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12 Best Songs of the Week: Great Grandpa, Fat Dog, The Linda Lindas, Kim Deal, and More 

Plus Pixey, Lunar Vacation, Sampha and Little Simz, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 19, 2024

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2024. This week’s list covers the last week. This week Andy Von Pip, Marina Malin, Mark Moody, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries helped me decide what should make the list. We considered over 20 songs and narrowed it down to a Top 12. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Bright Eyes, GIFT, MJ Lenderman, The WAEVE, and More

Plus Peel Dream Magazine, Party Dozen, Pom Pom Squad, and a Wrap-up of the Last Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 28, 2024

Welcome to the 21st Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, and Scott Dransfield helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 25 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 12. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Fontaines D.C., Suki Waterhouse, Dutch Interior, Why Bonnie, and More

Plus Crack Cloud, Oceanator, deary, Thurston Moore, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 21, 2024

Welcome to the 20th Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, and Scott Dransfield helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 20 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 12. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Nilüfer Yanya, Moses Sumney, Cassandra Jenkins, and More

Plus IAN SWEET and Porridge Radio, Soccer Mommy, Confidence Man, Cola, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 14, 2024

Welcome to the 19th Songs of the Week of 2024. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week for various reasons, so this list covers the best songs released in the last two weeks. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 40 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 14. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Girl Scout, Amyl and The Sniffers, Magdalena Bay, Nick Cave, and More

Plus DIIV, Chinese American Bear, La Luz, Charly Bliss, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 31, 2024

Welcome to the 18th Songs of the Week of 2024. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of the Memorial Day long weekend, so this list covers the best songs released in the last two weeks. This week Andy Von Pip, Matt the Raven, and Scott Dransfield helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 30 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 14. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Cassandra Jenkins, Loma, Tindersticks, Beth Gibbons, John Grant, and More

Plus The Decemberists, She Drew The Gun, Crack Cloud, Nada Surf, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 17, 2024

Welcome to the 17th Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Matt the Raven, Mark Moody, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 25 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 11. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Miki Berenyi Trio, Good Looks, Dehd, Sour Widows, and More

Plus Jay Som, Ducks Ltd., Hinds, Bartees Strange, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 10, 2024

Welcome to the 16th Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Matt the Raven, and Scott Dransfield helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 25 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 10. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Charly Bliss, Jessica Pratt, The WAEVE, Hamish Hawk, and More

Plus Lionlimb, Why Bonnie, Jon Hopkins, Font, La Luz, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 03, 2024

Welcome to the fifteenth Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Mark Moody, and Scott Dransfield helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 20 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 12. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Nilüfer Yanya, Linn Koch-Emmery, Fat Dog, Crumb, St. Vincent, and More

Plus Margaret Glaspy, Thurston Moore, Storefront Church, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 26, 2024

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Mark Moody, and Scott Dransfield helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 20 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 10. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Fontaines D.C., Cassandra Jenkins, Loma, John Grant, and More

Plus Good Looks, Hana Vu, Belle and Sebastian, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 19, 2024

Welcome to the thirteenth Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries helped me decide what should make the list. We seriously considered over 20 songs this week and narrowed it down to a Top 10. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Camera Obscura, Sunday (1994), Lionlimb, Beth Gibbons, and more

Plus Imogen and the Knife, GIFT, Goat Girl, From Indian Lakes, La Luz, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks' Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 12, 2024

Welcome to the twelfth Songs of the Week of 2024. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because we were working on other projects, so this week’s Songs of the Week covers the last two weeks. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Vampire Weekend, Blondshell and Bully, St. Vincent, DIIV, Bnny, and More

Plus Bernard Butler, Arab Strap, John Cale, Strand of Oaks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 29, 2024

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Marc Abbott, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries helped me decide what should make the list. It was a strong seven days for new tracks, so we settled on a Top 13 this week, narrowed down from the 24 songs we seriously considered. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: John Grant, The Decemberists, Storefront Church, Bat For Lashes, and More

Plus Maya Hawke, Elbow, Julia Holter, Parsnip, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 22, 2024

Welcome to the tenth Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip and Scott Dransfield both helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 11 this week, narrowed down from the 16 songs we seriously considered. More

15 Best Songs of the Week: Elbow, Iron & Wine and Fiona Apple, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and More

Plus Camera Obscura, Julia Holter, St. Vincent, La Luz, King Hannah, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 08, 2024

