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….

DEVIN TOWNSEND - "QUARANTINE"

Prog vet Devin Townsend is planning a series of projects to provide some relief during these quarantined times ("Twitch streams, concerts, perhaps a podcast..."), and the first one is this dreamy new song.

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I BREAK HORSES - "NEON LIGHTS"

Maria Lindén has shared a new track from her upcoming I Break Horses album, Warnings, which is out May 8 via Bella Union. "Neon Lights" may be the most appealing track we've heard yet, a featherlight dance number powered by arpeggiated synthesizers. Maria calls it, “an anthem for all of us who have ever felt like we didn't fit in. It is trying to give a glimpse of hope to all outsiders who feel like they can't find their way and to show the world that being a ‘misfit’ is a beautiful thing, not something to be pushed aside.”

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PURITY RING - "PEACEFALL" & "PINK LIGHTNING"

Purity Ring's first new LP in five years, WOMB, is due out April 3 via 4AD, and they've shared two new songs from it, "peacefall" and "pink lightning." Both are the sort of glitchy, sparkling electro-pop that the band is known for.

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ACTIVITY - "NUDE PRINCE"

Activity, the new group featuring members of Grooms, Russian Baths and Field Mouse, will release their debut album, Unmask Whoever, next week. The title comes from the song "Nude Prince," an eerie slow burn that seems even more unsettling in our current self-distancing climate: "The edge of extinction, a future so wide, we can take your pulse, we can unmask whoever..."

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HEXVESSEL - "PHAEDRA"

Every single off the anticipated new Hexvessel album Kindred (due April 17 via Svart Records) has been different from the last and great in its own way. This one's a dose of intense psychedelic rock.

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ROD WAVE - "PRAY 4 LOVE"

Rod Wave's Ghetto Gospel was one of our favorite rap albums of 2019, and he's now set to follow it with a new album, Pray 4 Love, on April 3 via Alamo/Geffen. The just-released title track is a warm, soulful dose of throwback rap.

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PSYCHOBUILDINGS - "INSIDE OUT"

It's been a while since we've heard from Psychobuildings who are back with this slippery, danceable single, "Inside Out." The song comes with a very cool hand-animated video directed by Andy Cahill.

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LOCATE S,1 - "EVEN THE GOOD BOYS ARE BAD" (FEAT. OF MONTREAL)

Art pop songwriter Christina Schneider is back with her newest single under her Locate S,1 moniker, taken from her upcoming LP Personalia, out next month. The album is produced by Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes, who is also featured on this new song "Even The Good Boys Are Bad," which is promoted by a bizarre music video featuring Schneider and Barnes in front of a green screen backdrop, with notification bubbles galore.

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EARTHEATER - "CONCEALER"

Queens-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and vocalist Alexandra Drewchin's last full-length project as Eartheater was last year's Trinity mixtape, but she's just dropped this new single, which is a blend of pounding synthpop grooves and heavily emotive, wailing vocals.

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INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP - "DON'T DISS THE DISCO"

Sheffield band International Teachers of Pop, which includes members of All Seeing I, Moonlandings and The Soundcarriers, have announced their second album, Pop Gossip, which will be out May 29 via Desolate Spools. The record includes "I Stole Yr Pimsouls," their 2019 collaboration with Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson, and the new single is the joyous "Don't Diss the Disco." Says member Adrian Utley, "Music and dancing is one of the last great unifiers that we have. It doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t care about race, sexual preferences, religion or what side of the fence you are on politically. Music chooses you and you just have to submit yourself to its peculiar yet tender headlock! ‘Don’t Diss the Disco’ is about that. It references Studio 54, Grace Jones & Bianca Jagger on a White Horse - but it’s mainly about clubs where we and our friends frequent like Homoelectric in Manchester. This is a song for our kind of freaks and miscreants and the incessant snobbery faced by them for liking good pop music, good disco, genres that on the surface might not be deemed cool, but actually save souls."

