Top Songs of the Week - May 7 - 13
Fri, 13 May 2016 13:45:14
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This week had no shortage of worthy new tracks. French electronic duo Air unearthed "Indian Summer;" a sitar-flavored song recorded during the sessions for 2009's Love 2 that'll see official release on the upcoming Twentyears compilation.
Scottish electronic trio Chvrches shared their one-off single "Warning Call," the theme to the video game Mirror's Edge Catalyst that would have also fit nicely on last year's Every Open Eye.
Then there's Ariana Grande's collaboration with Future, "Everyday," wherein some legitimate chemistry seems to take place.
Those were the honorable mentions, here's the top five songs of the week:
Chance The Rapper - No Problems [ft. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne]
Chance The Rapper's third mixtape, Coloring Book is out today. Chance The Rapper is not your average rapper. Coloring Book is not your average mixtape. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne sound right at home sharing verses with Chance over Brasstracks' gospel-stuffed beat.
Band of Horses - In a Drawer [ft. J Mascis]
Band of Horses' second offering from their upcoming LP, Why Are You OK? is a homerun from its first line: "sitting on a bearskin rug listening to grandpa talk." The track's clear-eyed mix is equal parts shimmering tremolo guitar and deep synth drones. Oh, and that's J Mascis on supporting vocals with Sera Cahoone and Jenn Champion.
Chromatics - "Headlight's Glare"
Chromatics have reworked their Kill For Love album-closer "The River" into a condensed shot of that song's poignant fatalism. This thrilling new version will appear on the Portland band's Cherry 12". It's enough to hold us over until the band get around to releasing their promised new LP, Dear Tommy.
Yumi Zouma - Short Truth
These New Zealanders excelled at crafting homespun, vaguely retro, electro-pop on previous singles "Barricade (Matter of Fact)" and "Keep It Close To Me;" luckily, "Short Truth" does not stray from the script. The indie pop band's debut LP's called Yoncalla will be out May 27.
Die Antwoord - Dazed & Confused
It's been a couple years since we last heard from the South African hip-hop duo Die Antwoord. Now, Ninja and Yolandi Visser are back with a party-ready and effortless new single, featuring production work by someone named GOD. More like this please.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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