Indie rocker Jay Som unleashed a quiet riot with her breakout LP Everybody Works, and this first single from her forthcoming third album Anak Ko suggests that her hot streak of emotive, youthful-sounding indie rock is tough to break. MUNA do both. With their second album confirmed for later this summer, is about to be theirs.
What is Bon Iver up to? Justin Vernon premiered new material at a concert last weekend, and before you knew it he was unveiling a new website with some of those new songs for your home-listening pleasure. Three years later and the boys are back to kickoff the start of summer with a batch of fresh tunes that make you feel alive. While I never want them to depart for that long again, I fully respect their process. Her latest solo single is eight and a half minutes of sneaky, brilliant house music—the type of tricky bliss that Vladislav Delay once achieved on his classic Luomo record Vocalcity, only these grooves come from frequent Murphy collaborator Crooked Man.
Listen to this in the dark — or anywhere else, really. Justice for Witness! Is there anything that needs to be said other than my heart is full? This is quite possibly the best way to kick off Pride. Sound like a lot? Well the chorus is contagious, so watch out. It was too much when Sleater-Kinney posted a photo of the three of them with St. Vincent at the start of the year, but it was also welcome. Vincent had since continued to become one of the most versatile and vital gifts in alternative rock.
It also created a palpable thrill for what such a collaboration might sound like. Well, it sounds like an angular guitar battlefield in which nobody crosses the desires of the women instigating this party. What an invitation. Ready for a hot take?
leudidesrte.tk Call me crazy, but over the past five years the Voidz have gone from brown-sound annoyance to one of the most interesting rock bands going right now. Callinan, it sounds a little like house music, and features liberal amounts of Auto-Tune. Yup, sounds about right. Swim Deep are a once NME-championed band from the early s London indie scene; they came from Birmingham with enormous ambition and even bigger hearts, were signed to a major label, and became the alternative equivalent of a boy band. The music was always good, but somehow as the music got better, the band found themselves in more perilous situations.
Some lineup shifts and life struggles later, front man Austin Williams, bassist Cavan McCarthy, and keys man James Balmont now return with new players. Burial back! New music from William Bevan — one of the most influential dance producers of the last 20 years, full stop — is always cause for celebration, and the heads surely salivated this week at the announcement of a new two-tracker out next month from his longtime label home Hyperdub.
Cue the King Princess drop-your-debut-album challenge. The Puth co-wrote and co-produced the thing! The Compton-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist known for his work as a member of the Internet has unleashed his debut album Apollo XXI today, and the hype has not been unwarranted. Certain moments vibe much harder than others.
In other words, another curveball from Clairo, and undoubtedly not the last, either. This single smashes so hard, I want it to come on every time I step out on a rooftop. I was a philosophy major. Dystopian, but make it disco. I am still longing and seeking something more. Who I am is not a place at which I can arrive. On Fever , Megan Thee Stallion bounces between freaky and greedy, rapping about doing hood-rat shit with her friends, going to Pappadeaux real ones know , and ignoring every man until they start talking about having sex with her. Lot to unpack here, so pull up a chair.
Maluma ft. The song combines the infectious energy that has catapulted both Ozuna and Maluma to the global stage over the past year. Where I pulled that comparison from goes beyond my own understanding, but I said what I said! Summer is right around the corner and this album will have been worth the wait whenever the Canadian trio is ready to share it with us. The ability to connect with a live audience is what distinguishes great from good performers.
Plucked from her retail gig after a stint playing on the streets of Byron Bay made her an overnight sensation , Tones and I delivered her second single earlier this week. Not exactly a cheery sentiment but an indie bop for fans of the Cranberries and, naturally, the Pogues. The D. Ari knows what she wants, and just wants you to stay a little longer.
Fuckboys are everywhere. Us girls can be fuckboys too. In fact, many of us wear the badge proudly. The LA-based New Yorker is using her platform for great things: body positivity, queer visibility, humor! The first album Lee produced after recovering from the incredibly rare brain disease Moyamoya, Lune Rouge is a compilation of melancholic vocals lifted by frenetic beats. In the months following her surgery, Lee experienced the temporary derailment of her music career.
Lo-fi, high impact. Once again, Crumb drenches us with another psych-jazz bomb that melts your mind into a puddle of mush. Is anyone else craving the gentle embrace of summertime sadness paired with the warmth of sunshine, or is that just me? Her breakout album Goddess is full of gut-wrenching lines coated with syrupy vocals. If your eyes have not been blessed by this clip yet, please behold 4-year-old Zahara Noel turning all the way up to this song. I did not care about this song before I watched this child do her thing to it.
Bop goes my heart! What exactly are Bleached cooking up with their new album? Kindness ft.
