So many artists, so little time. Every week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), put together some more new music we’d call âindieâ and talk about what metal is releasing. We post music news, song premieres and more all day long. We update a weekly playlist of some of our favorite tracks right now. Here is a daily recap with a bunch of interesting songs recently released in one place.
WIEGEDOOD – “CAROUSEL”
As mentioned, Belgian black metal band Wiegedood (members of Oathbreaker and Amenra) are releasing a new album There is always blood at the end of the road next week (1/14) via Century Media. Here is the new tornado single, “Carousel”.
VIDEO CEREMONY – ON THE PERIPHERY OF THE HUMAN REALMS
Voidceremony (members of Mournful Congregation, Atramentus, Chthe’ilist, and more) are gearing up for their second TBA album, but they released this three-song “intermission” on 20 Buck Spin’s first, and it’s an offer. very promising progressive and blackened death metal with all kinds of twists.
FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY – “TWO TURNS”
Deathcore essentials from NJ Fit For An Autopsy (whose guitarist is much-sought after producer Will Putney) are releasing their sixth album, Oh what the future holds, next week (January 14 via Nuclear Blast). The last taste is the atmospheric but pulverizing “Two Towers”.
JON THE FILM – AN OVERVIEW THAT MAKES SENSE PE
Jon The Movie is the solo project of Rule Them All, Pillars of Ivory, and more, and for this project he cites influences such as Frank Zappa, Rush, Mike Patton, The Smashing Pumpkins, Fugazi, and Guided by Voices. You can hear him in the heavy progressive alternative rock of his new EP Insight that made sense, now available on New Morality Zine.
HORSE PRICE – “3 TILES”
Another New Morality Zine release today is Prize Horse’s new single, shoegazy, alternative rock from Minneapolis, whose debut EP Welder releases January 19. Fans of stuff like Nothing, Narrow Head, Gleemer, etc., take note.
MÃTIVATIÃN – “PRISÃN LÃGIC” (ft. PARRIS MAYHEW, MIKE IX WILLIAMS, THEO KOGAN, GINA VOLPE, SHANE TRIMBLE)
MÃ¸tivatiÃ¸n is a new collaborative collective led by Ã and their upcoming debut album The 8 Infinite Stages of Power / Money / More (due Feb. 22 via Seeing Red) features members of Faith No More, Eyehategod, Throbbing Gristle, Agnostic Front, L7, Obituary, Lunachicks, Toxic Holocaust, and more. The first single is the experimental and ethereal “PrisÃ¸n LÃ¸gic” with Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod, Parris Mayhew (ex-Cro-Mags), Theo Kogan and Gina Volpe of Lunachicks, and bassist Shane Trimble of High Reeper.
LUMBEROB – “BLESSING”
A veteran of the downtown New York art scene, LUMBERBOB releases his debut album, Language learner, January 28 via Shimmy-Disc / Joyful Noise. The album was co-produced by Kramer and you can get a taste of it with the charming and eerie video for “BLESSENCE”.
JAKE XERXES FUSSELL – “LES ROLLING MILLS BRLENT”
Folk artist Jake Xerxes Fussell to release new album Good and green again in a few weeks and here’s another great track that features the piano of James Elkington who produced the album.
BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROUTE – “CONCORDE” VIDEO
Black Country, New Road just shared the music video for “Concorde” from their awaited new album, The ants up there. The album title plays in the really cool video which was directed by Maxim Kelly.
SWAMP DOGG – “SOUL TO SOUL BLESSED”
Cult soul and R&B artist Swamp Dogg announced new album I need a job … so I can buy more autotuning which will be released on February 25 via Don Giovanni. Although known for his steamy sex jams, the debut single “Soul to Blessed Soul” is straight-hearted and quite awesome, with the hot licks of Guitar Shorty.
