Played Out: Screaming and Singing Females

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January is already flying by. So here we are back again with Played Out.

After last weeks virtual drought of new music this week was a comparative squall of sound. I searched, I scoured, I listened to so much new music in so many less than ideal locations. I feel like I learned a bunch of new words even. I heard both a metal Nirvana cover and an R&B Coldplay cover. I felt a little like music had lost it’s mind, and then I found these gems. Enjoy them into your weekend and beyond.

 

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – “Little Boys With Shiny Toys”

On the heels of her first ever Grammy nomination and nearly a year cancer free, Sharon Jones is back with this new single. Not as bombastic as some of what we’ve heard from her, it’s every bit as soulful and peppered with some great instrumentals.

 

Soko – “Who Wears The Pants”

Do you guys remember when in 2007 from out of no where surfaced this really boss song called “I’ll Kill Her” from French chanteuse Soko. That was really important for me then, and this is really important for me now.

 

Hannah Cohen – “Keepsake”

The lead single off Hannah Cohen’s forthcoming LP Pleasure Boy, out this March on Bella Union, “Keepsake” is a synth laced pop track tinged with a bit of romantic despair. Like a slightly happier Lana Del Rey (key word being slightly).

 

Viet Cong – “Silhouettes”

My roommate is out in la la for the next couple of months writing a record with his band and I miss him, and he loves Viet Cong and I love Viet Cong. And as such, this song goes out to him.

 

Young Ejecta – “Into Your Heart”

I was sitting at the Ace Hotel on Tuesday night at like 8pm editing and do you know what I was listening to? It was this song, through my tiny little “running” earbuds, because this song is better than what the DJ was playing in the lobby. For real.

 

Marika Hackman – “Animal Fear”

A reader suggested this track and I had to agree: It’s beautifully composed and effortless to listen to. The latest in a handful of release from the English songwriter off her forthcoming LP.

 

Panda Bear – “Boys Latin”

I feel like all anyone is talking about this week is the new Panda Bear album. A couple of days ago the Baltimore native started releasing tracks off Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper to different media outlets. After a first listen through the album I’m still not entirely sold, but fuck the way he’s rolling his music out is cool and there are definitely some highlights on this record, “Boys Latin” being one of them.

 

Future Brown Feat. Tink – “Room 302”

Future Brown is comprised of Daniel Pineda and Asma Maroof of Nguzunguzu, Fatima Al-Qadiri and J-CushI mean, are you kidding? Plus this track features 2014’s rap darling Tink lacing verses over rhythmic chimes. What’s not to like?

 

The Dø – “Trustful Hands”

I must have listened to Both Ways Open Jaws on repeat no less than 200 times back in the day, and with their studio release out this month the The Dø are back with first single, “Trustful Hands.”  It’s a great reintroduction to their poppy, breezy sound that’s sweet without any of that cloying drip that drowns so many great honeyed tracks bouncing around on the internet.

Screaming Females – “Criminal Image”

Don Giovanni’s Screaming Females have been putting out really solid rock and roll since 2005, and their latest offering doesn’t disappoint. It comes replete with a scorching guitar solo and this cutie little weirdo video. Take a listen, lace up your boots and stomp out into the day.

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