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…
LIZZO - CUZ I LOVE YOU
Having already released excellent lead single "Juice," Lizzo has now shared -- just in time for Valentine's Day -- "Cuz I Love You," the powerhouse title track from her upcoming album. "Never been in love before / what the fuck are fucking feelings for?" she asks on the song's opening lines and sorts through emotions, while belting it out, for the rest of the song. It's a real showstopper of a performance and arrangement, that you can imagine bringing down the house live.
JENNY LEWIS - HEADS GONNA ROLL
Jenny Lewis releases her anticipated first album in five years, On The Line, on March 22, and she's followed its shimmering first single "Red Bull & Hennessy" with the more laid back, contemplative "Heads Gonna Roll." It features drumming from Ringo Starr and another excellent vocal performance from Jenny, with lyrics that name-check Elliott Smith.
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - "BOYFRIENDS"
Broken Social Scene's new Let’s Try The After – Vol 1 comes out this Friday and they've shared one last song from it, "Boyfriends," which is a bit closer to classic BSS than previous single "All I Want."
OFFSET - "RED ROOM"
Migos of Offset is finally releasing his debut solo album next week, and he has now released its lead single "Red Room" (which initially surfaced on streaming services last year but was quickly removed). It's a slower, more laid-back song for Offset's standards, but still has that classic Offset/Migos sound.
TAMARYN - "ANGELS OF SWEAT"
Tamaryn has shared a second single off her upcoming Dreaming in the Dark. Where "Fits of Rage" was all shimmering Cocteau Twins goth grandeur, "Angels of Sweat" is high-drama synthpop. The video, meanwhile, is part of her "archetype dramas" series which she's directing and features Tamrryn as "The Moon" who is "surrounded by Death and the Minor Arcana," while trying "to confuse everyone while being the biggest diva in the sky."
HAND HABITS - "WHAT LOVERS DO"
Another well-timed Valentine's release, here's "What Lovers Do“ from Hand Habits' forthcoming album Placeholder. Meg Duffy contemplates love and relationships in this complicated portrait, telling The Fader, "Hesitation, revelation, and repetition-aspects of the story you can identify easily, and must be the witness and the participant. When the shame baton gets passed back and forth between parties, who is the fool? I could never claim to have a complete understanding.”
MATMOS - "PLASTIC ANNIVERSARY"
Electronic duo Matmos have shared the title track off their upcoming LP Plastic Anniversary, where all the sounds on the record were made from either plastic toy instruments or banging on various plastic things (buckets, bottles, tubing, etc). They've managed to make a triumphant, medieval sounding orchestral track out of all this junk. The album's out March 15.
LYDIA AINSWORTH - "CAN YOU FIND HER PLACE"
Los Angeles via Toronto singer, songwriter, and producer Lydia Ainsworth announced her third album, Phantom Forest, due out May 10. Its first single, the synthy "Can You Find Her Place," is "a song about Mother Nature's elusive yet powerful strength in the face of adversity," Lydia says. "I'm singing a number of the songs on Phantom Forest from the perspective of Mother Nature and her views on humanity's hubris, however on 'Can You Find Her Place' I am using my voice as a kind of Greek chorus singing about where you can find her strength, setting the scene for Phantom Forest."
VIC MENSA & KAMI - "FAKE DECENT"
Old friends/collaborators Vic Mensa and KAMI teamed up for new single "Fake Decent," which has a pretty poppy, auto-tuned hook but sneaks some fast-paced verses in there as well.
SIR BABYGIRL - "CRUSH ON ME"
Sir Babygirl releases her debut album, Crush on Me, tomorrow (2/15) via Father/Daughter Records, and she's sharing one more single from it ahead of its release, the title track and an accompanying video directed by Dan Carr.
HEROD - SOMBRE DESSEIN (ALBUM STREAM)
Swiss prog-sludgesters Herod are releasing their second album and first with vocalist Mike Pilat (who used to be in The Ocean), Sombre Dessein, this Friday (2/15) on Pelagic. It includes recent single "Fork Tongue" (which features guest guitar work from Carcass' Bill Steer), along with a handful of other crushing tracks, and you can stream it in full now.
THE CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM - "AMETHYST REALM"
Les Claypool and Sean Lennon's new album South of Reality comes out next week (2/22) via ATO, and they've shared another song from it, the trippy, proggy, nearly-eight-minute "Amethyst Realm."
DARK TEA - "ANGEL OF NIGHT"
Dark Tea, aka Gary Canino of Brooklyn band Rips, releases his debut album in March and here's another dose of baroque psychedelia from it. The video for the song Follows Gary on a quest for light involving escalators, laundromats and rooftops.
TACOCAT - "GRAINS OF SALT"
“This song is for roller skating, friendship, self friendship, yes and no doubt, turning it off, running up and down that hill, leaving gross stuff behind, landing the backflip, imposter syndrome, being your own genie, and remembering who the fuck you are.” It's the first single from Tacocat's new album which you can read more about here.
BOOGARINS - "SOMBRA OU DÚVIDA"
Brazilian band Boogarins are back with their third album in May and describe this first single as “Kanye producing a track off of In Utero.” Read more here.
AUTOMELODI - “LA POUSSIÈRE”
Montreal's Automelodi makes superior synthwave, with big pop hooks and arrangements full of emotion, atmosphere and drama. Read more about their new album here.
DRUGDEALER - "FOOLS"
Drugdealer are gearing up to release Raw Honey, their first album for Mexican Summer and this first single features Weyes Blood.
RED MASS - "GOD'S HOUSE"
Red Mass, the ambitious Montreal art/psych/punk collective led by Roy Vucino (also of PYPY and CPC Gangbangs), have been going for a decade now, though they’ve spent the last few years in semi-hibernation. Newly energized, Roy and collaborator Hannah Lewis are back with a new Red Mass album, and this is the first single.
KINGS DESTROY - "BARBAROSSA"
NYC's Kings Destroy are going in a few different, more ambitious directions than usual on their upcoming album Fantasma Nera, and we wrote more about the new grunge/metal hybrid "Barbarossa" here.
ENDORPHINS LOST - SECLUSIONS (ALBUM STREAM)
Seattle's Endorphins Lost make fast, heavy music somewhere in the realm of hardcore, grind, powerviolence, and death metal, and we premiered a stream and wrote more about their new album Seclusions here.
JULIA JACKLIN - CRUSHING (ALBUM STREAM)
Australia's Julia Jacklin releases her new album, Crushing, on February 22 via Polyvinyl. She's shared a few singles and now you can stream the whole thing ahead of its release on NPR.
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