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10 Best Songs of the Week: Andrew Bird, Deerhunter, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cass McCombs, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Bill Ryder-Jones, Thundercat, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 02, 2018

It was shaping up to be a weak week for Songs of the Week, but then our #1 track emerged today and we dug a little deeper through the week’s songs and put together a compelling Top 10. It’s an eclectic mix of political songs, catchy mainstream pop, a strange sci-fi spoken word track, and some unapologetic guitar indie rock. More

Oct 30, 2018

Bill Ryder-Jones is releasing a new album, Yawn, this Friday (November 2) via Domino. Now he has shared another song from the album, “Don’t Be Scared, I Love You,” via a video for the track. James Slater directed the clip, which uses split screen. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Julia Holter, Thom Yorke, Frontperson, Metric, and More

Plus Men I Trust, Okkervil River, Phosphorescent, The Twilight Sad, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 07, 2018

Last week’s Songs of the Week was sparse, with only a Top 8 (and two of those songs were from the same artist), probably due to it building up a three-day weekend. There wasn’t much to write about at the start of this week, due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, but labels, bands, and publicists more than made up for it with plenty of new songs the rest of the week. More

Sep 04, 2018

Bill Ryder-Jones is releasing a new album, Yawn, on November 2 via Domino. Previously he shared a video for its first single, “Mither,” which was about the British multi-instrumentalist and producer’s mother and was one of our Songs of the Week. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: boygenius, Wild Nothing, Yumi Zouma, Danielson, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Lala Lala, J Mascis, The Goon Sax, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 24, 2018

This week’s Songs of the Week is packed. Firstly boygenius, the new supergroup featuring Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, released three songs this week and all were worthy of the list. Thus we decided to expand it from a Top 10 to a Top 12, so that 10 separate artists were still included, be even that wasn’t enough, so we added one more for an unlucky Top 13. More

May 15, 2017

Amber Arcades, the project of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, released her fantastic debut album, Fading Lines, last June via Heavenly. It made our Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. On June 2 she is releasing a new 5-song EP, Cannonball, also via Heavenly. More


Dec 10, 2018

On Bill Ryder-Jones’ fifth studio album, the ever morose and contemplative singer/songwriter takes on the daily indignities of living through relationships from behind a screen of doubt and detachment. More