Welcome to the eighth Songs of the Week of 2024. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because we were deep in deadline-mode finishing our new print issue, so this week’s Songs of the Week covers the last two weeks. To be honest, we are still putting the finishing touches on the issue today and tomorrow, but there were so many notable songs released in the last two weeks that we still had to find the time to do a Songs of the Week today. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Bat For Lashes, MGMT, Sunday (1994), Bonny Light Horseman, and More

Plus Adrianne Lenker, Khruangbin, Drahla, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 23, 2024

Welcome to the seventh Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Mark Moody, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 8 this week, narrowed down from the 20 songs we seriously considered. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: DIIV, Waxahatchee, Jessica Pratt, Vampire Weekend, Maya Hawke, and More

Plus Boeckner, English Teacher, Parsnip, Ride, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 16, 2024

Welcome to the sixth Songs of the Week of 2024. It was a stacked week for new tracks. Vampire Weekend released two songs and they both made the list (and might’ve charted even higher if they had just put out one song and not split the vote). Even most of the honorable mentions are great this week and would’ve made the main list on other weeks. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Beth Gibbons, Caroline Polachek and Weyes Blood, Yard Act, and More

Plus Amen Dunes, Mannequin Pussy, A. Savage, Laetitia Sadier, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 09, 2024

Welcome to the fifth Songs of the Week of 2024. This week Andy Von Pip, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 12 this week, narrowed down from the 20 songs we seriously considered. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Camera Obscura, The Last Dinner Party, Everything Everything, and More

Plus Ducks Ltd., Holly Macve, Dehd, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 02, 2024

Welcome to the fourth Songs of the Week of 2024. This week a band’s first single in over a decade takes the top spot. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Elbow, Still Corners, Arab Strap, Cheekface, and More

Plus Fat White Family, Phosphorescent, English Teacher, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 26, 2024

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2024. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Yard Act, Kim Gordon, Adrianne Lenker, Jane Weaver, and More

Plus Boeckner, IDLES, Sam Evian, Tomato Flower, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 19, 2024

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2024. This week’s list was fueled by lots of notable album announcements. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Waxahatchee, The Last Dinner Party, Julia Holter, The Smile, and More

Plus Ride, Sleater-Kinney, Omni, Youth Lagoon, TORRES, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 12, 2024

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week of 2024. This week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks, as we didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week due to it being the first week of the year and there not being a lot of worthy songs to consider. But this week the music industry was in full swing, with plenty of important album announcements. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: IDLES, Still Corners, Adrianne Lenker, Yumi Zouma, and More

Plus J Mascis, Birthmark, Fat White Family, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 15, 2023

Welcome to the 40th Songs of the Week of 2023. This will probably be the final Songs of the Week of 2023. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: MGMT, Björk and Rosalía, Ducks Ltd., The Jesus and Mary Chain, and More

Plus Katy Kirby, Grandaddy, Future Islands, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 01, 2023

Welcome to the 39th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks, as we didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Although the majority of the songs were culled from this week’s releases. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: The Smile, Mannequin Pussy, J Mascis, William Doyle, and More

Plus Everything Everything, Laetitia Sadier, SPRINTS, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 17, 2023

Welcome to the 38th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 9 this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Art Feynman, Marika Hackman, Gruff Rhys, Heartworms, and More

Plus Lala Lala, Ty Segall, Yumi Zouma, Julia Holter, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 10, 2023

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Marc Abbott, and Scott Dransfield all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 10 this week. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: The Beatles, MGMT, Peter Gabriel, The Last Dinner Party, and More

Plus Mount Kimbie, Sen Morimoto, Cheekface, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 03, 2023

Welcome to the 36th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 9 this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Yard Act, Grandaddy, bar Italia, Wings of Desire, and More

Plus Future Islands, Charly Bliss, Girl Ray, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 27, 2023

Welcome to the 35th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, and Scott Dransfield, all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 10 this week. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Mannequin Pussy, IAN SWEET, The American Analog Set, and More

Plus Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee, Caroline Polachek, Ducks Ltd., Emma Anderson, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 20, 2023

Welcome to the 34th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Austin Saalman, Caleb Campbell, Marc Abbott, Matt the Raven, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphries all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 12 this week. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: bar italia, Marika Hackman, boygenius, The Last Dinner Party, and More

Plus Jamila Woods, Brittany Howard, Spyres, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 13, 2023

Welcome to the 33rd Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Austin Saalman, Caleb Campbell, Marc Abbott, and Scott Dransfield all helped me decide what should make the list. We settled on a Top 11 this week. More

