So many artists, so many songs, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), round up even more new music that we’d call “indie,” and talk about what metal is coming out. We post music news, track premieres, and more all day. We update a playlist weekly of some of our current favorite tracks. Here’s a daily roundup with a bunch of interesting, newly released songs in one place.
HEALTH – “UNLOVED”
The latest taste of RAT WARS is a moody, gothy, industrial rock song and its video (featuring archival footage research courtesy of Krystie Jackson) follows suit. “Inspired by the many faces of goth culture across the globe, we celebrate decades of nightlife in the scene with an homage to black leather and heavy eyeliner that defined so many years of the ultimate underground movement,” the band says. “We loved the idea of many generations of goths in one video from multiple countries to bring the visuals together into one epic tribute.”
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GGLUM – “EASY FUN”
London-born songwriter Ella Smoker recently signed to Secretly Canadian as gglum, and her second single for the label is “Easy Fun,” which she says is “every night out I’ve had since I was a teenager mushed into one. It’s meant to be silly and tongue in cheek since most of my songs tend to be quite gloomy in topic. I made this one with Karma Kid over a year ago and we just wanted to experiment with getting me out of my comfort zone and trying something a little different.”
CAKES DA KILLA – “CAKEWALK”
Cakes Da Killa returns with a new clubby dance-rap anthem, “Cakewalk.” He says, ““‘Cakewalk’ is a warning to an intimate partner that’s playing in your face. Drawing inspiration from classics like Kelis’ ‘Caught Out There’ and Blu Cantrell’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up Style’ because who doesn’t love a record that spells out exactly how you’re feeling when a relationship starts getting rocky.”
PILE – “ONLY FOR A REMINDER”
Pile’s new EP Hot Air Balloon is out early in 2024, and the second single is the sparely synth-based, haunting “Only For a Reminder,” which Rick Maguire says is “a song about punishment, judgment, and betrayal from a force once thought of as benevolent or at worst, benign.”
KAONASHI – “HUMILIATION RITUAL”
Kaonashi have released “Humiliation Ritual,” a powerful, suspenseful, spoken word-infused post-hardcore song that continues the story of their career-long concept, while also dealing with Black discrimination.
NEVA DINOVA – “OUTSIDE”
After returning in April with their first new music in over a decade, Neva Dinova have shared fuzzy indie rock track “Outside,” which Jake Bellows says is “a thought about the feeling of an impending change. Not quite understanding why you’re on the outside of your own life.”
ALLIE X – “GIRL WITH NO FACE”
Alt-pop artist Allie X has announced a new self-produced album, Girl With No Face, due February 23 via Twin Music Inc. The album features recent single “Black Eye,” as well as the catchy, just-released title track.
THY SLAUGHTER – “LOST EVERYTHING” & “REIGN”
A.G. Cook and EASYFUN have unveiled two more tracks from their upcoming debut LP as Thy Slaughter, Soft Rock, due out December 1 via PC Music. One of them, “Lost Everything” features Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell and was co-written by the late SOPHIE.
ENFORCED – “CASKET”
Originally released on a Decibel flexi, this Kill Grid outtake is now streaming everywhere and has a music video.
AMANDA PALMER – “LITTLE ISLAND”
Amanda Palmer has a surprise new EP, Survival Songs, on the way, and she’s shared the lead single, “Little Island,” which she calls a “complicated love letter to New Zealand,” and it features vocals from Fur Patrol’s Julia Deans.
THE BODY & DIS FIG – “HOLY LANCE”
Experimental duo The Body have announced another of their collaborative albums, this time with Berlin-based electronic musician/vocalist (and The Bug collaborator) Dis Fig (aka Felicia Chen). Read more about the album and lead single “Holy Lance” here.
EMILY YACINA – “NOTHING LASTS”
Emily Yacina announced a new 7″, “Trick of the Light” / “Nothing Lasts,” due out January 26 via Rostam’s Mastor Projects label. Rostam also co-produced the tracks, and Emily says, “‘Nothing Lasts’ was written after I read Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, inspired by Butler’s idea of God being change. The song started out as a demo written and produced by me, and then brought it to Rostam. Together, we built the song up to its fullest potential; adding live drums by Danielle Haim, piano by Elise Goldberg, and upright bass by Gabe Noel.”
SATYASENA (SECRET CHIEFS 3, HIGH ON FIRE, etc) – “VIBRATIONAL HYDRATION”
Satyasena is a new band founded by Pej Mon of Secret Chiefs 3 and Ghoul, and their upcoming self-titled debut album features a cast of contributors including High On Fire/Mutoid Man bassist Jeff Matz on new song “Vibrational Hydration.” Read more here.
SHOOTING DAGGERS – “NOT MY RIVAL”
You already heard the Death Pill song from the Death Pill / Shooting Daggers split that comes out on New Heavy Sounds tomorrow (11/17), and now here’s the Shooting Daggers song. Read about it here.
BETTER LOVERS (EVERY TIME I DIE, DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) – “TWO ALIVE AMONGST THE DEAD”
Every Time I Die/Dillinger Escape Plan supergroup Better Lovers are back with a new song, and you can read more about it here.
PORNO FOR PYROS – “AGUA”
After announcing the dates for their postponed, reunion-turned-farewell tour yesterday, Porno For Pyros have now also released their first new song in 26 years, “Agua.” Read more about it here.
CHUCK RAGAN – “ECHO THE HALLS”
Hot Water Music co-frontman Chuck Ragan has released his first solo song since 2016, and you can read about it here.
Looking for even more new songs? Browse the New Songs archive.