The 20 best rock songs right now

Featuring Black Belt Eagle Scout, Charly Bliss, and Big Joanie.

September 27, 2018
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Each month, starting today, The FADER will hit you with 20 of the best new rock songs. That term is pretty loose but expect the list to factor in acostic emo heartbreakers, big tunes to mosh to, and everything else in between. Subscribe to the brand new playlist on Apple Music and Spotify now.



Big Joanie, “Fall Asleep”

This black feminist DIY band from London channel the fear of falling asleep into a four to the floor disco-punk banger.


Swearin’, “Future Hell”

Swearin's return is a cause for celebration. "Future Hell' is the sound of a band adjusting to a new and hostile world.


Westerman, “Albatross”

Float away on Will Westerman’s tender and breezy new song.


180dB, “Road Trip”

Members of Savages, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Perfect Pussy (RIP) join forces for a track you’re going to want to turn up loud.


Black Belt Eagle Scout, “Soft Stud”

Listen to Black Belt Eagle Scout’s Mother Of My Children every morning to start your day off right.


The Goon Sax, “Make Time 4 Love”

More songs should include cowbell and soaring string sections.


Nana Adjoa, “DOOA”

A powerful examination of aging and losing loved ones from Nana Adjoa’s forthcoming EP, A Tale so Familiar.


Men I Trust, “Seven”

Proof you can make a song that sounds ike Fleetwood Mac without making a song that sounds exactly like Fleetwood Mac.


Idles, “Great”

British punks Idles know life is tough and are here to provide catharsis, one riff at a time.


Tasha, “Kind Of Love”

Tasha’s wish for “Stillness in a world on fire / And bodies without hurt” is as simple as it is radical.


Adrianne Lenker, “Gone”

Step into the Fall with Lenker’s rustic and cozy solo material.


Gouge Away, “Ghost”

Florida hardcore band Gouge Away named itself after a Pixies song. This vital slap to the face of “Ghost” would make that band proud.


Ian Sweet, "Spit"

Lo-fi grungey goodness about a new relationship destined to fail. I’m all in.


Puma Blue, “Midnight Blue”

An aqueous, jazz-inflected piece of late night music from London’s Jacob Allen.


Molly Burch, “To The Boys”

The “To The Boys” video is so weird you half expect Emma Stone and Jonah Hill to pop up halfway through.


Viagra Boys, “Just Like You”

Sleazy post-punk from the Stockholm band destined for your spam folder.


Helena Deland, “Lean On You”

A beautiful song about having an unwanted crush that builds and builds.


Charly Bliss, “Heaven”

Eva Hendricks’ extraordinary voice is as syrupy-sweet as it is cutting.


Weakened Friends, “Peel”

Weakened Friends’s Common Blah isn’t out yet but is a shoo-in for album title of the year. This super-catchy wall of noise taps into the agony of comparing yourself to others.


Amyl and The Sniffers, “Some Mutts (Can’t Be Muzzled)”

Sordid and trashy gutter punk from Melbourne, Australia. This song sounds like being spat at in a good way.

The 20 best rock songs right now