10 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…
SACRED REICH - "DON'T DO IT DONNIE"
Phoenix thrash vets Sacred Reich are not only gearing up for a tour with Iron Reagan, they're also releasing a split with them on April 19. They've now shared the politically charged "Don't Do It Donnie" from that split, which is also expected to appear on Sacred Reich's next full-length, Awakening, due later this year via Metal Blade. Sacred Reich's Phil Rind says, "We are stoked to do a split with Iron Reagan. When we began as a band in 1986 we were influenced lyrically by punk bands and the Reagan era. This is a great way to get back to our roots. The song is a heavy and cheeky middle finger to the politics of today. You’d think we’d have learned by now. There is a reason our first record is called ‘Ignorance‘."
WIKI - "NEW WRITTEN #4"
Wiki just joined Earl Sweatshirt on stage at Irving Plaza over the weekend and he's gearing up for his own NYC show this Tuesday (4/2) at Mercury Lounge. Ahead of that show, he dropped this new freestyle.
PRIESTS - "JESUS' SON"
From the band: "The mythology of a rock band relies heavily on building a captivating arsenal of visual signifiers, one of which is often a ‘live performance’ music video. I put quotations around live performance because usually these are theatrically staged pantomimes of what the band would like the viewer to believe the actual live experience of their work to be like. We decided to try our hand at this as an expression of our identity— we are, in fact, a rock band— and so, we pay homage to those who have come before us (Blink 182, the Stone Roses, the Smiths, and perhaps most explicitly here, Nine Inch Nails). So now you know, in case you didn’t before: we are a rock band." Watch the "Jesus' Son" video below. Priests' new album, The Seduction of Kansas, is out this Friday.
CRIMINAL INSTINCT - "YOURS TRULY" & "GRAVE CHASER"
Atlanta hardcore crew are gearing up to a release a new full-length on Closed Casket Activities this year, but first they just dropped this two-song single, which will be available as a limited cassette release at United Blood this weekend. Both songs clock in at under a minute and both are total crushers.
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE - "FRIGHTENED BY THE SOUND"
Justin Townes Earle's new album, The Saint of Lost Causes, is out in May and he says it's a loose concept album about social problems in America, from the Flint, MI water crisis to the shrinking WV coal industry. "I don't think people in Flint, Mich., and Charleston, W. Va., think they have anything in common, but they do -- a lot in common," Earle told Billboard. "These are people who have driven America through an industry and then had America completely turn their backs on them. So I see that connection there. You see distinct cultures and distinct things in different towns, but they're dealing with the same kinds of problems."
EMILY REO - "BALLOON"
Emily Reo has shared a third song from her forthcoming Only You Can See It which is out next week via Carpark. She makes good use of vocoder on this buoyant pop anthem.
PATIO - ESSENTIALS (ALBUM STREAM)
Brooklyn trio Patio release their debut album, Essentials, this week via Fire Talk. On it the band mix equal doses of dissonance and melody and Essentials recalls the heyday of '90s indie rock. It's quality stuff and you can stream the whole album via Hype Machine:
HAVE HEART - "LIONS AND LAMBS"
This isn't technically a new song, but ahead of their upcoming reunion shows, Have Heart gave an official digital release to "Lions and Lambs" which previously only existed on a long-out-of-print 2009 compilation.
ARIANA GRANDE & VICTORIA MONET - "MONOPOLY"
Coachella and Lollapalooza headliner Ariana Grande teams up with a longtime friend, singer Victoria Monet, who performed an unreleased track with at a recent concert, for this new single. It's accompanied by an emoji and meme-heavy video directed by Alfredo Flores and Ricky Alvarez.
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