31 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…
DIPSET - "SAUCE BOYZ"
Dipset -- aka The Diplomats, aka Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Freekey Zekey -- are finally set to release their long-awaited third album, Diplomatic Ties, which is their first in 14 years, on Thanksgiving (11/22). They've now shared its lead single, "Sauce Boyz," which has the group sounding as menacing as they did back in the day.
JPEGMAFIA - "PUFF DADDY"
LA-via-Baltimore-via-New York rapper JPEGMAFIA had a deserved breakthrough this year with the great Veteran album (plus a great guest spot on Denzel Curry's new album and more), and he's keeping the momentum going with another new song, "Puff Daddy." It was produced by Kenny Beats (who produced most of the new Vince Staples album), and it's a high-energy song that proves JPEGMAFIA is just getting better and better.
LEIKELI47 - "DROPPIN'," "CIAA," "FULL SET (A NEW STYLE)"
Leikeli47 has dropped another three-song bundle from her upcoming album Acrylic, which is officially out next week (11/16). The three songs show off her genre-hopping ability, and move from abstract rap to funk-pop to heady electronic music.
THESE NEW PURITANS - "INTO THE FIRE" FT. DAVID TIBET (CURRENT 93)
UK group These New Puritans are back with their first new single in five years. "Into the Fire" will be released as a single in January and features David Tibet of Current 93 (who just released a new record). This is a little more of a pop song than we heard on 2013's dark, classical-inspired Field of Reeds. More music is on the way. "The next album is a banger," the group's Jack and George Garnett tell The Fader.
SHAME - "ONE RIZLA" & "ROCK LOBSTER" (B-52's COVER)
Shame went into London's legendary RAK Studios to record two tracks for the Spotify Singles series: one a new recording of their single "One Rizla" and the other a cover of the B-52's classic "Rock Lobster." Singer Charlie Steen does his best not to imitate Fred Schneider (not an easy thing to do) while the band revs up the song's iconic riff.
RICHARD VAIN (ex-PONYS) - "RATS"
Richard Vain used to front gothy garage rockers The Ponys (who released records on In the Red and Matador) and will release solo album Night Jammers on December 7. His familiar yelp is still intact as you can hear on this "Rats."
HOMESHAKE - "LIKE MARIAH"
Homeshake, the band featuring onetime Mac DeMarco guitarist Peter Sagar, will return with a new album, titled Helium, on February 15 via Synderlin. The first single is "Like Mariah," a piece of spartan pop, with warbly synths punctuated by popping bass.
ROSE DROLL - "FAT DUCK"
San Francisco's Rose Droll is releasing her debut album, Your Dog, on November 16 via Father/Daughter Records, and she's shared the smoky, soulful album track "Fat Duck" before it comes out.
COM TRUISE - "KONTEX"
Com Truise's "Kontex," the latest from the Adult Swim Singles series, opens with a piano line that may have some thinking of John Carpenter's Halloween theme, before cruising into more typically moody territory.
IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE - “BASQUIAT”
This UK band, which mixes West African funk, post-punk and disco into their infectious, modern sound, are back with their first single since the release of 2017 album Uyai. The song was written for the Basquiat exhibition at London's Barbican Center. Look for a new record in 2019.
NILUFER YANYA - "HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE YEAR"
London soul-pop artist Nilüfer Yanya released an EP, Do You Like Pain?, earlier this year, and is preparing her debut full-length for early 2019. She's shared a new single, "Heavyweight Champion of the Year," where her idiosyncratic, striking vocals really shine. She says the song "is about reaching my own metaphorical bar, reaching my own limits within myself, and kind of forbidding myself to take it further. It feels like quite a physical song, quite physically tired - and mentally, but knowing the desire is still there to continue. I imagine it sometimes in my head as drawing a line around me and the outside world - a form of self protection and preservation."
JULIAN LYNCH - "MERIDIAN"
Julian Lynch, who is a member of Real Estate these days, will release his new solo album Rat's Spit on January 19 via Underwater Peoples. The first single is "Meridian," an ambient number shot through with occasional squalls of guitar.
