Update your playlist with this month’s best new guitar tracks for lovers of all genres, brought to you by the Guitar.com team.
Let Me In (Remix) by R.E.M.
Regarded as a eulogy for the late Kurt Cobain, Let Me In has been remixed for the 25th anniversary of Monster. Moody, thrashed guitars open before Stipe’s trademark vocals reveal the pain behind the loss of an icon.
Surfing With The Alien by Joe Satriani
Satch’s landmark album will be re-released for Record Store Day 2019, but with a twist. It features two versions of the record, one with no guitar solos at all. Best start practising your legato…
H34T RISES by Nilüfer Yanya
A remixed version of her Miss Universe track Heat Rises, the revisited single is accompanied by a video shot around a dystopian cityscape in Istanbul. Read our interview with Nilüfer on Guitar.com.
Two Hands by Big Thief
The title track from their second long player of 2019, Two Hands opens with summery, arpeggiated guitars before Adrianne Lenker’s eerie vocal enters, accompanied by worldly percussion.
Space Cadet by Beabadoobee
Dirty Hit’s latest signing has released her debut EP, Space Cadet, reminiscent of 90s garage rock and shoegaze. Reflective lyrics and moody guitars abound, with reverb-drenched lead lines throughout the chorus section.
Home by Caribou
Caribou’s latest chillwave anthem is based around a sample of Gloria Barnes’ Home, with filtered, breakbeat drums and hip-hop-infused guitar lines.
ANIMAL by Sleater-Kinney
Released ahead of their 2020 European tour, ANIMAL is a rousing, rage-filled song with aggressive, distorted guitars. The vocals were recorded at St. Vincent’s home studio, only adding to the song’s gravitas.
Tokyo by Julien Baker
Prolific songwriter Julien Baker has released Tokyo, her latest offering following a released for Sub Pop’s Singles Club. Opening with chorus-laced arpeggiated synth, it’s accompanied by driving guitars with a mass of emotion.
Lark by Angel Olsen
The opening track from Angel Olsen’s orchestral new album All Mirrors. Eerie strings open the track before soft, chordal guitars enter. Accompanied by rising violins and Olsen’s piercing vocal. Pure bliss.
Santa Teresa by EOB
The Radiohead guitar player has finally stopped the teasing and released the first single from his solo venture, Santa Teresa. More akin to Brian Eno than Radiohead, it’s full of ambient guitars and dissonance.
Every Woman by Vagabon
The third single from Laetitia Tamko, aka Vagabon, is an anthem for those marginalised by society, according to the singer. The accompanying video was shot by fellow Cameroonian Lino Asana and is reminiscent of her life as an African teenager.
History Repeats by Brittany Howard
Alabama Shakes singer/guitarist Brittany Howard has shared the latest release from her debut solo album Jaime. Dry rhythm guitars reminiscent of Funkadelic’s Eddie Hazel are accompanied by fizzing, wah leads and Howard’s characteristic vocal.
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