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…

 

JOCKSTRAP - "ACID"

Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye have been making music as Jockstrap for a few years now, with a hard-to-pigeonhole sound that pulls as much from Gershwin as it does dance music and pop. Jockstrap have now signed with Warp and released their first dizzying single for the label. "'Acid' is a track for my brother," says Ellery. "It's expansive, vibrant and filled with love. Taylor designed this beautiful sound world: I sent him a 6/8 ballad and he sent me back this other worldly thing." Skye adds, "Georgia sent me this swooning, expressive, tender piano demo and I did my best to match it. It was real fun to produce. I feel like this is the most uplifting song we've made so far - it almost has summer vibes." In the deep of winter, summer vibes are definitely welcome.

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I BREAK HORSES - "DEATH ENGINE"

Swedish dreampop artist I Break Horses (aka Maria Lindén) will release new album Warnings, her first in six years, on May 8 via Bella Union/PIAS. “It’s not a political album,” says Lindén, “though it relates to the alarmist times we live in. Each song is a subtle warning of something not being quite right.” With this news comes the album's first single, the ethereal and rather epic "Death Engine,' as well as its video which Linden made herself.

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PULCHRA MORTE - "KNIFE OF THE WILL"

Pulchra Morte -- the death/doom supergroup with a revolving lineup that currently includes Adam Clemans (Skeletonwitch, Wolvhammer), John Porada (Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams), Jarrett Pritchard (Eulogy, Brutality), Clayton Gore (Eulogy, Harkonin), and Jeffrey Breden (Leagues Below) -- are prepping a followup to their 2019 debut album Divina Autem Et Anile, and the first taste is the new single "Knife of the Will," which is equal parts brutal and melodic and a nice taste of whatever's next for Pulchra Morte. Listen at Decibel.

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AGNES OBEL - "PARLIAMENT OF OWLS"

Danish musician and songwriter Agnes Obel's fourth LP, Myopia, comes out later this month, and the latest single she's shared from it is the lovely instrumental interlude "Parliament of Owls."

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KAMAIYAH - "SET IT UP" (ft. TRINA)

Kamaiyah will release her new mixtape Got It Made on February 21, and it features this new single "Set It Up." It features veteran rapper Trina and it's got exactly the kind of G-Funk-reviving West Coast bounce that Kamaiyah always does so well.

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MAKAYA MCCRAVEN - "I'M NEW HERE" (GIL SCOTT-HERON REWORK)

Makaya McCraven's reimagining of Gil Scott-Heron's I'm New Here comes out this Friday (2/7) via XL, and today Makaya shared his blissful rework of the title track.

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BASIA BULAT - "ALREADY FORGIVEN"

Basia Bulat's new album Are You In Love? is due out March 27 via Secret City, and she's shared another early taste of it, "Already Forgiven." Speaking about recording in Joshua Tree, Basia says, "one day Andrew recorded the wildest wind outside and sent the signal through a path of electronics and the swirling feeling of those floating melodies that drift through the song are as important as the lyrics to me. The harmonies are there even if you can't hear them at first listen. It can take years to say it, but you're already forgiven."

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MUSH - "EXISTENTIAL DREAD"

UK band Mush are gearing up to release their new LP 3D Routine next week, and this latest single "Existential Dread" is a fun example of the band's angular, guitar-driven style, which blends nervous post-punk with garage rock distortion.

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IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS - "NO MAS"

Free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements -- whose lineup includes Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother), Keir Neuringer, Aquiles Navarro, Luke Stewart, and Tcheser Holmes -- will follow their recently-released 23-minute song "Homeless/Global" with a new album, Who Sent You?, on March 20 via International Anthem/Don Giovanni. Today, the group has shared a first taste of the album, the sprawling "No Mas." The song starts out with some slightly more traditional sounding saxophone-fueled jazz, before slowly evolving into something else altogether across its seven-minute runtime. It comes with a video shot in South Africa by Imani Nikyah Dennison.

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KHALID & DISCLOSURE - "KNOW YOUR WORTH"

We learned on 2019's "Talk" that Khalid's crooning R&B sounds better than usual with a thumping Disclosure beat behind it, and today that pair has given us another equally thumping collab, "Know Your Worth." Disclosure also announced two West Coast shows surrounding their Coachella sets.

