So many artists, so little time. Every week we review a handful of new albums (from all genres), round up even more new music we’d call “indie” and talk about what metal comes out. We post music news, track premieres and more all day. We are updating a weekly playlist of some of our current favorite tracks. Here is a daily summary with a bunch of interesting and recently released songs in one place.
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN – “CELESTIAL CYST”
New York death metal band Artificial Brain have announced a new self-titled album, which is their latest release with original vocalist Will Smith (also of Afterbirth, Exsanguinated, and more), and which features guest vocals from ike Browning (Nocturnus AD), Luc Lemay (Gorguts), Paulo Paguntalan (Miasmatic Necrosis), and mixing/mastering/guitar by Colin Marston (Krallice). The first single is “Celestial Cyst”, a song as brutal as it is atmospheric and mind-blowing. The album will be released on June 3 via Profound Lore.
DEER SCOUT – “SYNESTHESIA”
Dena Miller’s debut LP as Deer Scout, Woodpecker, due out this Friday via Carpark Records, and ahead of its release, she shared a final advanced single, “Synesthesia,” a twangy slice of twee folk. “‘Synesthesia’ is about associative memory and the inexplicable connections between sounds, places and experiences,” says Miller. “It was written on the train ride home from a show that absolutely captivated me and brought back a ton of memories. It’s about different times in my life that share the same undercurrent for no reason Claire.”
SADURN – “ICEPICK”
Philadelphia indie folk band Sadurn have shared another single from their upcoming debut album for Run For Cover, Radiatorand it’s a warm, earthy song with a beautifully nostalgic delivery from vocalist/guitarist Genevieve DeGroot.
FATHER JOHN MISTY – “THE NEXT 20TH CENTURY”
Father John Misty’s New Album Chloë and the following 20th century drops this Friday (4/8) via Sub Pop, and ahead of its release, he shared a new seven-minute single from the album, “The Next 20th Century.”
EZRA FURMAN – “BOOK OF OUR NAMES”
Ezra Furman says new single ‘Book of Our Names’ is ‘what it’s like to live together under an empire that doesn’t value your lives. I sing it as a Jew and as a trans woman, knowing the issues and the consequences of being part of a hated population. But this is a protest song intended to be used by any movement for survival and collective freedom. I noticed that the book of the Bible called Exodus in English, the one where the Hebrews escape from slavery in Egypt, is called the Book of Names in Hebrew. And I began to think that saying names out loud, seeing individuals in their irreplaceable uniqueness, holds the seed of true liberation.
WET LEG – “UR MUM”
Wet Leg’s self-titled debut album is finally out this week, and right before that, they share another instantly catchy earworm single.
THE SMILE – “PANA-VISION”
The Smile, the trio of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner, shared another song, “Pana-vision.” It’s the fourth song we’ve received from them and the piano is the main instrument here, with an ascending chord pattern that’s both jazzy and baroque and changing key several times.
TEENAGE FANCLUB – “I LEFT A LIGHT ON”
“I wrote this song on the piano at Rockfield Studios while we were mixing Endless Arcade,” says Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub. “We went back there recently to record it. As a band we have already started thinking about another new album, this song is the first beacon towards that.
NINA NASTASIA – “JUST STAY IN BED”
Nina Nastasia announced Horse without a rider, her first album in 12 years, which she produced with Steve Albini. It’s the first single.
POLIÇA – “ALIVE”
Poliça has announced the new album Madness, which will be released on June 3 via Memphis Industries. For the album, vocalist Channy Leaneagh, producer Ryan Olson, bassist Chris Bierden and drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson incorporated into their sonic arsenal an “anthropomorphic production tool” called “AllOvers(c)” which was designed by Olson and producer/sound-artist Seth Rosetter. Taste with “Alive”.
ECCO ART – “ALONE”
Canadian artist Art d’Ecco has announced his third album, After the head rush, which is due out June 24 via Paper Bag Records. What was his vision for this one? “Maximalism!”
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