The Shinola | The Rolling Stones, Militarie Gun, Unschooling & More Tracks That Are Just What You Need

All the hits that fit.

What’s better than a day with a new Rolling Stones single? A day when it’s just one of about 20 great tracks you need to hear. Start ’em up:


The Rolling Stones | Angry

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Rolling Stones come roaring out of the traps today with the release of their rocking single Angry. It arrives alongside the announcement of their hugely anticipated new album Hackney Diamonds, due Oct. 20. The 12-track album was recorded in various locations around the world, including Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles; Metropolis Studios, London; Sanctuary Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Electric Lady Studios, New York; and The Hit Factory/Germano Studios, also in New York. The album is their first studio set of new material since 2005’s A Bigger Bang, coincidently released on Sept. 6. Hackney Diamonds marks Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood’s first collaboration with producer and musician Andrew Watt, named Producer of the Year at the 2021 Grammy Awards. Angry is accompanied by a video directed by Francois Rousselet and starring Emmy-nominated actress Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus, Euphoria, The Handmaid’s Tale).”

Militarie Gun | Never Fucked Up Once

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Militarie Gun share the video for Never Fucked Up Once, a highlight from the band’s critically acclaimed debut Life Under The Gun that arrived in June. The Audri Mirzaie-directed video finds Militarie Gun bandleader Ian Shelton beaten, dragged and run through the streets of Los Angeles by his fellow band members and friends, including Spenser Granese (Barry, Fear The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul).”

Unschooling | Excommunicated

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “France’s Unschooling share the third and final single Excommunicated from their debut album New World Artifacts out Oct. 6. Excommunicated is an unusually long track that concludes side A of the album. Lead vocalist and guitarist Vincent Fevrier adds, “This quasi-religious piece is interspersed with a very raw and bruitist part. The end drone seems to plunge us directly into darkness until a clearing spreads and snaps us out of torpor.”

Hannah Marks | (I Wanna B Ur) 90s Dreamgirl

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “New York City based bassist Hannah Marks taps into her rock influences and teen angst with gritty track and video (I Wanna Be Ur) 90s Dream Girl. Marks’ debut album Outsider, Outlier is due out Oct. 20. The latest track digs into Marks’ teenage years and sees the artist transform from shy and introverted into a bold, punk-rock alter-ego. (I Wanna Be Ur) 90s Dream Girl captures the essence of being a teenage girl, desperate to be seen and desired by her peers. When writing the song, Marks took a deep dive into her personal archive from high school–text messages, Facebook posts, diaries and concert photos to channel this phase of her life and get appropriately into character. The track’s inspiration is pulled partly from the bustling 2000s DIY rock scene of Des Moines — Marks’ hometown. “I was always on the fringe of that scene, attending shows at the grungy yet legendary dive bar Vaudeville Mews, never able to work my way into playing with the young (mostly) men that made up the scene.”

Prong | The Descent

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Prong will make their eagerly anticipated return with their 13th studio album State of Emergency, out Oct. 6. Today the heavy metal cornerstones unveil their track The Descent, accompanied by a video. The track is a perfect blend of that impeccable recipe of punk, metal and thrash that makes up Prong’s signature sound, and shows Tommy Victor and the boys are primed and ready to tear some faces off. Says Victor: “The Descent has a narrative of isolation, confusion, and hopelessness due to the intervention of media.”

Jeen | Making Me Mad

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “In a world full of factory-produced radio-friendly pop songs, it’s absolutely refreshing to be sitting back with headphones on and experiencing the music of Jeen. Gold Control is her delightful fourth LP this decade, and arrives Feb. 2. Gold Control glides along the same trajectory as its predecessors while maintaining its own identity — grunge, garage, psych-rock, punk, with tinges of shoegaze. The new single, Making Me Mad was co-produced by Ian Blurton (A Neon Rome, Change of Heart). This one is pretty straightforward — there’s been so much bad shit on the news, and no matter how we try to cope with it, sometimes it grinds us down and simply makes us mad.”

