Andrew Bird, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Why Bonnie and more

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 that 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.

WHY BONNIE – “90 IN NOVEMBER”

New York band via Texas Why Bonnie have announced their debut album, 90 In November, scheduled for August 19 via Keeled Scales. The title track is out now, and it’s a dreamy indie folk song about singer/songwriter Blair Howerton’s hometown of Houston. “I wanted to capture the bittersweet feeling of saying goodbye to the landscape that shaped you while dealing with the anxieties of what lies ahead.”

KODE9 – “TORUS”

Kode9, influential electronic musician and founder of Hyperdub, releases a new album, Escapologyon July 15 via his own label, and the first taste is the chaotic and slightly jazzy “Torus”.

BAD BOY CHILLER CREW – “SKANK ALL NIGHT (YOU WOT, YOU WOT)” (ft. MAJESTIC)

Bad Boy Chiller Crew, creators of British dance-rap parties, have already released one of the funniest albums of 2022 with Disrespectfuland now they’ve teamed up with British veteran MC Majestic for another new single, “Skank All Night (You Wot, You Wot)”, which is just as energetic as anything on their album.

AMYGDALA – “DARVO”

San Antonio shouto/hardcore/etc band Amygdala release new two-song single, Besitos Para Todos Mis Haters, on June 26, and one of these songs is now available. “Darvo” is as punishing as you’d expect from this band, with D beats, muddy riffs and chaotic, angry screams.

AARON STAUFFER (SEWEED) – “CUT INTO THE AIR”

Seaweed (and Ghost Work) singer Aaron Stauffer has released some solo singles recently, and here’s a new one, which has a kind of Pavement-y indie rock vibe.

TONY SHHNOW – “KEEP IN TOUCH”

Atlanta rapper Tony Shhnow has shared the second single from his upcoming project Thoughtsfollowing “Last Chance” (ft. ZelooperZ), and finds him screaming against a nostalgic backdrop of 90s R&B slow jam.

PLATO III – “HOLIDAYS”

Indie rock-loving Texas rapper Plato III has shared another taste of his upcoming album The devil has Texas (due 06/17 via Polyvinyl), and this one finds it on the border between dream pop and trap.

LIVING ROOM – “FLOOD”

Brooklyn emo band Living Room release new album new years on June 10 via Fear Icon, and here is the new single “Flood”. If you’re into catchy 90s emo bands like Knapsack and Samiam, try this one.

EVEN – “THE BELL”

Pittsburgh’s Same has released a new single via Lauren Records, and it’s a cool, breezy indie song called “The Bell.”

MARTHA – “PLEASE DON’T TAKE ME BACK”

British indie-punks Martha release a new 7″ on June 24, and they shared the catchy and dynamic side note “Please Don’t Take Me Back”.

BLUE FIXTURE – “LET GO”

Blue Luminaire, the choral/orchestral project of Copenhagen-based composer Nick Martin, will release their debut album, Terroir, on August 12 via Bella Union. Nick wrote the album while working as a cleaner and assistant at a concert hall in Copenhagen, and it was also recorded there. Listen to the haunting debut single “Let Go.”

ANDREW BIRD – “MAKE A PICTURE”

The last single from Andrew Bird’s new album Internal issues is the upbeat “Make a Picture,” which is seasoned well with its signature fiddle.

LAWN – “NIGHTLIFE”

Lawn shared a second song from his upcoming album Biggest germ. “I was at a bar in DC shortly before the pandemic started when I met this failed guy who said he had been a live technician for Todd Rundgren,” the band’s Rui DeMagalhaes told about the lyrical origins of this Wire-esque track. “After a few drinks, he launched into a tirade against what he perceived as ‘weak manners’ among millennials and Gen Z musicians, saying we had become lazy and soft. He offered to show me his dives favorites, saying he was in constant search of the nightlife. not realize. Biggest germ releases July 15.

PURE ADULT – “THE POWER OF INCREDIBLE VIOLENCE PT. III”

Brooklyn duo Pure Adult (Jeremy Snyder and Bianca Abarca) have been producing explosive, hyperactive, aggressive, danceable punk for five years, and recently signed with FatCat. Here is their first single for the label.

BEABADOOBEE – “LOVE SONG”

The last single from Beabadoobee’s new album Beatopia is the lush “Lovesong”. “‘Lovesong’ is a song I’ve been writing tracks for since my second EP,” Bea said. “The chorus was actually already written from Loveworm, I just didn’t have the chords to sing it. It’s actually written in a really weird chord that I forget. And, yeah, it’s just another sweet love song. It was one of the last songs I recorded for beatopia.”

MY FAVORITE – “DEAN’S 7TH DREAM”

New York indiepop cult heroes My Favorite are back with a new EP, Tender is the Night Shift: Part One, which will be released on August 5 via HHBTM Records (US) / Where It’s At Is Where You Are (UK). It’s their first outing in six years, and one of the few since its reformation in 2014, after a decade apart. (Michael Grace directed The Secret History in the middle years.) “Once you commit to returning to haunted places, you have to go all the way, like a half-wild character from Mad Max,” Grace explains. “Even if that means you end up with an 8-minute disco track.”

MIA – “CELLE”

MIA signed to Island Records for their first album since 2016, MASTand you can read more about the first single “The One” here.

IAN BLURTON’S FUTURE NOW – “LIKE A GHOST”

Canadian music veteran Ian Blurton releases new album, Second Skinin July via Seeing Red, and you can hear more about the riffy, psychedelic, super catchy stoner rock of “Like A Ghost” here.

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