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…
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB - "I CAN HARDLY SPEAK"
Bombay Bicycle Club have shared another song off their anticipated first album in six years, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, and like the previous singles, "I Can Hardly Speak" is an instantly appealing dose of lightly psychedelic indie pop, and its colorful lyric video is a great visual match for the song.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN'S BEN WEINMAN & DIMITRI MINIKAKIS - "CHOIR BOY"
Ben Weinman, founding guitarist of the now-defunct Dillinger Escape Plan, has a new project with original DEP vocalist Dimitri Minakakis, who he co-wrote most of DEP's classic 1999 debut Calculating Infinity with, before Dimitri's 2001 departure from the band. The project doesn't have a name yet, but members of Ben's Patreon can hear the project's first song in full, and everyone can else can hear these 15 intense seconds:
PET SHOP BOYS - "MONKEY BUSINESS"
Synthpop icons Pet Shop Boys have shared a new single from thier upcoming album Hotspot. "Monkey Business" is a dose of straight-up disco, with a little Italo and French Touch melted in.
WILD NOTHING - "FOYER"
Dreampop group Wild Nothing are back with a new EP titled, Laughing Gas, which will be out in February via Captured Tracks. Main man Jack Tatum made the record with Jorge Elbrecht in Los Angeles and Richmond, VA. First single "Foyer" stays in Wild Nothing's '80s wheelhouse, but Elbrecht's presence is definitely felt in the icy production.
WHYTE HORSES - "TOCYN" FT. GRUFF RHYS
Whyte Horses, the enigmatic Manchester UK collective led by Dom Thomas, will release Hard Times later this month which features guest vocals from La Roux, John Grant, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura), Badly Drawn Boy, Chrysta Bell (Twin Peaks: The Return), and Mèlanie Pain (Nouvelle Vague). They've just shared the Gruff Rhys track, "Tocyn," a glammy shuffler sung in Gruff's Welsh native tongue. “‘Tocyn’ is one of those songs that rides the line between the sublime and ridiculous but its direct Glam energy makes it instantly unforgettable," sas Dom.
GREAT AMERICAN GHOST - "PRISON OF HATE"
This song actually came out over the long Thanksgiving weekend, but we missed it then, and now that we're in catch-up mode in general, we're making sure you feast your ears on it today if you haven't already. "Prison of Hate" is the first taste of Boston hardcore band Great American Ghost's third album and first for eOne, Power Through Terror (due February 14 via their new label home). The album was produced by Fit For An Autopsy/END member Will Putney (whose production work you know from Knocked Loose, Vein, Counterparts, Every Time I Die, and more), and Putney's touch is the perfect match for the modernized metalcore vibes of "Prison of Hate."
ED ASKEW - MORE THAN I CAN SAY
Folk legend Ed Askew remains incredibly prolific, and on New Year's Eve he put out this collection of seven new songs that he recorded at his home in Ridgewood between October and December.
Looking for even more new songs? Browse the ‘New Songs’ archive.