Martha Skye Murphy, Free Throw, Darkside and 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. In these non-concert times, that includes the daily live broadcasts and live concert videos that we love. 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.

MARTHA SKYE MURPHY – “DISCOVERY”

Martha Skye Murphy follows her Yours sincerely EP with a new single, which according to a press release was “composed almost entirely with classical instruments – clavinet, clarinet, vocals, guitar which are all subverted and returned”. The result is a haunting minimalist pop art song that sits somewhere between ’90s PJ Harvey and’ 80s Kate Bush, but Martha makes it her own.

FRENCH LAUNCH – “PAT OCULAIRE”

Nashville emo group Free Throw shared third single from their long-awaited fourth album Put it all together (due June 25 via Triple Crown), and this one is a potent pop punk ballad. It is also accompanied by an animated video by Jez Pennington which draws “some attention to some murderous places which are still in great pain or which have had to close their doors for good”.

DARKSIDE – “LEGISLATOR”

Darkside’s first album in eight years, Spiral, released next month and Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington have just shared a third song. Propelled by a beat lopping, “Lawmaker” has a form-fitting and warm charm.

DOT ALLISON – “CAN HEAR NATURE SING?”

Former One Dove Dot singer Allison to be released Heart Shaped Scars, his first solo album in 12 years, in July. Second single “Can You Hear Nature Sing?” are a beautiful and bucolic people who began their life as a poem inspired by his friend and poet Stuart McKenzie recommending him a few poets. “While reading some of the works, I wanted to use my immediate natural surroundings to write a poem,” Dot says.

MASTON – “SOUVENIR”

Psych-pop author Maston will release his new album Souvenir on September 10 via Leisure / Calico Discos. On the album, he is supported by the Geneva group L’Eclair who helped him realize his vision which, as usual, is inspired by Morricone, komische, flower power pop and more. Get a taste of the fantastic title song.

NICOLAS GODIN (AIR) – “UN AUTRE CTÉ” (FEAT. WE ARE KING)

Nicolas Godin d’Air releases an expanded edition of his 2020 album Concrete & Glass which comes with six bonus tracks, including collaborations with Kadhja Bonet, Kirin J Callinan and Kate NV. He shared another of the new tracks, “Another Side,” which features We Are King, and is accompanied by a video game clip.

LOWER AUTOMATION – “COMBOVER”

Chicago’s Lower Automation does mathy, loud punk, and their self-titled debut album will be released on July 12 via Zegema Beach Records. It will feature this burning of a new song, which the band said Idioteq “About how we build systems to protect ourselves and cover our faults, but in reality they exclude and harm others.” “

THE TIN CAN COLLECTIVE – “SUBURBAN JUNGLE” & “IN IS OUT”

The Tin Can Collective of Long Island is not an easy group to pin down. They have a new LP, Axiomatic Awakening, and through the two singles they’ve released so far, they tackle indie rock, emo, folk, rock from the heart, and more, all seen through a DIY lo-fi lens. .

GASPARD AUGE – “VOX”

Judge Gaspard Auge releases his first solo, Getaways, on June 25, and the new single “Vox” is another big screen cinematic.

MONEYBAGG YO – “ROOKIE OF THE YEAR”

Having recently released his new album The pain of a gangsta, the prolific Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo is already back with a new single. As you would expect from her, it’s punchy and disturbing, but still with a pop appeal.

DESCENDANTS – “NIGHT”

“Nightage”, the latest single from 9th & Walnut, “was written about Dianne Chai of the Alley Cats, because I was a little bit in love with her, both as a really really good bass player and as a beautiful woman,” said bassist Tony Lombardo . Rolling stone. “His style is very groovy and very cool.”

CITIZEN – “BLUE SUNDAY” & “THIN AIR” (ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS)

Citizen released the second EP in their Glass mix EP series, which finds them offering different versions of songs from their new albumLife in your glass world. The first EP featured stripped-down, mostly acoustic versions, but this one finds them turning “Blue Sunday” and “Thin Air” into experimental electronic songs.

