Charli XCX, Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and more

So many artists, 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.

KID CUDI – “STARS IN THE SKY”

Kid Cudi released a new song for sonic the hedgehog 2and he finds him playing his upbeat synthpop.

SUMMER WALKER – “NO LOVE” (EXTENDED VERSION ft. SZA & CARDI B)

Summer Walker and SZA’s “No Love” was one of the best R&B songs of the last year, and now it’s getting a new, extended version that begins with a newly added verse from Cardi B, which does airy R&B on this one- this.

CHANCE THE RAPPER – “CHILD OF GOD” (ft. MOSES SUMNEY)

Chance the Rapper has released their first single of the year, and it’s a soulful soul/jazz/rap hybrid that features Moses Sumney.

OPEN MIKE EAGLE – “MULTI-GAME ARCADE CABINET” (ft. RAP FERREIRA, STILL RIFT & VIDEO DAVE)

Open Mike Eagle is back with his first new single shortly, and it features fellow underground rap icon RAP Ferreira, along with longtime collaborators Still Rift and Video Dave. It’s a great indie rap band cut to a lush, hypnotic Illingsworth beat.

NICKI MINAJ – “WE GO UP” (ft. FIVIO FOREIGN)

Nicki Minaj teams up with Fivio Foreign for “We Go Up” and it sounds like she’s serious about this dark, tough, and very New York song.

MESHUGGAH – “I AM THIS THIRST”

Meshuggah has shared a new single on their upcoming album Immutable, and it sounds as rhythmic and punchy as you’d hope. Get the album in limited quantity orange/red opaque vinyl.

BREE RUNWAY – “SOMEBODY LIKE YOU”

British rapper/singer Bree Runway tones things down for a gooey 80s R&B/pop slow jam with “Somebody Like You.”

CHARLI XCX – CRASH DELUXE EDITION

Charli XCX has released a new album, crashlast week, and now the deluxe edition has been released, which includes four new songs: “Selfish Girl”, “How Can I Not Know What I Need Right Now”, “Sorry If I Hurt You” and “What You Think About Me.”

FREDO BANG – “NO LOVE” (ft. SLEEPY HALLOW)

Baton Rouge rapper Fredo Bang teams up with Brooklyn rapper Sleepy Hallow for this infectious melodic rap song.

ANDY BELL (RIDE) – “OUR LAST NIGHT TOGETHER” (ARTHUR RUSSELL COVER)

Ride’s Andy Bell just released “World of Echo”, the new single from his excellent second solo album Sway, and the B-side is a cover of Arthur Russell’s “Our Last Night Together” from the 1986 hsi album echo world. Bell turns Russell’s haunting original into a more spectral psychedelic experience.

REUBEN’S DAUGHTERS – UNDERWATER GARDEN

Reuben’s Daughters, the British group from Bath, produce lovely pastoral pop that resembles the first buds of spring. Their first album, Grandma Watacomes out next week and here are two songs.

CHANNEL TRES – “ACID IN MY BLOOD” & “GANZFELD EXPERIENCE”

Channel Tres has shared two new songs in a style it calls “Compton house”: “Acid in My Blood” hits with smooth techno/house vibes and sprinkled with electro handclaps; while “Ganzfeld Experiment” was written using William S Burroughs’ decoupage technique and “uses the concept of telepathy to dissect the breakdown of a romantic relationship”. Nick Sylvester of Godmode produced both.

BRIAN CASE (FACS, DISAPPEARS) – TROPICS

Brian Case of FACS (and Disappears and The Ponys before it) has a new tape, Tropics, which splits the difference between blissful ambient noise and unsettling noise. Is it a dream or a nightmare or just 2022? The tape was released on May 6 via Trouble in Mind but you can stream it all now.

CINCHEL – A PLAN FOR SOME TIME

Chicago cinchel works in “the interaction of sounds/notes with themselves”, using only “delay, layering and distortion, I’m trying to get a lot of guitars to not sound like guitars anymore “. His new tape features seven tracks that float uncomfortably in the ether (that’s a good thing). It comes out on May 6 via Trouble in Mind but is available to stream now.

CAROLINE SPENCE – “THE GIFT”

“I had recently lost my grandmother when we wrote this, and we bonded over how privileged we were both to really get to know them, even being told the hardest parts of aging and time. happening,” Caroline Spence says of the song she co-wrote with Matt Koziol. “We spent the morning sharing stories about them and nearly quit it one day after getting stuck at the end of the chorus.” Caroline’s new album, The True Northreleases April 29.

JOSHUA HEDLEY – “RIVER IN THE RAIN”

Nashville country singer Joshua Hedley’s new album neon blue arrives April 22 via New West Records, and he just shared this gorgeous ballad from the album.

CORB LUND – “PASA-GET-DOWN-DENA”

Longtime Canadian country singer Corb Lund is gearing up for a new album, Songs my friends wrote, which are literally covers of songs written by friends of Corb, and will be released on April 29 via New West. The latest single is a cover of John Evans’ rockabilly jam “Pasa-Get-Down-Dena”.

MAPACHE – “THEY DON’T KNOW AT THE BEACH”

After channeling the Grateful Dead in the early ’70s on “I Love My Dog,” Mapache embraced some Beach Boys vibes on their second Roscoe’s Dream Single.

SEMANTICS – “TAKING BY CAR”

Australian band Semantics will release their debut album paint me blue on May 20 via SideOneDummy, and new single “Get In The Car” is a happy, jangly, punky song that sounds straight out of the ’90s era of alternative rock.

