Played Out: Summer Punk

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Happy Friday, ladies. I’ve got some good stuff for you, and no off color personal anecdotes to taint the music with. Just sit back and let the beautiful, beautiful weekend wash over you with some new music.

SHARER – “Body Tonight”

Sharer is the power duo of everyone’s favorite JD Samson and Nick van Hofwegen of Young & Sick, plus this track features additional vocals from Jo Lampert (Tune- Yards, AVAN LAVA) and Xavier Smith. Their first single delivers all that their reputations promise and more. 

Ibeyi – “Exhibit Diaz”

Twenty year old French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz are quickly becoming an obsession of mine. They are making beautiful Yorùbán inspired tracks, blended seamlessly with contemporary electronic and hip hop music in the way that only true youth seems to inspire.   

Wavves – “Flamezesz”

Is summer punk a subgenre already? If not I think maybe it should be, and this is a perfect example.

Draper featuring Alby Hobbs – “On You”

My get down, stay down (preferably with someone else), track of the week. French producer Draper enlisted the velveteen vocals of Alby Hobbs for this collaboration that locks right into place.

Kite Base – “Dadum”

I don’t know if any of you knew this, but I think Savages is my favorite contemporary band. Kite Base is Ayşe Hassan and Kendra Frost of that very band, and while this project sounds radically different it’s just as powerful. 

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Warm Blood”

So solidly not a one hit wonder. Which I guess we already knew, but whatever. Undeniably great mid-summer pop.

Disclosure featuring Sam Smith- “Omen”

We all like to have fun every now and then, right? Plus I like how much Sam Smith reminds me of George Michael.

Pearl Charles – “You Can Change”

Pysch rock for the dormant stoner in us all. I imagine everyone at her Joshua Tree show is going to be so sober.

Eliot Sumner – “Firewood”

If I didn’t know this was Sting’s daughter I would probably just think it was Sting himself. Remember when the ’80s was like the only thing people were doing, but it was really cheesy? I always hoped there was another side of that, and here it is.

 

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