28 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…
DAUGHTERS - "WHAT'S INSIDE A GIRL" (CRAMPS COVER)
Three One G's upcoming Cramps tribute album includes this take on "What's Inside A Girl" by Daughters. They stay pretty faithful to the original, but add in an extra jolt of energy, and it's pretty great to hear Daughters taking on this song.
DABABY - "FIND MY WAY"
DaBaby continues his unstoppable reign with this new single, which finds him mixing his usual rubbery, bass-heavy production with some gentle acoustic guitar and getting a little more sentimental than usual. It's a two-minute, 19-second song that comes with a ten-minute short film.
ROD WAVE - "THE GREATEST"
Rising singer/rapper Rod Wave's new album Pray 4 Love comes out this Friday (4/3), and here's another catchy, soulful song from it.
KATIE DEY - "TAXI RIDE" (TORI AMOS COVER)
Austalian musician Katie Dey released a new album, Solipsisters, last year, and she also worked with Camp Cope's Georgia Maq on her solo album Pleaser. Now she's shared a new cover of Tori Amos' 1999 To Venus and Back track "Taxi Ride." The song is a tribute to Kevyn Aucoin, and Katie gives it an electro makeover with distorted vocals.
THE MAGNETIC FIELDS - "KRAFTWERK IN A BLACKOUT"
You can't help the ones you fall for even when you know it's a doomed combination. Magnetic Fields new single "Kraftwerk in a Blackout" offers up a whole bunch of similes, including "Dolls without voodoo" that's rhymed with "The Enterprise without Sulu." It's from The Magnetic Fields' new album Quickies.
JEFFREY LEWIS - "KEEP IT CHILL! (IN THE EAST VILL)"
How has it taken this long for the great Jeffrey Lewis to write a coronavirus song? Nonetheless, here it is, "an ode to self isolation; reporting from the East Village of NYC" that is awesome, witty and thoughtful and hopeful, like most of Lewis' songs.
WAXAHATCHEE - "SO HOT YOU'RE HURTING MY FEELINGS" (CAROLINE POLACHEK COVER)
Waxahatchee recently released the excellent Saint Cloud, one of our favorite albums of the year so far, and while doing press for the album in Los Angeles (when we could still leave the house and go places), she stopped by SiriusXM's studios, where she covered a track from Caroline Polachek's 2019 solo debut, Pang, transforming it into a folk song with just the right amount of twang.
ORVILLE PECK - "SUMMERTIME"
“I wrote this song a long time ago and to me, Summertime has a few different meanings," says Orville Peck of his new single amd music video. "Summertime can be a season, a person, or a memory of a happier time that can be difficult to visit. We also wanted to the video to focus around the idea of how we treat nature. Ultimately this is a song about biding your time and staying hopeful - even if it means missing something or someone.”
THE DANDY WARHOLS - "HAVE A SMOKE, IT COULD BE YOUR LAST" & "ZIA ROLLS ANOTHER"
Like a lot of musicians, The Dandy Warhols have used our current times of being stuck at home to make some new music. In their case they've made a four-hour ambient album called Tafelmuzik Means More When You're Alone. You can stream two tracks below and the whole thing is available now for purchase. $1 from each album download goes to the Sweet Relief musicians health fund.
PURITY RING - "I LIKE THE DEVIL"
Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring are releasing their first album in five years, WOMB, on Friday via 4AD, and they've shared one final single ahead of that. "I Like the Devil" breaks up its throbbing, atmospheric electronics with minimal piano passages, all
EL TEN ELEVEN - "WITH REPORT"
Post-rock vets El Ten Eleven are releasing three new albums, Tautology I (May 1), Tautology II (July 10) and Tautology III (Sept. 18), via Joyful Noise, and "With Report" is the trilogy's driving lead single.
DAVE SMALLEY & THE BANDOLEROS - "PUNK ROCK BATTLE CRY"
Punk legend Dave Smalley (Dag Nasty, DYS, ALL, Down By Law, etc) is following the 2018 debut album by his band the Bandoleros with a new EP, Ignited, on April 17 via Little Rocket Records. First single "Punk Rock Battle Cry" sounds like classic Smalley, a sound that never goes out of style.
EVE OWEN - "BLUE MOON"
London singer and songwriter Eve Owen sang on The National's 2019 album I Am Easy to Find, and she's been working on her own music with the band's Aaron Dessner. Her debut album Don't Let The Ink Dry is due out May 8 via 37d03d Records, and its latest single is the sweet and slightly grungy "Blue Moon." The song "is about unrequited love," Eve says, "but not the hurtful kind. It’s when you love someone so dearly that even if they turn out to be just a friend, you’re grateful. It’s just about being endeared by someone’s mere existence, nothing more nothing less. I think when you take it upon yourself to truly accept unrequited love and still keep it, is when you’re finally becoming stronger again. It was the first time I ever sang with electric guitar as opposed to acoustic, and I think Aaron captured that curiosity and excitement of mine really delicately. We wanted to capture some sort of Stevie Nicks atmosphere where I was vocally more free and spontaneous."
