TNGHT, Robert Plant / Alison Krauss, U-Roy and more

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So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), put together some more new music that we would call “indie” 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.

TNGHT – “TUMS”

Hudson Mohawke and Lunice are back with TNGHT’s first new single in 2019, and Lunice’s description puts it perfectly: “TUMS was created out of this collective feeling of” omg maybe there will be holiday new. “That sentiment seemed to inspire the first principles of the TNGHT project: Keep it really fun. Dumb. Hard hitting. Don’t overwork it.”

CHASTE BELT – “FAKE / FEAR”

Chastity Belt is back with their first new music in two years, a grungy gem titled “Fake / Fear”. “I wrote the song a few summers ago from a dream I had,” explains guitarist Lydia Lund. “At one point in the dream, I was opening door after door, noticing the fear building up, then dissipating as I opened, then rebuilding when I realized there was yet another door. I felt like my dream gave me practice to notice my fear as something separate from the fear-causing thing, as something potentially more dangerous and unbearable. About a year later, I was recording the voices at my parents’ house . My mom knocked on the door – “Do you want to talk to me about something? Is there something you’re afraid of? By then, I had become so detached from the lyrics of the song that it took me a minute to realize that she thought I was doing some sort of primal scream therapy. And I guess in a way I am. “The video, meanwhile, finds the group in a fantasy world of elves.

ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS – “IT DOESN’T DEBATE ME” (COVER BY BERT JANSCH)

“I’ve been a huge fan of Bert Jansch’s work since I was a teenager, and all that Irish, Scottish and English folk style that has a different beat and a different lyrical perspective,” Plant says of him and of Alison Krauss. cover of “It Don’t Bother Me” by Jansch. “I was very keen to bring some of that into the picture.” Alison adds, “One of my favorite parts is the songs and songwriters I’ve never heard of. Working with Robert, and with T Bone, is always a great education in music history. ” Their new album, Raise the roof, is released on November 19 via Rounder.

U-ROY FEAT. JESSE ROYAL – “SMALL AX (JAMAICA SOUNDSYSTEM REMIX)”

One of the highlights of U-Roy’s great posthumous album Solid gold was his version of Bob Marley’s “Small Ax” with Jesse Royal. This track has now been remixed by Jamaica Soundsystem, aka Trojan Jamaica conductor Zak Starkey and with new backing vocals from Robbie Shakespeare, Tony Chin and Sharna “Sshh” Liguz, as well as guitar and piano from Zak Starkey and Robbie Lyn at the organ. The video for this features excerpts from the cult classic Rockers.

CONSTANT SMILES – “THE THINGS I MISS”

“‘The Things I Miss’ is about someone who lets you into their life and trusts you to keep their safety in your hands, but your foundation is fragile and rotten, so you drop it and lose all that hard work. that took so long to build, ”says Ben Jones of Constant Smiles. “Then when it collapses, you try to pick up the pieces and learn from them.” It’s another nice track from Constant Smiles’ debut album which will be released next week. The video for the song, directed by Emily Kempf (from Dehd) and Kevin Veselka, is stunning.

CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON – “Strawberry Lemonade”

Christian Lee Hutson shared his first new music of the year, “Strawberry Lemonade”. Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst produced the song, and Conor sings on it as well, along with Sharon Silva. The song “is a series of vignettes about memory, letting go and hanging on,” says Christian. “I remember telling a friend when I wrote it about the relentless repackaging of 1960s culture, so part of it ended up in there. The laughter in the beginning. of the song is my friend Harry playing bass on the song. “

HYRROKKIN & MERZBOW – “SPATIALLY HIGH FROM SEED TO VOLATILITY”

Ohio pre-rock band Hyrrokkin and Japanese noise legend Merzbow release collaborative EP, Shaky pursuit, Friday, and here’s the really chaotic new single.

OMB PEEZY & DRUM DUMMIE – “DIE YOUNG” (ft. OMERETTA)

Sacramento rapper OMB Peezy plans to release new album Pending 2 this Friday, and he shared a new single, produced by Drum Dummie and starring rapper Omeretta, whose sweet melodies pair well with Peezy.

APOLLO BROWN & STALLEY – “NO MONSTERS”

Ohio rapper Stalley and top underground hip hop producer Apollo Brown have released the second single from their upcoming album Black light (due 11/19 via Mello Music Group). This one has a relaxing, jazz / soulful production of Apollo Brown, and Stalley slides over it.

