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Pillow Queens – “Rats”

Fuzzed-up, sincere Dublin indie rockers Pillow Queens self-released their debut album In Waiting last year. Since then, they’ve covered the Cranberries, played on American TV, and become a Stereogum Band To Watch. Today, Pillow Queens announce that they’ve signed with Royal Mountain Records, and they’ve also dropped a new single. It rocks, and so does its video.
Tags: Music, Dublin, New Music, Michael Maxxis, Royal Mountain Records, Pillow Queens

Amaarae – “SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY (Remix)” (Feat. Kali Uchis)

The Ghanaian-American pop singer and producer Amaarae released her excellent The Angel You Don’t Know last fall. Now, after returning to the stage for the first time in two years with an exultant, organic performance at Pitchfork Music Festival last Saturday, she’s back with a high-profile remix of one of her album’s most memorable songs. The ascendant Colombian-American pop star Kali Uchis has hopped on a new version of the wispy and whispery yet hard-thumping “SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY,” turning it ...
Tags: Music, New Music, Kali Uchis, Amaarae

Stream Demersal’s Majestically Brutal Screamo EP Death Routines

Right now, there’s so much good screamo coming out that it’s hard to keep all these bands straight, but I’m here to tell you that you should make some room for the Danish band Demersal. Demersal has been around for a few years now; they released an EP in 2017 and a full-length last year. A few months ago, Demersal and fellow Danish screamo band Regarding Ambiguity dropped a split that really impressed us. Today, Demersal have followed that with a new EP called Death Routines, and it kicks seriou...
Tags: Music, New Music, Demersal

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Earthlings”

Last month Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announced B-Sides & Rarities: Part II, a sequel to their beloved B-Sides & Rarities compilation that picks up in 2005, where that one left off. Upon announcing the comp they shared “Vortex,” a previously unreleased tracking dating to 2006. Today they’ve got another one from the archives, a haunting ballad called “Earthlings” from 2018-2019 that, according to Cave, “some consider the finest track of the Ghosteen sessions.” He calls it “the missing link that bi...
Tags: Music, Nick Cave, New Music, Ghosteen

Stream Pa Salieu’s New EP Afrikan Rebel

Last year, the Gambian-born UK rapper Pa Salieu released his deeply impressive debut mixtape Send Them To Coventry. Salieu’s ascent was quick and dramatic. He started out recording in his friend’s home studio, and he released his first single a few months after being shot in the head. In the time since that first mixtape came out Salieu has collaborated with slowthai, Protje, and Popcaan. Salieu also made a dramatic American TV debut on The Tonight Show earlier this year. He’s made a name for hi...
Tags: Music, UK, New Music, Zlatan, Tay Iwar, Pa Salieu, Salieu, Obonjayar, Popcaan Salieu

Tonstartssbandht – “What Has Happened”

Tonstartssbandht, the psych-rock duo of brothers Edwin and Andy White, have announced the new album Petunia. Their 18th(!) LP, Petunia was written and recorded in their home studio in Orlando in 2020 and features outside mixing for the first time. Today, they’re sharing lead single “What Has Happened,” which comes with a music video featuring a tour of Orlando’s waterfront parks.
Tags: Music, Orlando, New Music, Edwin, Andy White, Tonstartssbandht, Case Mahan

Kehlani – “Altar”

R&B star Kehlani went from good to great on her last album It Was Good Until It Wasn’t, which we named one of the best albums of 2020. Later this year, she’s going to follow it up with a new LP called Blue Water Road. Its lead single, “Altar,” has arrived today, and you can listen to it below.
Tags: Music, Kehlani, New Music

Webbed Wing – “Make A Dime”

When you call your album What’s So Fucking Funny? and put a knife-wielding clown on the cover, you have my attention regardless of what the music sounds like. Ditto when the great Will Yip produces your record and signs you to his Memory Music label. So I went into the new Webbed Wing single predisposed to like it, but I assure you the music itself is worthy of such affection.
Tags: Music, New Music, Will Yip, Bob Sweeney, Webbed Wing

