So many artists, so many songs, 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.
PINK SIIFU & REAL BAD MAN – “LOOKING FOR WATER” (ft. BOLDY JAMES)
Pink Siifu and the Real Bad Man production/clothing team are releasing a collaborative album titled Real bad flights on September 16, and lead single “Looking For Water” is a fuzzy rap song featuring frequent RBM collaborator Boldy James.
ENUMCLAW – “PARK LODGE”
Enumclaw’s debut album save the baby comes out in October, and the last single is the plaintive “Park Lodge”. “It’s the song I’m most proud of on the album and it’s one of the most honest songs I’ve written,” said lead singer Aramis Johnson. “I’ve wanted to be in the position I’m in right now my whole life. I lived in a 2 bedroom apartment with my whole family and had to watch my mom sleep on the couch every night, I had to watch my childhood best friend battle schizophrenia and I wanted to talk about those things because I don’t think they’re talked about in rock music I really feel like my life and so many people’s lives depend on me to change my whole life, not a little, not half, but my whole life.”
GOATWHORE – “DEATH FROM ABOVE”
New Orleans black/death/thrash metal band Goatwhore have announced a new album, Angels hanging from the arches of heaven, due October 7 via Metal Blade. It was produced by Jarrett Pritchard and mixed by Kurt Ballou of Converge, and the first taste is the gnarly ripping “Death From Above.”
FAZERDAZE – “BREAK!”
New Zealanders Fazerdaze are back with their first new music since their 2017 debut album – the To break! EP will be released on October 14 via Section1. “I wish I had broken up sooner because it was one of the truest things I’ve ever done for myself,” says Amelia Murray of Fazerdaze. “This EP is about finally allowing myself to let go. It’s about separating myself from the people in my life who weren’t good for me and letting go of the fake parts of myself that were conditioned and unauthentic. It’s everything I wouldn’t allow myself to feel for the past few years; angry, disappointed, cynical, exhausted and over the top.The title track is a fuzzy delight.
7EBRA – “IF I ASK”
Malmö, the Swedish 7ebra, aka the 25-year-old twins Inez (guitar, vocals) and Ella (keyboards), will release her first album in early 2023 produced by Tore Johansson (The Cardigans, Franz Ferdinand). Here’s the lovely first taste of it.
UPCHUCK – “FACE CARD”
Here’s a second track from Atlanta punks Upchuck’s upcoming album Do you smell. “‘Facecard’ is about those who aren’t ambitious enough to go out and try to do something new on their own, but spend their free time connecting with those who do,” the band said.
DISQ – “(RESPECTING) LOYAL SERFS”
Disq channels some serious ’90s alt-rock vibes on this new track from their upcoming album Desperately imagining a quiet place.
HOUR OF LIFE – “SECOND NAME”
Living Hour’s new album One day is today comes out this week and here’s a final taste. “Middle name” is about “getting stuck with yourself, forever, like an assigned middle name, or DNA,” says singer Sam Sarty. “Some are already built in, but most of the time you’ll be walking around like you are, doing the dishes, meeting people, sorting out what it means, being busy being busy.”
HORSE LORDS – “MESS MEND”
The Baltimore Horse Lords have announced new album Comradely Objects for release November 4th via RVNG Intl. “Mess Mend” is skronky, mathy and just a little twangy.
FRANKIE COSMOS – “AFTERHOOK”
Frankie Cosmos’ first album since 2019, inner world peacewas released in October, and the latest single is “Aftershook,” which frontman Greta Kline says is “about dealing with the past and struggling to maintain a balance of emotional awareness and hope. The clown represents my fear of growing up the kind of stunted adult that had a toxic influence on my youth.
GHOST ORCHARD – “BRUISE”
Grand Rapids, MI resident Sam Hall does electronic-tinged folk as Ghost Orchard and will release new album Rainbow Music on November 4 via Winspear. “Bruise” is nostalgic and melancholic.
FRONTIERS – “REALIZE AND REBUILD”
Connecticut metalcore band Boundaries have shared “Realize and Rebuild”, the second single from their upcoming album produced by Randy Leboeuf bury the brightnessand it’s another nostalgic bone grinder from the early 2000s.
PLAINS (WAXAHATCHEE & JESS WILLIAMSON) – “AIBLENE”
Jess Williamson and Waxahatchee’s new collaborative album, Katie Crutchfield, as Plains, I walked a path with youcomes out in October, and the latest single is a classic country waltz which you can read more about here.
TURNOVER – “AIN’T LOVE HEAVY” FEAT. BR MORELL
Turnover has tapped Temple of Angels’ Bre Morell to lend his vocals to the first single from their upcoming album, Myself on the way. His voice blends masterfully with the super smooth 70s inspired groove of “Ain’t Love Heavy”, blending with all the synths and strings.
DAWN RICHARD & SPENCER ZAHN – “MOVEMENT 1”
Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn have just announced a new collaborative album, Pigments, and have already released the first movement of the avant-garde LP: “Coral”, “Sandstone”, “Indigo” and “Vantablack”. The tracks compose a mystifying and breathtaking soundscape in which Dawn’s rich voice is beautifully orchestrally accompanied.
THE WORLD IS A GORGEOUS PLACE AND I’M NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE – “JANUARY 10, 2014” (LIVE)
Today, TWIABP announced a documentary and a live album that will be released in tandem in October, and with the announcement comes the live version of “January 10, 2014” from their 2015 album. Safety. The track was recorded during their 2021 performance at Elsewhere in Brooklyn. Learn more here.
GOAT – “UNDER NO NATION”
The Swedish jazz/funk/masked psych band are back and here is the first single from their new album O Death which is their first in six years.
JESCA HOOP – “LYRE BIRD”
Jesca Hoop has shared a stripped down performance video, recorded in Manchester, for the latest single from her new album, Order of the Roman. “2020, 2021 have been sad, sad years for America,” she says. “Certain influences are flourishing. The pendulum is swinging. Dividing forces at work. Irreparable damage. Myths are growing. Pulled between the powers, we have a limited time and we must choose in what faith we act.”
EXHUMATED – “DRAINED COLOR”
Death/goregrind veterans Exhumed have announced a new album, To the deadand you can read more about the first single “Drained of Color” here.
FANTASY CAMP – “BLOOD MOON”
Fantasy Camp, the solo project of Jonah Kramer, who also DJs for Wicca Phase Springs Eternal and sings in Wild Red, has just announced his debut album, Relaxed intimacy, scheduled for 10/28 via Will Yip’s Memory Music label. Read more about the first single “Blood Moon” here.
ARCTIC MONKEYS – “THERE’S BETTER BE A MIRRORBALL”
Arctic Monkeys have shared the first taste (and opening track) of their anticipated seventh album The car (due 10/21 via Domino). Learn more here and grab the album at cream vinyl.
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