Two years ago, Sam and his partner, Hannah Cohen, split from the bustle of New York City and settled in a quiet Catskills town upstate. In their new home, he and Hannah hosted bands like house guests as he helmed their sessions. The pandemic clamped down on those interactions, largely sealing the couple from their longtime scene. So Sam turned to his own music. Download his song “Easy To Love” now.
Yoke Lore is the solo project of Adrian Galvin. Since 2016, he has released four EPs and a handful of singles and toured extensively, both headlining and supporting acts such as Bastille, LP, The Overcoats and Bishop Briggs. Download his new song “Seeds” right now.
Chvrches have returned with “He Said She Said,” their first new music since 2018.
The track features lead singer Lauren Mayberry recalling horrific statements made to her by men over looming synthesizers. The track was made in quarantine, while Mayberry and Martin Doherty were in Los Angeles and Iain Cook was in Glasgow, Scotland. You can download it for free right now.
Stand For Myself is the second full-length release from four-time Grammy-nominated Yola. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the record is a mix of soul and classic pop, tracing a musical thread to Yola’s musical inspirations. Stand By Myself will be released July 30th but you can download the song “Diamond Studded Shoes” for free right now.
Lady Dan is Tyler Dozier, a singer-songwriter originally from Dothan, AL and now living in Austin, TX. Dozier turned to music after a few major turning points in her life. She was raised in a strict religious household, and was going to monastery school as she entered her twenties when she was forced to face the death of her father, and get out of a controlling relationship. All of that swirled together and turned into songs that became I Am The Prophet, her debut album. Download the song “Paradox” now.
Australian trio Middle Kids are back with a new album,Today We’re the Greatest. You can download the song “Questions” right now. Frontwoman Hannah Joy describes the inspiration behind “Questions”: “I used to drink a lot and most of my previous relationships revolved around this. I don’t think I ever really knew them or they me as a result. ‘Questions’ is about people being around each other but not being close. People who are in intimate relationships can stop asking questions of each other because they are uncomfortable and confusing.”
Dinosaur Jr.return with Sweep It Into Space, their new album out Friday on Jagjaguwar, and a new single, “I Ran Away.” Sweep It Into Space is their first new collection of music since 2016, continuing what is perhaps the greatest “second act” of any band ever. The album was co-produced with Kurt Vile. Download “I Ran Away” right now.
Crumb formed in Boston in 2016 when Lila Ramani, Bri Aronow, Jesse Brotter and Jonathan Gilad met at Tufts University. “Trophy” is their first taste of new music following their 2019 debut full-length Jinx.
Jay Som’s Melina Duterte and Palehound’s Ellen Kempner have a new band called Bachelor. Bachelor’s debut is called Doomin’ Sun, and it’ll be out May 28th. The duo wrote and recorded Doomin’ Sun in Topanga, CA, in January of last year. It’s mostly the product of their individual songwriting approaches, but it also features collaborations with Big Thief members Buck Meek and James Krivchenia, as well as Chastity Belt’s Annie Truscott. Download “Stay in the Car” now.