10 new songs you need to hear this week
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1. The Dose – “Tart”
The Dose offer a pure ’90s grunge sound with their latest single, “Tart.” The new track follows a handful of singles the duo dropped last year including the three-part story of “Vervain,” “Thrill Of It” and “Saline.” You can catch the duo with Good Charlotte in Europe beginning later this month, with upcoming dates available here.
2. Kakkmaddafakka – “Runaway Girl”
Kakkmaddafakka embrace their indie sound with a new single, “Runaway Girl.” Kicking off the jam with some slow repeating synth, the song quickly speeds into an upbeat anthem that truly channels the ’80s. The track is taken from their upcoming album, which is set for release March 22 via Bergen Mafia Records. The band are currently on tour in Europe, and you can grab tickets here.
3. Spazz Cardigan – “S.O.S.”
Building hype for his EP release date announcement, Spazz Cardigan dropped a new single, “S.O.S.” Finding a lane between indie rock and pop, the single mixes a foot-stomping beat with youthful, upbeat lyrics. This is the first single off his upcoming EP Vulnerabilia, which drops March 22. You can download the new single here.
4. Courier Club – “Kangaroo Court”
A grungy mishmash evolves into belting lyrics and screeching guitars for Courier Club’s latest single, “Kangaroo Court.” The band are following up previous singles, “Liza” and “Better Now,” which dropped late last year. You can stream “Kangaroo Court” here.
5. Pkew Pkew Pkew – “I Don’t Matter At All”
Pkew Pkew Pkew look to document their bad behavior with a new single, “I Don’t Matter At All.” The Canadian punk unit hold an old-school sound through strained vocals and a constant, up-tempo style. Their upcoming album Optimal Lifestyles drops March 1 via Dine Alone Records, and you can preorder it here.
6. RAT BOY – “DON’T HESITATE”
Boasting production credits from Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, RAT BOY gives a taste of his new album, INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN, which dropped Friday. “DON’T HESITATE” shows clear punk influences, with its bassline and chorus. You can buy the new album here.
7. A Brilliant Lie – “The Tarot”
A Brilliant Lie dropped a hard-hitting new single, “The Tarot,” from their upcoming EP Threads: Weaver, out March 29 Channeling an aggressive pace and a solid rock sound, “The Tarot” should go on your headbanging playlist immediately. You can check out the band’s upcoming tour dates here.
8. Julia Jacklin – “Pressure To Party”
Your weekly breakup song has arrived: Julia Jacklin released “Pressure To Party.” Singing with a comforting tone while dumping someone is an interesting dynamic that Jacklin manages perfectly. Her upcoming album Crushing drops Feb. 22. You can preorder the album here.
9. 8 Graves – “Numb”
8 Graves teased their upcoming EP with the eerie new song “Numb.” The group give a synth-heavy jam that varies pace before hitting you with booming drops. This is the fourth single released from their third EP Black, out Feb. 22.
10. Problem Daughter – “Self-amusing Smile”
Problem Daughter provide an upbeat anthem to kick off your weekend. “Self-amusing Smile” keeps the foot on the pedal with cadences that speed up or slow down at will, making for a unique punk sound. The song comes off the band’s upcoming album Grow Up Trash, which drops March 22.