Is there a more millennial sentiment than flat-out blanket refusal? I, too, would prefer to keep things minimal in my adult life — why make things complicated for no reason? Also, who even likes going to the club past the age of 22? Mmm, whatcha say … Even without the memes that have reverberated through cyberspace since its fateful sync on The O. Color me intrigued. Lizzo gets a lot of praise and, suddenly, now more and more flak for her very specific branding of self-love. For Lizzo, loving herself is what keeps her alive and fulfilled. Vulnerability has never sounded so powerful, I am shaken to the fucking core.
Truly worth the wait. So rarely do artists let us see their raw emotions in real time, when the wounds are still fresh, exposed, and hemorrhaging. Neither version is superior to the other. It sounds more like a stripped-down New Order disco banger than it does any of her prior influences or musical bedfellows.
Via an irresistible mid-song breakdown, Hackman makes way for a multilayered vocal on the final chorus and some deeply satisfying guitar shredding. Her state of confusion and bewilderment in the lyrics creates a sense of giving zero fucks about taking risks for the future. Our parents pass on their genes to us, and in turn, their peculiarities. With her lullaby vocals and introspective musings, Dacus tells her own tale while transporting the listener to their own memories. She delivers her lyrics slowly, purposefully, over simple guitar harmonies. Of all the wonderful hip-hop and indie-rock acts to have come out of Philadelphia in the last few years, Mannequin Pussy which falls under the indie-rock category is one of the most tragically underappreciated.
We were all thinking, Who does this guy think he is? I thought that the peach would have peaked by now with Call Me by Your Name running its course and all, but it still seems to be in its prime. A brand-new signing to Columbia in the U. Delicate and self-assured. Ives crafts poptronic music with an indie flare from her bedroom in Queens. Brooklyn-born Ives is emblematic of a new kind of triple threat: a female artist who writes, sings, and produces her own tracks. Music production is a historically male-dominated industry. There is an addictive eclecticism to her sound. Unsurprisingly, she quotes a range of influence, from M.
Hit play and coast. Madonna ft. You wonder what motivates Madonna after a bout of recently less-than-desirably-met LPs.
In the s, she was riding the electro-clash trend. Mark Ronson, creative companion to the likes of megastars like Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars, is no sidekick. Though his collaborators often receive more notoriety from their vocals, Ronson is paramount in the production world. Ronson has been teasing hits from his fifth studio album all year, but his collaboration with underground bedroom-pop sensation Lykke Li feels different. It leans into discotheque and away from pop tropes.
The sparse beat creates maximum feels. Paak ft. Paak has gifted us a new catchphrase. The California native made waves this week, from Indio to the internet. Last Friday, he dropped his latest album, Ventura , before taking the main stage at Coachella to play one of the coveted dusk sets. Paak released Oxnard , an album that polarized fans and critics alike.
Over a high-energy beat,. Paak incorporates a seductive playfulness into the lyrics. Paak is far from reaching his peak. A lot of what this song does with voice hits me right: the Kate Bush—style layered vibrato; the corroded, spoken-word backup vocals; that synth patch that mimics human timbre. The bass tone sounds like you could wring a full glass of orange juice out of it. This girl is begging to be featured in all of your hipster music videos. Look for it. Lungbutter weighs down their noise rock with the sense that time is running out, that they could be cut off at any second. Once again, Steve Lacy just gets it.
Now, give us the debut album! When you think of original, witty, relatable, consistently on-point songwriters of the past decade, the Perth-dwelling Barnett is the first that springs to mind. Is anyone else on the kind of run Uzi is right now? Kaytranada ft. Jazzy psycho-pop is exactly what the doctor ordered for me this week when I was feeling low and needed a major pick-me-up. Crumb is a Brooklyn-based four-piece band that reminds me of the music that my buds from Boise, Idaho, make — which is meant as a huuuuuge compliment.
Their debut album Jinx drops on June 14, and I can only imagine that the other nine tracks are just as promising as this standout single. Fabulously named Australian punks Amyl and the Sniffers are developing a rampant live reputation with every town they rock in across the globe, particularly following SXSW.
Front person Amy Taylor sports a mullet and performs with a dangerous cheek — she has to be seen to be believed. It whispers come hither from the shore. Lil Nas X ft.
I was today years old when I became a country-rap-music stan. TikTok savant Lil Nas collaborated with our old friend Robby Ray Stewart to make the best country-rap song that ever existed. Forget trap music, I want to stand atop a tractor and belt this remix till the cows come home. Most importantly, do we think Tish Cyrus actually has a bad Fendi sports bras habit? Ariana Grande is never not working. Even her losses are a Goddamned win. It feels familiar and new, like seeing the sun rise and marveling at the uniqueness of another day.
Stevie Nicks. Janet Jackson. Robert Smith. David Byrne. But whatever.
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I can be a cynic sometimes. This was really fun! Name me another setting — besides the rare fundraiser — that gives this many legends the opportunity to cross-pollinate and rock out for a few minutes, just because they can! Would relive again. The forthcoming seventh album from Hot Chip is called A Bathful of Ecstasy , which is a great descriptor for how I feel about house music.
