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.
CANDY – “TRANSCEND TO WET”
Metallic hardcore maniacs Candy have shared the second taste of the upcoming LP paradise is here, and this one shows a very different side of Candy, taking them into loud electronic/industrial territory. It’s very different from the first single, but just as punishing in its own way.
DAPHNI (CARIBOU) – “CHERRY”
Caribou’s Dan Snaith also makes dance music under the moniker Daphni, and he just released his first song in three years under that moniker, the punchy, shimmering “Cherry.”
XENIA RUBINOS – “HOMEBODY” (NAI PALM COVER)
The latest edition to Sound of Saving’s “Song That Found Me At the Right Time” series, a collaboration with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, features Xenia Rubinos covering Nai Palm’s “Homebody.” “You don’t have to rush to talk about what you’re going through,” says Xenia. “You don’t need to have the words. You don’t need to know. You can take your time. Try to share or be with people. The more we can share, the more we feel in it. ‘comfortable at our own pace, the more we can help each other know that, yo, ‘it’s possible!. The sun can come out.'”
ADA ROOK – UGLY DEATH NO REDEMPTION ANGEL CURSE I LOVE YOU
Black Dresses’ Ada Rook calls her new album “the sequel and killer of” 2018 shed the blood and 2020s 2,020 knives.
MUSEUM OF LIGHT – “SCHOOL OF DRUG”
The Seattle Museum of Light trio (whose line-up includes Rob Smith of Traindodge on drums) will release their debut album Horizon on June 10 via Spartan Records. It was recorded with Scott Evans of Kowloon Walled City, and their spacious yet punchy mix of post-metal and post-hardcore should certainly appeal to fans of this band and others of that ilk.
STEVE DELICATE – “MIRROR”
“This song is about what it was like to be young and free and in a band with your friends, to travel and play music with no worries, to meet people, to see the world,” says Delicate Steve about this new track from his upcoming album after hours. “The song – the chords and the music – came to me without much effort in the studio, but the melody took time and it was very hard to figure out what the song was trying to say. But I knew I had when all the notes were in the right place, and the song title came at exactly the same time.
ACID KLAUS (MOONLANDINGZ) – “PARTY SIZED AWAY DAY” FT MARIA UZOR
Adrian Flanagan, of Moonlandingz, Eccentronic Research Council and International Teachers of Pop, has announced a new solo project, Acid Klaus, which will feature collaborations with a variety of guest vocalists. An album is due out later this year and he just shared Acid Klaus’ debut single, a banger from a track featuring Sink Ya Teeth’s Maria Uzor which was released via Yard Act’s Zen FC label. Said Flanagan, “I really imagine this track will be the soundtrack to all the best garden parties this summer, but not Downing Street!”
FLUID WOMAN – “BRIGHT CENTER”
Berlin-based electronic producer Wilted Woman is back with this understated yet effervescent track for Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound label. Former Hercules & Love Affair member Kim Ann Foxman’s remix is more explicitly dancefloor oriented.
SUPERCRUSH – “PERFECT SMILE”
Seattle’s Supercrush is unapologetically 90s from the name on and it’s another super catchy, fuzzy track from the upcoming EP, melody maker.
NIGHTLANDS (MEM TWOD) – “NO FUCK FOR THE ALONE”
Dave Hartley from The War on Drugs will release Moonshine, his new album as Nightlands, on July 15th and he just shared another track from it. “‘No Kiss for the Lonely’ is the first song I started working on for this album, even before the birth of my daughter, Hazy, who is about to turn four,” says Hartley. “So this is a song that’s been in my head for a while. The whole record was made in a very lonely way, partly because of the pandemic but also because of my new lifestyle as a father and musician You have to find new ways to find time to create when you have to take into account the needs of children.
OLIVER SIM (THE XX) – “HIDEOUS” FT JIMMY SOMERVILLE
xx’s Oliver Sim has announced his debut solo album, Hideous Bastard, which will be released on September 9 via Young. The lush “Hideous,” which was produced by fellow xx bandmate Jamie xx, features Bronski Beat and Communards co-founder Jimmy Somerville.
SWEDEN – “SHE ALWAYS DRIVES ME”
“Autofiction is our punk record. No whistles or bells,” Suede frontman Brett Anderson says of the band’s ninth album. “Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and bullshit exposed; the band exposed themselves in all their primitive mess.” Here’s the first single.
ALEX G – “BLESSING”
Alex G’s new single “Blessing” begins with a woozy synth explosion and develops into a ’90s-style alt-rock track.
TWENTY2 – “GRUDGE”
Montreal punk veterans Twenty2 are back and releasing a reunion album which was co-written with Good Riddance guitarist Luke Pabich and features Sean Sellers, Luke’s GR bandmate on drums. You can read more about the new single “Grudge” here.
SACK (LILLINGTONS, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET) – “WET BANANA”
SACK is a “mysterious” punk band from Denver, but they have famous rotating members, and for their next album Ripper!, lead vocals are provided by Kody Templeman of the Lillingtons and Teenage Bottlerocket (who goes through Bruzzy in that band). Learn more about the new single “Wet Banana” here.
HIS HEAD IS ON FIRE (GARNISON, LITTLE BROWN BIKE, SAVE THE BET) – “COMMON SHAME”
Her Head’s On Fire is another new band fronted by Sid Jagger aka Joseph Grillo of Garrison, Gay For Johnny Depp, etc. which also includes members of Small Brown Bike and Saves The Day, and they are gearing up to release their debut LP on Iodine Recordings this summer. You can read more about the new single “Common Shame” here.
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