MATT BERRY – “BEATMAKER” FT EMMA NOBLE
Matt Berry brought back his beloved comedian character Steven Toast and took him to Hollywood to Tinseltown Toast, which aired this week on BBC2. (No North American release date yet, unfortunately.) As you may know, Matt is also making the music for the show, and each episode features a cut-out with one of his songs. For the first episode of Tinseltown Toast, he covered “Beatmaker”, a 1970 single by Swedish pop artist Doris, which stars singer Emma Noble on vocals.
CY DUNE – “AGAINST FACE”
Akron / Family’s Seth Olinsky’s bluesy and garage punk solo project Cy Dune will release a new album, Against Face, March 3 via Lightning Studios. Here is the breathtaking track from the record.
SPOON – “I CAN’T GIVE IT ALL” (DAVID BOWIE COVER)
â’I Can’t Give Everything Away’ is a track that Alex and I have been playing since we learned it for an acoustic and piano concert in Mexico City in 2016,â says Britt Daniel of this cover of Bowie. âIt’s just a fantastic song, and as the last song on Bowie’s latest album it doesn’t disappoint. We recorded this version live in December 2021.
NILE MARR – “ONLY TIME CAN BREAK YOUR HEART”
Nile Marr, son of former Smiths / The / Electronic / Modest Mouse / The Cribs guitarist Johnny Marr, is a former block track, having performed on his father’s solo albums and as part of the tour. orchestral by Hans Zimmer. He also makes his own music – it’s the B-side of his new 7 “coming out this week.
SASAMI – “SAY IT”
The last single from SASAMI’s new album Press is the âSay itâ with an industrial flavor. â’Say It’ is a dance piece of hymn of rage that someone isn’t communicating with you,â she says. “I feel like when I hear the song, I see a sexy woman with a mystical flamethrower engulfed in emotional blue flames throwing elbows alone in an industrial dance club in space.” Pre-order the LP on color vinyl.
CRAIG WEDREN & ANNA WARONKER – “NO RETURN” (YELLOW JACKETS THEME)
Craig Wedren of Shudder to Think and Anna Waronker of That Dog composed the music for the addicting new Showtime series Yellow jackets, and they also perform his sinister theme song. âFor the theme, we wanted to channel our quirky ’90s roots into something that looked like’ then ‘, but could only have been done NOW, just like the series,â Anna and Craig say. “Our respective pedigrees as protagonists of That Dog. And Shudder To Think made it easy, like a hot blood bath.”
HATE – “DIMORPHOUS DISPLAY”
British metalheads shoegazy nu Loathe have a new album coming up this year, and you can read more about lead single “Dimorphous Display” here.
PINÃRE – “BREATHE”
Pinegrove’s new album 11:11 due out later this month via Rough Trade Records, and they’ve shared another new single, âRespirateâ. âWith ‘Respirate’ I was thinking of the opportunity we had in the chaos that Covid has brought to rethink society so that it works well for more people, but instead what is unfolding is a doubling of the same curved, venal structures that resulted in so much iniquity in the first place, “says Evan Stephens Hall.” So how can we respond with compassion to such cold and blatant greed? How do we make sure we look out for each other in the absence of meaningful leadership and materially meaningful policy? We have been blocked but we will look out for each other – what choice do we have? The song is a reminder that we are in the same boat. “
STATIC DRESS – “DI-SINTER” (ft. KING YOSEF)
British post-hardcore / metalcore band Static Dress kicked off 2022 with a killer new single, and you can read more about it here.
JUDY COLLINS – “WHEN I WAS A GIRL IN COLORADO”
Legendary folk singer Judy Collins has announced her very first album of fully original material, and the first single is the stunning “When I Was A Girl In Colorad”. Read more about it here.
ABRAHAM – “VERMINVISIBLE”
Swiss post-metallers ABRAHAM to release new album Debris of Lost Worlds in February via Pelagic, and you can read more about the new single “Verminvisible” here.
THE BODY & OAA – “BARREN OF JOY” (ft. FULL OF HELL’s DYLAN WALKER)
Experimental duo The Body and electronic producer OAA (aka AJ Wilson) have announced a collaborative album, Enemy of love, and the first single “Barren of Joy” features Full of Hell’s guest voice Dylan Walker. Read more here.
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