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Seller Inventory It's been six years since we've heard a new Fleet Foxes song. In the music world that's an eon—especially for a young band with as much forward momentum and buzz as Fleet Foxes had in Plus it's been six years—take every second you can get! It's clear that frontman Robin Pecknold, who took a break to finish school, returns with a tighter grasp on musical theory. The song is challenging in its abrupt dynamic changes and harmonic juxtaposition. But at its heart—those stunning harmonies—it remains the band that created a new direction for indie music in the late s.
Roughly translated to English, "Pa'lante" means "onwards, forwards. By the second half of the six-minute track, which uses a sample of Pedro Pietri's poem "Puerto Rican Obituary," it transitions into a celebration of culture. This is a voice and a sentiment that needs to be heard in this country now more than ever, and "Pa'lante" is the ideal political anthem of our times.
Father John Misty is understandably a polarizing figure. He's kind of like a folk music troll—a modern embodiment of the traveling bard, but one who gets to your town and makes a mockery of your scene. But at the same time, it's hard to doubt the sincerity of his music, which is often preachy about the many failings of humanity. In "Ballad of a Dying Man," it's almost as if Josh Tillman is envisioning the death of his own jeering persona. Whatever his intentions on this song, he's produced a melodically dynamic and truly beautiful ballad for a man checking his phone with his final breath.
On one hand, her music has overwhelming romanticized imagery of youth culture that makes teenagers love her. But on the other hand, it's so goddamn surreal and creepy. With those deep, doomed drums—and her haunting "don't worry, baby"—it's all so menacing. But that's what makes Lana fascinating as hell. Mac DeMarco idolizes Neil Young so much that he's known to force his entire live audience to kneel before the fellow Canadian-born singer-songwriter. DeMarco is Neil Young if Young spent more time on the beach and cared less about shit.
This breezy acoustic number, like Young's classic, contemplates aging and masculinity. But DeMarco seems to at once acknowledge it and not be at all worried about it.
And in the face of mortality, that's the most comforting thing I can think of. Harris makes big, dumb, fun music that's either just big, dumb, and fun or just a sappy breakup track about Taylor Swift. Fortunately, anything Ocean touches is instantly gold, and here, even when he half-asses his vocals, he turns Harris' tropical disco beat into an absolute delight.
And if you weren't having a good time yet, Migos come in to bark and woo and splash the song with onomatopoeia. The world sucks anyway, so fuck it, and let Harris, Ocean, and Migos make it more bearable. As evidenced by Skepta's Mercury Prize winning album last year, grime music in the U.
But in the U. Album closer "Lay Me Bare" is the perfect harmony of these two ideals. It's a five-minute, unflinching personal examination with a mid-tempo breakbeat and Stormzy in complete control of his flow. But since, on paper, this album came out in and it didn't make it on our lists, we'll include RTJ here. If half of rap is about bragging, then RTJ are the best at bragging about bragging.
Killer Mike and El-P are the only ones with the writing skills to pen their own legendary status. Their militant assault of pop culture references and jokes can swipe between Tinder and Fargo and The Godfather within an instant. In a year where we need humor and politics from these two funny, well read guys, Run the Jewels started it off strong. A song with a title like this could have been bad.
A hint of funk? Wave Racer ft. Bless this beautiful Friday. And in it was an outtake from the Dreamboat Annie photo session that had Nancy and I back-to-back with our tops pulled down beyond the shoulders. This means any newcomer—any passionate or lonely kid in a room with a song in his or her head—can have as much power as any established artist with a SoundCloud.
This could have been another sadboy, lonely piano ballad. But Sampha's delivery is sincere, it's raspy like he's spent the night crying, and it's believable. This isn't a metaphor. It's not personification. That piano, the one he's playing, is real, and you can just hear him sitting there writing this melody all alone. One of the things that's always been so stunning about The xx's music is their patience in finding subtle grooves. And from the first measure, The xx are already locked into the groove of "Replica.
It dives into the wordless chorus with a bass slide, and it's beautiful and so brief. Everyone who heard "Bad and Boujee"—or who dabbed through and there were a lot of you —was likely expecting more viral club bangers on Migos' Culture. Then, midway through the album comes the piano-driven and dramatic "Big on Big. It's almost beautiful, it's menacing, theatrical, and the serious larger-than-life artist story that Migos must picture themselves living.
And no one can say they're wrong. Jesus Christ, this year. Nothing feels natural when you watch the news, look at the Internet, or in any way communicate with another member of American society in Sadly, it's the perfect time for an art-punk debut as confident and fierce as Priests'.
You don't even need to give it a name. Ironically, this song in this time is the only thing that does feel natural. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. Getty Images. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. The Esquire Halloween Playlist. Your Fourth of July Playlist. The 30 Best Alternative Christmas Songs.