Played Out: All In

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Hey y’all, it’s Friday and as such I’m back with another installment of AfterEllen’s weekly new music playlist Played Out. I’m gearing up to head to Europe for the next couple of weeks and as such have been in quite the good mood. I think you’ll find it reflected in the relatively upbeat direction of the selections. Hope you ladies enjoy.

 

Bad Bad Hats – “Psychic Reader”

 Easing our way into the weekend with this one. Press play on your way out of the office.

 

D∆WN – “Running From Sane”

Dudettes (and dudes), this is Dawn from Diddy’s Danity Kane. Can you believe it? Dancey, soulful, playful production. Sold.

 

Sjowgren – “Seventeen”

San Francisco-based trio pushing out accessible summer rock vibes. Windows down, hands riding the airwaves down the highway times.

 

Sundara Karma – “Flame”

If I was going to a show tonight I think this is what I’d want see. Ever present guitars, some nice harmonies, and an air of positive energy. What’s not to like?

 

HEALTH – “Stonefist”

Delectably dark, early ’80s synth inspired rock. Pulsing and churning throughout with pretty vocals layered over top. Good stuff.

 

Rudi Zygadlo – “Sympathies Scrapbook”

A bit nonsensical, slightly disjointed, totally perfect summer track. Apparently the Scottish producer just pulled anecdotes out of a diary and stitched them together for us all to enjoy.

 

Daye Jack – “Save My Soul”

Coming off the 19-year-old rapper’s aptly title Soul Glitch record. A really solid production.

 

Mr. Carmack and Kehlani – “All In”

Everyone seems to be falling in love with 20-year-old darling Kehlani, and with good reason. This beautiful little R&B track was made for and inspired by the songs from scratch series supported by Yours Truly and Adidas.

 

The Arcs – “Stay In My Corner”

For fans of The Black Keys, quite literally. The Arcs is the side project of Black Keys’ lead singer Dan Auerbach. Stay tuned for a full-length out later this summer.

 

Philadelphia Collins feat. Ellen Kempner – “Sofa”

Boston label Exploding In Sound knocks it out of the park again. They’ve got a killer roster and they seem to be fostering band love between their artists. Philadelphia Collins features members of Speedy Ortiz and Ovlov, and for this first single they nabbed Palehound’s Ellen Kempner for some sweet vocals.


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