Another Michael, Beabadoobee, Harkin 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 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.
BEABADOOBEE – “SEE YOU SOON”
Pavement fan and recent Coachella performer Beabadoobee has shared another track from his upcoming second album, beatopia. “This song is about a really personal time in my life where I had to spend time alone to achieve a lot of things and it’s one of the most cherished songs I’ve written,” Bea told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “It has this uplifting feeling and shows another side of what I’m doing and what we can expect from my new album.”
ANOTHER MICHAEL – “WATER PRESSURE”
The Run For Cover-signed band Another Michael followed their debut album in 2021 New Music and Big Pop with this new folk single.
HARKIN – “A NEW DAY”
“‘A New Day’ is a love song born out of glitter and heartache,” Harkin said. “It feels fitting to release it in the spring as it chronicles my journey from grieving the past to hoping for the future. The song itself was born out of a heart-pounding sampler part I made from the recording of a thrift store keyboard that I’ve since given to my friend’s daughter. It only seems to me that the instrument that spawned it should continue to circulate as this song will now. When i was writing the lyrics the glittery keyboards reminded me of something i read about why we humans are so drawn to glitter on a primitive level it reminds us of the reflection of the clean water. The dance of beauty and usefulness inspires me greatly. I keep looking for clues. Harkin’s second solo album, Honeymoon Suitereleases June 17.
MAJOR MURPHY – “MEANWHILE (ACOUSTIC VERSION)”
Michigan band Major Murphy will be releasing on Access point EP out June 10 on Winspear. It features new material and reworked songs from their terrific 2021 album, To access. You can listen to the beautiful “In the Meantime (Acoustic Version)” — which it would be incorrect to call “unplugged” — now.
JOSEPH SHABASON & ABSOLUTELY FREE – “HOW TO PAINT CLOUDS” (JOSEPH SHABASON REMIX)
Montreal’s Absolutely Free pulled out the big Aftertouch last year and one of the album’s standouts, “How to Paint Clouds”, now forms the basis of a new record called How to Repaint Clouds. They gave the song’s midi files to five other artists who then created their own versions. You can listen to the very nice new age version of the song by Joseph Shabason. The EP is out on May 5.
CALEB NICHOLS – “RAMON”
Caleb Nichols of San Luis Obispo, Calif., who was an early member of 2000s indie folk band Port O’Brien, will release his new album, Ramon, on June 24 via Kill Rock Stars. The hushed folk of the album’s title track is reminiscent of fellow KRS artist Elliott Smith.
NOAH DEEMER – “THE SLEEPMAN”
New York musician Noah Deemer will release his first solo album, the sleepwalkerMay 6. He just shared the title track which defies easy categorization by blending jazz, fuzzy psych-rock, movie soundtrack and exotic loungey.
TY SEGALL – “HELLO, HELLO”
Ty Segall has announced his 14th solo album “Hi” which will be released on July 22 via Drag City. After the Synthesized Glow of 2021 harmonizerhe’s going in a different direction here, mixing acoustic with electric like he did on Sleep and goodbye bread.
SLEAFORD MODS – EP ‘LIVE FROM NOTTZ ARENA’
The Sleaford Mods will cross the pond this week for their first North American tour in five years. To get you in the mood, they’ve released a new live EP. Title Live from the Nottz Arenait features six songs from their local show at Nottingham Arena last November, which was their biggest show to date which also included appearances by Amy Taylor and Billy Nomates of Amyl & The Sniffers.
THE RANGE – “URETHANE”
The Range have shared a new single from their long-awaited new album Mercuryand this one finds The Range going in a grime direction by sampling MIK’s “Ice Rink”. Learn more about it here.
BEACH RAT – “RAT BEAT”
Punk supergroup Beach Rats (Lifetime’s Ari Katz, Bouncing Souls members Pete Steinkopf and Bryan Keinlen, Bad Religion/Minor Threat/Dag Nasty guitarist Brian Baker and drummer Danny “Dubs” Windas) have announced their debut album rat beat for Epitaph, and you can read more about the title track here.
SKULLSHITTER – “DIGITAL REPRODUCTIVE WORLD”
NYC Skullshitter’s Deathgrinders Have A New Single On Their Upcoming LP goat clawand you can read more about it here.
FLUME – “PALACES” (ft. DAMON ALBARN) & “ESCAPE” (ft. KUČKA & QUIET BISON)
Flume shared two more collabs from their upcoming album Palace after debuting them both with the song’s guests at Coachella. Learn more here.
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