Better late than never! Here are some good new songs from the last month of last year.
Madame Gandhi :: Top Knot Turn Up
Madame Gandhi, the former drummer for M.I.A and a runner of the London Marathon, s an electronic music artist and activist based in Los Angeles.
Antibalas :: Fight Am Finish
My favorite Afrobeat band from Brooklyn (with ties to Daptone records) returns!
beabadoobee :: Are You Sure
Beatrice Kristi Laus is a youthful Filipino-British indie singer-songwriter.
MaLLy :: Black Moses
The latest from a Minneapolis rapper. Read more at The Current.
It must be autumn, because we’ve got a BUMPER CROP of new songs for the Monthly Mixtape!
Fran :: Company
Carolina Eyck :: Commemoration
Dry Cleaning :: Sit Down Meal
Girl Band :: Salmon Of Knowledge
Overcoats :: The Fool
Sturgill Simpson :: Sing Along
Thom Yorke & Flea :: Daily Battles
Leslie Stevens :: Depression, Descent
Shredders :: Ayeyayaya
Mandolin Orange :: Golden Embers
It’s also worth checking out the band’s Tiny Desk Concert.
The Regrettes :: I Dare You
Clairo :: Alewife
Palehound :: Worthy
Gauche :: Pay Day
YACHT :: (Downtown) Dancing
Only three new songs for the month of July, probably because I’ve been too busy listening to “Old Town Road.” All of these bands share in common band names that are challenging to find in a search engine.
Necking :: Still Exist
Punk rock women from Vancouver.
Abjects :: The Storm
Punk rock women from London.
CUP :: Soon Will Be Flood
Electronic experimental music from Brooklyn
I’ve been in a blogging slump, so forgive me for posting my June Mixtape on July 12.
Hayden Thorpe :: “Love Crimes”
Floored Faces :: “Birdwatching”
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars :: “Living Like a Refugee”
Mattiel :: “Keep the Change”
The Nunnery :: Take a Walk
The Seratones :: Got to Get to Know Ya
The Monthly Mixtape for May will take you on a journey!
Sarah Pagé :: Ephemeris Data
Kick it off with some experimental harp music.
The Silver Lake Chorus :: Tabu
Follow up with some tight choral harmonies and hot rhythms.
Black Pumas :: Colors
Then slide into some classic psychedelic soul.
Sass :: Spoiled by Rotten
Nex, some aural time travel to 1991.
Sleater-Kinney :: Hurry on Home
And while you’re in the 90s, pick up Sleater-Kinney and bring them to the present to work with St. Vincent!
Is there any great new music I missed along this journey? Let me know in the comments!
Welp! The A to Z Challenge is complete, so it’s time to get back to the regular routine around here, which means sharing great new songs from the past month! What new songs do you love? Let me know in the comments.
Calexico and Iron & Wine :: Father Mountain
CLAVVS :: Lay Back
Kindness :: Cry Everything featuring Robyn
Mavis Staples :: Change
Remo Drive :: The Grind
Little Simz :: Offence
Cheekface :: Eternity Leave
The Budos Band :: Old Engine Oil
DeeWunn + Leo Justi :: Back it Up, Drop It
The Drums :: Body Chemistry
Yann Tiersen :: Koad
Billie Eilish :: Bury a Friend
A creepy song written from the perspective of the monster under the bed by a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Los Angeles.
Gato Preto :: Mendinga Carnival feat. Lusafro Allstars
The duo of the producer Lee Bass and rapper/singer Gata Misteriosa are joined by lusophone (Portuguese speaking) artists from Africa in this celebration of the creole culture of Cape Verde.
Chaka Khan :: Like Sugar
The Queen of Funk is back with a spectacular new album, Hello Happiness, with this terrific lead single.
Hatchie :: Without a Blush
Australian singer/songwriter Hatchie, a.k.a. Harriette Pilbeam, returns with the lead single from her new album of dream pop, Keepsake, due in June.
Ex Hex :: Cosmic Cave
Mary Timony’s Ex Hex returns five years after their classic album Rips, with the lead single off of It’s Real, which is due in March.
The Prizefighters :: Just Let the Music Play
The warmth of this sleepy ska tune belies the fact that The Prizefighters are from chilly Minnesota.
Shana Cleveland :: The Face of the Sun
Los Angeles-based Shana Cleveland is singer/songwriter with ethereal vocals and dreamy instrumentals.
Sol :: The Kids
Seattle hip hop artist Sol raps about police violence and their victims, the kids.
Album: Better Oblivion Community Center
Artist: Better Oblivion Community Center
Release Date: January 24, 2019
- Didn’t Know What I Was In For
- Dylan Thomas
Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Obserst have made a career of collaborating with other artists, so it’s natural that they ended up working with one another. Their new album is ten tracks of indie folk rock with sweet harmonies. The pair of singer/songwriters invest the lyrics with raw emotion that holds out hope for redemption.