AMPERSOUNDS – “TECHNOPERA” FT. RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

Rufus Wainwright collaborated with house DJs Fred Falke and Zen Freeman, aka Ampersounds, on a new EP, which will be released on July 16 via West End Records. The first single is “Technopera”, and Rufus said Variety, “I’m very proud of the work I’ve done with Zen and Fred. It was liberating as a songwriter to have a platform to jump from and just have to think about. to the melody and the lyrics and let someone else create the track. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever done, but somehow there’s still a lot of Rufus in it. . Hope people have a party on the slopes, safe of course, but we all deserve a little party, I think. “

CATENARY WIRES – “FACE ON THE RAIL LINE”

The Catenary Wires AKA Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey of Heavenly Tallulah Gosh and other indiepop bands to release new album Birling gap in June, and here’s another single. “’Face on the Rail Line’ takes place in a world where virtual connection is increasingly replacing physical connection,” Amelia and Rob say. “But where, all too often, the signal is unreliable. It’s a love song to the soul. The ‘face on the railroad tracks’ is one of those icons on tracking apps – in in this case, an app that follows someone you desperately want to see. The icon makes its way along the line on the screen, then disappears when phone reception is lost. ” Amelia and Rob made the video themselves.

SPELLING – “TURNING WHEEL”

Spellling’s title song “Turning Wheel” New album, is ornate and theatrical with strings and a choir.

COUNTRY P – “OLATUNJI”

The French trio Pays P is preparing to release their first album, It will be fine, which was produced by Sohrab Habibion ​​and Michael Jaworski of SAVAK. “Olatunji” owes a bit to more traditional French pop / rock n ‘roll, but then things get loud and noisy. Beautiful song!

CLINIC – “GASTRONOMIC SLEEVE”

Longtime UK Psychiatric Clinic is back with first new music since 2019 Drums and locotractors. “Fine Dining” is a bit brighter than your average Clinic track, but that grim undercurrent is still there. Say to the group: “Fine dining is a slice of fun on the dance floor, combining the group’s love for the exotic and having a good time.”

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – “PEOPLE, LET’S DANCE” FT EERA

British group Public Service Broadcasting will release their new album Bright Magic on September 24th via Play it Again Sam. A three-part album (Building A City / Building A Myth / Bright Magic), the group describes as their most ambitious endeavor to ever date. this day. “It became an album about moving to Berlin to write an album about people moving to Berlin to write an album,” says J. Willgoose of the band. The album’s first single, “People, Let’s Dance”, incorporates a riff from Depeche Mode’s “People Are People” and features the vocals of Berlin artist EERA.

RAT MOUSE – “THE PIT” AND “TWO BIRDS HOLDING THE HAND”

NBC’s fictional band Mouse Rat Parks and recreation led by Chris Pratt character Andy Dwyer has announced that his debut album, The awesome album, was going to get a real version. (The news broke on the 10th anniversary of the classic Parks and recreation episode “Li’l Sebastian.”) They’ve now shared a few other unofficial songs.

OSEES – “ENCRYPTED BONCE” (LIVE AT THE CHAPEL, SF)

OSEES will publish Living in the Chapel, SF June 12 via Running money / Castle face. The double vinyl set, recorded October 2, 2019, ends with this 14 minute ripper.

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER – “GLORY STRUMS”

Hiss Golden Messenger shared a new song from their upcoming album Blow it gently, and you can read more about it (and see his just announced tour dates) here.

BILLIE EILISH – “LOST CAUSE”

Billie Eilish shared the latest single from her highly anticipated second album Happier than ever (vinyl pre-order), and you can read more about it here.

ME REX – “GALENE”

The very unique new LP from ME REX Mega-bear is a 52-track song cycle that is meant to be shuffled and will sound like a cohesive album no matter what order you hear it. (I’ve listened three times today and can confirm that’s true – Andrew.) You can stream it all on megabear.co.uk, and “Galena” is the first single from the album, which is made up of five of the different parts. Read more here.

CURRY DENZEL – “MALCHANCE”

Denzel Curry has released a new rock song (co-produced by Trash Talk bassist Spencer Pollard) for the Black Nights: Death Metal soundtrack (which you can pre-order in our limited and exclusive edition red and / or yellow vinyl variant de), and you can read more about the song here.

MOTHER MAURE – “ZAMI”

The very talented rapper / poet / artist / etc Moor Mother (aka Camae Ayewa) has signed to ANTI-Records, and her first single for the label is “Zami”, which you can read more about here.

CHVRCHES – “HOW NOT TO DRUNK” (FT. ROBERT SMITH)

Chvrches’ new moody single, the latest from their just announced album, Screen violence, stars Robert Smith of The Cure.

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