Murals/Kaonashi, Icewear Vezzo, Confidence Man, 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 that we’d call “indie” and talk about what’s coming out of metal. We post music news, track premieres and more all day. We update 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.
MURAL (HAIL THE SUN, I THE MIGHTY) – “WINDBREAKEAR” (ft. KAONASHI’S PETER RONO)
Murals is a new project with members of Hail The Sun, I The Mighty, and more, and a rotating cast of singers. Their debut single features the unmistakable screams of Kaonashi’s Peter Rono, and fans of this band should definitely check it out. The song is a tribute to the late Feverwar singer, Nicholous Thomas, and Peter says, “Since Kaonashi is a concept band, I don’t have many opportunities to talk about other things, so I’m very glad to have could do that for him. Feverwar always.”
LAIBACH – “ICH WILL EIN DEUTSCHER BREAST”
Slovenian industrial icons Laibach will release a new album Wir sind das Volk on March 25 via Mute. It presents the music composed by the group for a theatrical production based on the texts of the famous German playwright Heiner Müller (1929-1995). “We followed Heiner Müller’s own strategy of cutting and rearranging the material, taking his text and placing it in another context, restarting it with music, in order to draw the audience into it or ‘get away from it,’ says Laibach. emotions and is therefore a formidable tool of manipulation and a powerful weapon of propaganda. And that’s why a combination of Heiner Müller, who saw the theater as a political institution, and Laibach, can be nothing but a musical. Taste it with “Ich will ein Deutscher sein” (“I want to be German”).
CONFIDENCE MAN – “FEELS LIKE A DIFFERENT THING”
Visions of 1990 are conjured up with Confidence Man’s fun, house new single “Feels Like A Different Thing”, from Dee-Lite at C&C Music Factory. “Feels Like A Different Thing is not here to mess around,” says Confidence Man. “Two lyrics, one riff, no fuss. It’ll get your blood pumping. It’ll make your ears bleed (in a good way). It’ll steal your car and burn down your house and you’ll still say thank you.” The video was filmed in the southern Australian town of Coober Pedy, where much of the original madmax was shot. Confidence Man’s new album, Tiltcomes out on April 1.
ICEWEAR VEZZO – “RICHIER THAN MY OPPS”
Icewear Vezzo has become a staple of Michigan’s much-talked-about rap scene, and he’s keeping the momentum going with this new single, which combines a sloppy drag with weird, minimal production.
FORM OF DESPAIR – “PACKAGE”
As we approach the release of Finland’s new funeral album Shape of Despair Back to the void (due 2/25 via Season of Mist) they’ve given us another gargantuan dirge with a chilling beat.
LE MAINE – “LOVE YOU A LITTLE” (ft. RESUME SUNDAY & CHARLOTTE SANDS)
With punk-tinged pop rock making a comeback, it makes sense that The Maine would somehow fit into this conversation, and here they are with a new song that features the punk-tinged pop newcomer. punk Charlotte Sands and Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara.
JULIE DOIRON AND DANY PLACARD – “MAYO”
Julie Doiron, of Eric’s Trip and Mount Eerie, has just released a great new album I thought about you a few months ago and she has now announced another one, Julie and Danny, which will be released on April 29 on Simone Records. She and her partner, Dany Placard, have succeeded together during the confinement in their home in Memramcook, New Brunswick. The first single from the album is “Mayo”, which is fierce, grungy and in French.
CHARLI XCX – “PRAY FOR YOU” FT RINA SAWAYAMA
Charli XCX shared “Beg for You” form its planned new albuh crash. Using a snippet from September 2000s dance hit “Cry for You,” and a bouncy house beat, the song is a collaboration with Rina Sawayama.
CHARLOTTE ADIGERY & BOLIS PUPUL – “THIS IS NOT A CLICHE”
Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul have shared another single from their anticipated debut album, topical dancer. “Ceci n’est pas un cliche” (“Ceci n’est pas un cliche”) is another banger, powered by slinky bass and a winking sense of humor, flipping rock and pop clichés on its head.
DUCKS LTD – “LEAVES OF GRAY”
Toronto’s Ducks Ltd are back with a new single, “Sheets of Grey”. Like last year great modern fictionthis new song channels 80s janglepop with energy, noise and big hooks.
BEYOND THE STYX – “GUARANTEE”
Here’s a new track from the third album of French metal hardcore band Beyond the Styx Phrasing. Learn more here.
THE SMILE (RADIOHEAD) – “THE SMOKE”
Radiohead affiliate The Smile have shared their second single, which you can read more about here.
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