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Five brand-new rock songs to dig into this week (5/4-5/10)

Five brand-new rock songs to dig into this week (5/4-5/10)
L-R: Palehound (Bao Ngo), Alex Lahey (Callum Preston)

Every week, we compile a list of the best new rock songs out. Here are five that you shouldn’t miss.

“Worthy” by Palehound

Palehound have released “Worthy,” a new single from their forthcoming album Black Friday. On this hushed, vulnerable track, Ellen Kempner opens up about insecurities and body image.

“Man on Fire” by Sam Cohen

With its bluesy guitar licks and leisurely pace, Sam Cohen’s “Man on Fire” is a deceptively smooth meditation on the destruction humanity wreaks upon the planet. It’s taken off his forthcoming album, The Future’s Still Ringing in My Ears, which was co-produced by Danger Mouse.

“Mercedes Marxist” by IDLES

IDLES’ cathartic new track, “Mercedes Marxist,” was in fact one of the first songs the British firebrands wrote for their latest album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, though it didn’t make the final tracklist. It’ll be released in August as a single with the B-side “I Dream Guillotine.”

“Balisong” by Phantom Planet

Remember that Phantom Planet song from The OC? Well, the band have reunited and dropped “Balisong,” their first new track in a decade. As comeback songs go, this one’s pretty great.

“Unspoken History” by Alex Lahey

On this tear-jerking new single, Alex Lahey laments the loss of her relationship’s spark. “‘Unspoken History’ is unlike any other song I’ve ever written before. It scared the shit out of me when I wrote it in Nashville,” the Aussie singer-songwriter revealed on Twitter.

Find more songs to rock out to here.