Joey Bada$$, from Montreal, Khruangbin, Rat Tally, more

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So many artists, so many songs, so little time. Every week we review a handful of new albums (from all genres), round up even more new music we’d call “indie” and talk about what metal comes out. We post music news, track premieres and more all day. We are updating a weekly playlist of some of our current favorite tracks. Here is a daily summary with a bunch of interesting and recently released songs in one place.

JOEY BADA$$ – “SURVIVOR’S GUILT”

Joey Bada$$ shared a new song from his upcoming album 2000which comes out July 22. The new song was released on the late Capital STEEZ’s birthday, and it’s a tribute to him and Joey’s late cousin, Junior B. “This song is by far the most heartfelt song I’ve ever heard. done and it was incredibly therapeutic to finally be able to put my thoughts and feelings into words,” says Joey.

KHRUANGBIN & QUANTIC – “GREEN ONIONS” (BOOKER T. & THE MG’S COVER)

This cover of Booker T & The MG’s iconic instrumental by Khruangbin and Quantic comes with a co-sign by one of the original players. “A really nice rendition of the song,” said MG guitarist Steve Cropper. “I really like the modern twist with the beat.” It’s a cool update of a classic.

RAT ACCOUNT – “LONGSHOT”

Rat Tally’s debut album, In my car, out next month on 6131, and she shared another new song, “Longshot.” “It’s the opening track and one of my favorites on the record,” said Rat Tally. “The song is about a lot of anxiety and not being able to stop overthinking so I wanted the verses to be tense, lyrically and musically. I was obsessively listening to Fountains Of Wayne, XTC and a lot of 90s hits and early 2000s, and I wanted it to have a big stadium rock vibe.”

PIST.ON – “RUIN YOUR DAY”

New York alternative metal veterans Pist.On come out Cold World+ — an expanded edition of their recent comeback EP cold world which also includes their 2001 EP Savea song from a 1995 Metal Blade composition and four previously released demos – July 29 via M-Theory Audio, and new single “Ruin Your Day” will take you straight back to the ’90s alt-metal scene that gave born in Pist .Sur.

PHOBOPHILE – “NAUSING DESPAIR”

North Dakota Death Metallers Phobophilic Share “Nauseating Despair” On Their Upcoming Debut Album Enveloping absurdity, scheduled for September 16 via Prosthetic. The group recount Decibel that the song “is the best representation of the album as a whole” and that “it’s about a sudden and extreme realization that Sartre describes as ‘nausea’. Once you become aware of the absurdity of life, there is no turning back; it’s truly horrifying.”

JIM LAUDERDALE – “THIS KIND OF LIFE (THIS KIND OF DAY)”

Jim Lauderdale, veteran country/Americana singer-songwriter, has announced his 35th album, game changerdue August 26 via Sky Crunch Records, and the lead single is the upbeat “That Kind of Life (That Kind of Day),” which Jim calls an ode to “feeling and wishing others had a good life.”

GOGOL BORDELLO – “FORCES OF VICTORY” (ft. SERHIY ZHADAN & KAZKA)

Gogol Bordello recently released new single “Teroborona” in aid of Ukrainian aid, and now they’ve shared another new protest song, sung in their native Ukrainian, which will appear on the upcoming compilation Artdopomoga Vol 2., “which features Ukrainian artists reacting to the war”. It is full of energy and passion and features poet/author Serhiy Zhadan and Ukrainian electro-folk band Kazka.

METRO MARRS – “VIOLENCE” (ft. DUKE DEUCE)

Atlanta rapper/singer Metro Marrs has announced a new EP, Last train March 2, due August 4 via Quality Control. The new single “Violence” features Duke Deuce, toning down his usual revival crunk to suit the more melodic and dark vibes of this song.

BLONDIE – “I LOVE YOU DARLING, GIVE ME A BEER (PASS IT)”

Blondie released “I Love You Honey, Give Me A Beer”, the original demo that became “Go Through It” from the 1980s Autoamerican. This version plays on the influence of the country even more than the Autoamerican version, and a press release indicates that it may have originally been written for Alan Rudolph’s 1980 film Roadie. This version will appear on the band’s next box set. Blondie: Against All Odds 1974-1982that you can pre-order here.

FROM MONTREAL – “MAIDEN’S BLAB SABBATH TOUR”

Kevin Barnes calls his new Montreal single “a Nile Rodgers wet dream that involved William Gibson, Gokudō (the extreme path), ABBA, Marie Kondo, Marc Bolan, the Prince’s 1999 music video, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace, Intercourse Dancing and Internet Words. password.” New album Freewave Lucifer Freewave Lucifer fck will be released on July 29 via Polyvinyl.