Baby Keem Releases Visuals For His Track “first order of business” Directed By Dave Free & pgLang [Video]

Baby Keem releases the official video for 'first order of business' off his new album 'The Melodic Blue' directed by Dave Free & pgLang.
Tags: News, Newsletter, Jazz, Viral Video, New Music, Dave Free, Did You Know, For Your Information, New Video, For Your Viewing Pleasure, Baby Keem, Apple-news, Baby Keem first order of business video, Dave Free Founder Of pgLand, what is pgLang

Lily Konigsberg – “Sweat Forever”

Last month, Palberta member Lily Konigsberg announced her first solo full-length, Lily We Need To Talk Now, with the effervescent “That’s The Way I Like It.” Today, she’s back with another new song from the album, “Sweat Forever,” a blissed-out and conflicted sunbeam of 12-string guitar and balmy production. “‘Sweat Forever’ was the first song successfully recorded for the album,” Konigsberg said in a statement. “It’s mostly about the bad part of going through a huge change in your life and the ...
Tags: Music, New Music, Königsberg, Lily Konigsberg

Gold Dust – “Oh Well”

Stephen Pierce has made hardcore music with Ampere and shoegaze with Kindling and the Easthampton, MA-based musician also has a long-running interest in folk music from the ’60s and ’70s, which is what he’s channeling in his new solo project Gold Dust. Today, Pierce is announcing its debut album, also called Gold Dust.
Tags: Music, Easthampton, New Music, Pierce, Kindling, Ampere, Gold Dust, Stephen Pierce

Alexa Rose – “Wild Peppermint”

At the end of the week, the North Carolina singer-songwriter Alexa Rose will release her new album Headwaters. So far we’ve posted her trembling, Bridgers-esque “Clearwater Park” and the brighter, twangier, yet still wispy and melancholic “Big Sky.” Today she’s sharing one more track before the album drops, the pleasingly titled “Wild Peppermint.” The piano-led track eases into a graceful momentum with bursts of gorgeous strings and nostalgic lyrics like these: “We could change direction for the...
Tags: Music, North Carolina, New Music, John Dupré, Bridgers, Alexa rose, Clearwater Park

Church Girls – “Basement”

The charged-up and melodic Philly indie band Church Girls announced their signing to the great UK record label Big Scary Monsters last month with the released of their single “Separated.” This week they’re back with another new song and details on their new album.
Tags: Music, UK, New Music, Philly, Church Girls

Emily A. Sprague – “Silken Pt. 2.1”

Salutations is a new 12-track compilation from Adult Swim and the great avant-garde record label RVNG Intl. According to a press release, the album “inaugurates a series of greetings, group assemblies, and exercises along the invisible plane created through correspondence.” Out today, it includes new music from the likes of vhvl, Visible Cloaks, Batu, Dialect, and — most notably around these parts — Emily A. Sprague, the ambient composer and indie singer-songwriter who also sometimes records as ...
Tags: Music, New Music, RVNG Intl, Emily A Sprague

Lionlimb – “Nothing”

Lionlimb announced a new album, Spiral Groove, last month. It came with a glowing endorsement from Angel Olsen, which makes sense because the project’s (now) sole leader Stewart Bronaugh plays in Olsen’s backing band. We’ve heard “Loveland Pass” from it already and now we’re getting the album’s second single, “Nothing,” which is about trying to overcome personal dissatisfaction and be happy with the strides you’ve made: “There was nothing I could do/ But just take a seat right next to you/ Cause...
Tags: Music, New Music, Lionlimb, Olsen, Angel Olsen, Loveland Pass, Stewart Bronaugh

Magdalena Bay – “You Lose!”

