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 âindieâ 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’s a daily recap with a bunch of interesting, recently released songs in one place.
THE BREAD – “OBVIOUS TO YOU”
Los Angeles-based group Le Pain, which includes former Beverly and Public Practice member Scott Rosenthal, are back with their second single, a frothy, French confection called “Obvious to You.”
Bat fangs – “TALK TOUGH”
Bat Fangs, the duo of guitarist / singer Betsy Wright (Ex Hex) and drummer Laura King (of the band Speed ââStick and Mac McCaughan), will release their second album, Queen of my world, this Friday and here’s another preview. “Talk Tough” is a glammy power pop jam that could have been released in 1981 and is more than a little Pat Benatar.
ELDOVAR (KADAVAR & SENIOR) – “FROM THE DEPTH OF THE INSIDE”
Stoner / doom metal bands Kadavar and Elder have teamed up for a collaborative album, Eldovar – A Story of Darkness and Light, which is due out on December 3 via Robotor Records and Stickman Records. The first single is “From Deep Within”, an almost ten minute journey through stoner riffs and prog / psych passages.
GREEN DAY – “2000 YEARS OF LIGHTS” (LIVE SCREENING BBC 1994)
Green Day is coming out BBC sessions, an album of songs recorded live during the group’s BBC 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2001 sessions. The first single is a recording of Kerplunk “2000 light-years” opener from the 1994 session. If you’re missing the classic ’90s Green Day, it’s one hell of a nostalgic trip.
DUO BALDI / GERYCZ – “HAIR”
Cloud Nothings members Dylan Baldi and Jason Gerycz release a new album with their jazz duo Baldi / Gerycz Duo, Roadside and double toothing, November 19. It stars Dylan on saxophone and Jason on drums, and it’s a chaotic explosion of consciousness-current free jazz.
AMINÃ – “CHARMANDRE”
AminÃ© de Portland has mastered the art of combining complex rap and sparkling pop, and his new single “Charmander” is no exception. âAfter the release of Limbo, I took the time to experiment and challenge myself to create in a way I didn’t have before – exploring different textures and tempos without any expectations,â says AminÃ©. “‘Charmander’ was the first product from this period that felt natural yet at a completely different BPM than any of my previous work.”
TELEVANGELIST – “LELAND PALMER” (ft. KOOL KEITH & WOLFIE WARSHIP)
Televangelist is the experimental electronic project of Dorian Domi, and he is releasing a new album, Dreamer Abraxas, November 19. One song, âLeland Palmer,â stars outdoor rap legend Kool Keith, alongside Wolfie Warship, and you can read more about it here.
CONGRESS OF THE MOUTH (SCOTT THOMPSON & PAUL BELLINI) – “THE PEOPLE HAVE TALKED”
Around the same time that iconic Canadian sketch group Kids in the Hall was founded, Scott Thompson was also one half of queer punk duo Mouth Congress. The other member of the group was Paul Bellini, who was a writer on Kids in Hall and sometimes appeared on screen as well. They never released any music when they were together, but they recorded a lot and now a 29 track compilation is coming out in December.
JONNY GREENWOOD – “WEST” & “25 YEARS”
Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood composed the music for two upcoming high-profile films. In addition to the movie Princess Diana Spencer, he also worked on The power of the dog which is Oscar-winning director Jane Campion’s debut feature since 2009. They just shared two tracks of it, both heavy on the strings: the spare âWestâ and the odd â25 Yearsâ.
ORA LA MOLECULE – “BEAT BEAT BEAT” (GILIAN GILBERT REMIX)
Ora the Molecule released their first album, Human safari, earlier this year, and one of the highlights of the album is the cheerful “Beat Beat Beat”, which has now been remixed by New Order’s Gillian Gilbert. This is the first “solo” remix Gilbert has ever made and she should definitely do more, because it’s great, turning the already very dancey original into an even more thrilling and ecstatic club track.
MIDLAKE – “INTER-TIME”
Midlake is back and preparing to release their first new album in nearly a decade. âMeanwhileâ catches up with us on where they’ve been.
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