Essential Tracks

Boygenius essential track

boygenius (Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus) are breathtaking on “Me & My Dog”

Three gorgeous voices in perfect harmony, pushing through the heartbreak.

Eric Bachmann essential track

Eric Bachmann crafts a deeply moving track on “Jaded Lover, Shady Drifter”

A simple, emotional new standout from the Crooked Fingers/Archers of Loaf songwriter.

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Idles remain optimistic in post-Brexit punk anthem “Great”

Bristol post-punks remind us that we’re all in this together.

The Field Essential Track

The Field’s “Who Goes There” is a breath of robotic air

The first single from Axel Willner’s sixth album melds organic with AI sounds.

Bliss Signal essential track

Bliss Signal’s “Swarm” pairs aggression with dreamlike beauty

James Kelly and MUMDANCE team up for something brutal and beautiful.

Restorations channel all-too-familiar frustrations in “Nonbeliever”

A bummer anthem from a band who taps into a genuine contemporary angst.

Adrianne Lenker essential track cradle

Adrianne Lenker’s new solo single “cradle” is a thoughtful sentiment for troubling times

The Big Thief frontwoman strikes a soothing, yet still dark path of her own.

Pig Destroyer essential track Torture Fields

Pig Destroyer provide their nastiest grooves in “The Torture Fields”

The band are still the best at destroying, whatever the BPM.

SONOIO Essential Track

SONOIO say goodbye with their gothic stunner “Thanks For Calling”

On Alessandro Cortini’s final album under the project, he hits an all-time high.

Moses Sumney Rank & File essential track

Moses Sumney’s “Rank & File” channels a surprising fire and intensity

The new single from Sumney’s protest-inspired EP is a chilling apocalyptic gospel song.

Neneh Cherry Kong essential track

Neneh Cherry crosses borders in “Kong”

Four Tet and Massive Attack’s 3D contribute to this stunning new single.

Exploded View Sleepers Essential track

Exploded View wield beautifully controlled chaos on “Sleepers”

A curious dance between human beauty and machine menace.

Emma Ruth Rundle Darkhorse essential track

Emma Ruth Rundle’s “Darkhorse” is a stormy, powerful dirge

The singer/songwriter attempts to maintain calm within a storm.