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New Music This Week – Pixies, Charli XCX, Korn, and More

New Releases for September 13, 2019 – Here are the AllMusic editors’ picks for the most noteworthy releases this week. Looking for more? Visit our New Releases page.


Philadelphia, PA’s Zero 9:36 has shared an official music video for his single “Leave The Light On.” Directed by Matthew Gold, the clip marks the first chapter in Zero 9:36’s Judgement Night video series and is streaming now on his YouTube channel. “Leave The Light On” is also available today on all streaming platforms, with additional chapters of the Judgement Night series set for release in the coming weeks.

“Blue hour” by Laurent Bourque

““Blue hour” was one of the first songs I wrote while teaching myself to play piano during the making of this new full-length. My longtime friend/musical partner, Jamie Kronick, was a huge help in the writing process.”

Cuco Shares New Video “Keeping Tabs”

“charmingly loose and endearingly quirky” – The Wall Street Journal

“like Randy Newman in outer space” – The New Yorker

“A musical polyglot” – Rolling Stone

Bedroom Pop Artist Aunty Social Shares New Track & Video       

Today, 24-year-old bedroom pop artist Aunty Social shares her second single, “Traveling Circus.” The moniker Aunty Social, whose real name is Daniela Gitto, comes from past insecurities and periods of isolation where she’d use music as a therapeutic aid to address toxic lifestyles and her own struggles with mental health.

Social satirists The Be Positives release self-titled debut with new single ‘She’s The Girl’

THE BE POSITIVES is a northern conundrum. Consisting of Mike Seal (Guitar, Piano & Vocals), Rob Hatton (Bass & Vocals), Simon Mayne (Lead Guitar & Vocals) and Callum Darley (Drums & Vocals), they were splayed across Merseyside to Sheffield, all sharing an affinity for McCartney, Dylan, Kinks and Nick Lowe, and later, converging on Manchester, they hankered for gigging at grotty pubs across the city. Now united, the four-piece invoke mad-pop affirmation through berserk instrumentation laced with smart lyricism.

JOSHUA RADIN Calls On Humanity With New Track “What Would You Do (Refugee Song)”       

Joshua Radin has shared a third song from his upcoming album Here, Right Now, out October 4th. Available everywhere this Friday, “What Would You Do (Refugee Song)” tackles heartbreak caused by a broken system, from the perspective of a child desperately needing rescue. Joshua was inspired to write the song after seeing footage of children separated from their families at the border.

SLOWTRIP (Members of Rotting Out, The Greenery) Premiering New Single “Fold and Run”

L.A. based rock band SLOWTRIP have just released a new single titled “Fold and Run.” The track premiered this week on Buzzbands, with site founder Kevin Bronson writing: “In an age when online personas can be only loosely based on reality, it’s easy to be impressed. Especially by yourself. L.A. rockers Slowtrip are here to remind you to check yourself.” He adds, “If big guitars drive you, Slowtrip’s a good outfit to have at the wheel.”

Premiere: Slowtrip, ‘Fold and Run’

The 1975 Cover Story for The FADER

The FADER editor-at-large Larry Fitzmaurice begins his interview in London while The 1975 is on-set filming the music video for “People” — the second single released from their forthcoming project Notes on a Conditional Form. In the story the band and manager Jamie Oborne discuss their closeness and ways of working together, how they were initially rejected by major labels, their generational appeal and genre fluidity, and future desires like working with Phoebe Bridgers and beabadoobee, and making their releases and merch more eco friendly.


“…consistently good, through and through, a reliably strong record from a band that, more than most, still sounds like no one but itself.” AV Club

“…the post-grunge guitar heroes are back with more music for driving really, really fast…. Yeah, it’s that good.” Flood

LesitoXChelsea – Holding Back The Tears

HBTT is LesitoXChelsea’s debut single, a dark twisted beat with lyrics inspired by difficult moments in life such as losing loved one’s and breakups. Lesito originally produced the beat and both LesitoXChelsea worked with Manny Park (Grammy-nominated producer cred: Travis Scott, Ariane Grande, Frank Ocean) to finalise the track.

Ecstatic Vision – ‘For the Masses’

“Ecstatic Vision’s brand of heavy psych draws from Hawkwind, Leaf Hound, Black Sabbath, and Amon Düül II…roaring organs, screaming guitars, and the occasional squawking saxophone seem always to be preparing for another narcotic liftoff.” – Pitchfork

Philadelphia heavy psych band Ecstatic Vision will release its new album, ‘For the Masses’, on September 20 via new label home Heavy Psych Sounds. Recorded in Philadelphia at Retro City Studios with Joe Boldizar and mixed/mastered by Tim Green (Earthless, Sebadoh, The Melvins) in Grass Valley, CA, Ecstatic Vision’s critically-celebrated, fuzzed-out sound has been sculpted into a Hi-Fi psychedelic wonderland on the new LP.

CITY MOUTH Premieres Dance-Pop Smash “For a Second”

Chicagoland pop-rock sextet City Mouth has quickly followed up their glittering Super Nintendo-inspired visual for “Sanity for Summer” with another track in part produced by Marc Mcclusky (Weezer, Motion City Soundtrack). “For a Second” leans further into the band’s experiments with electronica and pop adventurism, while maintaining the infectious blend of heart-on-sleeve mentality and melody that’s earned fans across the Midwest and beyond.

PREMIERE: City Mouth, “For a Second” music video

Apollo Brown “Sincerely Detroit” // Upcoming Album feat. 50+ Detroit Artists

Detroit has an indelible legacy in hip-hop. From artists like J Dilla to Black Milk, from Denaun Porter to Apollo Brown, Detroit’s music has a sound unlike any other. When Apollo Brown set out to create the tribute to his home, he knew he needed to do the city justice.