Essential Tracks

Danny Brown new album uknowhatimsayin

Danny Brown reminisces over a warm, organic beat on “Best Life”

The latest single from uknowhatimsayin¿ has a bright and earthy vibe about it.

The Hecks Essential Track

The Hecks’ “My Star” is a dancepunk earworm

The Chicago band are leaner, muscular and revved up.

rRoxymore Essential Track

rRoxymore’s “Passages” is a future-dub wobbler

The first single from the producer’s upcoming debut album is pure dystopian funk.

Moor Mother new album 2019

Moor Mother’s “After Images” is an empowering march for the darkest times

The Philadelphia artist pulls the bottom out from the comfortable and apathetic.

Angel Olsen new album 2019

Angel Olsen’s “All Mirrors” is elaborate, dramatic pop

The singer/songwriter introduces her new album in a lush, stunning manner.

Pharmakon self-regulating system

Pharmakon finds a new rhythm on “Self-Regulating System”

The closest Pharmakon’s come to a certifiable banger.

Jay Som new album Anak Ko

Jay Som’s “Superbike” is a return to her stunning, climactic indie sound

A daytrip vibe from California singer/songwriter Melinda Duterte.

Sleater-Kinney essential track

Sleater-Kinney’s “Hurry On Home” is another stellar step forward

The first taste of the band’s collaboration with St. Vincent is a winner.

Afrikan Sciences Somconfee Essential Track

Afrikan Sciences levels up on “Somconfee”

A Prince-inspired jam featuring a talking drum.

Big Brave Essential Track

Big|Brave’s “Holding Pattern” turns pain to ecstasy and catharsis

A new highlight from the Montreal band’s powerful upcoming LP.

Faye Webster Right side of my neck essential track

Faye Webster’s “Right Side of My Neck” is a gorgeous, brief statement of longing

A melancholy expression of longing made stronger through a stunning arrangement.

Ryan Porter essential track

Ryan Porter blends R&B groove with symphonic jazz on “Heaven Only Knows”

The Kendrick Lamar and Kamasi Washington collaborator introduces his new record with impeccable groove.

Charly Bliss essential track

Charly Bliss “Hard to Believe” is anguish packed into a power pop sugar high

A frustrating, toxic situation wrapped in one of their catchiest songs.

Jackie Mendoza Mucho Mas essential track

Jackie Mendoza’s “Mucho Más” adds up to much more than the sum of its parts

The California artist’s new single is a song of possibilities.

Pile essential track

Pile rip through two seething minutes of punk on “The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller”

Trump’s senior advisor gets a dressing down in this two-minute ripper.

Spirit Adrift Tortured by Time essential track

Spirit Adrift’s “Tortured by Time” is heroic, heavy metal majesty

The Arizona heavy metal band’s latest track is a soaring, riff-laden waltz.

The Pendletons Essential Track

The Pendletons’ “You Do You” is a charismatic funk stepper

A guaranteed dance floor jam from the Bay Area duo.