Every week, we compile a list of the best new rock songs. Here are five that you shouldn’t miss.
Sleater-Kinney are back with a St Vincent-produced single, “The Future is Here.” On the track, the trio step away from their usual brand of ferocious punk rock for a mellower, goth-influenced sound. It’s the second single from their forthcoming album, The Center Won’t Hold, due out August 16.
Vagabon—aka Lætitia Tamko—has dropped a brand-new song, “Flood Hands.” The track is a sincere love song awash with reverb and warm tones. The tune previews her forthcoming album, All the Women in Me, which drops September 27 via Nonesuch.
Australian outfit Tropical Fuck Storm have unveiled “Paradise,” the first taste of their upcoming LP, Braindrops. The song features frontman Gareth Liddiard’s gruff vocals layered over slow guitar chords and subtle percussion, before diving into a menacing wall of noise in the second half. Their brand-new album arrives August 23 via Flightless Records.
“The Mother Road” is the lead single from goth folk artist Chelsea Wolfe’s forthcoming album, Birth of Violence, which is due out September 13 via Sargent House. The song uses atmospheric drum rolls and a dense string section to create an intense soundscape.
Philly rockers Sheer Mag have announced their sophomore album, A Distant Call, with the release of their latest single, “Blood From a Stone.” Over punchy guitar riffs, frontwoman Tina Halladay delivers her signature fiery vocals on the energetic track. The record is scheduled for release on August 23 via Wilsuns RC.
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