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…

WARM DIGITS - "THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE"

UK synth duo Warm Digits are back with thier first album in three years, Flight of Ideas, which will be out April 10 via Memphis Industries. Like on thier last album, there are a number of guest vocalists, including Rozi Plain, Maximo Park’s Paul Smith, The Lovely Eggs, and The Orielles. The first single, "The View From Nowhere," features former Delgados frontwoman Emma Pollock (who hasn't made a record in four years) and strong, emotive vocals sound great on this groovy, krautrock-leaning track.

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DAUGHTER OF SWORDS – “PRAIRIE WINTER WASTELAND” (PROD: JEFF TWEEDY)

Dawnbreaker, the solo project of Mountain Man’s Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, released her debut album last year and is now back with this new song produced by Jeff Tweedy at his The Loft studios. (DoS opened for Wilco at a few shows last year and Wilco put her album on thier Best of 2020 list.) “The breadth of instruments and knowledge and kindness that live there made it a super inspiring place to create something new, and it started with the main loop," says Alexandra of working with Jeff who plays some of the instruments here. "We made it out of a hammer dulcimer, a guitarette and a magical ancient instrument called a celestaphone. Working with those unfamiliar sonic textures made recording the song feel as much like painting as it did music making, and also maybe a little bit like breaking into frozen crystal ice caverns and pushing through dense conifer forests into a sudden quiet clearings."

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BLACK MIDI - "SWEATER"

UK group black midi released the very good Schlagenheim and here's a song from that album's sessions with producer Dan Carey that didn't make the record. One reason might have been that it's 11 minutes long, and definitely takes its time building tension before inevitably exploding wide.

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BEST COAST - "DIFFERENT LIGHT"

Best Coast's new album Always Tomorrow is due out later in February and here's a new single from it where Bethany Cosentino considers looking at things from multiple points of view...all set to a catchy big rock production.

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CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS - "PEOPLE, I'VE BEEN SAD"

Christine and The Queens released her sophomore album, Chris, in 2018, which she followed with a collaborative track with Charli XCX last year. Now she's back with a new single of her own, "People, I've been sad," a compelling slice of synth-pop with an ear-worm melody.

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JLIN - "LOTUS" & "(3)"

IL footwork mainstay Jlin follows her dubstep Adult Swim single with two tracks full of skittering beats and oscillating production.

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ANTIBALAS - "LAI LAI"

Brooklyn Afrobeat ensemble Antibalas, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, release new album The Fu Chronicles this week. The record looks back at their beginnings in pre-condo Williamsburg when Antibalas and Daptone Records spawned out of lead singer Duke Amayo’s kung fu dojo. “Lai Lai” (which can mean “Never” or “Forever”) is "a tribute to the resistance of indigenous Africans."

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TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION - "...TO BE ALIVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD"

Total Fucking Destruction is a grindcore band, but they've also been known to do very non-grindcore things, and the first single/title track off their upcoming album …to be alive at the end of the world (due April 20 via Translation Loss) is very non-grindcore. It's a trippy, psychedelic song that would sooner appeal to fans of Can than fans of Pig Destroyer. It's very cool stuff, and you can hear it at Decibel.

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CULT OF FIRE - "(NE)CISTY" & "BUDDHA 5"

Czech black metallers Cult of Fire recently announced their new double album Moksha / Nirvana, released the single "(Un)Clean," and promised another single and more album details would arrive this week. Here they are. "(Un)Clean" Is actually not on the album, but they've put two new songs out, "(ne)Čistý" from Moksha and "Buddha 5" from Nirvana. As you probably gathered from the album title, both continue the band's interest in spirituality and Eastern religion, and both are also ferocious black metal songs. The album drops February 20.

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PEARS - "CYNICAL SERENE"

New Orleans hardcore-tinged pop punks PEARS have unleashed another track off their upcoming self-titled album (due 3/6 via Fat Wreck Chords), and it's another snotty, melodic ripper.