DEER TICK - "WHITE CITY" (POGUES COVER) & "STRANGE, AWFUL, FEELING"
As years went by, Deer Tick started to mix things up by occasionally handing the mic to bassist Ian O’Neil (who was once a member of Titus Andronicus) and drummer Dennis Ryan (always a crowd favorite). On their upcoming compilation album Mayonnaise (out Feb 1st via Partisan Records), Ian and Dennis both sing on and wrote new song "Strange, Awful Feeling" which you can listen to below (You may have also seen WFUV's even better live version). Mayonnaise features 13 tracks total, including alternate versions of songs from last year's Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2, and covers of George Harrison, Ben Vaughn, and the Velvet Underground, and one of The Pogues' "White City," which is sung by John McCauley and features original Pogues member Spider Stacy on tin whistle (neat!). That one is also now streaming:
KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS - "BENDABLE" & "GLISTENING"
Greece's Keep Shelly in Athens have followed their 2017 album Philokalia, with a new double single, "Bendable/Glistening." The synthy tracks have an '80s pop vibe, and they feature vocals from Jessica Bell, who joined the band with Philokalia.
PSYWARFARE (INTEGRITY) - "AU REGAL DES VORACES"
Integrity leader Dwid Helion resurrected his electronic/noise project Psywarfare earlier this year, and now the project signed to Relapse to release its first full-length project in 2019. He just shared the lead single "Au Régal Des Voraces," which is 20 minutes (yes, really) of abrasive, taxing noise that is probably the exact opposite of "easy listening." Psywarfare's first American show in over 20 years happens in Baltimore with Integrity this January.
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS - "KNIGHTS OF MALTA"
"Knights of Malta" is the third single to be released from The Smashing Pumpkins' upcoming "reunion" album, which we wrote more about here.
DAWN - "NEW BREED"
DAWN announced her new album new breed and shared the title track, which we wrote more about here.
ERYKAH BADU - UNTITLED NEW SONG
Erykah Badu debuted an unnamed song as part of a mix she made for the NTS Sound of Color series. Listen here at the 1:05:04 mark.
CONOR OBERST - "NO ONE CHANGES" & "THE ROCKAWAYS"
Conor Oberst returned today with two bare-bones solo songs, which we wrote more about here.
JOHN K SAMSON - "SATURDAY NIGHT ON UTOPIA PARKWAY" (CHRISTINE FELLOWS COVER)
The Weakerthans frontman John K Samson covered Christine Fellows' "Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway" for an upcoming split with Kevin Devine. More info here.
THIS WHITE LIGHT - "THE HOUSE"
This White Light -- the new supergroup of Greg Anderson (Sunn O))), Goatsnake), Bryan Herweg (of Pelican), Jade Devitt (who played in Engine Kid with Greg Anderson), and vocalist Jen Wood (of ’90s Kill Rock Stars band Tattle Tale, The Postal Service’s “Nothing Better,” her solo career, and more) -- debuted earlier this year with the demo song "Winter Flowers" and now they've shared a second demo song, "The House." Like on the first single, the band's sludge metal pedigree comes through loud and clear, but Jen's airy vocals take them somewhere far beyond typical metal territory. The band also announced their first live shows, which are on the West Coast with another heavy rock supergroup, The Primals (members of Darkest Hour, Dead To Fall, The Explosion), including the Power of the Riff kickoff show with garage rock legends The Sonics. All dates here.
ARCTIC FLOWERS - "ONE STEP"
Portland's Arctic Flowers are releasing their new album Straight to the Hunter on November 30 via Deranged Records (White Lung, Fucked Up, etc), and new single "One Step" is gothy post-punk with a real emphasis on the "punk." It also manages to be super catchy without losing its edge.
GONG GONG GONG - "DOWN QUALITY ROAD"
Bejiing band Gong Gong Gong will soon be on tour with Flasher and Public Practice and have a three-way split flexi for the occasion, with new tracks from each group. Like much of what GGG do, "Down Quality Road" is rooted in blues in a decayed, angular sort of way, and the band say it’s "a cryptic account of modern existence, where happiness is quantified and inescapably attached to productivity." Learn more here.
GRAF ORLOCK - "A MAN NAMED SUICIDE"
Hardcore maniacs Graf Orlock are releasing their new album, Examination of Violent Cinema, Volume 1, on December 7 via the band's own Vitriol Records, and they've shared the crushing, gut-punching "A Man Named Suicide." Play this one loud.
LIL PEEP - "LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL"
The late Lil Peep, who we lost at the much-too-young age of 21, is releasing the posthumous album Come Over When You’re Sober (Part Two) this week and another song was just shared from it. "Life Is Beautiful" is a song obsessed with death -- including Peep's own -- which is very eerie to listen to given Peep's untimely fate.
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