7 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…
DIIV & TOMBERLIN – “WORDS” (LOW COVER)
DIIV stopped by SiriusXM recently for a live session, and their set included this lovely cover of Low's "Words" from the Minnesota band's 1994 debut, I Could Live in Hope. It's a reverent cover and Zachary Cole Smith gets some vocal help from Tomberlin.
PATIO - "REALITY STATE"
Brooklyn band Patio released their very good debut, Essentials, earlier this year and they've just shared a song from the sam sessions which didn't make the cut. The band say "Reality State" takes its title "from a long and winding conversation with a cab driver on my way to band practice about his previous life selling real estate in Dubai and all of the artifice that accompanied it - fake names, glamorous backstories, renting a Rolex for an hour to wear to the client meeting to help seal the deal. Due to some sort of linguistic mix-up, he used the beautiful and compelling phrase 'reality state' instead of 'real estate' throughout his 23-minute Wild West tale." Musically, "Reality State" is slightly dissonant indie rock that might remind some of Throwing Muses.
LIL WAYNE - "SLEEPLESS"
A very auto-tuned Lil Wayne lends his voice to underwear brand Ethika's upcoming RGB3 mixtape, which drops on Wednesday (12/18). The song premiered at Complex, and you can also read more about the concept of the RGB mixtape series there.
RASPBERRY BULBS - "ULTRA VIRES"
Blackened punks Raspberry Bulbs haven’t released a new album since 2014’s Privacy, but they’ve now signed to Relapse and will release their first album in six years, Before the Age of Mirrors, on February 21 via their new label home. The first single is “Ultra Vires,” which makes it sounds like no time at all has passed since Privacy.
GNAW - "RID THE CITY"
Gnaw, the current project of Alan Dubin of Khanate, is releasing the Barking Orders EP on January 31 via Sleeping Giant Glossolalia. It includes a cover of Einstürzende Neubauten's 1981 song "Kollaps," and it also includes this creepy new song "Rid The City," which was inspired by the 1977 Son of Sam murders.
"While researching the specifics of the Summer of Sam murders in Queens and Brooklyn in 1977, a particular aspect of David Berkowitz's pathology was striking: one of his earliest traumas was discovering that his young, dark-haired mother conceived him in a car during a careless summer fling with a father he never met. This seems to be the motivation for killing young couples in cars later in life, that he is essentially trying to murder his mother and father so that he — or anyone else — might be spared from living," Dubin tells Revolver.
NERO DI MARTE - "LA FUGA"
Italian experimental metal band have shared another single off their upcoming album Immoto (due 1/24 via Season of Mist), and this is the most chaotic song they released from it yet.
BACCHAE - "LEAVE TOWN"
DC punk/post-punk band Bacchae are releasing their new album Pleasure Vision on March 6 via Get Better Records. It was recorded and mixed by Jawbox's J Robbins, and if you like the classic Dischord era that J was part of, or newer DC bands like Priests, new single "Leave Town" is worth a spin.
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