7 Best Songs of the Week: Sufjan Stevens, A. Savage, Midlake and John Grant, TORRES, and More

Plus Empty Country, Wild Nothing, Gruff Rhys, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 06, 2023

Welcome to the 32nd Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Caleb Campbell, Mark Moody, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphires all helped me decide what should make the list. It was a quiet week for new tracks, so we settled on a Top 7. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Eaves Wilder, Blonde Redhead, Cherry Glazerr, Lala Lala, and More

Plus Wilco, The Joy Formidable, Peter Gabriel, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 29, 2023

Welcome to the 31st Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Marc Abbott, Mark Moody, Matt the Raven, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphires all helped me decide what should make the list and we settled on a Top 10. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Art Feynman, Emma Anderson, Steven Wilson, Devendra Banhart, and More

Plus bar Italia, The National, Wings of Desire, CHAI, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2023

Welcome to the 30th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Marc Abbott, Scott Dransfield, and Stephen Humphires all helped me decide what should make the list and we settled on a Top 13. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: IAN SWEET, Yumi Zouma, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco, Vagabon, and More

Plus Lol Tolhurst x Budgie x Jacknife Lee, Steven Wilson, The Big Moon, Wild Nothing, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 15, 2023

Welcome to the 29th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week’s selections come from artists hailing from across the globe: New Zealand, England, Finland, Israel, and of course America. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Marika Hackman; Slaughter Beach, Dog; CMAT; Olivia Rodrigo; and More

Plus The Joy Formidable, John Raymond and S. Carey, Metric, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 08, 2023

Welcome to the 28th Songs of the Week of 2023. Despite it being a short week due to Labor Day, there were plenty of new tracks to choose from. Some of our writers voted and we ended up with a Top 13. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mannequin Pussy, Lauren Mayberry, Lael Neale, Slowdive, and More

Plus Will Butler + Sister Squares, Katy Kirby, Steven Wilson, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 01, 2023

Welcome to the 27th Songs of the Week of 2023. It was another quiet week for new songs, but we settled on 10 we liked. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: The Mountain Goats, Mitski, Ratboys, A. Savage, and More

Plus L’Rain, Anjimile, GUM, Patio, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 25, 2023

Welcome to the 26th Songs of the Week of 2023. Last week’s Songs of the Week was our first one after a month-long hiatus and there were a lot of strong choices (plus we put together a playlist of all the great songs we missed while on vacation). This week, the pickings weren’t as plentiful, but there were still some new tracks we liked. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Margaret Glaspy, Sufjan Stevens, Jamila Woods, Wild Nothing, and More

Plus Kevin Drew, Wings of Desire, Modern Nature, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks (Also a Bonus Mix of the Best Songs of the Last Month)

Aug 18, 2023

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2023. Songs of the Week was on hiatus for the last month because Wendy and I were on a much needed vacation to England and Iceland. I received several reader emails worried we had killed Songs of the Week, but have no worries, it’s back. As well as a regular Songs of the Week, we have put together an additional Spotify playlist featuring all the songs we also liked while Songs of the Week was taking a break. More

14 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Yard Act, A. Savage, Snõõper, Say Sue Me, and More

Plus Coach Party, Jamila Woods, Metric, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 14, 2023

Welcome to the 24th Songs of the Week of 2023. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of the July 4th holiday falling on a Tuesday, leaving less songs to consider. So, this week’s Songs of the Week is supersized and incorporates tracks from the last two weeks. More

14 Best Songs of the Week: Blonde Redhead, S. Carey & John Raymond, Ratboys, Sampha, and More

Plus Lael Neale, Blur, The Last Dinner Party, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 30, 2023

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2023. This week our writers and editors Andy Von Pip, Caleb Campbell, Celine Teo-Blockey, Mark Moody, and Scott Dransfield all weighed in which songs were best and we came up with the stacked list below. We settled on a Top 14 this week, with lots of honorable mentions. More

17 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: The Smile, M. Ward and First Aid Kit, Slowdive, and More

Plus Faye Webster, Sigur Rós, Palehound, Strange Ranger, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 23, 2023

Welcome to the 22nd Songs of the Week of 2023. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because I was out of town last Thursday to this Monday in Washington, DC, covering Awesome Con. So, this week’s Songs of the Week is supersized and incorporates tracks from the last two weeks. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Ratboys, Madeline Kenney, Alan Palomo, This Is the Kit, and More

