OMD, Arny Margret, Conan, Sprints, more

So many artists, so many songs, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), round up even more new music that we’d call “indie,” and talk about what metal is coming out. We post music news, track premieres, and more all day. We update a playlist weekly of some of our current favorite tracks. Here’s a daily roundup with a bunch of interesting, newly released songs in one place.


OMD will tour for their great new album Bauhaus Staircase late this year and while full details won’t be revealed till February, they have announced an LA show which happens September 20 at The Greek Theatre. Check out all announced worldwide dates here.


Alex G went from self-releasing records on Bandcamp, to signing to the small DIY label Orchid Tapes, to signing to the bigger indie label Domino, and now he’s on a major label: RCA Records. No word yet on his major label debut, but he’s announced a tour.


Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye will celebrate the Lunar New Year next month with a night of words and music in NYC.


Icelandic singer Arny Margret has been tapped to open on Julian Lage’s upcoming spring tour which stops at NYC’s Town Hall on March 22.


Mitski has added three more shows to her US run in August and September, including one with Alvvays.


Sierra Ferrell will support her new album with a tour that includes headline dates, and a big NYC show opening for Avett Brothers.


The 37th annual Tibet House US Benefit happens February 26 at Carnegie Hall in NYC, and they’ve added a couple more performers. Joan Baez and Gogol Bordello join previously announced artists Philip Glass & Laurie Anderson, Maggie Rogers, Maya Hawke, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Tenzin Choegyal, and The Scorchio Quartet, with more still to be announced. Tickets are on sale.

tibet house benefit 2024

SUM 41

Sum 41 announced their “last headlining world tour” earlier this week, the “Tour of the Setting Sum,” and after tickets went on sale today they’ve added additional dates in NYC and Toronto.


British doom vets Conan will be on tour this spring, with stops in Boise, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Raleigh, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Los Angeles and more. The Brooklyn show is at Saint Vitus on April 5 with tourmates Psychic Trash also on the bill.

conan tour


Virginia blackened screamo band Infant Island kicked off 2024 strong with the release of their great new album Obsidian Wreath, and they’ll be supporting it with a full US tour this spring. Support comes from Senza (whose Hellena Christensen is part of the gang vocal chorus on the Infant Island album), To Forget, and Quiet Fear, varying by date.


Gothy lute player Jozef Van Wissem just released his new album and has announced a few tour dates for the spring.


Norah Jones’ ninth solo album, a collaboration with Leon Michels, is out in March, and she’ll be on tour starting in May.


Irish band Sprints will be in the US in March for a short tour around their appearance at SXSW, and they’ve added a second Brooklyn show at Elsewhere on March 21 (they also play Elsewhere on 3/22).


Future Islands already announced one intimate NYC show to celebrate the release of their new album People Who Aren’t There Anymore, and now there’s a second.

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