Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, Hoops, Tennis Lead Top Songs Of The Week - July 30 - August 5
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:38:38
It was a darn good week for new songs. We continue to hear more and more from the Suicide Squad soundtrack, including Grimes' stellar "Medieval Warfare". Ariana Grande released two new songs "Voodoo Love" and "OG Honeymoon," the later features Dap Kings. The Roots got funky on their newest track "Bittersweet".
Former member of Das Racist, Heems, announced he would be teaming up with Riz MC for a new project called Swet Shop Boys, and they dropped their first single "T5". A new instrumental piece from Earl Sweatshirt "Pelicula" seemed to appear and then vanish overnight. Cass McCombs shared a third track, "Medusa's Outhouse", from his forthcoming record Mangy Love. And that was only the beginning for a week filled with excellent new songs.
Here are our favorites:
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - "In a Black Out"
Just two weeks ago, Rostam and Hamilton Leithauser debuted "A Thousand Times", and we were stunned to say the least. The second release from the duo, "In a Black Out", may be even better with Leithauser's voice cutting sharply through Rostam's elegant arrangement.
Hoops - "Gemini"
Everything Hoops has put out this year we've loved. We simply just can't wait for their debut EP, which will be out on Fat Possum later this month.
Tennis - "Ladies Don't Play Guitar"
Here's what singer Alaina Moore had to say about the song: "I've been pushing myself to present a stronger point of view lyrically and to make more assertions about the way I feel constricted or shaped by gender, like an invisible hand that guides the way I work and carry myself, especially within the music industry. This song was my starting point. I took a very intentional break from songwriting until I felt like I had something to say again. Now I do."
of Montreal - "Let's Relate"
Next week, of Montreal will release Innocence Reaches. This week they shared a third song from the record "Let's Relate". The love-at-first-sight track is highly danceable and is likely to stick with you throughout the entire night.
The last time A-Trak and Tommy Trash teamed up was when they made the excellent "Tuna Melt". It's dancey electro-pop that might just be the perfect way to start your weekend.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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