Plus Lightning Dust, Glasser, Julie Byrne, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 09, 2023

Welcome to the 21st Songs of the Week of 2023. The theme this week was horns, three of the songs in the Top 4 feature some sort of brass instrument (saxophone, etc.). Stricken with indecision, we settled on a Top 13 this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Palehound, Pip Blom, Margaret Glaspy, Blonde Redhead, and More

Plus The Clientele, Protomartyr, Oceanator, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 02, 2023

Welcome to the 20th Songs of the Week of 2023. It was a mixed collection of new songs this week, perhaps because Monday was a holiday, but there were some tracks we liked. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Squid, Jess Williamson, Lindstrøm, Anjimile, Foo Fighters, and More

Plus The Mary Onettes, Clark and Thom Yorke, M. Ward, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 26, 2023

Welcome to the 19th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week we lost the Queen of Rock. Tina Turner’s death was the kind of passing that makes the world pause and garners comments from world leaders. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: ANOHNI and the Johnsons, Mega Bog, Girl Ray, Blur, Spoon, and More

Plus Kieran Hebden and William Tyler, Nation of Language, Julie Byrne, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 19, 2023

Welcome to the 18th Songs of the Week of 2023. We have a strong Top 4 this week, even though it wasn’t the most active seven days for new tracks. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Decisive Pink, Christine and the Queens, Local Natives, and More

Plus Madeline Kenney, CJ’s Mirra Maze, Sparks, Youth Lagoon, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 12, 2023

Welcome to the 17th Songs of the Week of 2023. This week we had an obvious #1, a clear highlight to top the list. But there were plenty of other solid tracks too, including three from newly announced albums. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Westerman, Alex Lahey, Little Dragon, Modern Woman, and More

Plus Strange Ranger, Lightning Dust, High Pulp, Sen Morimoto, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 05, 2023

Welcome to the sixteenth Songs of the Week of 2023. There weren’t any tracks this week that screamed, “This is the very best song of the week!” But still there was plenty to like. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Palehound, Thundercat and Tame Impala, and More

Plus The Clientele, Julie Byrne, Beach House, Protomartyr, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 28, 2023

Welcome to the fifteenth Songs of the Week of 2023. There were a few notable album announcements this week that provided some fodder for this list, but there was also an album out today that we love and pulled two songs from. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: The Last Dinner Party, Lael Neale, Squid, Bully, and More

Plus Django Django, Killer Mike, bar Italia, Sparks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 21, 2023

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2023. It was a surprisingly quiet week for new tracks, perhaps because it was bookended by the two weekends of the Coachella festival. But there were still some songs we liked. More

22 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Jessie Ware, Alison Goldfrapp, Nation of Language, and More

Plus Blondshell, Girl Ray, Little Dragon, Dawn Richard, Indigo De Souza, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 14, 2023

Welcome to the thirteenth Songs of the Week of 2023. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because I was on a brief vacation (it was my daughter’s spring break), so this week’s list includes songs from the last two weeks. Any song first released between April 1 and April 14 was eligible. Hence we have a supersized list week—22 songs is probably the most we’ve ever had in one Songs of the Week main list, but it breaks down to 12 songs from this week and 10 from last week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Alex Lahey, boygenius, Jess Williamson, Hand Habits, and More

Plus The Beths, Jenny Lewis, Lightning Dust, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 31, 2023

Welcome to the twelfth Songs of the Week of 2023. The pickings were a little slimmer this week, but we found enough singles (and one album track) to come up with a solid Top 10. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Geese, Hannah Jadagu, Lael Neale, Mega Bog, and More

Plus Caroline Rose, Bully, Westerman, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 24, 2023

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2023. There weren’t a lot of new songs on offer this week, perhaps because the music industry was recovering from SXSW last week. But there were still some tracks we liked. More

13 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Angel Olsen, Ratboys, Feist, The New Pornographers, and More

Plus ALL HANDS_MAKE LIGHT, Caroline Rose, Nation of Language, Indigo De Souza, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 17, 2023

Welcome to the tenth Songs of the Week of 2023. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because I was sick with a bad cold (which still lingers) and we were putting the finishing touches on our latest print issue. So this week’s Songs of the Week encompasses songs from the last two weeks. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Lael Neale, Water From Your Eyes, Youth Lagoon, boygenius, and More

Plus Braids; Mandy, Indiana; Sparks; Momma; and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 03, 2023

