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…
PUP - "SIBLING RIVALRY" & "SCORPION HILL"
PUP's highly anticipated Morbid Stuff is coming out in two weeks (4/5), and it's shaping up to be not just the band's best yet but one of the best punk albums of the year. You've already heard two songs from it, and now they've just unleashed two more.
DAMIEN JURADO - "THROW ME NOW YOUR ARMS"
Damien Jurado is back with new album In the Shape of a Storm on April 12 and he's just shared a third single from it. "Throw Me Now Your Arms" is a delicate ballad, just Damien and his guitar -- sometimes that's all you need.
MEGAN THEE STALLION - "SEX TALK"
Megan Thee Stallion released Tina Snow last year, and the project's steady rise came to a peak earlier this month with the release of the "Big Ole Freak" video. A few weeks later, she was the talk of SXSW, and now she has dropped a new single off her upcoming project Fever. "Sex Talk" proves that her beastly rhymes are only getting better.
JOSH RITTER - "I STILL LOVE YOU (NOW AND THEN)"
Josh Ritter made the forthcoming Fever Breaks with Jason Isbell producing and using his band 400 Unit as backing. There's a little more oomph this time around, even on quieter songs like the anthemic ballad “I Still Love You (Now and Then).”
PEGGY GOU - "STARRY NIGHT"
Berlin-based, Korean-born DJ Peggy Gou has started her own label, Gudu, and the first release will be her new EP, Moment, which is out April. The first single from the record is "Starry Night," a bouncy house track with nods to Giorgio Moroder...and an abundance of electronic handclaps.
TAMARYN - DREAMING IN THE DARK (ALBUM STREAM)
Tamaryn's new album, Dreaming in the Dark, is out today; she made it with past collaborator Jorge Elbrecht who is the right man for the job to help her achieve that gothy, late-'80s 4AD sound that's equal parts Cocteau Twins, Dif Juz and Colourbox.
NOAH LENNOX (PANDA BEAR) & PAUL MAROON (OF THE WALKMEN) - "I DON'T NEED A CROWD"
The Walkmen's Paul Maroon has a new 7" single out including a song with Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear) and a song with The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser. The song with Noah has now surfaced online, and it pretty much sounds like the middle ground between The Walkmen's atmospheric soundscapes and Noah's Brian Wilson-esque vocals.
AMYGDALA - "I HATE TO SAY IT"
San Antonio punks Amygdala will release their second album Our Voices Will Soar Forever on May 3 via Prosthetic Records, their first for the label. Commenting on the signing, vocalist Bianca Quiñones says, "Very excited to be given the opportunity to work with Prosthetic Records on our new album. We hope to create more bonds and relationships thru our time with the label and spread awareness to dismantle the shame and stigma around mental health in our communities." Bianca has one hell of a piercing scream, as she shows off on the band's punishing new single "I Hate To Say It," which you can hear now.
RA RA RIOT - "BAD TO WORSE"
Ra Ra Riot reunite with Rostam, who collaborated with frontman Wes Miles for their joint project Discovery, as well as contributing to Ra Ra's 2016 album Need Your Light, on new single "Bad to Worse." The song is about "watching the world from the window of the car or bus, and how there’s a familiarity to everything but it’s never the same as it once was," according to Wes.
MARTHA - "THE VOID"
Martha's new album Love Keeps Kicking comes out in a couple weeks (April 5), and they've shared another super catchy single, "The Void." This one's got harmonies that sound a bit like The Anniversary's first album, and if you dig that, you'll probably dig this too.
JO SCHORNIKOW - "MARTINGALE"
Jo Schornikow's new album Secret Weapon comes out next week (3/29) via Keeled Scales. She's already released two gorgeous songs from the album, and here's a third, "Martingale." It's melancholic indie folk with sweeping harmonies and a nice little piano mirroring the vocal melody.
CARACARA - "NEW CHEMICAL HADES"
Caracara teamed with Will Yip, who produced their new EP Better and who's releasing it on his Memory Music label next week (3/29). Having already released the sprawling, atmospheric title track, they've now shared "New Chemical Hades," which finds them more in singer/songwriter mode (but in a rock way).
DEATH ANGEL - "HUMANICIDE"
Bay Area thrash vets Death Angel are releasing their tenth album Humanicide on May 31 via Nuclear Blast, and the lead single/title track has a modern shine but otherwise sounds like it could've come straight out of their '80s era. They haven't lost their touch one bit. Death Angel will be on tour with Overkill this year, including a NYC show that also has Life of Agony on the bill.
DAN MANGAN - "EX FACTOR" (LAURYN HILL COVER)
Dan Mangan has been sharing some cover songs over the past few months, and his latest is this stripped down cover of Lauryn Hill. "This song slayed me when it came out," he says. "One of the best choruses since George Harrison’s 'Something.' Lauryn Hill is an unfathomable talent, and as such, I tried to find my own angle into the song as there’s no hope in imitating her power."
MARINA - "ORANGE TREES"
MARINA (who dropped the "and the Diamonds" from her name) is gearing up to release her new album LOVE + FEAR on April 26, and its latest single is the mid-tempo, radio-friendly "Orange Trees."
SLEEPER - "PARADISE WAITING"
UK band Sleeper came up in the Britpop '90s and called it quits just after their third album in 1997. They're back, though, with The Modern Age, their first album 22 which, as you can tell with opening track "Paradise Waiting," they've picked up right where they left off. Read our review of the LP.
SPIRAL STAIRS - "BORDERLINE"
While his band Pavement is synonymous with indie rock, Spiral Stairs' new solo album is steeped in the classic rock sounds of the late '70s and early '80s. That's not a bad thing at all. Take for example "Borderline," which closes the album, and is powered by infectious handclaps and a bouncy riff that wouldn't have been out of place on a Nick Lowe album. Read more about the LP here.
THE WORLD - "WHITE RADISH"
Oakland, CA's The World draw from scratchy, skronky post-punk, dabbling in dub, ska, and funk along the way. They attack it like they were the first ones to do it, and their new mini-LP, Reddish, is terrific. Read more here.
STRAND OF OAKS - "VISIONS"
Strand of Oaks' great new album Eraserland is out today on Dead Oceans (read our review), and one of its very best songs which wasn't released as a single is "Visions." We recommend the whole album, but if you listen to just one song, it should be this one.
FOXES IN FICTION - "ONTARIO SUNSHINE PT. 3" (FEAT. EMILY YACINA)
Following their 2014 full length Ontario Gothic and a 2017 rarities compilation, Foxes in Fiction have shared a new non-album single. The atmospheric "Ontario Sunshine Pt. 3" features dreamy vocals from Emily Yacina.
TRYER - "ZEN"
Finnish punks Tryer tapped Kurt Ballou to mix their upcoming album Ei Kuole Koskaan, and new single "Zen" sounds like '80s SoCal hardcore with Martyrdod-style leads. Read more about it here.
Looking for even more new songs? Browse the ‘New Songs’ archive.