11 new songs you need to hear this week
Here are 11 brand-new releases to put on your radar.August 18, 2018
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Tallah — “Cottonmouth”
Pennsylvania metal band Tallah just released this heavy track that drips with doom. With a graphic and gory music video to match, Tallah’s essence is uncut and raw. “We purposely went with the most extreme song on the EP for our latest video,” the band says. “The video is just as brutal visually as the song is musically.” “Cottonmouth” is from the band’s latest album No One Should Read This. You can pick up your copy here.
From Ashes To New — “Broken”
In typical From Ashes To New fashion, the band’s latest single blends metalcore and rap. Perfect for fans of Hollywood Undead and Linkin Park, From Ashes To New’s new single is energetic and infectious. “Broken” is from these genre bender’s latest album The Future. You can pick up your copy of it here
Andrew Bayer — “End Of All Things” feat. Alison May
About dealing with grief, Andrew Bayer’s latest track explores the ambiguity of death. The song pairs gorgeous harmonies with an atmospheric track to execute the song’s core meaning. “I think there is comfort in knowing that our individual lives are part of a network and we get to participate in something much bigger than ourselves,” Alison May says. “End Of All Things” is from Bayer’s upcoming album In My Last Life, out Aug. 24 via Anjunabeats. You can preorder it here
Young Culture — “Drift”
New York rockers Young Culture’s newest single “Drift” features catchy pop-punk hooks and eloquent, distinctly placed vocal harmonies. “Drift” is the band’s first song released with Equal Vision Records.
Staleworth — “That’s Not My Wallet”
Serving as the leading track from Staleworth’s latest split EP with Crash The Calm, “That’s Not My Wallet” is a mathy anthem about self-doubt. With subtle, yet impressive guitar work, Staleworth’s efforts on this EP don’t go unnoticed. You can pick up the split here.
Crash The Calm — “Bad Habits”
Speak of the devil, Crash The Calm’s contribution to their recent split with Staleworth also radiates key characteristics of the emo revival. Crash The Calm’s layered vocals complement Staleworth’s guitar work effortlessly.
Four Fists — “Dork Court”
Four Fists are composed of Minneapolis rappers P.O.S and Astronautalis. The pair braid their roots in indie punk and hip-hop together to create an exclusive sound. Their newest song “Dork Court” is from their upcoming debut album 6666, out Oct. 12 via Doomtree Records. You can preorder 6666 here.
outsideOUTSIDE — “almostDEAD” feat. Yung Bans
OutsideOUTSIDE’s latest single “almostDEAD” is the L.A. R&B duo’s take on toxic relationships. “‘AlmostDEAD’ is about your former lover haunting every new relationship you try to make,” outsideOUTSIDE says. “It’s about drowning those feelings in drugs until you feel numb. Even withdrawal doesn’t hurt as bad as knowing you’ll never get that same fucked up, but perfect, love again.”
Neshiima — “Feel It”
Scottish electro-rappers Neshiima’s new song “Feel It” explores ideas regarding society’s imminent doom and whether or not the human race has enough strength to push back against darkness. “Feel It” is from the band’s EP Orange, out Sept. 21.
grandson — “Blood // Water”
grandson’s acoustic rendition of “Blood // Water” is from the Fueled By Ramen artist’s two-track EP broken down vol. 1. The EP features two acoustic renditions of songs from grandson’s political powerhouse a modern tragedy vol. 1. You can download your copy of it here.
De’Wayne Jackson — “Top Man”
This fast-paced, hiphop banger from De’Wayne Jackson features guitar work reminiscent of ’90s punk. Additionally, “Top Man” includes a flawless transition that sets up Jackson’s verses perfectly. Check it out above.