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2023. There were quite a few strong contenders this week. We were especially enamored by the top two. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: U.S. Girls, Murray A. Lightburn, Hannah Jadagu, The National, and More

Plus Lost Under Heaven, Frankie Rose, Gruff Rhys, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 24, 2023

Welcome to the eighth Songs of the Week of 2023. Thanks in part to the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, the week was light on big album announcements, but there were still enough worthy songs to pick from. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Caroline Rose, Feist, Fenne Lily, The Lemon Twigs, and More

Plus Bully Feat. Soccer Mommy, Mega Bog, Naima Bock, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 17, 2023

Welcome to the seventh Songs of the Week of 2023. There were lots of great tracks this week, but none that screamed out Very Best Song of the Week, so there was some debate on what should top this week’s list. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Indigo De Souza, Django Django, Sleaford Mods, and More

Plus M83, Yo La Tengo, Depeche Mode, The Golden Dregs, Miss Grit, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 10, 2023

Welcome to the sixth Songs of the Week of 2023. There were lots of great tracks to choose from this week. I mean, M83 and Django Django each put out five new songs this week! We narrowed it all down to a Top 11. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Lael Neale, Caroline Polachek, Girl Ray, and More

Plus Wings of Desire, Alex Lahey, The WAEVE, H. Hawkline, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 03, 2023

Welcome to the fifth Songs of the Week of 2023. There were lots of strong contenders this week, the Top 7 is especially solid. We settled on a Top 12 this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Clark, Samia, Heather Woods Broderick, Bodywash, and More

Plus Pearla, Gruff Rhys, koleżanka, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 27, 2023

Welcome to the fourth Songs of the Week of 2023. After a stacked, blockbuster seven days that was last week (filled with big album announcements and three boygenius songs), things settled down this week. Still, there was plenty to like. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Caroline Rose, boygenius, Sleaford Mods, The WAEVE, and More

Plus The National, Wednesday, Braids, Murray A. Lightburn, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 20, 2023

Welcome to the third Songs of the Week of 2023. It was a stacked week for new songs and album announcements. Boygenius alone released three songs to consider! There were enough tracks we liked that we settled on a super-sized Top 13 this week. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: John Cale, M83, U.S. Girls, Miss Grit, and More

Plus Lonnie Holley and Michael Stipe, Vagabon, Young Fathers, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 13, 2023

Welcome to the second Songs of the Week of 2023. After a quiet period last week, this week was roaring with album announcements and new songs. We settled on a Top 11 this week. More

6 Best Songs of the Week: Black Belt Eagle Scout, The Hold Steady, Frankie Rose, and More

Plus Death and Vanilla, James Yorkston and Nina Persson, and Peter Gabriel

Jan 06, 2023

Welcome to the first Songs of the Week of 2023. It was a quiet week as the music industry slowly awakens from the holiday break. Hence we only have six songs and no honorable mentions. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Paramore, Caroline Polachek, H. Hawkline, Young Fathers, and More

Plus Samia, Floral Image, Pure Adult, Amber Arcades, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 09, 2022

Welcome to the 42nd Songs of the Week of 2022. Despite things starting to wind down a bit for the holidays, there were plenty of contenders this week. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Quasi, The WAEVE, Gaz Coombes, serpentwithfeet, and More

Plus Petite Noir, The Natural Lines, Sweet Baboo, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Dec 02, 2022

Welcome to the 41st Songs of the Week of 2022. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, so this week’s list covers songs from the last two weeks. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Black Belt Eagle Scout, Weyes Blood, Badlands, Andy Shauf, and More

Plus Shame, koleżanka, The Golden Dregs, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 18, 2022

Welcome to the 40th Songs of the Week of 2022. After a few weeks of doing a Songs of the Week every other week, we’re back on the regular weekly schedule now. Although next week we won’t being doing a Songs of the Week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Miss Grit, Heather Woods Broderick, Fever Ray, Steve Mason, and More

Plus Yo La Tengo, Margo Price, Ladytron, Sharon Van Etten, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 11, 2022

Welcome to the 39th Songs of the Week of 2022. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because I was out sick. So once again this week’s list encompasses songs released in the last two weeks (although all but three of the songs are from this week). More

13 Best Songs of the Week: The WAEVE, Caroline Rose, Algiers, Frankie Cosmos, and More

Plus Young Fathers, Amber Arcades, Alice Boman, John Cale and Weyes Blood, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 28, 2022

