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.
TEI SHI – “BAD PREMONITION”
“I wrote ‘Bad Premonition’ at a time when I felt really lost and disappointed in my experiences trying to ‘succeed’ as a musician and in the music industry,” Tei Shi said of her new single, a slick pop track. “I felt like I found myself in the same place over and over again in my life – in my career and my relationships. These toxic situations reoccurred every time I tried to start from scratch. When I wrote the song, I was in the process of realizing and coming to terms with the fact that I’ve encountered the same impasse many times before. It’s about that feeling of impending doom, where you see where you’re headed, and it’s not good, but there’s nothing you can do about it – so you kind of resign yourself to a fate, you know. There’s something mystical about the song, and I wanted reflect that in the lyric video – that idea of me coming back to warn me of what lies ahead, but not being able to stop or change anything.”
SARAH MARY CHADWICK – “ALL THINGS WE NEVER DO”
Sarah Mary Chadwick has announced a new EP, I knocked it down, which will be released on November 11 via Kill Rock Stars. The first single is “All These Things We’ll Never Do”, a haunting piano piece with soulful flute accompaniment.
DANNY ELFMAN – “CRUEL COMPENSATION” (THE LOCUST REMIX)
The Locust remixed a Danny Elfman song, and as you can imagine, it sounds absolutely crazy.
PALETTE KNIFE – “JELLY BOI” & “DAMN SON, DIM SUM”
Ohio emo band Palette Knife will release their second album, New Game+, on January 20 via Take This To Heart. Two songs have been released now, and both are very passionate and promising DIY emo songs.
THEON CROSS – “WINGS”
Jazz tuba player and Sons of Kemet member Theon Cross has shared a new single, “Wings,” and it’s a strong, rhythmic, edgy jazz song that Theon says “captures a feeling of freedom and symbolizes a sense of progressive movement that feels important as I embark on a new chapter in my career.”
HAGOP TCHAPARIAN – “ROUND” (FOUR TET REMIX)
Hagop Tchaparian, the former punk rocker and manager of Hot Chip turned techno artist, releases his first album in two weeks. He just shared this remix of Four Tet’s “Round” that cranks up the bouncy beat and trades dark synths for an iridescent glow.
GRAM – “BROWN EYES”
British electro-disco veterans Gramme are gearing up to drop a new EP in November and they’ve just shared this gritty funk workout.
SUPERORGANISM – “ON & ON (LEWIS OFMAN HOUSEPARTY REMIX)”
Superorganism will release a new EP World Pop – Reeeemix! October 28 via Domino which features tracks from their recent album reworked by DJ Sabrina The Teenage DJ, Andrew Applepie and more. We’re thrilled that some of our favorite artists are currently remixing World Wide Pop tracks. We are all huge fans of Lewis OfMan, DJ Sabrina the Teenage DJ, mabanua & ME-GUMI so to have such hard hitting remixes from them is a real honor. Check out the Lewis OfMan Houseparty Remix of “On & On”
DAOMSDAY – “HEALTH MASK”
California crossovers Doomsday have announced a new EP, Chaos epicsdue out November 18 via Creator-Destructor Records and Slam Records, and lead single “Mask of Sanity” is a real heater.
DAVE HARRINGTON & TIM MISLOCK – “LA CONTENTA”
Dave Harrington (Darkside) and his pal Tim Mislock (The Antlers, Holly Miranda, etc.) have a collaborative album, Hollywood tourdue October 21 via Avventura Records, and they’re really flexing their jam band chops on the drifting single “La Contenta.”
RAMBO – “THE END IS NYE”
Philadelphia hardcore supergroup RAMBO — vocalist Tony Croasdale, guitarist Andy Wheeler (Reagan Squad), bassist Bull Gervasi (Policy Of Three, Four Hundred Years) and drummer Jared Shavelson (The Hope Conspiracy, None More Black, Paint It Black — have shared the second single from their first album in 15 years, Defy extinction, which arrives 4/11 via Relapse. Singer Tony Croasdale said: “This song was inspired by the cover photo of the September 2014 issue of Popular Science showing Bill Nye in a boxing pose with his hands wrapped. I work as a science communicator and Bill Nye has been a great inspiration to me. I wonder how he manages to stay cool in the public eye in this age of science denial. This song spins with the obvious pun and imagines what could happen if he snapped and let out decades of frustration. We hope it’s clear that no one is meant to be killed in the video, just kidnapped and forced to listen to the IPCC report read in its entirety. The messy bow tie at the end is an intentional artistic choice to represent Bill Nye’s denouement and has nothing to do with no one on set knowing how to tie a bow tie. Bill Nye is welcome to use this song as walkout music for his next debate. It’s the least we can do.”