Magdalena Bay are releasing their impressive retro-pop volley Mercurial Bay in a few weeks. The duo has shared “Chaeri” and “Secrets (Your Fire)” from it so far. Today, they’re back with “You Lose!,” a thumping and distorted track that they say “is about trying to be a musician and feeling like time for success is always running out.” “It’s definitely melodramatic, describing ourselves as aging and nearing death, but sometimes it really feels that way,” they add. Watch a video for the track belo...
Tags: Music, New Music, Magdalena Bay, Chaeri

Adia Victoria – “You Was Born To Die” (Feat. Jason Isbell, Margo Price, & Kyshona Armstrong)

In a couple of days, the Nashville singer Adia Victoria will release A Southern Gothic, her new album of cinematic, atmospheric blues. Victoria recorded the LP last year during quarantine, while listening to old Alan Lomax field recordings and thinking about the history of American music. We’ve already posted the early single “Magnolia Blues,” and now Victoria has shared her version of “You Was Born To Die,” an old blues song most associated with Blind Willie McTell. In her version of the song, ...
Tags: Music, Nashville, Victoria, New Music, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Alan Lomax, Adia Victoria, Kyshona Armstrong, Feat Jason Isbell Margo Price amp

Hand Habits – “Graves”

Next month, Meg Duffy is releasing a new Hand Habits album, Fun House, the follow-up to 2019’s wonderful placeholder. We’ve heard two songs from it so far, “Aquamarine” and “No Difference,” and today Duffy is sharing another one, the hushed and still “Graves.” Featuring backing vocals from SASAMI, the album’s producer, it’s a mournful yarn about not falling back into old habits: “Don’t go digging up graves/ Why can’t you just let it lay?” Duffy asks. They say the track “is a secret message to my...
Tags: Music, New Music, Don, Duffy, Sasami, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Wiki – “Promised” (Feat. MIKE) (Prod. Navy Blue)

Well, here’s a noteworthy convergence of underground rap talent. Wiki, the one-time Ratking ringleader who has become a New York hip-hop mainstay, is releasing his Half God album in a couple weeks. The entire thing is produced by LA native Navy Blue, the pro skateboarder, Pratt Institute student, and childhood friend of Earl Sweatshirt who has become a critically acclaimed musician in his own right. Two songs from the project were released at the end of August, and another one is out today, inco...
Tags: Music, New York, Wiki, Brooklyn, New Music, Mike, Pratt Institute, Navy Blue, LA native Navy Blue

Chvrches – “Cry Little Sister” (Gerard McMann Cover)

Last month, Chvrches released their new album Screen Violence. The group got the Cure’s Robert Smith to guest on lead single “How Not To Drown,” and they remained in a gothed-out ’80s zone all through the album’s rollout, covering Echo & The Bunnymen and trading remixes with John Carpenter. It seems like they’re not out of the zone yet. Today, Chvrches have shared their take on “Cry Little Sister,” the immortal theme from the 1987 classic The Lost Boys.
Tags: Music, Chvrches, New Music, John Carpenter, Robert Smith, Nightbooks, Gerard McMann

Slow Pulp – “In Too Deep” (Sum 41 Cover)

A few months ago, we talked to Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley for the 20th anniversary of “Fat Lip” and in anticipation of the anniversary of his band’s debut album All Killer No Filler. Apparently we were not the only ones with Sum 41 on our minds! The Chicago Band To Watch Slow Pulp, who released their debut album Moveys last year, have covered Sum 41’s second-biggest single, “In Too Deep.” They’ve also recreated the All Killer No Filler album artwork (see above). Their take on the track is crisp and...
Tags: Music, New Music, Deryck Whibley, Sum 41, Slow Pulp

Grouper – “Ode To The Blue”

It’s been a few years since Liz Harris released any of the spectral, expansive music that she records under her Grouper moniker. Next month, though, Harris will release Shade, a new album of Grouper songs recorded over the course of 15 years. Harris has already shared the early track “Unclean Mind,” which marked a return to the acoustic-guitar reveries of the older Grouper records. Today, Harris has followed that song with “Ode To The Blue,” another song built around nothing more than Harris’ vo...
Tags: Music, New Music, Grouper, HARRIS, Liz Harris, Dicky Bahto

KIRA – “The Ghosts”

