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Watch Wet Perform Their Very Pretty Single 'Weak' on The Tonight Show

Roll right into the weekend with this gorgeous, easy, plainspoken Tonight Show performance by the Brooklyn trio Wet (plus an extra homie playing drums). Their new album Don’t You comes out in a week, and “Weak” is one of the best tracks on it: as with all their best stuff, it’s a lucid, almost country melody over an…

Listen to 'No More Parties in L.A.,' Kanye's New, Great Song with Kendrick Lamar 

“Pink fur got Nori dressing like Cam” is obviously the best line of this track on listens 1-10, and despite it, Kanye sounds less like a dad here than on any other tracks he’s teased from SWISH, out February 11, so far. “No More Parties in L.A.” is the fruit of a My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy-era session, and…

Erykah Badu Made a Mixtape to Save the Bees

Erykah Badu is as musically omnivorous as the best of ‘em, not just writing, creating, producing and recording songs but DJing them, too, under her turntables moniker DJ Low Down Loretta Brown. As another feather in her cap for this prolific streak she’s been having of late, she went on Zane Lowe’s Beats show right…

If You Ever Once Loved Emo, This Mixtape Will Make You Black Out With Joy 

For every former emo teen, there is an individual emo revival. A long drive, a 1975 track, a screenshot of literally any scene from the OC: it can come out of nowhere, and there’s no predicting what will plunge you back into the days when you loved journals and fingerblasting and nobody ever washed their jeans.

Rashida Jones, Singer, Sounds Pretty Damn Great On New Throwback Dance Jam

It should not come as a surprise that Rashida Jones is a talented singer, even though the actors-singing genre is generally quite bleak. It’s not even that her pops is Quincy Jones, one of the most important producers in America and the world—just because your dad produced Thriller doesn’t guarantee you’ll be born…

Listen to This MØ x Diplo Track 'Kamikaze' Now or Just 1000 Times Later When It's Everywhere

Following the success of “Lean On,” the MØ/Major Lazer/DJ Snake joint that became the most globally streamed song of the summer on Spotify—the Danish singer-songwriter’s paired up with Diplo once more for a new track, called “Kamikaze.” Via Pitchfork, it just premiered on Annie Mac.

Watch the New VHS-Wave Video for Phoebe Ryan's Sugar-Sweet Single 'Mine'

LA-based singer-songwriter Phoebe Ryan has a voice like cotton candy: you might remember it from her A/B cover of “Ignition”/“Do You,” or from this debut single Mine, an ardent, blissed-out earworm whose group hug of a chorus is balanced out by the misty wistfulness that sharpens the verse. “Mine” sounds like candy…

Listen to 'No Harm Is Done,' a New Track from Christine and the Queens and Tunji Ige

Watch out for Christine and the Queens, who could be the first big French pop crossover artist in a minute. There’s a clean, playful insouciance suffusing her HAIM-esque sound that has kept me tracking her from her EP this spring to her forthcoming US debut album, and now, she’s dropped this new track with the…

This Spanish Version of 'Hotline Bling' Is Better Than Drake's

So, I heard that Miley Cyrus dropped a 23-track Soundcloud album inspired by that one time Wayne Coyne was her dog or something, and I just can’t wait to get to it—the whole thing doesn’t sound exhausting in the slightest—but first let me sneak in 15-20 listens of this Spanish remix of Drake’s terrific sadboy shuffle…

Here's 'KYBM,' a Gritty, Grooving Introduction to Your New Fave Tunde Olaniran

One of the most unnervingly multi-talented, interesting new artists working right now lives in Flint, Michigan, and works a day job at Planned Parenthood. If you’ve ever listened to Tunde Olaniran, you know what I’m saying—it sounds like you’re listening to 15 different artists flex their particular gifts at once.…

Lana Del Rey Honestly Nailing It With New 'High By The Beach' Track

I’ll spare you the “it me” jokes: this is a real earworm, and if a Lana Del Rey song called “High By The Beach” appeals to you in theory, then it’s high-by-the-beach time you got involved. Tighter, plainer, more melodically dynamic and more aesthetically coherent than anything Lana Del Rey’s released off her…

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Listen to Calvin Harris's New Piano House Jam 'How Deep Is Your Love'

It’s taken me a strong 20 minutes to finish this first sentence because I keep getting up from my desk to dance. New from Calvin Harris and London trio Disciples—who I’d guess are responsible for a good amount of the subtlety in this track (the vocal, apparently, is Norwegian songwriter Ina Wroldsen)—”How Deep Is Your…

TGIF: Here's John Talabot's Gorgeous Remix of Jamie xx's 'Loud Places'

Premiered on WNYU’s Beats in Space radio, here is a great remix of one of the best songs on one of the best albums of the year, from the quietly excellent Barcelona DJ/producer John Talabot. I love the original “Loud Places” for its sense of synthesis—at first, the heartbeat pushing the track forward is barely…

Watch Alessia Cara Do 'Bad Blood' Better Than Taylor Swift Herself

Alessia Cara is going to be a star. You can hear the 18-year-old Def Jam signee flex quietly in her first single “Here,” a track that drags and flutters like Amy Winehouse in a haze of suburban innocence; Alessia’s got a preternatural sense of a beat’s interstices and pockets, and a voice that’s all rough, silvery,…

Justin Bieber Is a Living Doodle in New Video With Skrillex & Diplo

Diplo and Skrillex are having a banger summer, both individually (Major Lazer’s “Lean On”; Skrillex and Katie Couric’s “Untitled”) and together as Jack Ü. “Where Are Ü Now,” their chart-topping dance jam with Biebs, rides on the strength of Biebs’ lithe falsetto and a melancholy squiggle of synths; in the new video,…