Welcome to the 38th Songs of the Week of 2022. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because we were turning our new print issue into the printer last Friday. So this week’s list encompasses songs released in the last two weeks and is thus a slightly supersized Top 13 list. More

16 Best Songs of the Week: Weyes Blood, Wild Pink, GIFT, Ladytron, and More

Plus Meg Baird, The Big Moon, Alvvays, Julien Chang, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Oct 14, 2022

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2022. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because we’ve been too busy working on our next two print issues and we also didn’t feel like there were a lot of strong contenders last week. So this week’s list encompasses songs released in the last two weeks and is thus a supersized Top 16 list. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore, Wings of Desire, and More

Plus The Go! Team, Badlands, Alice Boman, The War on Drugs, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 30, 2022

Welcome to the 37th Songs of the Week of 2022. This week Florida was devastated by Hurricane Ian and here at Under the Radar headquarters we are currently getting rain connected to storm, with heavy rainfall expected this weekend. One of our writers is in Tampa, Florida, but luckily the power stayed on yesterday while he was doing an interview for our next print issue. Speaking of which, we are very much focused on the next two print issues right now, so we were a bit indecisive about this week’s Songs of the Week. So we settled on a Top 12 and there are lots of honorable mentions this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Alvvays, Broken Bells, Magdalena Bay, Björk, and More

Plus Wild Pink Feat. J Mascis, Miss Grit, LIES, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 23, 2022

Welcome to the 36th Songs of the Week of 2022. This week one artist has two songs in the main list, which is a Top 10 this time. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: Weyes Blood, Suede, The Orielles, Death Cab for Cutie, and More

Plus Algiers, Cate Le Bon, Gilla Band, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 16, 2022

Welcome to the 35th Songs of the Week of 2022. This week we had a very clear #1. Two album tracks, from records released today, made the list. And all in all we settled on a Top 9. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: The WAEVE, Björk, The Big Moon, Marlon Williams, and More

Plus Phoenix and Ezra Koenig, girlpuppy, Beth Orton, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 09, 2022

Welcome to the 34th Songs of the Week of 2022. Yesterday the world lost a historical icon. Regardless of your thoughts on the Royal Family, there’s no question that Queen Elizabeth II had a massive impact on the last 70 years of world history. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Arctic Monkeys, Fujiya & Miyagi, The Orielles, Plains, and More

Plus Gorillaz and Tame Impala, Crack Cloud, Francis Lung, Alex Lahey, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 02, 2022

Welcome to the 33rd Songs of the Week of 2022. Lots of British artists this week! Including the entire Top 3. This week after much inner-dialogue, we settled on a Top 12. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Magdalena Bay, Ezra Furman, Julia Jacklin, Dumb, and More

Plus Wild Pink and Julien Baker, Stella Donnelly, Whitney, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 26, 2022

Welcome to the 32nd Songs of the Week of 2022. This week there were three strong album tracks, songs from albums released today that weren’t previously put out as pre-release singles, that made the list. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Death Cab for Cutie, Editors, Maya Hawke, Alvvays, and More

Plus Braids, Imarhan, The Beths, Ezra Furman, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 19, 2022

Welcome to the 31st Songs of the Week of 2022. This week’s list covers songs from the last two weeks, as I was on vacation last week. This week we’re doing things slightly differently, with just a main Top 12 list and some honorable mentions, without the longer list of songs also released in the last week. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Stella Donnelly, GIFT, Will Sheff, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, and More

Plus Hot Chip, Young Jesus, Whitmer Thomas, Hans Pucket, Suede, The 1975, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 05, 2022

Welcome to the 30th Songs of the Week of 2022. There were lots of strong contenders this week, although there was a pretty clear #1 and our #2 was a new band we’d never even heard of before this week. We settled on a Top 12 again this week, like last week. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Wild Pink, Dry Cleaning, Plains, Built to Spill, and More

Plus Guerilla Toss, Brian Eno, Andy Clockwise, The Soft Pink Truth, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 29, 2022

Welcome to the 29th Songs of the Week of 2022. This week saw the return of a 1970s icon and a new joint project from two of our favorite modern singer/songwriters. This week we liked enough tracks to settle on a Top 12. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Julia Jacklin, Disq, Scout Gillett, and More

Plus Local Natives, Julien Chang, Cass McCombs, Art Moore, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 22, 2022

Welcome to the 28th Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a weak week for new tracks. Don’t get us wrong, we stand behind all the songs that made this week’s main list, there just wasn’t a plethora of other tracks to choose from. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Death Cab for Cutie, The Beths, Francis Lung, black midi, and More

