Here are ten new releases you should be listening to this week!

Vale – “Final Flesh”

Album: Burden of Sight (The Flesner Records)

Oakland black metal outfit Vale’s new record, Burden of Sight, is out today. “Final Flesh” is a brutal song  that mixes speed with heavy breakdowns.

pronoun – “temporary tantrum”

Album: i’ll show you stronger (Rhyme and Reason Records)

Is there better medicine for getting over a breakup than dreamy bedroom pop? For all the broken-hearted lovers out there, pronoun’s debut full length album, i’ll show you stronger, is just what the doctor ordered. The  whole album is fantastic, but “temporary tantrum” is particularly fun.

Slingshot Dakota – “Louder”

Album: Heavy Banding (Community Records)

Slingshot Dakota are a beloved band by many in the DIY scene, and their new record Heavy Banding is one of the most anticipated albums of 2019. “Louder” is a poppy synth-heavy song that feels larger-than-life.

Petrol Girls – “Big Mouth”

Album: Cut & Stitch (Hassle Records)

Petrol Girls are a post-hardcore band from Europe that write blistering, feminist anthems. “Big Mouth,” a song off the band’s new record Cut & Stitch, is a powerful song, and there’s a special easter egg that X-Ray Spex fans will appreciate.

Figure Eight – “True Love”

Album: Any Given Flower (Invertebrate Records)

“True Love” is a catchy, emotional pop-punk song from Figure Eight’s new record, Any Given Flower. The Syosset, New York band write a fun blend of acoustic campfire ballads and big rock songs.

Stray Cats – “Cry Danger”

Album: 40 (Surf Dog Records)

Legendary rockabilly trio Stray Cats are back with their first album in 26 years. “Cry Danger” is every bit as groovy as their previous work, so slick back your hair and blast this song out of your jukebox … err … headphones.

Faye Webster – “Room Temperature”

Album: Atlanta Millionaires Club (Secretly Canadian Records)

Singer-songwriter Faye Webster writes heart-wrenching alt-country songs. Her accessible sound functions as a great gateway to lead non-country fans to finally embrace the twang. “Room Temperature,” a track of her new album Atlanta Millionaires Club, is a relatable song for anyone going through a period of existential dread.

Amyl and The Sniffers – “Gacked On Anger”

Album: Amyl and The Sniffers (ATO Records)

“Gacked On Anger,” a single off Amy and The Sniffers’ self-titled album, is a throwback to the CBGB’s era of punk rock. Anyone who has ever struggled to scrape up the money for groceries a week before payday will be able to commiserate with this short song by the Melbourne-based band.

Cold Showers – “Faith”

Album: Motionless (DAIS Records)

If you’ve got a goth dance party coming up, make sure you have “Faith” by Cold Showers on your playlist. The Los Angeles synth-rock band write nostalgic tracks for fans of The Cure.

Hot Water Music – “Rebellion Story”

Album: Shake Up the Shadows (Epitaph Records)

Hot Water Music need no introduction. The Gainesville rock group have been going for 25 years, and it doesn’t look like they’re stopping anytime soon. Their new EP, Shake Up the Shadows, is out today, and the lead single, “Rebellion Story,” has everything fans love about the group: anthemic music fronted by Chuck Ragan’s raspy vocals.


John Silva is a writer based out of Indianapolis who loves pro wrestling almost as much as he loves music. You can follow him on Twitter @hawkeyesilva.

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