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ONCE AND FUTURE BAND - "ANDROMEDA"

Oakland orch-rock trio Once And Future Band will release new album Deleted Scenes on April 10 via Castle Face. The first single is "Andromeda" which should appeal to both fans of ELO, Alan Parsons Project and more modern groups influenced by that kind of pop. "Andromeda is kind of a time traveling song, I first started writing it in 2004 when the band initially got together, struck by the line 'will I wait this lonely lifetime' from 'I will' by the Beatles," says the band's Joel Robinow. "It felt like that seemed tragic, so I thought of a character who was willing but a little more begrudging, like ok I’ll wait if I have to...we actually recorded the basics back during the last record at Phil Manley’s studio, I never liked the bridge so we just moved on, and when we went to record it for the new one In our practice space we just started replacing everything and we just kept the bass and drum tracks, from there I just constructed a new bridge from the old bass line and the song reached an angle of repose and just kind of fell together. Also if you listen closely to the quiet part you can hear me swatting a spider on my face, I missed."

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WARM DIGITS - "EVERYONE NERVOUS" (FEAT. ROZI PLAIN)

UK synth duo Warm Digits shared the latest single from their upcoming album Flight of Ideas, which is out April 3. "Everyone Nervous" features vocals from London songwriter Rozi Plain, and given the current social climate, the band themselves admit the krautrock-y jam is "unexpectedly topical."

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NAH - URGENT MY BLOOD FOR YOU

NAH, the experimental/industrial project of 1994! drummer/vocalist Mike Kuhn, has a new 21-song album and video for two of the songs that he says is "urgently for you during these strange times. Recorded very quickly in March 2020."

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IT LOOKS SAD. - SONGS FOR QUARANTINE

Charlotte, NC indie rockers It Looks Sad. follow their very good 2020 single "Car" with four more songs on this new Songs for Quarantine EP. "If u still have weed in these dark times I suggest that paired with wine for these songs," they write, and going by the hazy, psychedelic, lo-fi vibe of these songs, we concur.

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DESTROYED IN SECONDS - "THE BADGE"

LA metalpunks Destroyed In Seconds (aka D.I.S.) take on the police state in America with this new song, which you can read about here.

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HALF WAIF - "IN AUGUST"

Half Waif shared another new single, "In August," from her new album The Caretaker, which is due out next week via ANTI-. It's a synthy, moody track, and about it, Nandi Rose Plunkett says, "'In August' tracks the dissolution of a friendship over the course of a year, throughout every season. There's a particular kind of sadness to a friendship ending when there's no one to blame, just as there's something mournful about the inevitable change of weather. Sometimes it's not a big fight but a gradual growing apart that marks the end - how do we make sense of our role in that? This song is an attempt to recognize and accept mutual culpability in an effort to move on."

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CONTROL TOP - "ONE GOOD DAY"

Control Top followed their great 2019 debut album with this great new single, and you can read more about it here.

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LANA - LANA

LANA is one of a few projects of Sara Storm (who also goes by the monikers Nail Club and Latex Cop), and it’s named for Lana Tisdel, who was dating Brandon Teena at the time of Brandon’s 1993 rape and murder by two of Lana’s friends who wanted to prove that Brandon — who identified as male — was assigned female at birth. You can hear the whole self-titled debut project and read more here.

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THE VOODOO CHILDREN - "LET'S GET MARRIED"

The Voodoo Children is a new-ish Nashville collective led by Paper Route frontman JT Daly, and their new song "Let's Get Married" (which has co-lead vocals by JT and his wife Sad Penny, aka Jo Meredith of The Saint Johns) is a fuzzy, sorta psychedelic indie pop song that's somewhere in the ballpark of early Broken Social Scene and New Pornographers. Read more here.

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TWO MINUTES TO LATE NIGHT + MEMBERS OF CONVERGE, CAVE IN, MUTOID MAN, KHEMMIS, THOU - "DARE TO BE STUPID" (WEIRD AL COVER)

Two Minutes to Late Night, the heavy metal talk show that tapes at Brooklyn metal club Saint Vitus, got together some of their talented friends to all team up on a heavy metal cover of Weird Al‘s Devo parody “Dare To Be Stupid” from their individual bedrooms. Read more here.

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