The year might have started a bit slow on the music front, with nothing but a “bomb cyclone” for much of the country to deal with in Week 1. But on Tuesday, just 10 days into 2018, great new tunes were dropped in abundant fashion, getting the year off the start it really needs. From veteran rockers to exciting young artists on the verge of stardom, some of our favorite bands made some very big announcements, and it’s been overwhelming (in the best way possible).
Here are some of the best new tracks we’ve been spinning all day. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store.
Ride, “Catch You Dreaming”
Today’s Daily Dose came courtesy of British shoegaze survivors Ride. We loved their kaleidoscopic 2017 album, Weather Diaries (read our review here). Their follow-up EP, Tomorrow’s Shore, is out on Feb. 16. “Catch You Dreaming” is as woozy and ethereal as its name implies.
The Low Anthem, The Salt Doll Went to Measure The Depth of the Sea
The Low Anthem announced their new LP, The Salt Doll Went To Measure the Depth of the Sea, along with a 40-second album teaser. The record, which was inspired, in part, by a car accident on tour in 2016 that caused several injuries and wrecked a lot of the band’s gear and, is out Feb. 23.
The Breeders, “All Nerve”
The Breeders are back with a new album, All Nerve, out Mar. 2, their first in 10 years. The band—featuring the classic lineup of Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson—dropped punchy lead single “Wait in the Car” back in October, and on Tuesday shared the title track, as well as 2018 tour dates.
Indie rock greats Superchunk shared the shredding “Erasure,” featuring backup vocals from Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt. “Erasure” is from the band’s forthcoming LP, What a Time To Be Alive, out Feb. 16.
Car Seat Headrest, “Nervous Young Inhumans”
Car Seat Headrest unveiled a flashy new video for “Nervous Young Inhumans,” directed by frontman Will Toledo. CSH will release a re-recorded version of their beloved 2011 album Twin Fantasy on Feb. 16. “It was never a finished work,” Toledo said of the album, “and it wasn’t until last year that I figured out how to finish it.” Watch the splitscreen video here:
Soccer Mommy, “Your Dog”
Twenty-year-old Sophie Allison is Soccer Mommy, a Nashville native poised for greatness in 2018. A new video for “Your Dog,” a subtly dark independence anthem, premiered today on NPR Music. Soccer Mommy’s debut LP, Clean, is out Mar. 2.
Ezra Furman, “Suck the Blood From My Wound”
Singer-songwriter Ezra Furman released his latest wonky pop banger, “Suck The Blood From My Wound,” the third single from his upcoming album, Transangelic Exodus, out Feb. 9. The song “started me writing a whole album about me and my illegal transangelic hospital-escapee partner running from a hostile government,” Furman said. “All of my deepest concerns as an artist whirling into a bizarre dream of perpetual narrow escape.” Okay!