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. We are updating a weekly playlist some of our favorite tracks right now. Here is a daily recap with a bunch of interesting songs recently released in one place.
ONE-HIT WONDERS COVERS COMP with FUTURE TEENS, BIITCHSEAT, RAT TALLY, MACSEAL, VIAL, BIGGER BETTER SUN, RIVERBY, OLDSOUL, KITNER & MORE
Something Merry has just released a cover compilation called One-Derful! which features a bunch of cool DIY indie-punk bands covering one-hit wonders, which benefits the Chris Atwood Foundation, a “charitable organization that builds recovery-ready communities through free harm reduction and recovery support services, resources and education.” It includes Rat Tally doing “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus, Macseal doing “Melt With You” by Modern English, VIAL doing “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes, Future Teens doing the fictional band “That Thing You Do” by Oneders, doing Biitchseat “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer, Oldsoul in “Flagpole Sitta” by Harvey Danger, Kitner in “Closing Time” by Semisonic and more.
DEER’S HOOD – DEVIL CHILDREN (LIVE ALBUM)
Earlier this month, Deerhoof had a live concert which marked the first time the band has performed together in two years. It’s now out as a live album, Devil Children. “When my friends asked me if playing with the band again was like riding a bike, I had to say no,” said drummer Greg Saunier. “We’ve changed in two years. We played more loosely and got along better.”
FORM OF DESPAIR – “DISSOLUTION”
As mentioned, Shape of Despair Finnish funeral gears up to release new album Back to the void in February via Season of Mist, and here is the new single “Dissolution”, a nine-minute masterclass on the border between ugliness and beauty.
SKATSUNE MIKU & TAPE GIRL – “PADORU PADORU”
Ska-punk Vocaloid Project Skatsune Miku and laptop ska artist Tape Girl took a 12-second scene from the game Destiny / Extra and turned it into a song that’s over two minutes long, and if you’re into ska-punk and video game music, you should take a look.
JAYWALKER – II PE
Polish band Jaywalker approach melodic, anthemic emo with raw grain, and if that sounds like your genre, don’t miss their awesome new EP. II.
KERNING & PERCEPTION: A SAMPLE OF SUNDAY RECORDS
If you’re into post-hardcore, emo, shoegaze, and various offshoots and combinations of these genres, you should definitely pay attention to the Houston Sunday Drive Records label. If you need to catch up, here is the label’s 2021 sampler with 15 artists whose music they released this year.
STUART BOGIE – CLARINET CONCERT FOR YOU, VOL. 4 (FT COLIN STETSON, ADAM SCHATZ, PLUS)
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie has released the fourth volume of his Clarinet concert for YoA series which was recorded live at various times during May and June 2020, and stars Colin Stetson, Adam Schatz and more. “We hope this volume will bring you a moment of peace. When we made this music, we thought of it as an offering and a daily prayer to the world. In this winter solstice, when so much remains uncertain, we hope that once again this music can give you what you need. “
GRANDADDY – “BLINDNESS” (METRIC COVER)
“I’m a huge fan of Metric,” said Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle on the cover of Metric’s “Blindness,” from the upcoming Cover of Covers album which will be released for Under the Radar’s 20th anniversary. “I once drove from Bozeman to Salt Lake City (a 9 hour drive) to see them perform live. I don’t even like going to shows. That says a lot. I chose ‘Blindness.’ because this has been one of my favorite songs since I first heard them in 2009. I recorded and mixed everything in my garage, and I enjoyed following that line trying to emulate some of the original sounds and ‘feelings’, but also making them mine a bit, and have a bit of fun. “
EMA – “TRAILER TRASH” (MOUSE MODEST)
“This song reminds me of someone I was in love with,” EMO says of this cover of Modest Mouse, also from the upcoming album Under the Radar. We were teenage robo-buddies. We drove on gravel roads, stopping at abandoned barns and country cemeteries. We weren’t physical except one time when I started to cry, gave them a kiss and then ran out of the car. Very dramatic. People used to say that we were going to end up married and live like the “trailer trash” couple in that song. It didn’t happen. “
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