Plus Danger Mouse and Black Thought, Ezra Furman, Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 15, 2022

Welcome to the 27th Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a strong week for new tracks. Really any of the Top 6 could’ve been our #1 song. We settled on a Top 12 this week. More

15 Best Songs of the Week: Crack Cloud, Hot Chip, The 1975, Alvvays, and More

Plus Viagra Boys, Band Spectra and The Anchoress, Margaret Glaspy, Men I Trust, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 08, 2022

Welcome to the 26th Songs of the Week of 2022. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week as pickings were slim in the run up to the long July 4th weekend, so this week’s list covers songs from the last two weeks. Thus we have a supersized Top 15. The list includes two pro-choice songs. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Regressive Left, First Aid Kit, Stella Donnelly, Nightlands, and More

Plus Gorillaz and Thundercat, Stereolab, Living Hour, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 24, 2022

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2022. Whereas last week we had a supersized Top 15, this week the pickings were slimmer, with a more back down to earth Top 10. More

15 Best Songs of the Week: The Beths, Naima Bock, Bartees Strange, Julia Jacklin, and More

Plus Jockstrap, Dry Cleaning, Marlon Williams, Whitney, Preoccupations, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 17, 2022

Welcome to the 24th Songs of the Week of 2022. This week’s list features several artists from Down Under, with some great tracks from artists from both Australia and New Zealand. There were too many fantastic songs this week, so we have a super-sized Top 15 main list and lots of strong honorable mentions too. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Metric, Laura Veirs, Gaz Coombes, Katie Alice Greer, and More

Plus Spacemoth, Tim Burgess, Cass McCombs, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 10, 2022

Welcome to the 23rd Songs of the Week of 2022. We settled on a Top 11 this week, in a list more populated with veteran artists than newcomers, including two solo songs from artists who became stars as the frontmen of ’90s Britpop bands. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Viagra Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beth Orton, Flasher, and More

Plus Florist, Andrew Bird, Angel Olsen, of Montreal, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 03, 2022

Welcome to the 22nd Songs of the Week of 2022. Thanks to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, it was a fairly quiet week for new singles (or at least new singles we loved). We even considered skipping Songs of the Week this week, but found enough we liked for a Top 10 list. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: Suede, Katy J Pearson, Tallies, Why Bonnie, and More

Plus Shearwater, Chelsea Rose, Just Mustard, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 27, 2022

Welcome to the 21st Songs of the Week of 2022. It was terrible week for those who follow the news, fueled by the truly awful mass shooting at the elementary school in Texas. And once again the usual gun control debates came up and once again nothing will probably happen. After all, it’s been 10 years since the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting and no progress has been made. Also Depeche Mode’s Andrew Fletcher and actor Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Something Wild) both surprisingly died yesterday, even though they were both only in their 60s. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, Kiwi Jr., Soccer Mommy, Horsegirl, and More

Plus Sinead O’Brien, Sun’s Signature, Cola, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 20, 2022

Welcome to the 20th Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a mixed week for new tracks, but there were still some good ones worth crowing about and we settled on a Top 13. More

11 Best Songs of the Week: The WAEVE, Jens Lekman, Sharon Van Etten, Marlon Williams, and More

Plus Porridge Radio, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Florist, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 06, 2022

Welcome to the 18th Songs of the Week of 2022. There were lots of strong contenders this week, including a new supergroup, two songs from a new album that featured no advance singles, and tracks from artists across the globe (including Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, and England). We’ve got 11 songs this week, since one artist has two different songs on the list. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Shearwater, Tegan and Sara, Katy J Pearson, Martin Courtney, and More

Plus Metric, beabadoobee, Angel Olsen, Arcade Fire, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 29, 2022

Welcome to the 17th Songs of the Week of 2022. It’s a very Canadian edition of Songs of the Week, with four artists from north of the border making this week’s Top 10. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Spiritualized, Hatchie, Bartees Strange, Say Sue Me, and More

Plus Sorry, Hot Chip, Andrew Bird, Florence + the Machine, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 22, 2022

Welcome to the sixteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a nice week for new album releases, including the latest by Spiritualized, Hatchie, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Fontaines D.C., and others, some of which gave us fodder for Songs of the Week. We ended up with 12 new songs were really liked, with some strong honorable mentions as well. This week’s artists traverse the globe: Australia, England, South Korea, Sweden, and of course America. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jockstrap, Phoebe Bridgers, Tess Parks, Wild Pink, and More