Capra | Human Commodity (ft. Candace Puopolo)

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “On Oct 6, metallic hardcore outfit Capra will unleash their sophomore full-length Errors. Maintaining all the elements that made their 2021 debut so compelling — raucous energy, frantic riffs, the from-the-gut lyrics and soul-searing delivery of vocalist Crow LotusCapra have stepped things up on this record, with stronger songwriting and a determination to reach the next level. For a preview of Errors, check out the video for the new single Human Commodity (produced by Jai Benoit and Jerik Thibodaux, and featurinb Walls Of Jericho’s Candace Puopolo). Tyler Harper (guitar) comments: “We are so honored to have worked with Candace Puopolo on this track. I grew up listening to Walls of Jericho and they were always a major influence on my music. To have a legend involved with what we’re doing is such a rad feeling.”

Queen Kwong | No Rules

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Lying in a kiddy pool full of cold milk was the most challenging part of the production for me,” laughs Queen Kwong (aka Carré Kwong Callaway) about filming her video for the single No Rules. “Compared to things I’ve endured in previous videos, it was a cakewalk and the video turned out exactly the way I was hoping.” Taken from her overwhelmingly critically-hailed album Couples Only, No Rules is a sultry and propulsive track that finds Carré defiantly taking control of her own desires, singing “Now, I see you turning from me / You best turn back around / It’s time to face your demons / Look me in the eye and don’t make a sound.” “I wanted my next video to be for No Rules because the track stands out from most of the other songs on Couples Only, both thematically and sonically,” she explains, pointing out the album’s main themes of overcoming betrayal and ultimately rising above it all.”

Hunter Oliveri | Dumb

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Hunter Oliveri doesn’t profess to have it all figured out. At just 17, the artist is still making sense of himself; who he is, what he stands for, where his life is going. He doesn’t arrive as the next ready-made rock star action figure cast in plastic. There is an unquestionable realness about the way he makes sense of life in real time through his music, after all. But a star he most certainly is, with a surety of mind for what he wants: to create music that connects and inspires, and that will pour gasoline on the growing fire of rock’s recent renaissance. Today, he shares the single/video for Dumb. The Gen Z-fronted clip will instantly transport you to your own gloriously misspent youth, when you were simply in search of the next feel-good moment — be it the next blunt, the next swill of beer, or the next hang with your significant other or a crew. It’s a fitting look into the heart of a young and hungry artist, who is looking to hold onto and suck the marrow out of his youth and the right here, right now. “My mom wants me to get a job, two jobs, everything’s expensive as fuck, I have friends making more on OnlyFans than college graduates/doctors, everything’s dumb,” Oliveri says. “So I tried to grab the feelings I have on the daily of what is the point of doing what my parents want me to do when shit just feels dumb as fuck.”

Empty Country | David

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Empty Country — the project of musician Joseph D’Agostino (Cymbals Eat Guitars) — recently announced their sophomore LP, the aptly entitled Empty Country II (due Nov. 3). In continued celebration of the forthcoming project, they share David, a danceable track paying homage to D’Agostino’s friend and mentor David Berman with a tapestry of lyrical references to his project Silver Jews. D’Agostino says: “This is a song for my late friend and mentor David Berman. It takes inspiration from W.S. Merwin’s short poem, Elegy. I used to send Dave everything I wrote. Whether he praised the work or was critical of it, his responses were always generous and insightful, and invariably drove me to write more. He treated me as a peer. We both suffered from severe clinical depression, so we’d talk about that a lot, too. Sometimes I’d get an email that was just a subject line. “Where are you in the struggle?” For a long while after he passed, I kept sending songs, poems, and lyrics to his email. Eventually, the mailer-daemon started bouncing them back. Hanging above my writing desk is a blown-up glossy print of a blurry phone pic from the night Dave and I met back in 2015. In it, I am smiling deliriously. My hero, dressed all in black, has just emerged from the liquid shadows lapping at the edges of the empty parking lot. He seems in no particular hurry, content to linger a while and chat with a stranger before continuing on his way through the night. Seeing that I’m loading guitar amps into the back of an Econoline van, he asks, ‘Is the music through?’ Not yet.”

Aaron Frazer | Bring You A Ring

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Aaron Frazer returns with his romantic and flute-adorned ode to a lover Bring You A Ring. The smooth rocking retro-R&B entry features Frazer’s stunning falsetto gracefully gliding over tight percussion as he vows to take his relationship to the next level — its seductive flute runs are easily the most sultry entry in recent memory.”

