Swans Announce New Album “Leaving Meaning”

Swans

Following 2016’s exhausting but enlightening journey through the body, mind, and soul we call The Glowing Man, “Swans” will return with their new album Leaving Meaning on October 25th via Young God Records/Mute. The album was written and produced by sole member Michael Gira with collaborations with Thor Harris, Norman Westberg, Ben Frost, The Necks, Baby Dee, Jennifer Gira, and Anna and Maria von Hausswolff. The band have also shared a new track off the upcoming album titled “It’s Coming It’s Real.” You can listen to the track below:

 

Portrayal of Guilt and Soft Kill Release Split 7”

5599D940-3D25-4AD7-A682-46389D04AEB6

On the heels of their fantastic new E.P. Suffering is a Gift, Punk band “Portrayal of Guilt” have released more music with the band “Soft Kill” on a new 7” via “Closed Casket Activities.” Portrayal of Guilt’s track “Sacrificial Rite” is a tumultuous howl of doom that blends elements of both Punk and Metal, whereas Soft Kill’s track “Tin Foil Drip” is a lush and melodic shoegazey tune. You can stream as well as purchase the new 7” below:

https://portrayalofguilt.com/album/portrayal-of-guilt-soft-kill-split

Bat for Lashes Shares New Song “Jasmine”

66847501_10156322102657327_7714553148211200000_n

Natasha Khan has released another new track under her “Bat for Lashes” project titled “Jasmine,” which will appear on her upcoming album Lost Girls, which is set to be released on September 6th via “AWAL Recordings.” In true “Bat for Lashes” fashion Lost Girls is a concept album set in a “fully formed parallel universe in which gangs of marauding female bikers roam our streets, teenagers make out on car hoods, and a powerful female energy casts spells and leave clues for us to follow.” Her new track “Jasmine” is named after the album’s protagonist and much like her preceding singles is a lush synth-heavy joy ride that truly does evoke the feeling of roaming the streets at night. You can listen to “Jasmine” below”

Girl Band Share New Song “Going Norway”

ADB7A516-8EEE-45D2-BADC-56025C02F334

It’s an exciting time for “Girl Band” fans. The Noise Rock band have returned after four years with new music that’s scheduled to be released on September 27th. Following their previously released lead single “Shoulderblades,” the band have released a new track titled “Going Norway,” and with a new sense of rejuvenation, they’re pushing their usual anxiety-inducing, abrasive, and scuzzy style to the next level. Their new album The Talkies will be released on September 27th. You can watch the music video for “Going Norway” below:

 

Chelsea Wolfe Shares New Song “Be All Things”

IMG_2720

Chelsea Wolfe is set to release her new album Birth of Violence on September 13th on “Sargent House” records, and following her previously released tracks “The Mother Road” and “American Darkness,” Wolfe has released yet another track titled “Be All Things.” Wolfe has revealed that the song is about “navigating the world as a woman, reconciling the soft and the strong, balancing the warrior and the goddess, and wanting to be everything and nothing at the same time.” “Telling stories through song allows me to explore so many facets of myself, so many lives within. Some days I want to be quiet and reach my roots into the earth, and some days I want to spring up from the ground and be all things,” Wolfe explains, and that concept is beautifully expressed on “Be All Things” with it’s acoustic guitar-driven Folk-leanings and atmospheric vocals. It’s looking like Birth of Violence will be a big departure from her previous “Doom Metal” heavy album Hiss Spun with more focus on stripped down “Gothic Folk.” You can watch the video for “Be All Things” below:

JPEGMAFIA Shares New Song “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am a Thot”

FFB99E7C-88C6-47E3-A1EE-0AF034810471

It’s looking like JPEGMAFIA is teasing a new upcoming album. This morning the experimental rapper shared a brand new song titled “Jesus forgive me, I Am a Thot,” and it’s as uncompromising, loud, off-kilter as you’d expect it to be, but this track does offer an element of “Pop” and an “R&B” inspired auto-tuned hook that somehow fits amidst the chaos. Peggy has also said “The disappointment cums soon. Just a taste before I waste you.” Hopefully that means we’ll be getting a follow-up to last year’s Veteran. You can watch the music video for “Jesus Forgive Me, I Am a Thot” below:

Tool Release New Song “Fear Inoculum”

2E574F76-D462-4E74-8B69-8E5FA257876A

It’s finally happening! No really, it’s happening. “Tool” have returned with their first piece of new music since their last album 10,000 Days, which came out 13 years ago. The track is titled “Fear Inoculum,” and it’s the title track of their upcoming album set to be released on August 30th. The 10 minute song sounds very much like a Tool song. It’s heavy, drony, tribal, and epic. Would you expect any less from Tool? It’s been a big year for Tool fans. The band’s whole back catalogue is now available on all streaming services AND we’re getting a new album? The memes have officially ended. Tool’s back. You can listen to “Fear Inoculum” below: