There are a whole bunch of new songs out today. I can’t write a separate post about each one, but I wanted to call attention to some of my favorites. So let’s do a roundup.
Ashbury Heights – “Wild Eyes” (feat. Madil Hardis)
“Wild Eyes” is the second song we’ve heard from Ashbury Heights’ forthcoming Ghost House Sessions anthology that will be out next year. It’s a fist-pumper.
Nation of Language – “A Different Kind of Life”
Synthpop newcomers Nation of Language have one of the year’s top debut albums, and they’ve already returned with new music. “A Different Kind of Life” is one of their best. Originally written in the early days of the Trump administration, its lyrics pull no punches: “He checks all the boxes of a racist troglodyte.”
Mind Machine – “Saying Sorry”
“Saying Sorry” is a reworked version of an early Mind Machine song they intended to play at live shows this year. Unfortunately, that didn’t pan out, so they’ve released it as a single.
Technophobia – “One Spark”
“One Spark” is the third track we’ve heard from Technophobia’s forthcoming sophomore album, Some of Us are Looking at the Stars, which is due out December 4.
Solar Fake – “This Pretty Life”
Solar Fake is back! “This Pretty Life” is the first taste of their just-announced album, Enjoy Dystopia.
Blutengel & Massive Ego – “Nothing But a Void”
What a combination. Blutengel’s Chris Pohl and Massive Ego’s Marc Massive trade-off vocals on this catchy, energetic anthem.
The Brides of the Black Room feat. Ginger Khan – “Ambulance”
If you miss the original voice of Priest, turn your attention to new band The Brides of the Black Room. That’s Mercury 1.0 himself embuing the vocals with the same sensual sounds he brought to Priest’s first album.
Liya – “Faded Memory”
“Faded Memory” is a track from Isreali synthpop artist Liya’s new EP Cold Moon.
Deine Lakaien – “Because the Night”
I can’t remember the last time I listened to Deine Lakaien. The German avant-garde duo return with a cover of the classic New Wave hit “Because the Night,” originally sang by Patti Smith.
Keep Shelly in Athens – “Defy Me”
I’ve never heard of the strangely-named band Keep Shelly in Athens, but the Greek band’s new song “Defy Me” sounds like a beautiful electro dream.