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Best new songs - wednesday

Essential Tracks This Week: Wednesday, Tom Skinner, and more

Plus Beth Orton, Persher, Charles Stepney and Sarah Davachi

Moor Mother

Essential Tracks This Week: Moor Mother, High Vis and more

Plus black midi, The Beths and Revelators Sound System


Essential Tracks This Week: Destroyer, Floating Points and more

A somewhat longer roundup of the week’s best new tracks.

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.

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Cave’s “San Yago” rides a warm groove built on an infectious vibe

The Chicago band blends Afrobeat with Krautrock for something warm and funky.