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…
HEAVENS BLADE - S/T EP
Heavens Blade is the new-ish supergroup featuring Youth Code vocalist Sara Taylor, Piggy D (Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper), Fred Sablan (Marilyn Manson, Chelsea Wolfe, Peter Hook), and Suicide Silence drummer Alex Lopez; read more about their debut EP here.
VAGABON - "EVERY WOMAN"
Vagabon's new self titled album is out Friday via Nonesuch, and she's shared new song and video "Every Woman," which she says is "the thesis of my album." She continues, "I wanted the visuals to represent transparency and to create a world for this thesis statement to live inside of. It's an ode to all those who feel different and who actively search and fight for space. When I was approached by Cameroonian filmmaker, Lino Asana, I was really, really excited to work with an artist from my country. There was this immediate understanding of one another. So many scenes of this video feel reminiscent of my early life in Cameroon, the chores I would do as a kid, the way we lived simply and humbly. The bubble displayed in this video represents an invitation to find yourself in this world."
FRIENDSHIP – “YOU MIGHT ALREADY KNOW”
Philadelphia band Friendship say folk great Kath Bloom is an influence on their new album Dreamin' but you can also hear a bit of Arthur Russell in the spare, lonesome "You Might Already Know." The album's out November 8 via Orindal Records.
TURNOVER - "NUMBER ON THE GATE"
Dreampop outfit Turnover have shared another new song from their upcoming album Altogether that's out November 1. Frontman Austin Getz says the featherlight "Number on the Gate" is about "the struggle between trusting people for the sake of new connections and possibilities or staying isolated because it's safer or more comfortable being trapped in a small world." He continues, "one thing I was really confronted with when moving out to California was leaving my support network and being a stranger in a new place, especially at an age when most people have their group of people that they know and feel comfortable with. Making new friends as an adult has a whole different set of things to think about than when you're young."
CAROLINE POLACHEK - "LOOK AT ME NOW"
The latest single from former Chairlift vocalist Caroline Polachek's upcoming album, Pang, slows things down from previous, peppier offerings, but still keeps the synthy 80s vibes.
LITTLE SCREAM - "ONE LOST TIME"
"On Columbus Day and Canadian Thanksgiving, I wanted to explain why I chose to mention the indigenous territories that Speed Queen was recorded on," Little Scream's Laurel Sprengelmeyer who was born in the American Midwest but now calls Montreal home. "I am fortunate enough to live in a community where land acknowledgements have become so common that there is skepticism about their value. Many indigenous people point out that they let settler culture off the hook by offering a means of lip service without action. I take this to heart. There is a difference between truth and reconciliation. And mentioning a truth is far from reconciling it." She adds, "I acknowledge this, and yet I still included mention of these places by name in my album credits. It’s a small and imperfect gesture towards truth." Her new song, "One Lost Time," is a soaring dose of indie pop and is on her new album, Speed Queen, which is out October 25 via Merge / Dine Alone and was recorded on unceded Algonquin, Anishinabek territory in Studio Quyon, on land of the K’ómoks and Tla’amin Nation in Studio Hidden Well, and in studios Skybarn, Mixart, and The Bridge on traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka. .
EMILY A. SPRAGUE - "MESA"
Emily Sprague already released a very good new folky album under her Florist moniker this year, and today she shared a new ambient track for the upcoming Ghostly Intl comp Thousands of Eyes in the Dark.
BEACH SLANG - "BAM RANG RANG"
Beach Slang have announced a new album with The Replacements' Tommy Stinson on bass, and first single "Bam Rang Rang" sounds straight off an early Replacements album. Read more here.
Looking for even more new songs? Browse the ‘New Songs’ archive.
Update: This post previously included a song by Raw Hex, who we since learned feature three members of the band Young And In The Way, who broke up in 2018 after allegations of sexual assault were made against multiple members of the band. That song has since been removed.