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.
ESCUELA GRIND – “MEAT MAGNET” (ft. BARNEY GREENWAY of NAPALM DEATH)
Escuela Grind have shared the Barney Greenway collab from their DDEEAATHHMMEETTAALL EP, and as you’d probably guess, this goes very hard.
1999 WRITE THE FUTURE – “MINT CHOCOLATE” (ft. BADBADNOTGOOD, WESTSIDE GUNN & CONWAY THE MACHINE)
88rising’s 1999 WRITE THE FUTURE teams with jazz/hip hop group BADBADNOTGOOD and Griselda rappers Westside Gunn and Conway the Machine for this smoky, hypnotic new song.
PATRICK WOLF – “PENZANCE”
Patrick Wolf’s new b-sides and rarities collection The Circling Sky comes out digitally on December 21, and from it he’s shared “Penzance.” “This song began being written in the eye of a rapidly gathering love affair when I was 18 while I was finishing writing my debut Lycanthropy – within a few days of meeting each other while I had just been fired from my job repairing leather coats in Camden Market, he encouraged me to elope and skip an interview for a job to be a bead salesman and leave London to adventure and dissolve into a stretch expanse of West Cornwall where he and his family were from,” he says. “He booked us a cabin on the night train to Penzance via Teignmouth and in the coming days I would be introduced to the world of my second album, Godrevy Point, The Towans, Lands End and of course the title of this song. By the time I had finished Wind in the Wires five years later in 2004, this song ultimately felt like it disassembled something of the concise claustrophobic narrative I had sequenced for the album, so despite being such a key song to the project, I slipped it perhaps also a little self conscious of its intimacy onto the relative obscurity of a b-side, yet to this day I know it has lived on to be one of my audiences most beloved songs of mine. This mastering of it finally brings its intricate and delicate nocturnal production to life I think too.”
JAHARI MASSAMBA UNIT (MADLIB & KARRIEM RIGGINS) – “STOMPING GAMAY”
Jahari Massamba Unit, aka Madlib and Karriem Riggins, have announced a new album, YHWH, due March 1 via Law of Rhythm. Here’s the beat-driven jazz of lead single “Stomping Gamay.”
RENEÉ RAPP & MEGAN THEE STALLION – “NOT MY FAULT”
Reneé Rapp and Megan Thee Stallion have teamed up for a bouncy new pop-rap song from the new Mean Girls movie, which Reneé stars as Regina George in.
EYEDRESS – “A ROOM UP IN THE SKY” (ft. THE MARÍAS)
Frequent collaborators Eyedress and The Marías reconnect for the hazy psych-pop of “A Room Up in the Sky.”
GLOSS UP – “N.A.L.B.” (ft. CHRISEAN ROCK)
Gloss Up and Chrisean Rock join forces for what instantly sounds like a super fun, singalong rap anthem.
VIVA BELGRADO – “UN TRAGALUZ”
Spanish screamo/post-hardcore band Viva Belgrado have announced a new album, Cancionero de los Cielos, due January 19. They show off a lighter, more melodic side on “Un Tragaluz.”
HITBOX – LABOR VITA, NECESSE MORI
Hitbox dropped a new LP out today, and it’s a very killer offering of chaotic metalcore/post-hardcore.
V/A – E-SIMS FOR GAZA (MIDDLE-MAN RECORDS)
Middle-Man Records has put out a 46-song screamo compilation with proceeds going to help the people of Gaza. It features Cady, Snag, Massa Nera, Lower Automation, Coma Regalia, Carrion Spring, and many others.
HULDER – “VESSEL OF SUFFERING”
Portland black metal act Hulder has announced a new album, Verse In Oath, due 2/9 via 20 Buck Spin. Check out first single “Vessel of Suffering” now.
PORNO FOR PYROS – “PETE’S DAD”
Porno for Pyros have shared a “from the vault” holiday track, which you can read more about here.
JOSHUA RAY WALKER – “THANK YOU FOR LISTENING”
Country singer Joshua Ray Walker has released the new song “Thank You For Listening,” and he also revealed that doctors have found a localized cancer in his colon. He says that he’ll be undergoing surgery and that it’s “likely [he’ll] make a full recovery without further treatment.” Read his full statement here and listen to the gorgeous, melancholic new single that hits especially hard in the wake of this news.
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