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JOZEF VAN WISSEM - "VOX POPULI, VOX DEI" FT JARBOE

Just ahead of this Friday's release of new album Ex Mortis, Jozephn Van Wissem has shared "Vox Populi, Vox Dei" from it featuring former Swans member Jarboe. It's ethereal, dark and more than a little eerie, and the striking black-and-white music video only adds to the mystery and unease.

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KYLE FORESTER - "MARIGOLD"

Woods / Purple Mountains / Crystal Stilts keyboardists Kyle Forester makes lovely, bucolic pop as a solo artists and will release new solo album Hearts in Gardens later this month. Here's a second track off the record, the sun-dappled, lazy soft and slow "Marigold."

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JAMES ELKINGTON - "NOWHERE TIME"

Guitarist and songwriter James Elkington is back with new album Ever-Roving Eye on April 3 via Paradise of Bachelors and it features Spencer Tweedy and The Weather Station’s Tamara Lindeman. New single "Nowhere Time" is lush orch-pop that might have some thinking of Eric Matthews or Plush. “A more cosmic acquaintance of mine once told me that when your life is going in the direction you want it to, it's the universe's way of telling you that you are in the place you're meant to be,” Elkington says. “Does that sound likely? Not at all, but the song asks the question anyway.”

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RAIN OF SALVATION - "THE SOUND OF TRIUMPH"

Northeast hardcore band Rain of Salvation (who share members with SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Typecaste, Adrenaline, and more) are prepping a new EP, and the first taste is this absolutely crushing dose of '90s-style metallic hardcore.

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TYPECASTE - BETWEEN LIFE (EP STREAM)

Speaking of Typecaste (who are touring with SeeYouSpaceCowboy soon), they're streaming their new EP Between Life ahead of its 2/7 release date via Flatspot Records. It mostly finds them exploring the heavy, gritty side of '90s metalcore, but they're not afraid to work in a little melodic alternative rock too, and when they do, they sound like they're ready to take over not just hardcore but the world.

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PURE WRATH - "CHILDREN OF THE HOMELAND"

Indonesian black metallers Pure Wrath are releasing their new EP The Forlorn Soldier on March 6 via Debemur Morti Productions, and you can stream the new single, read more about that song, and read a new interview with the band, at Invisible Oranges.

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DRAKEO THE RULER - "OUT THE SLUMS" (REMIX FT. DANNY BROWN & 03 GREEDO)

LA rapper Drakeo The Ruler has a court date set for March 2, as he faces charges of criminal gang conspiracy and shooting from a motor vehicle, and in conjunction with that date, he'll release a new mixtape called Free Drakeo that features 10 remixes of songs from his 2017 album Cold Devil. The first to be released is this new version of "Out the Slums," which already featured 03 Greedo and now also features Danny Brown. Drakeo spoke more about the project to The FADER.

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THE RADIO DEPT - "THE ABSENCE OF BIRDS"

Sweden's The Radio Dept are gearing up for a big 2020, promising ten new songs before the year's over. They're off to a good start with "The Absence of Birds."

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LIDO PIMIENTA - "ESO QUE TU HACES"

Colombian-born, Toronto-based artist Lido Pimienta will release her third album, Miss Colombia, on April 17 via ANTI-. It’s her first since 2016’s Polaris Prize-winning La Papessa and here's the new single.

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER - "VERMINOUS"

Melodic death metal vets The Black Dahlia Murder have announced their ninth album Verminous and released its title track, which you can read more about here.

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HINDS - "GOOD BAD TIMES"

Spanish band Hinds will release their third album, The Prettiest Curse, which finds them in shinier pop mode. The video for new single "Good Bad Times" is fun.

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MELENAS - "3 SEGUNDOS"

Pamplona, Spain is known more for its scenery than its indie rock scene but quartet Melenas are hoping to put it on the map with their very catchy style that pulls from garage rock, janglepop and shoegaze. This is the first single for their upcoming Trouble in Mind debut and the video is terrific.

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LUCINDA WILLIAMS - "MAN WITHOUT A SOUL"

Lucinda Williams' shared the first, anti-Trump single off her new album Good Souls Better Angels, which we wrote more about here.

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Looking for even more new songs? Browse the ‘New Songs’ archive.