LAPECHE – “LIGHT”
LAPÊCHE shared a new dose of indie rock pop, “Slight.”
KAYLEIGH GOLDSWORTHY – “I WANT TO KNOW” (LIVE AT STUDIO 4)
Kayleigh Goldsworthy has shared another track from her upcoming live in studio EP which was performed at Will Yip’s Studio 4 with Thursday’s Tucker Rule on drums and Tom May of The Menzingers on guitar/backing vocals.
WHITMER THOMAS – “STICK AROUND”
“‘Stick Around’ is about hanging out with someone you care about during a dark time in their life,” Whitmer Thomas said of the latest song to share from her upcoming album. The older I got, the funnier I was. “I’ve learned that trying to understand can sometimes do more harm than good and you just have to admit that you don’t understand or don’t understand and say what you feel. So this song is just a long way to say to my friends that I love them.
HORSE LORDS – “MAY BRIGADE”
Baltimore experimental rock band Horse Lords to release new album
Fellowship Items Nov. 4 via RVNG Intl. “May Brigade” is set to Skronk Factor 10, with jagged guitars and bleating saxophone.
THE PRINCESS GOES TO THE BUTTERFLY MUSEUM – “LET IT GO”
Princess Goes To The Butterfly Museum, the glamorous group from New York led by Michael C Hall, have just released this new single which films their sound in rave territory.
WET LEG – “LOVE YOU (DEMO)”
Wet Leg took out their cut from the next Good music to ensure access to safe abortion for all benefits compilation, scheduled tomorrow for Bandcamp Friday. The demo is less restrained than the well-produced album version, opting instead for loud guitars and drums. Learn more here.
TINDERSTICKS – “STARS AT NOON”
Filmmaker Claire Denis and British band Tindersticks continue their 25+ year collaboration with new romantic thriller A24 The stars at noonwhich comes out October 14th. It’s the theme song.
I WAS A KING – “GROWING WILD”
“This song started with the idea of being a punk rock number”, says I Was a King’s Frode Strømstad. “Kind of like a louder Sebadoh track or something. We tried it with a full band, but ended up going back to its core and approaching the song more like a folk number. During lockdown, Anne Lise spent months learning to play the violin, which came in handy on this song and a few others on the new record.” New album follow me home releases October 28.
PAUL MAROON / JENNY LIN – “EL RAVAL”
“I realize that in 2022 maybe someone playing the piano isn’t, I don’t know, cutting-edge entertainment,” says The Walkmen’s Paul Maroon of his new collaborative album with the concert pianist Jenny Lin, “but Jenny’s playing has a huge effect on me.“
SMIDLEY – “ANOTHER DEVIL” (ft. SHINRA KNIVES)
Smidley, the solo project of Foxing singer Conor Murphy, has announced its first album since its self-titled debut in 2017. Read more about the first single “Another Devil” here.
ACTION/ADVENTURE – “LEVITY” & “3181”
Chicago pop punks Action/Adventure have announced their first full album, impostor syndrome, and two songs have been released now. Learn more here.
JAMILA WOODS – “FRONTIERS”
Jamila Woods is back with “Boundaries,” her first new single in over two years, and you can find out more here.
FLESHWATER (mem VEIN) – “KISS THE LADDER”
Fleshwater, the grungy looking band with members of Vein.fm, have announced their debut album and released lead single “Kiss The Ladder”. Learn more here.
MILITARY GUN – “LET ME BE NORMAL”
Major post-hardcore band Militarie Gun (members of Regional Justice Center, Drug Church, etc.) just signed to Loma Vista for a deluxe edition of last year’s double EP, and you can find out more about the new track “Let Me Be Normal” here.
CONFESSIONAL SONG FT. POM POM SQUAD – “RIVER”
Pom Pom Squad has teamed up with a mobile confession booth, recording studio, and Song Confessional podcast for their new single, a sonic departure for the group, and you can find out more here.
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