So many artists, so many songs, so little time. Every week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), collect even more new music which we would call “indie”, and talk about what metal comes out. We publish music news, premieres of songs, etc. 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.
KORN – “THE WORST IS ON THE WAY” (HEALTH REMIX ft. DANNY BROWN & MEECHY DARKO)
HEALTH remixed a song from Korn’s new album and enlisted Flatbush Zombies member Danny Brown and Meechy Darko to rap over it, turning it into a whole different beast.
KADHJA BONET – “THE LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREE”
Kadhja Bonet releases a holiday EP, California vacationon December 2 via Ninja Tune, and the first single is a nice cover of “Little Christmas Tree”.
FLY ANAKIN – “NO PASTE” (MADLIB REMIX)
Madlib produced Fly Anakin’s recent single “No Dough,” and now he’s given it a new remix, taking the production in a funkier new direction.
MIRI DEVORA (QUEEN OF JEANS) – “YOUR LOESR”
Queen of Jeans singer Miri Devora has shared another single from her upcoming solo EP I thought it was love. After going in a bedroom pop direction on lead single “Imagining It,” Miri channels earthy, nostalgic folk music on this one.
SAWEETIE – “DON’T SAY ANYTHING”
We’re still waiting for Saweetie’s highly anticipated debut album, but in the meantime, she has a new EP titled The single life due this Friday. The instantly satisfying “Don’t Say Nothin'” is another great offering from him.
TANUKICHAN – “DON’T GIVE UP”
Following their recent single “Persuade,” Tanukichan, the collaboration between Bay Area songwriter Hannah van Loon and Chaz Bear of Toro y Moi, has announced a new project, Gizmo, which will be released on March 3 via Bear’s Company Records. The last single is the electro-dream pop track “Don’t Give Up”.
YOUNG DOLPH – “ESCAPING”
A posthumous album by Young Dolph, Frank Paper Roadarrives in December and will include the new single “Get Away”.
A CERTAIN RATIO – “AFRO DIZZY” FT ELLEN BETH ABDI
Manchester greats A Certain Ratio have shared this Afrobeat-inspired track from their forthcoming album, 1982, which features singer Ellen Beth Abdi. It’s a cool track, as is the video directed by Horrors keyboardist Tom Furse.
DIIV – LIVE AT MURMRR THEATER (COVERS BY MBV, ALEX G)
Said Cole of DIIV on this acoustic live album: “In August 2017 I was 5 months sober and DIIV hadn’t played a show in almost a year. our friend ric helped us put on a show intimate acoustics at a theater in our hometown of brooklyn. we decorated the stage with stuff from our homes and played our home videos on a television. we invited our friends and family over and played a few songs from our first two albums and songs by other artists that we felt were important to us as a band. that felt like kind of a reset. we recorded the show and forgot about it for a bunch of years. we recently found the recordings and thought that people might want to hear them. think of it as some kind of official bootleg, I guess. our friend jarvis mixed it and our friends parker and jim did the art.” In addition to their own song, DIIV covers “Hollow” by Alex G and “When You Sleep” by My Bloody Valentine.
ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE – “27 / HOLOGRAM”
Angelo De Augustine is back with his first new music since last year’s collaborative album with Sufjan Stevens, The mind of a beginner. He has shared a new double single – “27”, which he started working on in 2019 and which features instrumentals from Sufjan and “Hologram”.
MADI DIAZ – “ORDINARY WORLD” (DURAN DURAN COVER)
Madi Diaz gives Duran Duran’s 1993 hit “Ordinary World” a folksy makeover in honor of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
DOUGIE POOLE – “HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS”
“I grew up on Peanuts, so I’ve always loved that Vince Guaraldi Christmas record, but other than that, I never thought much about popular Christmas music until recently,” says Dougie Poole in introduction to his cover of this holiday classic that was famously covered by Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra. “My family celebrated Christmas when I was a child, even though I’m Jewish (my dad was raised Lutheran), but popular Christmas music – Saint Nick, milk and cookies, sleigh bells, the militant spread of joy – always maybe felt a little *too* nice in a house full of Jews I always half wondered why there weren’t killer Hanukkah songs there and until recently, when I discovered that half of the American Christmas canon was written by Jewish songwriters hustling in the music industry. So naturally, I started warming up a I didn’t decide to sing “Merry Little Christmas” for any reason other than it has a nice bridge and it’s pretty easy We kind of booked this session last minute and recorded on tape, so I wanted to keep the music relatively simple. But as I came to music of Christmas, I started to develop a sensitivity to the heaviness and that sadness that lurks just under the surface of a lot of them, and ‘Merry Little Christmas’ captures that well, I think.”
NATION OF LANGUAGE – “THROUGH THIS FINE LINE” (WORKING MEN’S CLUB REMIX)
Manchester band Working Men’s Club have remixed Nation of Language’s “Across That Fine Line”, giving it a great acid house makeover.
ANIMAL LOGIC (STEWART COPELAND, STANLEY CLARKE) – “ORDINARY” & “CAN YOU TELL ME”
Animal Logic, the trio of former Police drummer Stewart Copeland, jazz bassist Stanley Clarke and singer-songwriter Deborah Holland, are back with their first new music in 31 years. An EP is on the way but in the meantime you can listen to these two new songs.
SLEEP SCULPTOR – “REVERATE”
Chaotic metalcore band Sleepsculptor will release their debut album Divine Recalibration on April 28 via Silent Pendulum Records, and here is the totally wild new single “Venerate”.
CANDLEMASS – “WHEN DEATH SIGHS”
Doom metal legends Candlemass will release their 13th album Sweet bad sun this Friday, and here’s another single ahead of its release. “When Death Sighs” proves that Candlemass still has the knack for tasty riffs he’s had for nearly 40 years.
FIRE-TOOLZ – “RACE FOR THE TITLES” (ft. LIPSTICISM)
Experimental musician Fire-Toolz has released a new single featuring guest vocals from Lipsticism, and it’s an expansive dose of ethereal, ambient pop.
LIV.E – “WILD ANIMALS”
LA-via-Dallas neo-soul singer Liv.e has announced her second album, Girl in the Half Pearland you can find out more about the jazzy new single “Wild Animals” here.
PHOEBE BRIDGERS – “SO MUCH WINE” (THE BEAUTIFUL FAMILY COVER)
Phoebe Bridgers’ holiday cover tradition continues with her rendition of The Handsome Family’s “So Much Wine,” featuring Andrew Bird and Paul Mescal, and benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Learn more here.
BLITZ VEGA (ANDY ROURKE) – “STRONG FOREVER” FT JOHNNY MARR
Although the Smiths’ breakup was acrimonious to say the least and amplified over the years, guitarist Johnny Marr and bassist Andy Rourke, who were friends before the Smiths, remained close. Marr has featured Rourke at several of his New York shows — most recently at Madison Square Garden when he opened for The Killers — and now he’s appearing on new track Blitz Vega, Rourke’s duo and sometimes Kav Blaggers, member of Happy Mondays. . It’s the first time Marr and Rourke have been on a track together since the Smiths split in 1987.
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