Nils Frahm, Quinton Brock, slo / tide (Underoath), more


So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), collect even more new music we would call “indie” and talk about what metal comes out. We post music news, song premieres and more all day long. We are updating a weekly playlist some of our favorite tracks right now. Here is a daily recap with a bunch of interesting songs recently released in one place.

WAJATTA (REGGIE WATTS, JOHN TEJADA) – “IN YOU WANT EVEN MORE?”

Wajatta, the duo of Reggie Watts and producer John Tejada, have announced a new EP, Do you still care?, which will be released on December 3 via Brainfeeder. The EP features four originals and a cover of Adamski’s “Killer”. Check out the very cool 8-bit style video for the EP’s house title song.

NILS FRAHM – “DELAY”

Here is another track from Nils Frahm’s next track Old friends, new friends. ‘Late’ was obviously recorded very late, ”says Frahm. “When I recorded the piano in my little apartment studio in Berlin, which was called Durton studio, I had to play very calmly because I was surrounded by sleeping neighbors. In this song, you can feel this late-night dynamic in a Berlin building, where you can’t disturb the environment… And yes, it has become a lullaby like that. I hope you like it.”

MATCHESS – “ALMOST ENDED [EXCERPT]”

Chicago artist Matchess to release new album Sonescent February 25 via Drag City. You can get a taste of it now via this ethereal extract from “Almost Gone”.

FKA TWIGS – “MEASURE OF A MAN” FT. EEC CENTER

FKA Twigs’ majestic new single “Measure of a Man”, which stars British rapper Central Coe, is taken from the soundtrack of the period spy film The king’s man, which is expected to be released in December after delays linked to the pandemic.

MADELINE KENNEY – “I’LL FUCK IT”

“Here’s a new song that I wrote in my basement,” writes Madeline Kenney, “celebrating 30 years of life, much of it making music and trying to learn + to be a better person / friend / musician. ” The song “I’ll Get Over It” is psychedelic, mysterious and beautiful pop.

COMPANION – “HOW CAN I GET TO KNOW”

Sophia Jo Babb, the identical twin sisters based in Fort Collins, Colo., Shared their first single under the Companion name, “How Could I Have Known”, a sweet folk song. “I started writing ‘How could I have known’ at the start of my first fall in northern Colorado,” says Sophia. “I quickly learned that fall is a fleeting and beautifully short time in the mountains. It only takes a few windy days for all the trembling aspen leaves to give way to bare trees, snowfall and at the first sunsets. At the time, I was engaged to my current husband. He was struggling with serious medical issues, and I developed too much awareness of how quickly I could Seeing him again. Having lost family members without warning in the past, I anxiously realized that as soon as he entered my life, he might also leave. Although this thought, at its core, was very scary, when I looked past the fear of losing something that was so close to my heart, I could see the amazing gift that it is to have something that is close to my heart in the first place I showed Jo the beginning of the song, and we finished it together in an afternoon.

PHOTOS OF THE WAVE – “THIS CUR DU MIEN”

Longtime British indie band The Wave Pictures will release a new double album When The Purple Emperor Spreads His Wings on May 20. The first single, “This Heart of Mine”, finds singer and songwriter David Tattersall still in good shape and educated.

HAZEL ENGLISH – “NINE STORIES”

Hazel English shared her first single of the year, an airy and melodic track produced by Jackson Phillips of Dave Wave.

SCRUFFPUPPIE – “SEARCH HOW”

JJ Shubert announced his debut album under the name Scruffpuppie, letters to person, which will be released on January 28 via Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records label. Their latest single “Wonders How”, which has an urgent pop-punk vibe. “” wondering how “has a combination of the two elements of all the songs on this album, going from being soft and pretty, like” painting “, then to a more rock ballad, like” assignment song ““, JJ said. “This song is about a lot of the aftermath of my addiction and the state of wonder I got clean into. How did I get this far? A year ago, I was dozing off in front of my guitar trying to l ‘tune in correctly, and now I’m in LA recording some of the most amazing works I’ve ever created. “I wonder how” is a perfect example of the hope I’ve started to incorporate into my writing. . “

PINCH POINTS – “REASONS TO BE ANXIETY” / “BOY”

Pinch Points from Australia do post-punk with a strong emphasis on punk, as you can hear from these two mocking singles. The A-side, “Reasons to Be Anxious”, is also the laed single from Pinch Points’ upcoming album, due in March via Exploding In the Sound in the US (and Mistletone Records in AUS / NZ).

QUINTON BROCK – “TOUCH”

Multi-genre artist Quinton Brock continues the rock vibes of last year’s single “The Moon” with “Touch” (which you might recognize if you’ve watched Quinton on The BrooklynVegan Show in April), and this- this is a fun, upbeat song that sits between funk and indie rock.

GRADE 2 – “MURDER TOWN” (ACOUSTIC)

British Grade 2 punks release acoustic EP, Graveyard Island: Acoustic sessions, December 10 via Pirates Press Records. As the title suggests, the EP features acoustic versions of songs from 2019 Cemetery island, and the first single is a really cool version of “Murder Town”.

SLO / TIDE (mem UNDEROATH) – “NECK HIGH”

slo / tide is the new alt-pop solo project from Underoath Town Crier Spencer Chamberlain, and his first single “Neck High” was co-written with Sir Sly. It’s a far cry from Underoath, but Spencer has a real knack for that sort of thing as well.

DLTZK – “RESEARCH FESTIVAL”

dltzk recently released their new album Fragility, and his song “search party” made a buzz this week. It’s a mix of mid-2000s emo and current lo-fi electronic pop, and it’s easy to see why this very catchy song is catching on.

PERENNIALS – “DENT PLUS GRIFFE” & “PERENNIAL IN A HANTED HOUSE”

New England dance-punk / post-hardcore band Perennial have announced a new album, At midnight, and you can read more about these two singles here.

NOBODY’S FLOWERS – “MOUNTAINS ARE BROKEN MEN”

Nobody’s Flowers is the jangle pop project by Nick Fit (from Loss Leader, Neaux, and more), and you can read more about this new single here.

RICO NASTY – “MONEY” (ft. FLO MILLI, prod. BOYS NOIZE)

Rico Nasty is teaming up with Flo Milli and producer Boys Noize for this new rap bang, which you can read more about here.

BUCKLE – “HALO”

The big names in the British psyche / shoegaze Loop have announced their first album in 32 years and the first single “Halo” is a killer.

ARCA – “QUEER” FT. PLANNINGTOROCK

Arca has announced a third new album, kick iii, which is due out in December, and has shared a new single from it, which you can read more about here.

EDDIE VEDDER – “THE HALVES”

Here’s another new song from Eddie’s upcoming solo album Earthling.

Looking for even more new songs? Browse the “New Songs” archive.