A sudden backup of good, new songs means an extra-full playlist this week. (Spotify is being a bitch today, so just a link rather than embed.)


“What It Is” – Angel Olsen
Olsen’s All Mirrors album got tremendous critical praise last year, but never resonated with me. I heard this song a couple weeks ago and kicked myself for not giving the album more listens so I could take in this track’s brilliance.

“Different Light” – Best Coast
BC’s long-awaited album comes out today. I liked, but did not love, the first two singles. This track, though, is right where you want a Best Coast track to be. It makes me wish that spring was here.

“I’ll Be the Death of You” – I Break Horses
I knew this band’s name, but not necessarily their music. Glad I discovered them in time to hear this track, which they describe as the middle point between Primal Scream’s legendary Screamadelica album and classic Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

“When You Leave the Sun” – Gladie
Waxahatchee is putting out new music, and first time I heard this I wondered if it was one of her songs. Turns out Augusta Koch just sounds a lot like Katie Crutchfield.

“Be Afraid” – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Isbell releasing new music in an election year? Would/will vote for.

“Cars in Space” – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Not sure these guys are capable of making a bad song. A perfectly goofy video that makes me laugh while I’m nodding my head and bouncing my knee. Wait for the choreography near the end.