22 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…
MIGOS - "POSITION TO WIN"
Migos follow last month's DJ Mustard collaboration "Pure Water" with "Position To Win," which they wrote for a Mountain Dew commercial. It sees the trio applying their trademark style to a more distorted, industrial-tinged beat than they usually rap over, and even if the idea was just to match the aggressively motivational ad, it's pretty cool to hear them doing this kinda thing.
KRISTIN HERSH - CHEECH'S SONG
Kristin Hersh just released "Loud Mouth" as the new single from last year's Possible Dust Clouds, and with it comes a new, mostly instrumental b-side, "Cheech's Song." Hopefully she wrote one for Chong, too, to be released soon.
LA FEMME - "L'HAWAÏENNE"
Parisian band La Femme will soon be back with a new EP inspired by the Polynesian music genre and good vibes. The first track, "L'Hawaïenne," is as gentle as the sound of the waves, with that signature island slide guitar. "We are paying tribute to the spirit of Hawaii; with evanescent women in a tropical scenery," say the band. "From the Parisian winter to the paintings of Eugene Savage, enjoy the trip and the tropical feel. ALOHA!"
THE MINNEAPOLIS URANIUM CLUB - "MAN IS THE LONELIEST ANIMAL"
Snarky, angular post-punk outfit The Minneapolis Uranium Club are gearing up to release a new EP titled The Cosmo Cleaners via Static Shock on March 15. The first released track, "Man is the Loneliest Animal," retains the snark but takes a minute or so befor kicking into high, skronky gear. Buckle up.
THE FELICE BROTHERS - "UNDRESS"
The Felice Brothers will release new album, Undress, on May 3 -- it's their first in three years --and they've just released the political-leaning, '70s-vibing title track. “Many of the songs on the new album are motivated by a shift from private to public concerns,” says Ian Felice. "It isn't hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days, there are a lot of storms blooming on the horizon and a lot of chaos that permeates our lives. The hard part is finding simple and direct ways to address them."
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - ELECTRIC LADY SESSIONS
Getting ready for a tour, LCD Soundsystem went to NYC's famed Electric Lady studios to record their set live to tape. To keep themselves entertained they threw in some of the cover songs they were considering for the tour -- The Human League's Dare deep cut "Seconds" and Human League offshoot Heaven 17's classic "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thing" -- alongside their own songs. That full session has now been released and might appeal as a live album for people who don't like live albums.
MERCURY REV - "JESSEYE 'LIZABETH" (MERCURY REV COVER ft. PHOEBE BRIDGERS)
Mercury Rev's guest-filled Bobbie Gentry tribute album is out today (stream it and read more about it here), and one of the highlights is this atmospheric take on "Jesseye 'Lizabeth," which has a stunning vocal performance from Phoebe Bridgers (who's on a roll this year, having recently released her collaborative album with Conor Oberst).
BLOOD COMMAND - "AFRAID OF WATER"
Norway's Blood Command have announced the followup to 2017's Cult Drugs, which is some kind of insane mix of, like, Paramore, At the Drive In, The Blood Brothers, Shiny Toy Guns, black metal, industrial, and more. Its closing song even brings in some freeform sax that shouldn't work but totally does. Their new EP, Return of the Arsonist, comes out on April 19 via Loyal Blood Records, and lead single "Afraid of Water" is out now. This one's a little more strictly pop punk (there's definitely some self-titled blink-182 in there), but it still gives you a good idea of how much this band shoots for the stars.
ADRIAN YOUNGE & ESTELLE - "HOME"
Adrian Younge continues his Black History Month edition of Amazon Music's "Produced By" series with this new song featuring long-running R&B singer Estelle. Adrian provides his usual brand of psychedelic soul production, and Estelle's voice is perfect for it.
INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP - "THE BALLAD OF REMEDY NILSSON"
Featuring members of The Moonlandingz, Eccentronic Research Council, The Soundcarriers and All Seeing I, the Sheffield-based ITOP have just released their debut album which should appeal to fans of Giorgio Moroder, The Human League, ABBA and Pet Shop Boys. One of the many great songs on the LP, and the only one to tip a hat to Serge Gainsbourg and Harry Nilsson in its titles, is "The Ballad of Remedy Nilsson" which is a real banger. The video's great too, especially if you like sock puppets.
IONNALEE - "OPEN SEA"
Swedish art pop musician ionnalee (aka iamamiwhoami) has shared the first single off her upcoming album REMEMBER THE FUTURE. It starts out chilled-out and atmospheric, but it takes a turn for the more upbeat, landing almost in Robyn territory.
ADIA VICTORIA - "THE NEEDLE'S EYE"
Nashville, TN's Adia Victoria is releasing a new album, Silences, later this month. The latest single she shares is "The Needle's Eye," which features haunting strings and propulsive drumming, all under Adia's distinctive vocals.
ROY WOODS - "WORTH IT"
Drake associate Roy Woods returns today with new single "Worth It." He shows off both his singing and rapping talents, and it should easily appeal to fans of the OVO crew.
NAVY BLUE - "CARLOS" (ft. MIKE)
NYC rapper Navy Blue (who's on Earl Sweatshirt's Some Rap Songs) dropped the new Gangland For Navy project, and two of its eight songs feature frequent collaborator MIKE (who's opening Earl Sweatshirt's tour). One of those, "Carlos," is a highlight and an awesome dose of hazy, psychedelic, abstract rap.
NOISEM - "FILTH AND STYLE"
Noisem have shared another song off their upcoming Cease To Exist, and like "Eyes Pried Open," "Filth and Style" proves the lineup change did nothing to soften Noisem's sound. If anything, they've gotten even more chaotic.
BUDDY - "LINK UP" (ft. ARI LENNOX, KENT JAMZ, BAS, GAUPDAD 4000 & JID; prod. FLYING LOTUS & THUNDERCAT)
Compton rapper Buddy, who's on tour with Vince Staples as we speak, released a deluxe edition of last year's Harlan & Alondra, including this new song "Link Up" which has shuffling, psychedelic production from Flying Lotus and Thundercat (and a handful of guests).
CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY - "OKASHI"
Charlotte Adigéry just released Zandoli, her second EP to be produced and released by Soulwax's Dewaele brothers and it's a real treat -- tuneful, playful and danceable. “Okashi,” which closes the album, is about a mythical drug that can restore childlike wonder and contains the EP’s best earworm chorus.
DR. DOG - "CAN SHE DANCE" & "CAN'T CATCH ME"
Dr. Dog have released a two-song single with two songs from the sessions for last year's Critical Equation that didn't make the record. They're both nice doses of the band's psychedelic, classic rock-inspired indie, and fans of Critical Equation will surely dig these too.
FLAT WORMS - INTO THE IRIS (EP STREAM)
L.A. trio Flat Worms, which includes current/former members of Oh Sees, Kevin Morby’s band and Dream Boys, just released this new EP that was produced by Ty Segall. The band match aggression and noise with some real pop smarts.
W.H. LUNG - "SIMPATICO PEOPLE"
Manchester band W.H. Lung have just announced their debut LP which will be out April 5 via Melodic Records. The band pull influence from everything from the Human League to Prince to scratchy post-punk like Gang of Four. First single "Simpatico People" is a nice taste of what's to come.
WALKING BICYCLES - "FAT CAT"
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