Jenn Champion, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, Lolawolf Impress In Top Songs Of The Week - July 16-22
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:36:35
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How did so many fantastic new songs appear this week? This was certainly one of the best weeks of the year so far when it came to just-released material. Prophets of Rage released their first official single, "Prophets of Rage." Sleigh Bells returned with their third new one of the year, "Hyper Dark." Major Lazer got together with Justin Bieber & MØ and put out "Cold Water." Gucci Mane, who has been on a tear since getting out of prison, unveiled "P**** Print" featuring non other than Kanye West. And that's only the big names.
90s punk rock darlings NOFX debuted "Six Years Hope." PWR BTTM released "Projection." Die Antwoord showed they were clearly back and in top form with "Banana Brain." Producer Danny L Harle teamed up with Carly Rae Jepsen on "Supernatural." In a sad note, Alan Vega, vocalist of Suicide, passed away this week and Majical Cloudz' Devon Welsh released "Me and Alan Vega" in tribute.
Frankly, it's a shame when so much good material comes out and you can't include every song. Spirit Club debuted "Room to Run." Poolside unveiled "And the Sea." Goat reminded us why we all want to be Swedish hippies with "Try My Robe," and that was only the beginning.
Here are our favorites:
Jenn Champion - "No One"
Jenn Champion of Carissa's Wierd unveiled a new song under her own name, "No One." Inspired by the films of Nicolas Winding Refn, it's an eerie and sexy track, perfect for long drives under neon lights.
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - "A 1000 Times"
Just the thought of a Walkmen and Vampire Weekend collaboration could send shivers down your spine. Unfortunately, that will probably never happen. However, this week we got the next best thing with Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij teamed up for "A 1000 Times," and it's an unbelievable combo.
MIYNT - "After the Gold Rush"
The second track we've heard from MIYNT's upcoming EP no. 1 is perfectly measured. The Swedish singer-songwriter is on point, creating tension and building a catchy as can be track.
Lolawolf - "Teardrop" [ft. Miley Cyrus]
Miley Cyrus has managed to stay out of the news recently, which is impressive consider this week's Kanye-T-Swift meltdown. She popped her head up for a second, lending her voice to Lolawolf's "Teardrop." Her spoken word piece is great, and the song is catchy as hell.
Chairlift - "Get Real"
New York duo Chairlift always manages to surprise you. The sweet pop-R&B of "Get Real" fits Caroline Polachek's perfectly.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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