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.
SMIDLEY – “ROCK ANTICHRIST TABLE”
Foxing singer Conor Murphy has shared the second single from his upcoming album Smidley here comes the deviland this one is a twee-ish indie folk song with mid-2000s vibes – quite different from the last single, and another promising taste of the LP.
SOCCER MOMMY – “DARKNESS FOREVER” (SOPHIE VERSION)
One of the coolest songs from Soccer Mommy’s new Oneohtrix Point album ever produced Sometimes forever is “Dark Forever”. This is the one where you really feel like you hear 0PN’s fingerprints, but the song was already eerie and dark before 0PN even worked on it, as you can hear on the upcoming Sophie demo to get out of the song. It’s just as weird and in its own way. We also still have copies of our exclusive vinyl variant of the available album.
POLO G – “TALK ABOUT BAG”
Chicago exercise star Polo G has a new album on the way, and it will include new single “Bag Talk,” which is a prime example of his melodic yet intense exercise style.
BUSTA RHYMES – “SLAP” (ft. BIG DADDY KANE & CONWAY THE MACHINE, prod. MARLEY MARL)
In addition to appearing on the Westside Gunn’s new mixtape, Busta Rhymes also just released his new single with a multi-generational cast of guests. It features Big Daddy Kane, who gave Busta one of his first guest appearances at the time, and it was produced by Kane’s longtime collaborator Marley Marl, and it also features Westside bandmate Griselda Gunn, Conway the Machine, a NYC guy enthusiast. boom bap that the other three artists helped kick off.
IDK – “MONSIEUR DIOR”
Maryland rapper IDK shares a moving new track that samples French jazz band Cortex’s “Huit October 1971,” a song the late MF DOOM also sampled on “One Beer,” and the video also pays homage to DOOM.
CHLÖE – “FOR THE NIGHT” (ft. LATTO)
Beyoncé’s protege Chlöe tapped Latto for new single “For The Night,” an R&B jam with very ’90s vibes but with a new twist.
ERICK THE ARCHITECT – “NO ICE” (ft. AKTHESAVIOR)
Flatbush Zombies’ Erick the Architect is back with a new solo single, and this one really leans into his hypnotic, psychedelic side.
GIGGS – “TIME”
British rapper Giggs delivers a dark, thoughtful ballad with “Time.”
THE ALBUM SHEET – “FUTURE FALLING”
The Album Leaf returns with a scintillating new single that finds him exploring his ambient Eno-esque side.
PONY BRADSHAW – “NORTH GEORGIA ROUNDER” & “MOSQUITOES”
Country singer Pony Bradshaw releases new album North Georgia Curvy on January 27 via a self-post, and today he shared two new songs from it. Both are dark, tender and truly beautiful.
BUJU BANTON – “SI MI CLEAN” (ft. BUSY SIGNAL)
Reggae veterans Buju Banton and Busy Signal come together for this very modern-sounding, trap-infused dancehall song.
PACT OF REJECTION – “INDIFFERENCE IS THE ENEMY”
Boise hardcore band Rejection Pact have shared the second single from their upcoming album Can we wait? (due 11/11 via Safe Inside Records), and he’s a punk/hardcore ripper with a real sense of purpose and just the right amount of melody.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – “DON’T PLAY THIS SONG” (BEN E KING COVER)
Bruce Springsteen’s Soul Covers Album, Only the strong survivedrops November 11 and here’s another sneak peek: his rendition of Ben E King’s 1962 hit “Don’t Play That Song.”
VEPS – “FREE HAND”
Norwegian indie rock quartet Veps will release their debut album, Oslo Park, November 19 via Kanine and here is a new very catchy song. “Raise Your Hands is a song about loneliness,” says the band. “A tribute to anyone who doesn’t want the party to end. It’s about wanting to do more than you’re used to, but feeling like you’re missing a piece of the puzzle. The The song’s narrator is desperately trying to make others realize that now is not the time to go home.
MARK PETERS (ENGINEERS) – SUNSET EP FT DOT ALLISON
The engineer frontman has released an EP centered around his Dot Allison collab from this year Red Sunset Dreams and with a nice Balearic blend from Richard Norris.
JUNE MCDOOM – S/T EP
June McDoom grew up in South Florida in a Jamaican family and moved to New York where she studied jazz performance, all of which contribute to her unique style. His self-titled debut EP was released today via Temporary Residence Ltd.
MR TWIN SISTER – ‘RIGHT AND PEER’
Mr Twin Sister is surprised to release a new EP, Right and equal. The band notes that these are songs from the same sessions as last year’s excellent album Al Mundo Azul. “With this record, we were very engrossed in the idea of doing something that felt like a hot afternoon in a crowded place,” they note. “Upright sounds like the night after the stores close.”
THE PRIMITIVES – “DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START”
Indiepop vets The Primitives, the band that gave us the ’80s alt-rock classic “Crash,” are back with a lovely new single.
THE BEACH BOYS – “BRING ME HOME”
The Beach Boys have finally given the first-ever official release to the beloved, oft-hacked, “Carry Me Home,” which was written and sung by Dennis Wilson about a dying soldier in the Vietnam War. It’s off to the next Sailing on sailor – 1972 box. Read more here.
WIZKID – “MONEY AND LOVE”
Nigerian afrobeats star Wizkid has announced his fifth album, More love, less egodue next week, and you can read about the new single “Money & Love” here.
ICE SPICE – “BIKINI BOTTOM”
Ice Spice’s “Munch (Feelin’ U)” quickly became New York’s anthem of the summer, and today she’s following that song with another new single, “Bikini Bottom.” Read about it here.
IGGY POP – “FRENZY”
Iggy Pop is always busy, but it’s been a while since he’s released a punk song, the genre he helped spawn. That changes today with “Frenzy”. He did it with producer Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, Ozzy Osbourne, etc.), and it features Watt on guitar/backing vocals, Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan on bass, and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili. Peppers on drums, the same lineup that worked on Ozzy Osbourne’s last two albums. Learn more here.
††† (CROSS) – “VIVIEN”
Deftones singer Chino Moreno’s band ††† (aka Crosses) have announced their first new EP in eight years, Permanent.Radiantand you can read more about the first single “Vivien” here.
SZA – “SHIRT”
We’re still patiently awaiting the announcement of SZA’s long-awaited second album, but in the meantime, she’s just released a great new single. Read about it here.
RIHANNA – “LIFT ME”
Rihanna is finally back with her first song in six years, which is also the first single from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack and written in tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. Learn more here.
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