing Records. She's shared first single "Blow Up," a mellow track that's full of interesting and memorable touches, like the strings that pick up partway through.
MONO - "HALO" (LIVE FROM ELECTRICAL AUDIO)
Post-rock greats MONO are releasing Before The Past • Live From Electrical Audio, a 2019 live-in-studio recording of three of the band's earliest songs, that recorded and mixed by Steve Albini. The first taste is "Halo."
MOOR MOTHER - “THE MYTH HOLD WEIGHT”
Moor Mother will release Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes on November 8 via Don Giovanni and she's just shared a new track from the album. "The Myth Hold Weight" is heavy indeed, with Camae Ayewa intoning over a foreboding soundscape produced by King Britt.
UPSET – “TRIED & TRUE”
Ali Koehler is busy this year. Vivian Girls reactivated for a new album (and are on tour now), and now word comes that her other band, Upset (with Hole’s Patty Schemel, Slutever’s Nicole Snyder, and Benny The Jet Rodriguez’s Lauren Freeman) are back in action, too. A new self-titled album will be out November 22 via Lauren Records. It's their first release in four years, They've shared the first single, which maybe cribs just a little from Nirvana.
WOOLEN MEN - "MEXICO CITY BLUES"
Portland's Woolen Men return with new album Human to Human on November 22 via the band's own Dog's Table label. The opening cut is "Mexico City Blues," which is a great example of their appealing, understated blend of folk and post-punk.
BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE - "SOLLEN ES DOCH ALLE WISSEN"
Long-running German dark ambient/jazz group (and Mike Patton collaborators) Bohren & der Club of Gore are releasing a new album, Patchouli Blue, on January
10 24 via Ipecac. The new single is "Sollen es doch Alle wissen," and as is often the case with this band, it manages to be both eerie and serene.
KATE DAVIS - "I LIKE MYSELF"
"I Like Myself" was "originally written 'he likes me,'" Kate Davis says about the newest single from her upcoming album Trophy, due out November 8 via Solitaire Recordings. "This was a serious reflection of my lack of self esteem and constant need for affirmation from those around me," she continues, "especially from my relationship at the time. It became clear through conversations with other women and personal reflection that this perspective was not a healthy one to project, especially in a song."
PENDANT - "RUBBER BAND"
Pendant has shared another single off his upcoming debut album Through A Coil (due November 8 via Tiny Engines), and this one's a catchy, crunchy dose of '90s-style indie rock. Six of the eight songs were recorded by Jay Som, but this is one of two tracks Pendant did with Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, Jeff Rosenstock, etc).
GREETH DEATH - "YOU'RE GONNA HATE WHAT YOU'VE DONE"
Greet Death recently released the punkgazey "Do You Feel Nothing?" from their upcoming Deathwish debut New Hell, and now they've shared "You're Gonna Hate What You've Done," a nine-minute song that veers closer to post-rock/slowcore (with vocals). It's clearly more ambitious than the last single, and Greet Death have no trouble pulling this kind of thing off.
ABIGAIL WILLIAMS - "EVER SO BOLD"
Abigail Williams have shared another blackened ripper from their anticipated new album Walk Beyond The Dark, and this one features guest guitar by Justin McKinney, who was bandmates with Abigail Williams leader Ken Sorceron when they were both briefly in The Faceless.
EISLEY - "I WON'T CRY"
Eisley's Sherri DuPree-Bemis is currently working on a solo album and an album by Perma, her collaborative project with her husband Max Bemis (of Say Anything), and Perma are gearing up for a tour with Max Bemis and Museum Mouth. Ahead of that, Eisley shared a non-album track from the sessions for their 2017 album I'm Only Dreaming, the alt-country-ish "I Won't Cry."
(SANDY) ALEX G - "YOU'RE THE STILL THE ONE" (SHANIA TWAIN COVER)
Having just released new album House of Sugar, (Sandy) Alex G stopped by SiriusXMU's studio for a chat and to play a few songs. One of those was a cover of Shania Twain's 1997 megahit "You're Still the One" which he plays in his understated style.
WOLF PARADE - "AGAINST THE DAY"
Wolf Parade's fifth album is on the way, and while most details are still TBA, we did get their first new song in over two years today. Read more about it here.
NEGATIVLAND - "DESTROYING ANYTHING"
Cut-and-paste sonic social critics / pranksters Negativland are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year and will release new album True False on October 25. It’s the first of two interconnected albums, and “tackles concerns that will be familiar to any surviving fans of the band: our nervous systems, our realities, and the evolving forms of media that inevitably insert themselves between the two.”
BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN - "DEEP IN LOVE"
Bonny Light Horseman — the new supergroup of Anais Mitchell, Eric D Johnson (Fruit Bats), and The National/Craig Finn/Hiss Golden Messenger collaborator Josh Kaufman — have announced their debut album and shared "Deep In Love," the album's second single and the first original track released by the band. Read more here.
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA - "XELA"
Manchester Orchestra have released a new song for the T Bone Burnett edition of Amazon Music's "Produced By" series, and you can read more about it here.
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