I spent April focused on the A to Z Challenge, but I made a little time whip together a quick mix for your listening pleasure. Let me know in the comments if there are any great new songs I missed out on.
Ana Tijoux :: Antifa Dance
Steve Earle & The Dukes :: Devil Put the Coal in the Ground
Balkan Taksim :: Zalina
Dua Saleh :: umbrellar
Hazel English :: Off My Mind
Pert Near Sandstone :: Castles In The Air
Sunny Jain :: Immigrant Warrior
Self-isolation is a good time to listen to new music. Here are some recent releases worth checking out.
Coriky :: Clean Kill
Dirty Projectors :: Overlord
Mia Doi Todd :: Take What You Can Carry
Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela :: We’ve Landed
Broken Up :: Long, Long, Long
Cable Ties :: Sandcastles
FLOHIO :: WAY2
Kelsey Waldon :: Kentucky, 1988
February was a short month with a bumper crop of good new tunes. What are you listening to these days? Let me know in the comments.
Black Market Brass :: “The Thick”
Coriky :: “Clean Kill”
Destroyer :: “Crimson Tide”
Down Time :: “Not a Complicated Person”
Jaimie Branch: “Simple Silver Surfer”
MGMT :: “In the Afternoon”
Smokey Brights :: “Flash Your Lights (Rudy Willingham Remix)”
Wednesday :: “Fate Is…”
Welcome to a new year, and a new decade, of new music.
Alexandra Savior :: Send Her Back
Dream pop from Portland, Oregon.
Midwife :: Anyone Can Play Guitar
Fuzzy guitar-based atmospheric rock described as “Heaven Metal” by Madeline Johnston, creator of the project.
Atmosphere :: Dearly Beloved (Feat. Musab and Muja Messiah)
A hip hop duo from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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!