9 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…
RICO NASTY - "WANNA DO"
Rico Nasty's Nasty is one of the year's best rap releases so far, and she's currently on tour with Maliibu Miitch supporting it. While out on the road, she dropped a new song, "Wanna Do," which is another awesome, high energy song from Rico that would've fit in perfectly on Nasty.
MICK JENKINS - "WHAT AM I TO DO" (prod. KAYTRANADA)
While we await Mick Jenkins' sophomore album, he just dropped a second new song this month. "What Am I To Do" has Mick going in with tough-sounding bars over jazzy electronics by Kaytranada, and it's even more promising than his last single was.
YBN NAHMIR - "NO RELATIONS"
Internet rap collective YBN are releasing their debut full-crew mixtape on September 7 and the lead single is a track from YBN Nahmir, whose addictive "Rubbin' Off the Paint" is one of the crew's biggest songs to date. Nahmir's new "No Relations" proves he's only getting better, and it's keeping hopes high for the rest of this project.
ADVANCE BASE - "YOUR DOG"
Advance Base (aka Owen Ashworth of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) has shared another song from Animal Companionship, his new album about pets and their owners. "Your Dog" recollects an old flame after seeing his ex's dog at a coffee shop. The video features pictures of dogs submitted by fans.
ESCAPE-ISM - "BODYSNATCHER"
"'Bodysnatcher' takes its name from the paranoid classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, which cast communist influence as an outer space invasion," Ian Svenonius says of new Escape-Ism's new single. "The body snatcher is a kind of mythic folk figure who represents the threat or the allure of total romantic or ideological takeover and surrender." Ian takes that idea and twists it to something more personal, all set to a low-fi reggae-garage beat. The track's from Escape-Ism's The Lost Record, which is out next week on Merge, and you can watch the Alexandra Cabral-directed video:
SAY HI - "GREEN WITH ENVY"
Veteran indie rocker Eric Elbogen is releasing a new Say Hi album, Caterpillar Centipede, on September 7, and he let loose another track from the album, "Green With Envy." Eric says, "I had the late ‘70s in mind when making this record and, from a production standpoint, I don’t think there’s a better example on ‘Caterpillar Centipede’ than this one. ‘Riffage’ and ‘anthem’ were the two words going through my mind once the tape was rolling." You can definitely hear the late '70s riffage (it kinda sounds like The Undertones' "Teenage Kicks") -- check it out:
DAN CAMPBELL (WONDER YEARS) & ACE ENDERS (EARLY NOVEMBER) - "THUNDER ROAD" (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN COVER)
The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell and Early November frontman Ace Enders teamed up for an atmospheric cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road." They really change it up and make it their own, and it's very worth hearing.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - "IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING"
Suicidal Tendencies' upcoming album STill Cyco Punk After All These Years (due 9/7) is a re-recording of frontman Mike "Cyco Miko" Muir's 1996 solo album Lost My Brain! (Once Again), and this current version of the band doing the re-recording features former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo. After first revealing "F.U.B.A.R." from the LP, another taste is now here: "It's Always Something."
SUN KIL MOON - "LINDA BLAIR"
For those hoping Mark Kozelek is offering a biography of actress Linda Blair from The Exorcist through Roller Boogie and beyond, this is not that, but he does weave an interesting story across the song's 12 minutes. Listen and more, here.
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