Plus Tim Burgess, Faye Webster, TRAAMS, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 15, 2022

Welcome to the fifteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. This week our new favorite band, Wet Leg, hit #1 on the British album charts with their debut album. It was a solid week for new tracks, but none that screamed #1 Song of the Week, so this week’s order should be considered less strict than some weeks. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Father John Misty, Wet Leg, Sun’s Signature, The Smile, and More

Plus Melody’s Echo Chamber, Florist, Horsegirl, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 08, 2022

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a fantastic new release day, with fresh albums by Wet Leg, Father John Misty, Jack White, Oceanator, Daniel Rossen, Orville Peck, Lucius, and others. Some of those artists end up on this week’s Songs of the Week, which is a Top 12 this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, Everything Everything, Katy J Pearson, and More

Plus Sondre Lerche and AURORA, Rosie Carney, My Idea, Superorganism, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 01, 2022

Welcome to the thirteenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a solid week for new music, with a strong and obvious #1 song. Today we posted an April Fools’ Day joke on our site. Did you notice it? More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Craig Finn, Fontaines D.C., Good Morning, Hatchie, and More

Plus Jane Inc, Shearwater, Soft Cell, Bauhaus, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 25, 2022

Welcome to the twelfth Songs of the Week of 2022. This week two icons from the 1980s united for a single and another artist from that era released their first new song in 14 years. There were also a couple of album tracks we loved. Tally it all up and we settled at 13 favorite songs this week. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Smile, Flasher, Andrew Bird, Young Prisms, and More

Plus Hovvdy, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Ethan Gruska, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 18, 2022

Welcome to the eleventh Songs of the Week of 2022. Whereas last week was the strongest seven-day period for new tracks so far this year, where we had a Top 15 songs, this week we almost didn’t do a Songs of the Week. More

15 Best Songs of the Week: Spiritualized, Horsegirl, Destroyer, Gruff Rhys, and More

Plus Belle and Sebastian, Sondre Lerche and CHAI, Father John Misty, Tess Parks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 11, 2022

Welcome to the tenth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was without a doubt the strongest week for new tracks so far this year. Some of our all time favorite artists put out new songs this week and there were several amazing songs that were seven or eight minutes long. There was much debate on what should make the main list and the best we could narrow it down to was a Top 15. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Ezra Furman, Nilüfer Yanya, Belle and Sebastian, Wet Leg, and More

Plus Sharon Van Etten, Bartees Strange, Alex Izenberg, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 04, 2022

Welcome to the ninth Songs of the Week of 2022. It was a stellar week for new tracks and we could only narrow it down to a Top 12, with several strong honorable mentions. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Daniel Rossen, SASAMI, Toro y Moi, Vundabar, and More

Plus Hercules and Love Affair, !!!, TRAAMS, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 25, 2022

Welcome to the eighth Songs of the Week of 2022. With Russia invading Ukraine on Thursday morning (and the increased threat of invasion earlier in the week), it was a bit hard to pull away from CNN and focus on new music. But nevertheless we were able to come up with a good list of songs we liked this week. More

13 Best Songs of the Week: Nilüfer Yanya, Destroyer, Oceanator, Kurt Vile, and More

Plus Sondre Lerche, Georgia Harmer, Widowspeak, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 18, 2022

Welcome to the seventh Songs of the Week of 2022. We were very indecisive this week, there were too many songs we liked and had trouble narrowing it down to only 10. So this week we have an expanded Top 13. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Caroline Polachek, The Beths, Everything Everything, and More

Plus Sunflower Bean, Spoon, Sharon Van Etten, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 11, 2022

Welcome to the sixth Songs of the Week of 2022. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kamasi Washington, My Idea, and More

Plus SASAMI, Lucy Dacus, Röyksopp, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 04, 2022

Welcome to the fifth Songs of the Week of 2022. This week saw the start of the Winter Olympics in China, Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day, the U.S. military took out the head of ISIS, and tensions continued between Russia and the Ukraine. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The Smile, Widowspeak, Sally Shapiro, Tess Parks, and More

Plus Ducks Ltd., The Weather Station, Warpaint, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jan 28, 2022

Welcome to the fourth Songs of the Week of 2022. Compared to the last two weeks, it was a fairly quiet seven days for new songs. Last week, for example, we had 12 honorable mentions on top of a Top 10 songs and the week before that instead of a Top 14 songs. Still, there were definitely some worthy tracks this week. More