our 5 favorite new songs to get you through everything this weekend--and we mean everything.
January 17 2014
Combine Chuck Inglish's ghettotech-esque bounce and swagger with a retro disco-funk hook courtesy of Chromeo, throw in a little minimal-funk/post-punk cowbell, and you've got our official party-starter for the weekend. Thanks, all! MELISSA GIANNINI
London-based frontman Olly Alexander's swoon-inducing vocals slip effortlessly into the folds of this electro-soul slow-burner that expands and contracts, breathing cold fog onto the surfaces of everything it touches. MG
At long last, the wait is over--Real Estate fans got a glimpse of the band's upcoming album, Atlas, Monday when the band dropped previews throughout the day and finally released single "Talking Backwards" at midnight, along with the song's official video. Previous efforts Real Estate and Days were perfect albums for driving with the windows down, and if this sunny single is any indication, more good vibes are coming on Atlas. QUINN KELLEY
Step 1: If you're not familiar with Linda Perhacs's classic 1970 album Parallelograms, please go find that. It's a thing of ethereal folk beauty. Step 2: Get excited! She's got an extremely long-awaited follow-up coming out this March on Asthmatic Kitty. Step 3: Listen to new track "River of God," a sun-kissed wisp dancing atop an intuitive, meandering low-end. Step 4: Melt into a rainbow-swirled puddle of uncanny bliss. MG
"Have you ever been to Parisss at night?" Lizzo hisses on "Paris," a tune that's practically bursting at the seams with bubbly beats and fluid flow. But DBJ if you haven't--neither has she. Her double-back, delightfully off-kilter delivery of such lines is just one of the Minneapolis-based rapper's many talents. Listen to the track now--or wait until Sunday, when it plays during the latest episode of Girls. MG