LADIPOE – PROVIDENCE EP (ft. REMA, FIREBOY DML & AMAARAE)

Nigerian rapper Ladipoe has just released this new EP, and it features three of the hottest Afropop singers: Rema, Fireboy DML and Amaarae. It’s a lot more pure and simple hip hop territory than these artists, and it’s pretty awesome.

OZUNA & ANTHONY SANTOS – “SEÑOR JUEZ”

Latin reggaeton / trap giant Ozuna goes bachata on his new song, and he brought in bachata veteran Anthony Santos (of Aventura), whom Ozuna calls “a bachata maestro who got us influenced and inspired many artists “. He adds: “It is without a doubt one of the most important collaborations of my career, because it represents the musical roots with which I grew up.”

SHAME – “THIS SUMMER OF THE SUN”

Shame is back with a new single – the salient and melodic “This Side of the Sun” – it’s their first new music since its release. Drunk Tank Top Pink back in january. “The whole song came together the day we recorded it in the studio,” the band said. “It’s also the first live recording we’ve ever made, we didn’t want it to feel overworked. It’s a pure banger, listen with a piña colada in your left hand.

PICTISH TRAIL – “ISLAND FAMILY” AND “MELODY SOMETHING”

Pictish Trail, aka Scottish musician Johnny Lynch, has announced their fifth album, Island family, which will be released on March 18 via Fire. This is his first since the great year 2020 Thumb WorldHe shared two tracks from the album with the announcement: a gorgeous big-screen psych-folk number called “Melody Something” and the anthemic krautrock-leaning title track. You can watch videos for both below.

NILS FRAHM – “ALL NUMBERS END”

Having recently released an album with FS Blum, Nils Frahm will be back soon with Old friends new friends December 3 via LEITER. As the title suggests, this is a collection of rarities and unreleased tracks, all of which are solo piano compositions recorded between 2009 and 2021. Nils says it’s “an anatomy in all my ways. think musically and play, ”adding,“ Maybe I could say this is an album I’ve been working on for twelve years, and finally I have enough material?

BARNES ET BARNES – “AMERICAN HISTORY”

Barnes & Barnes, the Cult Duo Who Created Dr Demento’s Classic “Fish Heads”, Takes A Little Serious On Their New Album Pancake dream it came out this week.

DREAMTIGERS – “SIX RIVIÈRES”

Dreamtigers (members of Defeater, Caspian, The Amity Affliction and Bamorhea) have announced a new album, Ellapsis, and you can read more about the single “Six Rivers” here.

GOLDEN STREETS OF PARADISE (ex-BRANDSTON) – “LOST TO THE FLOOD” (SINGLE MIX)

Cleveland emo / indie veteran Brandston broke up in 2008, but now singer / guitarist Myk Porter and bassist Adam Boose are playing together in Golden Streets of Paradise, and they have a new EP, Lost because of the flood, expected this Friday. Learn more about the title song (single mix) here.

IVAN & ALYOSHA – “COMING ALIVE” (ft. DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL)

Seattle folk-pop group Ivan & Alyosha have recorded a new version of “Coming Alive,” and that version features newly added guest voices by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional. Read more about it here.

IN A DREAM – “THE ROMANTIC EGOTIST”

Detroit band In A Daydream cite Beach Boys, Elliott Smith and early 2000s emo as influences on this new song, which you can read more about here.

VENOM’S PRISON – “JUDGES OF HELL”

British band Venom Prison distinguish between death metal and melodic metalcore on debut single from upcoming album Erebos, which you can read more about here.

AGE OF APOCALYPSE – “THE PATRIOT”

New York-based hardcore / alt-metal band Age of Apocalypse have announced a new album produced by Taylor Young for Closed Casket Activities, and you can read more about the single “The Patriot” here.

CHARLI XCX – “NEW SHAPES” FT. CAROLINE POLACHEK & CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS

Charli XCX has announced a new album, crash, and shared this bright and daring new single, which you can read more about here.

GREYHAVEN – “ALL THE CANDY”

Louisville post-hardcore band Greyhaven have announced a new album produced by Will Putney, This bright and beautiful world, due in April via Equal Vision (get it on a limited yellow vinyl). Learn more about the debut single “All Candy” here.

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