GRAEME – “100 DISCS”

London dance group Gramme have been around since the early 2000s, mixing disco and post-punk. “100 Records” is their first single in quite some time and the first taste of a new EP which will be released in November.

CHARLES STEPNEY – “THIS IS THE WAY OF THE WORLD”

The international anthem comes out Step by step, a double LP collection of home recordings by the late producer, arranger and Earth Wind and Fire collaborator Charles Stepney (1931-1976). All 23 songs on this album were recorded by Stepney alone in his basement in the ’60s and ’70s. ‘C’est la Voie du Monde’ is thick with the kind of lush synth that French duo Air would kill for.

ALICE BOMAN – “MAYBE”

“I love the result of this song,” Swedish singer-songwriter Alice Boman said of this new track from her upcoming album, The space between. “How does it sound. Because even though it’s a bit of a sad song, about realizing that something you want will never happen, it still has a levity to it. And I really appreciate the contrasts like that. How opening up to one feeling can evoke another and then exist at the same time.”

TOMATO FLOWER – “BLUE”

Baltimore band Tomato Flower, who will be touring with Animal Collective later this summer, will release their new EP, Construction, August 5 via Ramp Local. “Blue” is beautiful, ethereal dreampop, awash with crystalline synths, smooth bass and breathy vocals. Beautiful.

OXALATE – “HURRY TO DEATH”

NY/NJ death metallers Oxalate are gearing up to release a new EP titled Cultivate anxiety, and they’ve just released lead single “Pressed to Death,” a brutal, swampy dose of old-school death metal that the band says concerns “a specific method of torture used on falsely accused witches in the 16th and 17th centuries.” Learn more here.

EGG DROP SOUP – “JIMMY EAT SHIT”

LA Punk Trio Egg Drop Soup Release New 7″ Via Suicide Squeeze’s Pinks and purples singles series. “Jimmy Eat Shit” is both catchy and venomous.

THE 1975 – “PART OF THE GROUP”

The 1975s shared “Part of the Band,” the first taste of their anticipated new album be funny in a foreign languageand you can find out more here.

OLIVER SIM (XX) – “GMT”

“‘GMT’ was one of the first songs made for the record,” Sim says of the song, which is fueled by vocal harmonies and samples of Brian Wilson’s “Smile.” “I had hunted Jamie in Australia to escape the British winter. We worked in Sydney and took a trip to Byron Bay, stopping at secluded beaches and listening to lots of The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson along the way. The first song we did was “GMT”, sampling Brian Wilson’s “Smile”. The song was written about yearning for a love at home, thousands of miles away in different time zones. It is also a love letter to London.

THE WORSHIP – “GIVE ME MERCY”

Here is the first single from The Cult’s 11th album. “I was absolutely in love with this piece of music that Billy had written, and it fit perfectly with the thoughts I had about our culture’s need to move beyond assumptions of duality,” says frontman Ian Astbury. “We need a new language because words can’t express where we are going. Guitarist Billy Duffy adds, “‘Give Me Mercy’ has all the hallmarks of the new Cult classic to my ears…fresh yet familiar.

HOT CHIP – “ELEANOR”

“Eleanor” is the terrific second single from Hot Chip’s eighth studio album, which will be released in August.

ESCUELA GRIND – “CLIFFHANGER”

Massachusetts grinders Escuela Grind have announced a new album, memory theater, due out September 30 via the band’s new label, MNRK Heavy. Learn more about the first single “Cliffhanger” here.

ARMOR FOR SLEEP – “WHAT DISTANCE”

NJ emo veterans Armor For Sleep have announced their first album in 15 years, The rain museumand you can read more about the first single “How Far Apart” here.

CASTRATOR – “SINS OF THE INQUISITION”

New York death metal band Castrator have shared a new song from their upcoming debut album Stained in oblivion and you can find out more here. You can also pre-order our exclusive purple neon galaxy vinyl variant.

VOXTROT – “FIFTEEN MINUTES”

Voxtrot has unearthed “Fifteen Minutes” for its upcoming B-side/rarity composition, and you can find out more here.

END – “EDEN WILL DROWN” / CULT LEADER – “ATARAXIS”

Two killer hardcore metal bands, END and Cult Leader, have teamed up for a split EP titled Gather and cry, and they each shared a song from it. Learn more here.

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