23 New Songs Out Today
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…
MUZZ (INTERPOL, BONNY LIGHT HORSEMAN, WALKMEN) - "TRINIDAD" (ACOUSTIC)
We're just a couple weeks out from the debut album from Muzz...aka Interpol frontman Paul Banks, Josh Kaufman (Bonny Light Horseman, Day of the Dead, Josh Ritter, etc), and Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*Eater, Fleet Foxes), and they've just released an acoustic version of "Trinidad" which closes out the record. Recorded in their respective homes -- and yards or nearby fields, in this case -- during lockdown, this version is especially somber. We'll find out what the studio version is like soon enough.
TRASH TALK - "SOMETHING WICKED" (PROD. KENNY BEATS)
Hardcore band Trash Talk are no strangers to working with hip hop, and hip hop producer Kenny Beats (Rico Nasty, Denzel Curry, Vince Staples, etc) has a very punk mentality and is starting to get directly involved in punk (he's producing the upcoming IDLES album), so they make a perfect pair on "Something Wicked," the rippin' first taste of their upcoming collaborative EP Squalor, due June 5 via Trash Talk's own label (pre-order).
THE SWORD - "DAUGHTER OF DAWN"
The Sword's upcoming Chronology 2006-2018 will feature rarities, covers, and more, including this white-hot riffer, which originally appeared as a Japanese bonus track on 2010's Warp Riders.
ENSLAVED - "HOMEBOUND"
Norwegian prog/black metal vets Enslaved are releasing their new album Utgard this fall via Nuclear Blast (it was originally due this month, but pushed back due to coronavirus), and today they've released this new rager from it. The song will also come out as 7" single on June 26 with a cover of TNT's "Knights of Thunder" on the flip (pre-order). Read more here.
VOIVOD - "THE END OF DORMANCY" (METAL SECTION)
Prog/psych/thrash/sci-fi metal greats Voivod are releasing a new EP, The End Of Dormancy, on July 10 via Century Media, and the EP is "centered around a special 'Metal Section' version of the title track 'The End Of Dormancy' (Off Voivod’s latest album The Wake) with added trumpets, saxophone and trombones. The complementary tracks on this release are exclusive live versions of 'The End Of Dormancy (Metal Section)' and the group’s classic 'The Unknown Knows' recorded at Montreal Jazz Fest 2019."
LADY GAGA - "RAIN ON ME" (ft. ARIANA GRANDE)
Lady Gaga's new album Chromatica finally arrives next week (5/29), and today the Ariana Grande collab from the album has surfaced, along with a thematically appropriate, rain-filled music video starring Gaga, Ariana, and tons of dancers. If you like Gaga in dance-pop mode, you're gonna be happy about this one.
MIGOS - "NEED IT" (ft. YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN)
Migos continue their recent string of singles with "Need It" with this YoungBoy Never Broke Again collab, which is the most fun, bouncy one they've dropped this year yet.
THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - "THE DOOR IS OPEN"
Philly indie rockers The Spirit of the Beehive return with a new song that finds them incorporating elements of '80s funk, chillwave, and hip hop but still in their usual atmospheric, experimental way.
THIRTY NIGHTS OF VIOLENCE - "MARBLED REGRESSION"
Nashville metalcore bruisers Thirty Nights of Violence are dropping their sophomore EP You'll See Me Up There on June 26 via Unbeaten Records, and here's the loud, brash, pummeling new single.
CRIMINAL INSTINCT - "SKULL FUCKED" & "6 MORE MILES"
Atlanta hardcore beasts Criminal Instinct are back with two new bone-rattlers, one called "Skull Fucked" that clocks in at 36 seconds and another called "6 More Miles" that's a whopping 10 seconds longer. Badass.
BRIGID DAWSON AND THE MOTHERS NETWORK (OH SEES) - BALLET OF APES (ALBUM STREAM)
Sometimes-Oh Sees member Brigid Dawson just released Battle of Apes, her first record with her backing band The Mothers Network via Castle Face. The record features appearances from Total Control's Mikey Young, Mike Donovan (Sic Alps), Shayde Sartin (Fresh & Onlys, Sonny & the Sunsets), Mike Shoun (Oh Sees), and Brooklyn's Sunwatchers.
MAXWELL FARRINGTON & LE SUPERHOMARD - "THE TRAIN" (FRANK SINATRA COVER)
Parsian band Le Superhomard have teamed and Australian artist Maxwell Farrington have teamed up again for another cover this time the Frank Sinatra classic "The Train," giving it an early Scott Walker feel.
MAPS - "BOTH SIDES" (STEPHEN MORRIS OF NEW ORDER REMIX)
New Order drummer Stephen Morris has remixed "Both Sides" by fellow Mute artist Maps. Morris transforms it from dreampop rock into a decidedly more dancefloor-oriented number.
SONDRE LERCHE - "THAT'S ALL THERE IS"
Sondre Lerche will release new album Patience on June 5 and he's just released this jazzy new single that he wrote as a tribute to his friend, director Johannes Greve Muskat who died last year. "I asked fans to send me their most treasured, or bizarre, photo from growing up," says Sondre of the song's music video. "I received over 1000 photos, and we combined as many of them as we could, with my own photos. And then we made some of the photos come alive. This all speaks to the theme of the song, which views life as a collection of memories, meetings, and snapshots - 'a stream of captures' - and the luxury of being able to carry that with us at all times in our phones. It's actually seeing the iPhone as a positive, for once. That photos can bring us closer to people and memories, especially after they're gone."
TG (TODD GOLDSTEIN) - MEMORY FOAM (ALBUM STREAM)
Todd Goldstein, who you may know from Harlem Shakes or his solo project ARMS, is now releasing electronic music as TG. His debut album under that moniker, Memory Foam, was conceived during his cross-country move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. It's sweeping stuff, ambient-informed but engaging.
SEATBELTS - "SINFUL CITY"
Seatbelts, the new band from Ryan Murphy and James Madden of Hooton Tennis Club, are back with this new single that's got a bit of spaghetti western spy theme to it by way of sparkling '80s alternative.
NICE BREEZE - ABYSM EP (FT. STRANGLERS & TELEVISION PERSONALITIES COVERS)
Like your indie rock shambolic to the point of almost falling over? DC group Nice Breeze recall the early days of Pavement and Beat Happening, and this EP features covers of The Stranglers' "No More Heroes" and Television Personalities' "I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives," plus two catchy, low-fi originals.
CORIKY (ex-FUGAZI) - "TOO MANY HUSBANDS"
Coriky, the new band of Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat, The Evens, etc), Joe Lally (Fugazi, The Messthetics, etc), and Amy Farina (The Evens, The Warmers, etc), have given their anticipated debut album a release date and released this great second single. Read more here.
MATTACHINE (mem INFANT ISLAND, BLACK MATTER DEVICE) - "SISYPHUS"
Mattachine is a killer new-ish metalcore band who share members with Infant Island and Black Matter Device, and here's their rager of a new single, which you can read more about here.
THE PRETTY THINGS - "THE DEVIL HAD A HOLD OF ME" (GILLIAN WELCH COVER) & "TO BUILD A WALL" (WILL VARLEY COVER)
Before singer Phil May's recent passing, psych pop vets The Pretty Things were working on a new album, and today they released these two cover songs from it. Read more here.
GREEN DAY - "DREAMING" (BLONDIE COVER)
Green Day have released a studio-recorded cover of Blondie's 1979 new wave classic "Dreaming," and you can read more about it here.
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