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GLADIE - "WHEN YOU LEAVE THE SUN"

Gladie -- the band fronted by former Cayetana singer/guitarist Augusta Koch that also currently features Matt Schimelfenig (Three Man Cannon), Ian Farmer (Modern Baseball), and Pat Conaboy (The Spirit of the Beehive) -- have shared a second single off their upcoming debut album Safe Sins (due 2/28 via Lame-O). While first single "A Pace Far Different" saw Gladie exploring their atmospheric side, this one's a straight-ahead indie rocker that's more in line with Cayetana's material, and Augusta says she "wanted [this song] to express the moments of optimism you can experience even in the midst of a difficult situation."

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CROSSED KEYS (ex-KID DYNAMITE, INK & DAGGER, etc) - "TIMES OF GRACE"

Crossed Keys is a new-ish band with some familiar faces (including members of Kid Dynamite, Ink & Dagger, Halo of Snakes, Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer, and more) and they just put out this new video for "Times of Grace," the catchy, '90s-style punk song that opens last fall's Saviors.

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...AND OCEANS - "THE DISSOLUTION OF MIND AND MATTER"

Last year, Finnish death metal vets Festerday released their first-ever full-length album, Iihtallan, on Season of Mist. This year, very related black metal band ...and Oceans -- who formed out of the ashes of Festerday in the '90s but broke up in '05 which led to the formation of related band Havoc Unit who have been broken up since 2013, which was also the year Festerday reformed -- are also back and releasing their first new album in 18 years. (Make sense???) It's called Cosmic World Mother, it drops May 8 via Season of Mist, and the first single is "The Dissolution of Mind and Matter" which finds these guys in very fine form.

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CRUEL HAND - "WEEDS" (LIFE OF AGONY)

Maine hardcore band Cruel Hand are working on album #5, and in the meantime they decided to lay down a cover of "Weeds," the sorta pop-punk-ish single off Life of Agony's 1997 album Soul Searching Sun. They say: "We went in the studio to demo new music for Static Era Records and instead left with this gem. Misuse of label funds? Maybe. Great song? Definitely. Don’t sleep on later-era Life Of Agony!".

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SHARON VAN ETTEN - "BEATEN DOWN"

Sharon Van Etten has just shared a new single and video, “Beaten Down.” She says the song is “about love, patience and empathy. It’s about making life-changing choices and remaining strong enough to see them through.”

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BEABADOOBEE - "SUN MORE OFTEN"

UK indie/bedroom pop artist beabadoobee released her third EP, Space Cadet, on Dirty Hit last year, and she's shared a new video for one of its tracks, "Sun More Often." The animated clip was directed by Elliot Bech, who has also worked extensively with (Sandy) Alex G.

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POTTERY - "TEXAS DRUMS PT. 1 & 2"

Montreal’s Pottery have announced their debut album, Welcome to Bobby’s Motel, which will be out April 10 via Partisan. Talking Heads might be the first thing to come to mind with this first single, but there’s a lot more going on here, sonically, too.

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JEHNNY BETH (SAVAGES) - "FLOWER"

Savages singer Jehnny Beth will release her solo debut, To Live is to Love, in May and this is the centerpiece single.

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KING KRULE - "ALONE, OMEN 3"

King Krule has shared another track from his upcoming album Man Alive! which is out in just a couple weeks (2/21). Archy Marshall says “Alone, Omen 3″ was written after “I had gotten out of a dark place, and I was on a high. I appreciated the depression… but I also liked how I felt better in the here and now.”

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SUFJAN STEVENS & LOWELL BRAMS - "THE UNLIMITED"

Sufjan Stevens is releasing a new age-inspired new album with his step-father, Lowell Brams, and they've shared the first single, which we wrote more about here.

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HUNSTMEN - "RIDE OUT"

Huntsmen's new song "Ride Out" sounds like a cross between Yes, Mastodon, and '60s folk rock, but even that doesn't do this seamlessly genre-defying song justice. Read more about it here.

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CALIFONE - "BANDICOOT"

Califone channel the proto-krautrock psychedelia of bands like Silver Apples and The United States of America on "Bandicoot," the latest single off their first album in seven years. You can read more about it here.

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