Was Tuesday the Best New Music Day of February (So Far)?

We think so, thanks to Preoccupations, Lucy Dacus, DRINKS and more.

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Was Tuesday the Best New Music Day of February (So Far)?

It happened again! Another Tuesday, another overwhelming day for new music (and we’re halfway through February, so it’s about time). Scroll to catch up on all the best tracks and videos that dropped today.

Preoccupations, “Antidote”

Preoccupations’ New Material LP drops March 23, and today the band released the video for a searing new track, “Antidote.”

As Scott Russell wrote in today’s Daily Dose: “’Antidote” is dense and unpredictable, every bit as challenging as “Espionage” was gratifying. The two tracks’ contrasts demonstrate New Material’s potential to make its mark on 2018’s musical landscape, from a band that’s becoming more essential by the day.”

Lucy Dacus, “Next of Kin”

Lucy Dacus released the upbeat “Next of Kin,” a warm and glowing track that Dacus describes as the “thesis statement” of her forthcoming album Historian. “Next of Kin” follows “Night Shift” and “Addictions” as the last single before Historian arrives March 2.

The Voidz, “Pointlessness”

Julian Casablancas’ band The Voidz went futuristic today, releasing a synth-pop/ prog-rock hybrid song called “Pointlessness.” Their new record, Virtue, is out March 30.

Mount Kimbie and King Krule, “Turtle Neck Man”

Mount Kimbie and King Krule surprise-dropped a previously unreleased collaboration called “Turtle Neck Man.” At just over a minute, the woozy track is short and sweet, but packs a major punch.

DRINKS, “Real Outside”

Last, but certainly not least, in news that we didn’t cover, but are covering now, DRINKS — the wonky pop project of Cate Le Bon and White Fence’s Tim Presley — are back with another bizarre, twinkling gem called “Real Outside.” They also announced a new record, Hippo Lite, out April 20 via Drag City.

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