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…
FIELD MUSIC - "BEYOND THAT OF COURTESY"
UK duo Field Music release Making a New World, their concept album about the often unintentional after-effects of WWI (and parallels to today), is out next week and here's once last early taste before the whole thing is out. "Beyond that of Courtesy" is about "the Inter-Allied Women’s Conference organised by the French Women’s Suffrage Societies post the First World War. The conference was designed to promote women’s political participation at both national and international levels." A great step forward, but Field Music also draw a line from that to Margaret Thatcher. It's also a very catchy bit of prog pop.
BEN WATT - "FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE"
"It’s a call to action in response to feelings of powerlessness," says Everything But the Girl's Ben Watt of the latest song to be released from his upcoming solo album, Storm Damage. "I wrote it in a period of personal crisis and political upheaval. The random nature of both can leave you feeling insignificant, lacking agency in the world, but in the end I guess you have a simple choice: to get up and celebrate what you have, or get out and take issue with it."
LIÉ - DIGGING IN THE DESERT
Vancouver trio lié are back with You Want It Real which is out February 28 via Mint Records. First single is the shouty, angular post punk ripper "Digging in the Desert" that also comes with an extremely bizarre, somewhat disturbing/funny video.
JAN ST. WERNER - "VS CANCELED" FT. MARK E SMITH
Mouse On Mars’ Jan St. Werner will release new album Molocular Meditation in February which features the voice of the late Mark E Smith. (Smith, who died in 2018, collaborated with St. Werner on the 2007 Von Sudenfed album.) The record originated as "bespoke light and sound environment" installation at Cornerhouse in Manchester in 2014 with Smith discussing various mundane subjects as only he could. A few more unused tracks from the same time have been finished to complete this record. The first released track is "VS Canceled" which has MES reading an email from Domino Records explaining their discontinuation of the Von Sudenfed project. As he proved more than a few times of Fall albums, Mark E Smith reading other people's letters can be very entertaining.
CHOICE TO MAKE - "DISCONNECT"
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hardcore band Choice To Make feature members of One Step Closer, Worn, and Strength for a Reason, and they're releasing their new EP Vicious Existence on February 14 via Flatspot Records. The first taste is "Disconnect," a no-frills ripper that takes a note or two from classic NYHC and should appeal to fans of that stuff. They're also on tour as we speak with Wild Side and One Step Closer, and that sick triple bill wraps things up in NJ on 1/9. Dates here.
MICK JENKINS - "CAREFREE"
Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins has a new project coming out next week, and you can read more about the jazzy, laid-back lead single "Carefree" here.
MY DYING BRIDE - "YOUR BROKEN SHORE"
UK gothic doom vets My Dying Bride have shared the first taste of their first album in five years, which you can read more about here.
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