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?
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. Read more. Contact Us. Elvis Presley's songs are unforgettable - they have stood the test of time, especially his singles of the s, a decade in which he had a song at No.