DONOVAN MELERO (HAIL THE SUN) – “BETTER FOR NEXT”

Donovan Melero, vocalist of progressive post-hardcore band Hail the Sun, will release his new solo album Chelsea Park after dark on April 22 via Equal Vision. New single “Better for the Next” applies her soaring vocals to a piano ballad.

VAGANTS – “TO BE CONSUMED”

Post-hardcore trio Vagrants have announced a new album, be consumed, due later this year on Equal Vision. The title track is out now, and it’s a very cool mix of melody, aggression, and atmosphere.

WE ARE THE UNION – “OHMYGOD” (EICHLERS COVER)

New album from the artist Hyperska Eichlers My checkered future was released today on Bad Time Records, and for the occasion, label mates/collaborators We Are The Union covered his off-album track “OHMYGOD,” giving it a third-wave ska-punk vibe.

ABYSMALIST – “THERAPEUTIC EXHUMATION”

Sacramento’s death metal abysmalists release their Vile Possession LP on April 8 via Maggot Stomp, and you can get a taste of their OSDM-style brutality with debut single “Therapeutic Exhumation.”

JULIE DOIRON – JULIE DOIRON CANTA EN ESPAÑOL, VOL. 5 (EP FLOW)

Julie Doiron is tour in Spain and Portugal, and she shared the latest volume in her series of Canta En Español which are, as the title suggests, folk songs sung in Spanish.

TOWER OF LIGHT (ON THE POWER OF PRINCES, SPOTLIGHTS) – “WHEN THE MASK FALLS”

Chris Enriquez has played drums in countless bands including On the Might of Princes, Gracer, Spotlights and many more, and now he’s pursuing a solo project under the name Light Tower, and his self-titled debut EP is coming on April 22 via Iodine. Lead single “When the Mask Drops” is a 90s shoegazy post-hardcore that fans of Quicksand, Jawbox, Hum, Deftones, etc. will probably dig.

THE ROLLING STONES – “IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (BUT I LOVE IT)” & “RIP THIS JOINT” (LIVE IN 1977)

The Rolling Stones announced Living at El Mocambo, which was recorded during the band’s legendary surprise show in Toronto on March 5, 1977, when the Stones opened for local band April Wine as “The Cockroaches” in a 300-seat venue. You can hear two songs now and read more here.

NEIL YOUNG – “DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN”, “JOURNEY INTO THE PAST” & “REVOLUTION BLUES” (LIVE IN THE 70S)

Neil Young announced three live albums recorded in the early 70s and shared one song from each. Learn more about them here.

DAVID KNUDSON (MINUS THE BEAR, BOTCH) – “JEALOUS TIME STEALS” (ft. JAKE SNIDER) & “REWIND IT” (ft. SAM BELL)

David Knudson, guitarist for beloved defunct bands Minus The Bear and Botch, has announced his first solo album and shared two songs. The album was produced by former Minus the Bear collaborator Sam Bell, who also sings on one of the two new singles (“Rewind It”), and the other single, “Jealous Time Steals”, features David with Minus the Bear frontman Jake Snider. . Learn more here.

IBARAKI – “RONIN” (ft. GERARD WAY)

As mentioned recently, Trivium’s Matt Heafy is releasing a black metal album under the name Ibaraki which was produced and engineered by black metal veteran (and Emperor frontman) Ihsahn, and features guest vocals by Ihsahn, Behemoth’s Nergal and My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Façon. The song with Gerard is out now, and you can find out more here. Get the LP on limited white vinyl.

BRUCE HORNSBY – “SIDELINES” (with EZRA KOENIG & BLAKE MILLS)

Bruce Hornsby has announced the latest album in his trilogy of albums which feature hip, younger guests, and lead single “Sidelines” is a duet with Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig which was co-written by Blake Mills who also plays guitar on the album. Learn more here.

THE MASSACRE OF BRIAN JONESTOWN – “THE REAL”

Anton Newcombe set to release 19th The Brian Jonestown Massacre album, Fires don’t grow on trees, in June. Here is the first single.

DREAM WIDOW – DREAM WIDOW

The fictional metal band of Workshop 666with Foo Fighters, released a new album, led by Dave Grohl.

FLACCID MOJO (BLACK DICE) – “SLOW PSYCHICS”

Flaccid Mojo, aka Bjorn Copeland and Aaron Warren of Black Dice, will release their debut album in June via Castle Face. “This record is a car on fire in a field and I love it,” says John Dwyer of OSEES.

CASSANDRA JENKINS – “PYGMALION”

Cassandra recorded ‘Pygmalion’ at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios, backed by members of Glasgow band Lylo. It’s a real slow-burn song, with Cassandra delivering a particularly smoky vocals, and was released for Secretly Canadian’s 25th anniversary.

WEDNESDAY – “FEAST OF SNAKES”

“I 100% ripped the chords out of that song from Jason Molina’s ‘Almost Was Good Enough’,” admits Wednesday’s Karly Hartzman. “When I wrote it, I had just finished reading his biography ‘Riding With the Ghost’ which contains a ton of information about Molina’s music and by extension the early days of Secretly. I thought that channeling his music for our contribution to SC25 would be appropriate!” This song was released as part of Secretly Canadian’s 25th anniversary celebration.

NICO MUHLY – “HANSU SEES SUNJA”

The limited-series adaptation of Soo Hugh’s bestselling novel “Pachinko” premiered on AppleTV+ today, and part of its lavish, lavish appeal is Nico Muhly’s moving score.

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