8 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…
VINCE STAPES - "HELL BOUND"
Vince Staples launched The Vince Staples Show earlier this year (and released a new song with each new episode), and today he's launching TheVinceStaplesShow+, a "streaming service-inspired website that will host all things Vince." Along with the announcement comes an official commercial and the new song "Hell Bound," a mid-tempo, synth-fueled song that sounds pretty great.
For even more Vince Staples, we included three of his albums on our new list of the 100 Best Rap and R&B Albums of the 2010s.
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB - "RACING STRIPES"
Going by the first two singles and now also "Racing Stripes," Bombay Bicycle Club's post-hiatus record is really shaping up to be not just a good comeback but a real step forward for the band. "Racing Stripes" is an icy, melancholic song matched by an equally wintry music video, and for how atmospheric it is, it's surprisingly immediate.
SONDRE LERCHE - “I’M NOT A GIRL, NOT YET A WOMAN” (BRITNEY SPEARS COVER)
For the holidays, Sondre Lerche is offering up a digital EP of Britney Spears songs which he recorded with friends in a Lithuanian church in Los Angeles. The whole thing's out tomorrow but you can listen to his lovely, heavily transformed version of “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” which features Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins and Dominique Arciero.
JARVIS COCKER & KAISER QUARTETT - "RUNNING THE WORLD"
There's a grassroots campaign to try and get Jarvis Cocker's 2006 song "Running the World -- with lyrics like If you thought things had changed, friend, you’d better think again / Bluntly put, in the fewest of words, cunts are still running the world” -- back into the UK charts for a shot at the coveted Christmas #1. Coincidentally, Jarvis recently recorded a new version of the song with German string ensemble Kaiser Quartett and have released it early.
WAKE - "THIS ABYSSAL PLAIN"
Canadian extreme metallers Wake are releasing their new album Devouring Ruin on March 20 via Translation Loss. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero, and the song "Mouth of Abolition" features a guest solo by Ben Hutcherson (Khemmis, Glacial Tomb). The first taste is "This Abyssal Plain," which covers a lot of ground in its four-minute running time, from a brutal blend of black, death, and grind, to harsh noise to beautiful post-metal, and beyond, and it all comes together seamlessly. What can't they do?
PANOPTICON - "THE PIT"
Black metal and folk musician Panopticon (aka Austin Lunn) is releasing a split with Aerial Ruin on January 31. His four contributions explore his folk side and include Chris Knight and Blaze Foley covers. The first song released is the rustic "The Pit." Austin says, "This is a collection of folk songs that are very personal to me. Some I wrote, some I didn't. Recording this record was a time of processing...it helped me get through a dark time in my life. Don't let the fire burn out."
CAM'RON - PURPLE HAZE 2
Cam'ron's first proper album in a decade and the sequel to 2004's classic Purple Haze has arrived. Guests include Wale, Jim Jones, Max B, and more.
THE GAME - "PULL UP"
Underwear brand Ethika's new RGB3 mixtape is out, featuring the previously released Lil Wayne song "Sleepless," 2 Chainz, Kid Ink, Ace Hood, Quando Rondo, Calboy, Trippie Redd, this grizzled new song from The Game, and more.
Looking for even more new songs? Browse the ‘New Songs’ archive.