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  • Nick Murphy, Calvin Harris, The Game Impress In Top Songs Of The Week - September 10-16

    Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:27:56

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    Just because summer is coming to a close doesn't mean hot new tracks aren't still being dropped from artists all over the music map. Ex-Cult debuted "Let You In", and we caught up with lead singer Chris Shaw to discuss his side project with Ty Segall. Justice announced their first album since 2011 will be coming out this November and shared its first single "Randy".

    Katy Goodman, formerly of Vivian Girls, says about La Sera's new track "Queens", "The song is about a leisurely stroll I took through East Hollywood at dusk one night," and what a lovely dusk it is. Emilyn Brodsky debuted her new "self-help anthem" "Hands Off the Stove". We've loved everything we've heard from Hoops this year, so it makes since that band member Kevin Krauter's solo stuff would also be lovely, and that is certainly the case on "Bachelor". And that was only the beginning for a week filled with stunning new songs.

    Here are our favorites:

    Nick Murphy - "Fear Less"

    Chet Faker is now going by Nick Murphy, and along with that announcement came a stunning new track "Fear Less". Read his note: "its been half a decade since I started releasing music as Chet Faker and all of you have been the driving force behind the music since. theres an evolution happening and I wanted to let you know where its going. the next record will be under my own name, Nick Murphy. Chet Faker will always be a part of the music. This is next."


    Calvin Harris - "My Way"

    Calvin Harris' ex, Taylor Swift, may be the one known for breakup anthems, but it looks like Harris does a pretty good job on his own. We don't know if he's taking a dig a Taytay or not, but, nonetheless, "My Way" is certainly a crowd pleaser.


    The Game - "True Colors/It's On"

    From the beginning, "True Colors/It's On" hits right at The Game's message. He said in a statement about his new song, "To understand my life you have to understand what I've been through, live where I've lived and watch lives of people you loved get erased because of their colors."


    LVL UP - "Spirit Was"

    LVL UP has been on a roll so far this year, and the fuzzy guitar-filled "Spirit Was" shows they aren't planning on stopping any time soon. The track is sounds timeless and could have as easily appeared in Seattle in the 90s as does here today.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    09.16.16

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