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’s coming out of metal. We post music news, track premieres and more all day. We update 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.
THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER – “DENENT”
The Early Novembers have shared another taste of their upcoming Twenty“Denent”, which was originally intended for the band’s classic debut album in 2003 The room is too cold. “It’s a song about hanging on to the innocent things that existed in life when you started your journey,” Ace Enders said. “Set on the jagged musical landscape that is meant to resemble a rocky pass.”
AVOID – “NO MATTER”
AVOID has shared a new track from their upcoming album Cult mentality, “No matter.” Seems a bit like Linkin Park were a post-hardcore band, and their entertaining music video pokes fun at the idea of underground bands selling themselves out to big-label suits, with Hawthorne Heights’ JT Woodruff (who works at the label AVOID Records’ real-life thriller) playing the costume.
ALICE BOMAN – “FEELS LIKE A DREAM” FT. THE GENIUS OF PERFUME
Swedish singer-songwriter Alice Boman’s new album The space between is due out October 21 via Pias, and she has shared a new single with Perfume Genius. “I’ve been listening to Alice for a long time and her music has given me a special comfort over the past two years,” said Mike Hadreas of Perfume Genius. “There is sadness and longing in his songs, but always in tandem with a singular warmth and generosity.”
COUNTLESS SHAPES – “THRALL”
Countless Forms (members of Dream Unending, Sumerlands, Power Trip, Iron Lung, Genocide Pact, and more) have shared another massive dose of death-doom on their upcoming album. Philosophical collapse.
DROPKICK MURPHYS – “TEN TIMES MORE”
Dropkick Murphys shared another taste of This machine still kills fasciststheir album of songs that use Woody Guthrie lyrics, and this one has marching percussion and a militant call and response that literally sounds like a battle cry.
STEFFLON DON & SPICE – “CLOCKWORK”
Stefflon Don and Spice team up for this super fun, dancehall-infused rap banger.
NICHOLAS CRAVEN & BOLDY JAMES – “POWER NAP”
Boldy James delivers an onslaught of calmly rapped sleep puns, while producer Nicholas Craven crafts a perfectly matched, hypnotically sleepy backdrop.
SCHOOL DRUGS – “COLD HEART”
NJ hardcore band School Drugs release all three songs Absolution EP this Friday, and you can hear the caustic first single “Cold Hearted” on No Echo. Also attend the opening of School Drugs for AVAIL in New York in October.
MISSING LINK – “UNLEASHED”
New York hardcore metal band Missing Link shares members with Pain of Truth, Buried Dreams, Heal, and more, and they have a new EP, No saving grace, available soon via Never Ran Never Will Records. Listen to the grimy debut single “Unchained” and learn more about No Echo.
ED ASKEW – “CHILDREN WITH PENCILS”
Veteran singer/songwriter Ed Askew continues to be more prolific than ever with piano and harmonica “Kids With Crayons”.
JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ – VISIONS (ELA MINUS REMIX)
José González has always had a connection with electronic music and has now let Ela Minus remix his song “Visions”. “I love how Ela Minus made the song more edgy and dreamy with warm electronic layers and adding her beautiful voice to it,” José. “It goes well with the more futuristic side of the lyrics that I feel.” Ella adds, “It was wonderful to work with José’s music. His work has been a constant endeavor throughout my life, it was very special to be able to step into his world and be a part of it.”
SKINNY YEAR – “LEGS”
Richmond, VA’s Lean Year will release a new album sides September 2nd
and offered a last taste. “Rick wrote ‘Legs’ in Erik’s basement studio the evening after our dog, Orca, died,” says Emilie Rex. “We were there to record a score for our friend’s movie and to start working on Sides, but we spent most of the time at emergency vets.” Alverson adds: ‘That night we learned that my mum, Gina, was unresponsive and hadn’t woken up for 4pm. We headed to Vermont where she died a few days later. Their deaths had uncanny similarities that haunted and deepened the song for us – parallel drugs, confusions, immobility and inertia. It is, we hope, a small testament to their strength and vitality in life and the strangeness of loss.
MAMALARKY – “IT HURT”
“Writing about this song in this context feels extremely meta because the song itself takes inspiration from what it’s like as a musician to make a career out of your own experiences and emotions,” Mamalarky’s Bennett said of “It Hurts”. “It’s kind of weird to come out with such personal bullshit – like, when someone likes a sad song you wrote, it’s like… Am I sorry we fell the same way? Or, I I’m glad you’re enjoying listening to something that was basically an intervention I needed, haha.” Mamalarky’s new album pocket fantasy out September 30 via Fire Talk.
DRAHLA – “UNDER GLASS”
British band Drahla are back with ‘Under the Glass’, their first new music since their debut album in 2019. Say the band of this skronky track: “‘Under the Glass’ represents a moment of creative reconnection, almost a sense of ‘euphoria in the darkest times – an expected, yet mild respite from reality. The song is a collage, reworking early ideas from 2020 with newer work – bridging the gap of time, literally as well than musically.The lyrics are deliberately vague, using metaphor to interpret the personal experience and emotion of loss and grief.
BABEHOVEN – “I’M IN YOUR TEAM”
Babehoven, the Hudson, NY duo led by singer-songwriter Maya Bon, have announced their debut album, Light travel time, which will be released on October 28 via Double Double Whammy. The album’s first single is the beautiful “I’m on Your Team” which characterizes Babehoven’s sound, incorporating elements of country, slowcore and shoegaze.
BITCHIN BAJAS – “AMORPHOUS”
Chicago’s Bitchin Bajas will drop a new LP “Bajacillators” on September 2 via Drag City and it’s the nearly 10-minute opening cut.
THE NATIONAL – “WEIRD GOODBYES” FT. GOOD IVER
After performing it several times on tour, The National have shared their new single “Weird Goodbye”, which features Bon Iver. Learn more here.
DANNY BROWN – “WINTER”
“Winter” sees Danny Brown spit at breakneck speed over a haunting self-produced beat. It’s his first solo release since 2019. Learn more here.
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