Sudan Archives, Lil Silva, Momma, Men I Trust, more

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.

JOE ARMON-JONES & MALA – “EVERY WAY”

“All Ways” is the first single from the upcoming collaborative EP A way back from English producer Joe Armon-Jones and British electronic musician Mala. The goal of their collaborative effort is to reinvigorate “the golden age of dubstep”, drawing inspiration from a wide variety of genre influences. “All Ways” presents an austere groove with confidence, moving subtly from one movement to another with light, looping piano and haunting synths. A way back will be released on July 29 via Aquarii Records, Joe Armon-Jones’ own label.

SUDAN ARCHIVES – “NBPQ (TOPLESS)”

“It’s a song of redemption and freedom,” Sudan Archives says of “NBPQ (Topless),” the effective title track from his forthcoming album natural brown prom queen. She refers to the song as “my autobiography”, repeating “I’m no average” in the chorus. The flow is fantastic, and the instrumental explores a vast sonic palette. “NBPQ (Topless)” is an exciting follow-up to previously released singles “Selfish Soul” and “Home Maker”, and is only building anticipation for natural brown prom queen.

TAYLA PARX – “FLOWERS”

“‘Flowers’ is about living your life in the present and showing your loved ones, including YOURSELF, how much they mean to you in the present instead of waiting until it’s too late,” says Tayla Parx on her vibrant and catchy new single. “Flowers represent life and life, and the song represents my desire to celebrate every aspect of my life, big or small. Go get some flowers now!”

LIL SILVA – “WHAT IF?” (FT. SKIIFALL) & “LEAVE IT” (FT. CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON)

From his upcoming debut album yesterday is heavy, British artist Lil Silva shares two very different singles with prominent features. Lil Silva’s sound on “What If?” austerely features bare-bones synths and a skipping, skipping beat, playing well with the dark, frenetic flow of Canadian rapper Skiifall. Meanwhile, he lets Charlotte Day Wilson’s clean vocals shine with an infectious, laid-back R&B instrumental that turns into a danceable jam. yesterday is heavy releases July 15.

SIERRA FERRELL – “YEARS” (JOHN ANDERSON COVER)

Singer-songwriter Sierra Ferrell has been tapped to cover “Years”, the title track from John Anderson’s 2020 album, as part of an upcoming tribute album to the country legend. Sierra’s voice shines on the cover, and she subtly reinvents it. “‘Years’ is such a great song, and it spoke to me from the first time I heard it,” she says. “John’s lyrics and unmistakably haunting voice immediately flooded my brain with this universal truth…that life is so precious and so short. I felt called to this song, and I’ve always thought that if you feel a song in your bones, you can bring it to life.From that moment on, everything becomes almost effortless.

MEN I TRUST – “HARD TO LET GO”

Men I Trust followed last year Essential album with a new lounge and jazzy single, “Hard to Let Go”.

MAX TUNDRA – “LIGHTS” (AG COOK REMIX)

Max Tundra (Ben Jacobs) reissues his first three albums from the 2000s A best friend you’ve become2002 Mastered by Guy à la Bourseand 2008 Parallax error beheads you — on vinyl August 12 via Domino. To go with it, Max is also releasing Remixtape on August 12 with covers of his songs by artists he has inspired including PC Music’s AG Cook, Julia Holter, Kero Kero Bonito and many more. You can listen to the hyperpop remix of “Lights” by AG Cook.

EERIE WANDA – “SAILING TO THE SILVER SUN”

Dutch band Eerie Wanda is back with a new album Internal radio which will be released on September 23 via Joyful Noise. Singer-songwriter Marina Tadic produced the album with partner Adam Harding (Dumb Numbers) and producer Kramer (Galaxie 500, Shimmy-Disc). “I will always be fascinated by ideas and where they come from,” says Tadic. “It’s magical how we can get that little seed of an idea and by giving it some attention it grows into a whole new universe.” Discover the beautiful first single “Sail to the Silver Sun”.

JOSE GONZALEZ – SWING EP

José González has just released this new EP which gives him “Swing” from his latest album, local valley, to Roosevelt and Solomun to remix. José also provided his own remix: “For this remix, I decided that there were no rules, only fun and rhythm. While looking for percussion samples, I came across a sound similar to Brazilian cuica. It looks like a monkey – with ants in the pants :)”

SINCERE ENGINEER – “BOTTLE LIGHTNING TWICE”

Ahead of Sincere Engineer’s upcoming solo tour with Covey, they have shared a new single via Hopeless Records, the indie rock track “Bottle Lightning Twice”.

