21 New Songs Out Today
So many artists, so little time. Each week we review five 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…
SHARON VAN ETTEN - "YOU SHADOW"
Sharon Van Etten's highly anticipated new album Remind Me Tomorrow finally drops tonight at midnight, and Sharon has shared one last song from the album before its release. "You Shadow" is one of the most immediate songs on the album, a head-nodding mid-tempo jam with one of the best hooks of Sharon's career. She also played that song and the great "Seventeen" on Kimmel last night and you can watch those videos too.
JAMES BLAKE - "MILE HIGH" (ft. TRAVIS SCOTT & METRO BOOMIN) & "LULLABY FOR MY INSOMNIAC"
James Blake's guest-filled new album comes out at midnight, and just ahead of the release, James shared the song with Travis Scott and Metro Boomin, which we wrote more about here. He also just released "Lullaby for My Insomniac" and you can stream both:
POUNDER (EXHUMED, CARCASS, etc) - "LONG TIME NO LOVE"
Matt Harvey of death/gore vets Exhumed (and a bunch of other bands like Gruesome, Expulsion, Noothgrush, and more) now also leads the band Pounder, whose lineup is rounded out by Tom Draper (Carcass, ex-Angel Witch) and Alejandro Corredor (Nausea LA). Their upcoming debut album Uncivilized (due February 22 via Hells Headbangers) is a tribute to NWOBHM, speed metal, hair metal, and other classic metal subgenres, and new single "Long Time No Love" sees them in full-on '80s power ballad mode. It follows the speedier lead single/title track, both of which you can listen to here:
ACTIVE BIRD COMMUNITY - "SOMEWHERE" (ft. SAMIA)
NYC indie rockers Active Bird Community released their first album for Barsuk, Amends, last year, and today they've followed it with a new single featuring fellow NYC indie rocker Samia (who they toured with last year). It's very '90s and very catchy, and Samia and ABC sound great together.
CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY - "HIGH LIGHTS"
Belgium-based, French-Carribean singer Charlotte Adigéry will release her new Soulwax-produced EP, Zandoli, on February 8 and she's just released its best cut, "High Lights," as a single. "I tend to change my hair too much," she admits in the opening line of the song, which is all about her love of synthetic wigs. This really shows off her sense of humor, and it's a real banger too. Plus there's a pretty great video:
MATMOS - "SILICONE GEL IMPLANT"
Field recording sample-mavens Matmos are gearing up to release a new album on March 15. Where their last album was all sounds from washing machines, this new one is entirely made with plastic items -- plastic flutes, PVC Panflute, toy eggs, you name it. They also enlisted Deerhoof's Greg Saunier for percussion. You can stream the first single from Plastic Anniversary, "Silicone Gel Implant":
LSD (LABRINTH, SIA, DIPLO - "GENIUS" (REMIX ft. LIL WAYNE)
LSD (the collaborative project of Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo) have released a new remix of their debut single "Genius," and this version features a verse by Lil Wayne who breathes new life into the song. The remix comes with an animated video, and Wayne is played by a pink cartoon mouse.
AWARENESS - "SEVEN SAYS SAYONARA (ft. KOOL KEITH)
Denver producer AwareNess just dropped a mostly-instrumental, seven-track project Sushi Wave, and especially of note is the song "Seven Says Sayonara" which features abstract rap legend Kool Keith. Keith does what he does best, and AwareNess' psychedelic production is the perfect fit for it.
ROTTING CHRIST - "THE RAVEN"
Black metal vets Rotting Christ have shared another song off their upcoming album The Heretics, "The Raven." It's a tribute to the Edgar Alan Poe poem of the same name, and it's an epic, triumphant, swinging-for-the-fences kinda song.
K Á R Y Y N - "EVER"
Syrian-American songwriter K Á R Y Y N has announced details of her debut album, which is titled The Quanta Series and will be out March 29 via Mute. You can check out the new single edit of her glitchy, gorgeous, ethereal song "Ever."
ANEMONE - "MEMORY LANE"
Montreal band Anemone will soon release their debut album, Beat My Distance, and here's the latest single which is a lovely slice of sunshine psychedelia.
OHMME - "GIVE ME BACK MY MAN" (B-52'S COVER)
Ohmme, aka the Chicago based duo of Sima Cunningham and Macie Stewart, have a new 7" on the way via Joyful Noise. The A-side is an original, "At Night," while the flip is a cover of B-52's classic "Give Me Back My Man." It's a pretty straight-up, revved-up version of the original and you can check out the official live video below. You can catch them on tour with Speedy Ortiz soon.
&MORE - "4EVER 1ST LADY"
Philadelphia musicians Chill Moody and Donn T are releasing their debut album as &More, Ethel Bobcat, on April 5. To celebrate the birthday of former First Lady Michelle Obama, they've shared "4ever 1st Lady," which incorporates parts of Michelle's famous 2016 Democratic National Convention speech.
WEYES BLOOD - "ANDROMEDA"
Weyes Blood is back with her first new single in three years, the very gorgeous "Andromeda," which we wrote more about here.
SOEN - "LOTUS"
Opeth-related prog metal supergroup SOEN are back with an atmospheric new song "Lotus," which we wrote more about here.
DAWN - NEW BREED (ALBUM STREAM)
DAWN's anticipated new album new breed comes out next week (1/25), and ahead of its release, the whole thing is streaming at NPR. Like all of her albums have done, new breed takes DAWN's experimental R&B to places it hasn't been before, always pushing her sound forward. Listen here.
GLEN HANSARD - "I'LL BE YOU, BE ME"
Here's the first single from Glen's new album The Wild WIlling which is out in April. Read more about it here.
HENRY JAMISON - "AMERICAN BABES"
Vermont folk songwriter Henry Jamison shared a new single, "American Babes," from his upcoming sophomore album Gloria Duplex. Read more about it here.
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS - "PUNCH BACK (LIVE)"
Brooklyn noisemakers A Place to Bury Strangers have a live record on the way from London label Fuzz Club. "It’s good to record at the very end of the tour,” says APTBS mastermind Oliver Ackermann. "You’ve been playing these songs all tour and there’s a certain point when you kind of get tired of them so you have to reinvent what they mean and what happens in them. I feel like that always pushes things to the next level. It’s exciting." It's out February 15 and you can check out "Punch Club" now.
FUTURE PUNX - "WANT TO BE WANTED"
Brooklyn new wave lovers Future Punx get serious on their new EP, tackling the state of the world -- still with super-catchy synthpop a la Devo. More about it here.
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