AS FRIENDS RUST - "LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL SCUMBAGS"
Having just released their first new song in 18 years, Gainesville punks As Friends Rust put out a second one. Like the first, As Friends Rust make it sound like no time has passed since their initial run.
AMBER MARK - "HEART-SHAPED BOX" (NIRVANA COVER)
Amber Mark gives "Heart-Shaped Box" a drastic, soulful rework while keeping the general melodic idea of the classic original intact. Cool stuff.
ZOUS (mem TWITCHING TONGUES, NAIL) - PANDEMICON EP
ZOUS is the new old school death metal-style project from Taylor Young of Twitching Tongues and Nails. Pandemicon is his fist EP, and it comes with an Autopsy cover and four originals that are right up that same alley.
BUGGY - DEMO
NJ hardcore band Buggy (who share members with Gel) dropped this new demo, which WAR Records will be releasing on cassette. It's got four short, fast, raw originals and a Negative Approach cover. The whole thing's over and done with in about five minutes and it rips.
MISS NEW BUDDHA - THE SITUATION IS EXCELLENT
Weatherbox haven't really been a loud band since their 2007 debut album American Art, but singer Brian Warren's new '90s-style post-hardcore band Miss New Buddha is pretty heavy, hard-hitting stuff. They recently dropped thei debut LP The Situation Is Excellent, and if you dig Weatherbox and/or the '90s AmRep and Touch & Go catalogs, you should check this out.
CMON - "MINDBOGGLING"
LA duo CMON release their debut album on Friday and here's one more early glimpse, this one playing almost like an '80s synthpop version of Eno's "Baby's On Fire" by way of The Queen is Dead.
NICK LOWE - "LAY IT ON ME"
Nick Lowe will release Lay it on Me, his third EP with Los Straitjackets, on June 5 via Yep Roc. “In the late 1960’s CBS had an inspired idea; they invented the ‘sampler’ LP," Nick says of the inspiration behind this EP. "It was called ‘The Rock Machine Turns You On’ and consisted of a dozen tracks, each one lifted from the current album releases of twelve of the label’s ‘second tier’ of talent. It was an unashamed promotional device and sold by the truck load. I had a copy, as did everyone I knew. One night in London a few years back, I had Neil Brockbank and Bobby Irwin (my late friends and collaborators), round for dinner at my house. During what might be described as the ‘port and cigars’ part of the evening, we found ourselves riffing on the idea of producing a sampler for an imaginary record label of its imaginary artists. We started by fancying what the names of those artists might be and what kind of music they’d do, and from there began to create likely song titles to suit them. Even though the whole idea started as a joke, we got into it pretty seriously and made copious notes as the plan unfolded. Song titles became songs." Here's the title track, which was originally imagined as being by an artist named Turk Collins.
HOUSE OF FEELINGS FT. KYK - "FALLOUT SHELTER"
Need a bit of Doomsday dancepop? Here's House of Feelings' new single featuring Kristen Yoonsoo Kim and a chorus of "When everything goes helter skelter / we'll be be together in a fallout shelter."
VENUS FURS - "LIVING IN CONSTANT"
Venus Furs, aka Montreal musician Paul Kasner, will release a new album this summer and while details are still TBA, here's an appetiser -- the dark, moody "Living in Constant." Paul says the song "describes the final moments of a disgraced priest on his deathbed."
MELENAS - "NO PUEDO PENSAR"
Spanish band Malenas have shared another track from their new album that'll be out May 1. "No Peudo Pensar" translates to “I Can’t Think" and a state of constant distraction which we can all probably relate to these days.
ROGER WATERS - "THE RIGHT TO LIVE IN PEACE" (VICTOR JARA COVER)
"This is for the people of Santiago and Quito and Jaffa and Rio and La Paz and New York and Baghdad and Budapest and everywhere else the man means us harm. Love R.”
ENEMY RADIO - "FOOD AS A MACHINE GUN" (ft. PUBLIC ENEMY)
Chuck D says the whole Public Enemy breakup was just an elaborate April Fool's joke and today the duo released this new song as part of Chuck's new Enemy Radio album. Flavor Flav denies it's a hoax. More on this very odd story here.
SWEET WHIRL - "SWEETNESS"
Melbourne artist Sweet Whirl's new song "Sweetness" should appeal to fans of Cat Power or Regina Spektor and you can read more about it, along with our Q&A with Sweet Whirl, here.
ERRANT - S/T EP
Immortal Bird vocalist Rae Amitay's debut solo EP as Errant has arrived a few days early, Failure cover included. Read more about it here.
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