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 that 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.
GORILLAZ – “BABY QUEEN”
Gorillaz shared this track which is both on their new album cracker island as well as on the FIFA 23 soundtrack. “Baby Queen” is another arm of Melancholy Hill.
JON HOPKINS & KELLY LEE OWENS & SULTAN + SHEPARD & JERRO – “TO FEEL AGAIN / THREE”
A group of today’s great electronic artists have teamed up for this anthem house track that Hopkins and Owens have mixed and reworked using their own “bright spaces” on Sultan + Shepard’s “Three.” After playing it at festivals, they shared the final version.
HYD – “INNOVATION”
The final single from Hyd’s debut album CLEARING is “Breaking Ground,” a shimmering synth track they co-wrote with EASYFUN.
THE WOMAN – “Y TU TE VAS” FT TATIANA HAZEL
La Femme will release her album in Spanish Lucido Theater in a month and they’ve now shared a second track – the flamenco “Y Tu Te Vas” with vocals from Tatiana Hazel.
TEEN DAZE – “MODERN COMPROMISE”
“After doing Interior, which was an attempt to try and harness a sound that had a big influence on my early experiences with electronic music, I wanted to try looking into the future,” Teen Daze says of this new single. “I find it can be easy to rely on the sounds and feelings I’ve worked with in the past, but with this one I wanted to challenge myself to go in a different direction. It’s hard to completely reinvent yourself, and you can still hear me in this one, but I don’t think there’s a song in my catalog that actually sounds like this.”
MAMALARKY – “FROG 2”
“I don’t know if I’ve captured my feelings any better in words than in this song,” says Mamalarky vocalist/guitarist Livvy Bennett. “I think I managed to stick to how I feel every day. I was going through a very introverted time in my life, but I felt hopeful and grounded in it. I felt less and less alone in my own little musical world.” Mamalarky’s new album, pocket fantasycomes out this week.
MADAME GANDHI – “RELEASE ME”
“‘Set Me Free’ is about stepping into the personal freedom of a place of love, wisdom and awareness,” Madame Gandhi says of her genre-blending new track. “I wanted to write a song that makes my audience want to dance around their house in their underwear, motivated by past relationships, situations, jobs or arrangements that no longer work for them! This song is about calling joyfully and to manifest the life we want, the love we want, the people we want, and to recognize that this change begins within. I make music with the intention of wanting to inspire change, joy, growth, evolution and happiness. It’s a message that I think anyone who listens can connect with.” This song is taken from Madame Gandhi’s forthcoming abridged album, Vibrations, which will be released later this year via Sony Masterworks.
RIP – “RUNNING”
There’s strong ’90s alt-rock vibes on this new single from Tearing Up (Billy Moon’s Graham Caldwell.) “Growing up, I loved punk bands that mocked authority, demanding their voice be heard,” Graham said. “They made me feel like I was stronger than I was. I was the kind of person who avoided conflict since I lost every fight I got into, but there’s always a part of me itching to get my hands dirty, hence the name: Tearing Up.”
DRAM – “LET ME SEE YOUR PHONE”
The R&B singer DRAM (originally called DRAM then Shelley FKA DRAM but now just DRAM) has announced a new album, What happened wasdue October 27 via his own Waver Records, and lead single “Let Me See Your Phone” is a fading dose of ’90s R&B/neo-soul.
NOK CULTURAL ENSEMBLE – “AWAKENING” (ft. THEON CROSS)
Nok Cultural Ensemble is a British jazz collective with a rotating lineup led by Sons of Kemet drummer Eddie Hick, and their new album Njhyi is out October 14 via SA Recordings. The new single “Awakening” features fellow Sons of Kemet member, tuba player Theon Cross.
CIARA – “BETTER THANGS” (ft. SUMMER WALKER)
R&B veteran Ciara and big new R&B singer Summer Walker have reunited for this syrupy new jam.
WILLIAM CLARK GREEN – “BEST FRIENDS”
Texas country singer William Clark Green concludes his trio Hotel Baker series of videos with the rustic and sentimental “Best Friends”.
KAMAIYA- THREE NIGHTS IN SEATTLE
Kamaiyah isn’t as popular as she once seemed, but she still has a knack for creating a catchy revival of G-Funk and today she’s returned with a new three-song EP.
THE RAGING NATHANS – “STILL SPIT BLOOD”
Dayton, Ohio punks The Raging Nathans have shared the title track from their upcoming fifth album Still spitting bloodand he finds their catchy, heartbreaking, catchy punk in top form.
OTHER HALF – “LIKE A DOG” & “SLAB THICK”
British band Other Half do the kind of caustic, edgy post-hardcore you might imagine releasing on Dischord or Touch & Go in the 90s, and they’re doing it damn well in 2022 too. Their new LP Gentle action arrives December 2 via Big Scary Monsters, and two ragers have been released now.
BIZZY BANKS – “I CAN’T”
New York rapper Bizzy Banks returns with a hard-hitting new single that keeps up the momentum from last year same energy ongoing mixtape.
ANXIOUS ARMS – “CATASTROPHES”
Anxious Arms hails from Sacramento, and their post-hardcore metal is clearly inspired by local heroes like Deftones, Far and Will Haven. Their first LP crimes of desperation drops November 11th via Sunday Drive Records, and here is the first massive single.
APOLLO BROWN & PHILMORE GREENE – “TIME GOES”
Chicago rapper Philmore Greene has teamed up with great underground rap producer Apollo Brown for a collaborative project, Cost of life, scheduled for November 5 via Mello Music Group. Lead single “Time Goes” is a hypnotic dose of classic rap.
THOTCRIME – “IT’S MY FAILURE I HAVE TO CHOOSE THE MUSIC” (ft. CARSON PACE OF CALLOUS DAOBOYS)
Cybergrinders Thotcrime have shared another taste of their anticipated Prosthetic debut D1G1T4L_DR1FTand this one gets some killer help from Carson Pace of mathcore maniacs The Callous Daoboys.
ARCTIC MONKEYS – “BODY PAINTING”
Arctic Monkeys have shared the second single from their long-awaited seventh album The carand you can find out more here.
THE SONDER BOMBS – “THE STAR”
Cleveland indie-punks The Sonder Bombs have released ‘The Star’, their first new single since last year’s stellar album Clothbound. Read about it here.
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