Panda bear, Bevis Frond, Ingrown, William Tyler, more
So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), put together some more new music that we would call âindieâ and talk about what metal is releasing. We post music news, song premieres and more all day long. We update a playlist of some of our favorite right now every week. Here’s a daily recap with a bunch of interesting, recently released songs in one place.
INCORPORATED – “WASTE”
Boise, Idaho hardcore metal trio Ingrown have announced their debut LP, Firearm, due August 20 via Alternatives Label (the label co-directed by Ian Shelton of the Regional Justice Center / Militarie Gun). It was recorded by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos), and the first single “Waste” is a gnarly and very heavy first taste.
IT’S NOT COMPLICATED (COMPILATION STREAM)
It’s not complicated, a compilation of Ma3azef and foremen’s engineer Heba Kadry, benefits medical aid to Palestinians and the Al-Quds base, and features Against All Logic, Brian Eno, Lafawndah, Lee Gamble, and more.
THE ORANGE – “DURBIN WAS A TRAP HOUSE”
Hip hop producer L’Orange is releasing a new solo album, The world is still chaotic, but I feel better, September 3 via Mello Music Group, and the debut single “Durbin Was A Trap House” is a very appealing dose of sample-rich instrumental hip hop.
CHOIRS – “MIDI SUN”
Chorusing (aka North Carolina-based artist Matthew O’Connell) will release their debut album on August 13th and here is a second single from the album. Matthew says “Midday Sun” is “kind of an ode to Nirvana Unplugged, stripped down drums and bass providing a bed for vocals and loud guitar. I wanted this slide guitar to look like a mirage, like waves of heat coming from the hot asphalt, a sort of sound metaphor for lyrical themes.
JEN CLOHER & HACHIKU – “TALE OF FAIRIES AT THE SUPERMARKET” (THE WATERPROOF BLANKET)
“Fairy Tale Supermarket” raincoats are like jumping on a moving train and landing in a post-punk 70s mischief car that gives a huge middle finger to anything. Straight white dudes cis had decided that punk was meant to be, “Jen Cloher talks about her new cover, the latest installment in the Kill Rock Stars 30th anniversary cover series. âBut it’s the depth of the lyrics that amazes me, ‘It doesn’t make any difference day or night, no one is teaching you how to live.’ Nihilist or Buddhist? Anyway, this is one of the best opening lines for a song, ever. Myself and Anika Ostendorf aka Hachiku tried to find a way to access this amazing song and make it her own. I think Anika’s experimental spirit found a home in The Raincoats awesome quirk. We’re both on Milk Records, a label based in Naarm (Melbourne) on the unceded land of Wurundjeri people in Australia. Kill Rock Stars is a label we turned to when we created Milk almost 10 years ago, so it feels like we’re at home with our people even though we’re at the other end of the world!”
YOU, ME AND EVERYONE WE KNOW – “DRAGGEDACROSSCONRETE” (ft. COLINS REGISFORD from COLLINS REGISFORD from MANNEQUIN PUSSY)
Longtime emo group You, Me and Everyone We Know are back with a creepy, punk new song starring Mannequin Pussy bassist / accompanist and occasionally lead singer Collins Regisford.
PANDA BEAR & MARAL – “ON THE JOURNEY”
Animal Collective’s Panda Bear has teamed up with Los Angeles producer Maral for this alluring new song. âPanda Bear and I started sharing sounds during my 40s and worked together on a remote track,â Maral said. Made. “I really like the way Panda Bear plays the drums, so I wanted that to be the focal point of the song and to feel like playing in a basement in a foreign world.”
LA FRONTE DE BEVIS – “LE PETIT EDEN”
Nick Saloman will be back with a new album from Bevis Fronde, Little Eden, September 10. The double album will be released just in time for the cult band’s 25th anniversary, and you can now listen to the sparkling title track.
DOT ALLISON (A DOVE) – “ONE LOVE”
Former One Dove Dot singer Allison to be released Heart Shaped Scars, her first album in 12 years, at the end of the month and she shared a second single from the disc. “One Love” is delicate, ornate, and richly orchestrated folk pop that, she says, is about “someone who feels uncertain in a relationship, who needs reassurance. Flower metaphors are rare flowers. used to signify a rare, precious and all-encompassing love, Blood Camellia suggests flesh, veins and pulse, the Fire Lilies imbue a sense of passion and Juliette Rose seems to allude to Shakespeare.
