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.
NATION OF LANGUAGE – “SIGHTSEER”
Nation of Language call “Sightseer” a “song of love and hurt; of yearning for impossible futures.” The band’s new album Strange Disciple is out this Friday.
DON LETTS – “THE UNIVERSE KNOWS WHAT YOU’VE DONE” (FEAT. JOHN CUSACK)
DJ, filmmaker and Big Audio Dynamite cofounder Don Letts says “The Universe Knows What You’ve Done” is a look at the rise of tech and our part in the process of the nightmare it’s become, when the truth is tech’s cool – it’s people that are the problem.” Yes that is John Cusack in the spoken word portions. Don’s first-ever solo album is out later this month.
THE COLOR FRED – “THE LEDGE” (THE REPLACEMENTS COVER)
Creep Records is putting out Let the Bad Times Roll (A Tribute to the Replacements) on October 27 with Replacements covers by Mikey Erg, Her Head’s On Fire, Jon Snodgrass, Timeshares, Crossed Keys, Sammy Kay, Low Coast, and more. Its first single is a faithful rendition of “The Ledge” by The Color Fred, aka Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday, Breaking Pangaea).
BAS JAN – “NO MORE SWAMP”
The “swamp” (simpler times) is central to the new album from Bas Jan, the London group led by Serafina Steer, and this is one of two tracks with it in the title. “I feel so different to how I was when Bas Jan started,” says Serafina. “I was trying to explore that in the lyrics.”
SARAH MARY CHADWICK – “SOMEONE ELSE’S BABY”
Sarah Mary Chadwick’s new album Messages to God is out this Friday (9/15) via Kill Rock Stars, and the final advance single is the contemplative “Someone Else’s Baby.” “Sometimes someone else’s baby is just better than your own,” Sarah says. “This feeling tends to correlate with having an absolutely chaotic life, so as an avoidance technique, it’s fantastic!”
MILDRED MAUDE – “SHIFTING”
Cornish improvisational noise outfit Mildred Maude have released a new EP, Microclimates, today via Sonic Cathedral. Like everything on this label, there’s more than a little shoegaze going on and it features vocals from vocals Lorena Quintanilla of Lorelle Meets The Obsolete.
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