Kira Roessler is something of a legend — she was in Black Flag during their heyday, playing on four full-lengths and at countless live shows during her two-plus years in the band, one of the few women in the early hardcore scene. After she left, she linked up with the Minutemen’s Mike Watt, her husband for a time, and for years they made music as dos. Roessler has also racked up credits in the film and TV world, working on sound effects and design — in 2016 she was thanked at the Oscars for her ...
Tags: Music, DOS, Mike Watt, New Music, Black Flag, Minutemen, Kira, Kira Roessler, Roessler

The War On Drugs – “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” (Feat. Lucius)

Back in July, the War On Drugs finally announced their new album, I Don’t Live Here Anymore, with lead single “Living Proof.” Since then, their breakthrough album Slave Ambient turned 10 and they played a lovely in-studio rendition of “Living Proof” on Colbert.
Tags: Music, The War On Drugs, New Music, Lucius, Don, Emmett Malloy

Snail Mail – “Valentine”

It’s been a minute since Snail Mail released Lush, one of the best debuts from an artist in recent memory. After touring hard behind that album, Lindsey Jordan stepped out of the spotlight. The album’s official biography (written by friend and fellow musician Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee) notes that Jordan went to a rehab facility in Arizona, which is where she started to sketch out the shape of her follow-up despite not having access to her instruments. Earlier this year, Jordan went to Dur...
Tags: Music, Arizona, Jordan, New Music, Durham North Carolina, Waxahatchee, Snail Mail, Katie Crutchfield, Brad Cook, Lindsey Jordan, Josh Coll

Rid Of Me – “Myself”

Naming your band after one of PJ Harvey’s best albums is a bold move, but Rid Of Me seem plenty ambitious. After releasing their debut EP in the spring of last year, the Philadelphia group has announced their first full-length album, Traveling, which will be out in December. Lead single “Myself” is a rousing upward swirl of noisy chaos, with Itarya Rosenberg providing the ominous intonations at the song’s center: “And I will stop breathing/ Will lose all control for a clung ego.”
Tags: Music, Philadelphia, PJ Harvey, New Music, Rid Of Me, Itarya Rosenberg

Xenia Rubinos – “Don’t Put Me In Red”

Xenia Rubinos has already released five singles from her upcoming album Una Rosa: “Who Shot Ya?,” “Did My Best,” “Cógelo Suave,” “Working All The Time,” and “Sacude.” And today, she’s sharing one final single before the LP’s release next month, the Rita Indiana- and Rumba-influenced track “Don’t Put Me In Red.”
Tags: Music, Time, Indiana, New Music, Don, Rumba, Xenia Rubinos, Zoe Fitzgerald

Spirit Was – “Come Back Up To The House”

Last month, Nick Corbo — formerly of LVL UP — announced his debut full-length as Spirit Was, Heaven’s Just A Cloud, with the gloomy and furious “I Saw The Wheel.” Today, he’s back with the album’s second single, “Come Back Up To The House,” which he says was inspired by guitarist Link Wray’s 1971 self-titled album.
Tags: Music, House, New Music, Link Wray, LVL UP, Spirit Was, Nick Corbo

Lunar Vacation – “Gears”

Last month, Atlanta band Lunar Vacation announced their debut full-length, Inside Every Fig Is A Dead Wasp, which comes on the heels of some promising EPs that stretch back a few years. We’ve heard “Shrug” and “Mold” from it already, and today the band is sharing the shimmery “Gears.” Bandleader Grace Repasky had this to say about the track:
Tags: Music, Atlanta, New Music, Lunar Vacation, Grace Repasky

Barrie – “Dig”

Barrie, the musical project of Barrie Lindsay, has always specialized in crisp metropolitan indie-pop. Both on stage and on record, the band has carved out a distinct stylistic identity, one adjacent to the likes of Yumi Zouma and Alvvays, like a dreamier spin on Fleetwood Mac. On her new single, she tweaks that identity somewhat.
Tags: Music, Fleetwood Mac, New Music, Barrie, Yumi Zouma, Robert Kolodny, Barrie Lindsay

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