BOIDS – “DISASSOCIATION”
BOIDS from Montreal is simultaneously channeling garage punk and power pop on their new single for Stomp Records, “Disassociation”.
HOTLINE TNT – “I TRIED 2”
Hotline TNT (who is on tour with Fiddlehead and co-signed by Ned Russin of Title Fight / Glitterer) is releasing a new LP, nineteen lovers, October 1 via Smoking Room, and the new single “Had 2 Try” is an enticing dose of heavy, catchy and fuzzy shoegaze.
RAIN – S / T EP
Oregon screamo band Rainmaking released their self-titled debut EP earlier this year, and it has just been re-released via Zegema Beach Records. It’s as raw, furious and apocalyptic as the screamo greats of the ’90s, and Rainmaking does justice to that time and brings a ton of passion to the music.
ELLE / ELLE / ELLE – “INTERNET ADS”
She / Her / Hers released a demo of a new song called “Internet Ads”, and it’s a confessional emo song that stops your tracks and starts off talking about targeted internet ads and quickly becomes something a lot more personal. .
SECRET NIGHT GANG – “THE SUN” / “TRAVEL”
British band Secret Night Gang blurs the lines between soul, funk and jazz fusion on this new two-song single for Brownswood Recordings.
ë°íì§ PARK HYE JIN – “LET’S SING, DANCE”
Los Angeles-based South Korean artist ë°íì§ Park Hye Jin (who has collaborated with Blood Orange, Noasj Thing, Clams Casino, etc.) to release his debut album Before i die September 10 via Ninja Tune. The first single “Let’s Sing Let’s Dance” is out now, and it’s a mesmerizing track that finds Hye Jin singing in a low voice to a punchy dance beat. Read more here.
VINCE STAPLES – âARE YOU WITH THIS? “
Vince Staples has shared the second single from his upcoming self-titled album produced by Kenny Beats, and you can read more about it here.
HANKSHAW – “ANGELS AND FROGS” (PREVIOUSLY RELEASED)
Hankshaw, now dead emo veterans, releases remastered 1997s re-release Nothing personal and a compilation of rarities called Something personal, which includes this unreleased song from 2000. For more information, click here.
MAURE MOTHER – “OBSIDIAN” (ft. PINK SIIFU)
Moor Mother has announced their debut album for ANTI-, Black Air Encyclopedia, and shared this new song with Pink Siifu. Read more about it here.
WILLIAM TYLER & LUKE SCHNEIDER – “THE WITNESS TREE”
Guitarists William Tyler and Luke Schneider have collaborated on a new EP titled Understand which was inspired by Ted Chiang’s short story of the same name and recorded at a Nashville studio during the 2020 lockdown in one shoot. It’s released on July 12th and you can listen to the beautiful and atmospheric “The Witness Tree” now.
AMEN DUNES – “FEEL NOTHING” FT SLEAFORD MODS
Amen Dunes (Damon McMahon) is back with his first outing since the big of 2018 Freedom. It is also his first for Sub Pop, for which he is now signed worldwide, and “Feel Nothing “is also a collaboration with Sleaford Mods.
DAMON ALBARN – “POLARIS”
Damon Albarn shared a second track from his upcoming solo album The closer the fountain, the purer the stream. “Polaris” is constructed from a smooth organ to an anthemic crescendo full of shattering drums and groaning saxophones.
HAYDEN THORPE (THE WILD BEASTS) – “THE UNIVERSE IS ALWAYS JUST”
Former Wild Beasts co-frontman Hayden Thorpe has announced his second solo album titled Moondust for my diamond and will be released on October 15 via Domino. (His solo debut, Diviner, was released in 2019.) He describes it as “spiritual for the data age,” adding, “It’s devotional, propulsive, technicolor music, all about the hidden order. things.”
GOAT – “QUEEN OF THE UNDERGROUND”
The enigmatic Swedish psychedelic group GOAT hasn’t released an album since Requiem in 2016, but they just announced a new compilation of rarities, Soup, which will be released on August 27 via Rocket Recordings. It includes B-sides, standalone singles, and a few new tracks. This is one of the new ones.
Looking for even more new songs? Browse the “New Songs” archive.