MOM – “MOTORCYCLE”

Momma has shared one last single ahead of the release of her new album, household name. “I wrote this song about a boy I had a crush on who really didn’t want anything to do with me,” says Allege Weingarten, who sings on “Motorbike.” real person, it’s also about how we can make up elaborate ideas of who other people are in our heads, and get so caught up in these false scenarios that they end up feeling real. I wanted the song to feel like you’re escaping from something, because my daydreams about this boy and his motorcycle were definitely an escape from my life at the time.

CAKES DA KILLA – “SIP OF MY SIP” (FT. SEVNDEEP)

Produced by Sam Katz, New York rapper Cakes Da Killa delivers a cheeky, dense club jam in “Sip of My Sip.” The track features newcomer Sevndeep, whose verse sounds just as good on the house beat as Cakes. “Sip of My Sip” is Cakes Da Killa’s first release in almost a year.

BUTCHER BROWN – “LIQUID LIGHT”

Butcher Brown from Richmond, VA released “Liquid Light”, the lead single from their big band album Butcher Brown presents Triple Trey with Tennishu and R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND (out September 16 via Concord Jazz). The band’s eclecticism is on full display in “Liquid Light”, bringing together modern jazz and hip hop in a smooth, springy rhythm.

PHONY – “KALEIDOSCOPE” (ft. PETEY)

Indie-punk actor PHONY (who is also currently a member of Joyce Manor’s touring band and opening their upcoming tour) says his new song “KALEIDOSCOPE” is about “taking a step back and the importance of looking at things from all angles”. The lyrics sound like innocence lost, with PHONY and collaborating vocalist Petey singing “well, I’ve been blurring between the lines/while right next to you/and there was nothing I could do” climax of the song. “KALEIDOSCOPE” is a moving tribute to PHONY’s late father, and the second single from his upcoming album AT SOME POINT YOU STOP.

DENDRONS – “TANGLE”

Dendrons’ new single “Tangle” has strong 90s indie rock vibes with Pavement in particular coming to mind. Their new album 5-3-8 releases August 26 via Innovative Leisure.

FRED AGAIN.. – “JUNGLE”

The English producer Fred Again… is back with this new single which takes its time to build before exploding on the dancefloor.

DANNY ELFMAN – “KICK ME” (FEAT. IGGY POP)

Danny Elfman says this new version of “Kick Me” with Iggy Pop “not only serves to reinvent the song vocally, but also instrumentally.” It’s taken from his upcoming remix album. “This record has become such a joy of experimenting and letting go of control of my own work in a way that I’ve never done before.” Iggy quite gives the vocal performance.

DUNGEN – “NATTENS SISTA STRIMMA LJUS”

Swedish pysch greats Dungen have announced En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog, which is their first proper studio album in seven years and will be released on October 7 via Mexican Summer. Here is the first single.

BROKEN BELLS – “WE ARE NOT IN ORBIT YET…”

Broken Bells, aka Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (The Shins) are back with Into the Blue, their third album and first in eight years, to be released “soon” via AWAL. While details on the album are still scarce, they have just shared its debut single.

STEVE LACY – “BAD HABIT”

Steve Lacy has set a release date for his upcoming sophomore album Gemini Rights and shared the second single “Bad Habit”. Learn more here.

ROCKY VOTOLATO – “ALWAYS GREEN”

Longtime singer/songwriter Rocky Votolato has announced his first album in seven years, and you can read more about the lead single “Evergreen” here.

SHE AND HIM – “‘TIL I DIE” (BEACH BOYS COVER)

The final single from She & Him’s tribute album to Brian Wilson, To melt, is their rendition of “‘Til I Die”. “Mast [Ward] introduced me to this one,” says Zooey Deschanel. “I didn’t know him but I immediately loved it. The melodies are breathtaking.” Ward adds: “It’s incredibly intricate – the more you get into it, it’s like a maze, but one you like to be in.”

SONAGI – “ATTACHMENT THEORY”

Philly Screamo/post-hardcore band Sonagi have shared a new song from their upcoming debut album Previousand you can find out more here.

TAKE IT TO HEART – “GHOSTWRITING A CATHARSIS”

Orange County hardcore band Take It To Heart are gearing up to release a new EP, Hymns for the Desperate, 8/12 via Safe Inside Records. Learn more about the first single “Ghostwriting A Catharsis” here.

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