Best New Song Releases of August, 2021


Featuring a variety of independent and lesser known music artists, our Best New Song Releases of August 2021 shine with 95 new songs. August’s featured artists include: Aroe Phonenix, Death Hags, Omar Apollo, Purity Ring, Kills Birds, Ty Segall, Torii Wolf, Nick Pagan, Conditioner, Loyal Lobos, Marlana, Jacklen Ro, Mating Ritual, Elohim, Hana Vu, CARRE and more. Check them all out below!


As always, we feature new song releases from independent musicians and up-and-coming artists, as well as those widely revered in the underground and indie music scenes, with a couple big names or two. To stay updated on our latest selections for Best New Songs of the Month, follow our playlist and watch our Instagram Stories for the latest drops.

Please note: the playlist below is switched out every month to reflect the current month. You can scroll down to the end of the page for the (August) Best New Songs of the Month playlist archive.

Best New Songs of August, 2021

Cansar en PazAroe Phoenix
Under the Cosmic Tree – Lilith EditDeath Hags
kinda lovegoth gf
Take My BreathThe Weeknd
California Dreamin’ – Spotify SinglesOmar Apollo
soshyPurity Ring
Sorry EntertainerSASAMI
Father Bird, Mother Bird (Sunbirds)Khruangbin, Kadhja Bonet
girls in town (feat. Nana Lourdes & Rome Fortune)Young Saab, Nana Lourdes, Rome Fortune
RabbitKills Birds
Don’t Be Afraid – Damian Lazarus Re-ShapeDiplo, Damian Lazarus, Jungle
HarmonizerTy Segall
Hot WheelsKaskade
Cure for Me – AcousticAURORA
RivalTorii Wolf, Louymadeabanger
Heavy Metal SpaceshipAppleby
There Is A Fool For YouNick Pagan
In the Strangest WayThe Hails
SIGNALJack Vinoy
Indecisive (feat. Tommy Genesis)spill tab, Tommy Genesis
That LifeUnknown Mortal Orchestra
Mimi (feat. Ilsey)Big Red Machine, Ilsey
CottonThe Steoples
Birds of ParadisePossible Oceans
Terms of SurrenderConditioner
Wasted All NightCold War Kids
Sweet & SpiceDeb Never, Jim-E Stack
Golden Dream – HORIIZON RemixLydia Hol, HORIIZON
Hate My FaceLoyal Lobos
Forget It AllJacklen Ro
I Don’t Like Anybody But MeMating Ritual
JU$T (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha) – Toy Selectah RemixRun The Jewels, Pharrell Williams, Zack De La Rocha, Toy Selectah
Treat You BetterElohim
Levi Big SkyHa Vay
Nobody MoreSamuel Petra
PhaseKesha Shantrell
The other night i cried/The reason im in loveLucys
Grand DelusionElectric Candlelight
Everybody’s BirthdayHana Vu
First RiteGilda House
Quiet On SetRemi Wolf
Grumpy Old ManRemi Wolf
Follow MeGypsum
The WaveBedouine
Turn Down The ChoirCARRÉ
BailoteoGojan-PR, Dj Alexis
close – Buscabulla RemixEla Minus, Buscabulla, Helado Negro
Pool Hopping (Strange Pool Remix) [feat. Bartees Strange]illuminati hotties, Bartees Strange
Go QuietTorii Wolf
SurvivorNathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Oh BallerinaTraitrs
Body On My BodyEric Sharp, Cassandra Violet
Window SeatHot Mustard
I Didn’t Feel Like DancingFreedom Fry
BussRico Nasty
LunaReyna Tropical
Get LooseMolly Hanmer & The Midnight Tokers
Almost Happy (So Wylie Remix)LACES, So Wylie
You Can PretendRachel K Collier
So Long Mr. FearImaad Wasif
YouIrene Diaz
Driving to Texas (feat. Phantogram)Tom Morello, Phantogram
PersonaMarie Davidson, L’Œil Nu
family ties (with Kendrick Lamar)Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar
EstrellitaLa Santa Cecilia
Bessie, Did You Make It?Marissa Nadler
Seven of WandsPurple Witch of Culver
Fear YouKat Von D
The DeepAi Bendr
TestifyBrass Against
The TopOliver Rodley, Akil the MC
Justine Go GenesisSleigh Bells
Go Through ItElohim
MineBAYNK, Cub Sport
partnerAda Lea
Punk Rock BoyfriendMacy Rodman, Shamir
Voodoo No. 2Mating Ritual
Head Gonna HurtNear Tears
Vice GripGift Of Gab
J.P. And the End of the World – Trentemøller RemixLoa & Koan, trentemøller
The Man Who Sold the WorldTransviolet
Idle HandsJay Americana
Justine Go GenesisSleigh Bells

View our past Best New Songs of the Month features for every month!


How To Submit Your New Music:

This is the quickest way to submit your new music for consideration on our Best New Songs of the Month playlist, as well as website features. Please make sure the song release you’re submitting coincides with the current month (we check release dates). Any songs that don’t match the current month will be deleted without a listen. Submit your music here or click on the image below.

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