Cowboys in the Campfire | Here We Go Again

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Tommy Stinson is a great American musician: A founding lifetime member of The Replacements, a key second-generation ingredient in Guns N’ Roses, a member of Soul Asylum and much more. His latest venture is Cowboys in the Campfire, a duo with good pal Chip Roberts, and their debut album Wronger is perhaps the most American album the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer has ever made. The very first song, Here We Go Again, sets the tone; Stinson on ukulele, singing about the ardors of creativity, while horns swell and there’s not a hint of percussion other than the perceptible tapping of feet by the musicians in the room. It’s stark and immediate, like sitting right in the middle of the maelstrom.”

Sen Morimoto | Bad State

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Bad State is the newest single from my upcoming album Diagnosis, and it’s one of my favorite tracks on the record. The whole album is about observing the systems we live in and picking them apart, but Bad State is just about remembering to tune into the present moment and live your life. We think of ways to actively fight the pressures of capitalism, but we end up applying the same pressure for constant productivity, growth, attention, and impact to ourselves and the revolutionary idea itself, inhibiting our ability to be present and causing us to miss out on our real lives, which is what we’re fighting for in the first place. I think it’s possible to have these thoughts, work to see them realized and still live your life, it’s just tricky. I don’t know, I guess I’m still working on it.”

The Moss | The Place That Makes Me Happy

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Moss share The Place That Makes Me Happy, their first new music in seven months, to kick off a busy late summer and fall for the band. The new single is the followup to their breakthrough single Insomnia, which hit No. 13 at alternative radio and registered over 15 million streams. The Place That Makes Me Happy celebrates the Hawaii-formed, Utah-based band’s passion for the great outdoors, which can include everything from surfing to snowboarding to jumping into gorges — or simply just a quiet campfire dinner. Watch the band perform and take a rustic trip through the woods of Utah in the accompanying video.”

Imperial Triumphant | Jacob’s Ladder

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Avant-garde metal trio Imperial Triumphant have dropped a new single: A cover of Rush’s Jacob’s Ladder! Steve Blanco (bass) comments: “Ascension towards a higher place through 12 ancient steps of Jacob’s Ladder. Rush’s influence is undoubtedly far and wide in so much heavy music, and although we consider our music quite different from theirs, a strong thread holds it all together. As big fans of their giant body of work, we wanted to include a song in our cover series to pay tribute to this great unique band. We also wanted the cover image to reflect the legendary Permanent Waves artwork.’

Creation Rebel | This Thinking Feeling

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Creation Rebel share This Thinking Feeling, from their forthcoming album Hostile Environment, out Oct. 6. This Thinking Feeling showcases the vocals of band member Charlie ‘Eskimo’ Fox, as well as two guest vocal performances from the iconic voice of the band’s former mentor and bandleader Prince Far I, and the unmistakable fast chat of U.K. MC Daddy Freddy. Hostile Environment is the first album in over 40 years from the legendary Creation Rebel, who were the original On-U Sound house band and responsible for classics such as Dub from Creation and Starship Africa. The trio of Crucial Tony, Eskimo Fox and Magoo are back with producer Adrian Sherwood to create a modern spin on their heavyweight dubwise rhythms.”

Full Time Men | I Got Wheels

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Full Time Men have released I Got Wheels, the second single from their upcoming album Part Time Job. This single was first released in 1985 on the band’s first EP, Fast is My Name. I Got Wheels brings a groovy ’60s vibe, with Peter Buck’s trademark Byrds-like 12-string picking pattern and Keith Streng’s urgent vocal cry.”

Sitting On Stacy | Baby Girl

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “California’s Sitting On Stacy resurface with their new track Baby Girl, the first release from their upcoming third album. Penned with Fat Mike of NOFX, the amped-up single shows the band’s growth as they’ve matured alongside each other in their post-college years. An outlet for pent-up anger that’s been festering under the surface, Baby Girl sees Sitting On Stacy unleash a new side of their artistry. Frontman Hoyt Yeatman shared that he had just gotten a new guitar and was strumming it non-stop in his kitchen, when the song popped into his head, and it was written within the hour. The next day, the rest of the band came over to record the song and they tracked the song live and did three takes, but they ended up using the first one to preserve the raw, visceral energy. Later, they showed the song to Fat Mike and he loved it, added some chords and an edgy melody, and stamped it with his punk seal of approval. Yeatman said, “This song isn’t holding back — it’s a full-throttle breakup anthem. It’s about not being able to let out your anger, feeling like you’ve been used and betrayed, and dealing with extreme paranoia.”