Hello ladies, it’s me Anne. And I’m back with Played Out, AfterEllen’s playlist of the best tracks released this past week.
This week was really tough. There was really a lot of great music popping up all over the deepest recesses of the weird world that is the internet. Don’t worry, though, because I made myself some avocado toast, grabbed a kombucha (original flavor) and sat down to wade through it for us.
Tomi – “Used To”
This just got passed to me in an email and I don’t know anything else about it. Like why not, let’s keep that tradition alive. What y’all think?
Emile Haynie – “A Kiss Goodbye Reprise” (featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dev Hynes and Sampha) + “Wait For Life” (featuring Lana Del Rey)
Grammy award winning producer Emile Haynie just released his debut 12” with some real star power attached. Technically “A Kiss Goodbye” came out last August, but this reprise is so gosh darned good, as is the Lana Del Rey track, so I figured I’d just post them both because I can.
Puppy – “Forever”
Wild, propulsive guitar rock from a band called Puppy. I’ll take it.
Sharon Van Etten – “I Don’t Want To Let You Down”
One time I was on a date in the West Village and Sharon Van Etten was sitting at the table directly next to me and instead of listening to my date I got drunk and then said a bunch of embarrassing shit to Sharon. Do you think she remembers me?
Denai Moore – “Elsewhere”
You might recognize Denai Moore’s luscious vocals from SBTRKT’s latest album. Here on the first single off her forthcoming LP she showcases that she is a force to be reckoned with.
Quarterbacks – “Not In Luv”
For the fans of Porches, “Not In Luv” is a super short jaunt into the jangly and charming world of New Paltz’s Quarterbacks.
Liturgy – “Quetzalcoatl”
Liturgy is a black metal band from Brooklyn, but this definitely isn’t black metal. That being said it’s weird, totally weird. But so good. Plus those drums, right?
Wyles and Simpson – “Stormy Skies”
Dreamy synth-pop from London duo Wyles and Simpson. It’s pretty, polished and has a just enough edge to be sonically interesting.
Laura Marling – “False Hope”
I’ve always marveled at the maturity of Laura Marling’s sound, so I was caught off guard when I first heard this second track off her forthcoming album. She sounds if possible even more settled in her sound. Really a solid single.
Gengahr – “She’s A Witch”
Reminiscent of MGMT the UK’s Gengahr approaches synth-pop with a sense all their own while being comfortable and familiar. It’s the kind of song you didn’t realize you were missing.