Essential Tracks

Diat Essential Track

Berlin post-punks Diät build a haunting dirge on “We”

A haunted and haunting dirge of gray marble and grime.

Bartees Strange In a Cab essential track

Bartees Strange crafts beautiful chaos on “In a Cab”

This brief but stunning track is a blend of beauty and torment.

AYBEE’s “Afro Galaga” is left-field dance music at its best

A prime example of spacey innovation from the Berlin-based producer.

Apparat Dawan essential track

Apparat revels in the freedom of his design on “Dawan”

The producer, who comprises one half of Moderat, taps into his own art-pop visions.

Brutus War Essential Track

Brutus’ “War” is explosive hardcore wrapped in gorgeous dream pop

The Belgian band’s new single is a gorgeously intense genre hybrid.

Oozing Wound essential track

Oozing Wound’s “Tween Shitbag” is caustic, brutal fun

A gnarly takedown of “shitty dudes in shitty bands.”

Sarah Louise Rime Essential Track

Sarah Louise’s “Rime” is romantic ambient music

A dreamy new stunner from the ambient guitarist.

Astronoid new album 2019

Astronoid maintain their metallic luster on new single “I Dream In Lines”

The shoegazing prog/emo metal band are as complex and thrilling as ever.

Bob Mould Essential Track

Bob Mould kicks into overdrive on “What Do You Want Me To Do?”

The new single from the punk/alternative legend sounds like an absolute blast.

Shogun and the Sheets essential track

Shogun and the Sheets’ “Hold On Kid” is a fiery rock ‘n’ roll anthem

The former Royal Headache frontman tears it up in a new power-pop/punk rock barnburner.

Jamila Woods Giovanni essential track

Jamila Woods’ “Giovanni” is a funky, defiant tribute

The Chicago singer/poet honors the women that shaped her over a fierce groove.

Mick Jenkins Understood Essential Track

Mick Jenkins’ “Understood” is warm, breezy yet affecting hip-hop

A strong first single from Jenkins’ upcoming album Pieces of a Man.

Randall Dunn debut album

Randall Dunn’s “Mexico City” is darkness that aims toward the transcendent

Breathtaking electronic creations from the Earth/Sunn O))) producer.

Anderson Paak Tints Essential Track

Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar’s “Tints” stretches summer into fall

A top-down summer anthem that’s fresh even when the Mercury drops.