Soundcheck: The 20 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Robyn, Kimbra, and many more

Every weekend, we bring you#SOUNDCHECK—your new destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week’s round features 20 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Robyn, Kimbra, Little Dragon, Joji, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

Honey - Robyn

She's baaaaaaaack

Ballads 1Joji

Goodbye Filthy Frank, hello Joji. I'm so ready for all the moody tunes this viral star has to offer. 

“Lover Chanting” - Little Dragon

Trippy visuals for the latest track off of the band's forthcoming EP of the same name. 

“Larry Clark” - Shamir

The perfect visual ode to legendary folk singer Odetta

“Wild Dogs” - H.C. McEntire feat. Angel Olsen

The perfect soundtrack to turn your autumnal stroll through the park into a cinematic dream sequence. 

Saturn - Nao

Stacked with absolute bops and Nao's perfectly raspy high notes. 

Songs From Primal Heart, Reimagined- Kimbra

Revisit some of your favorite tracks alongside the artist. 

9- Kay Lei

Only great things coming from Kay Lei (and she's only getting started).

"The One You Bet On" - Aphir

Straight-up ethereal.

"Buried in the Sand" - HÆLOS

Urban melancholia features heavily in these Brits' new visuals.

"Freelance" - Toro Y Moi

These are some seriously dreamy neon-tinged visuals.

“Can’t Stop (The Groove)” - Schwey

Vancouver group Schwey's funk redux style is anything but old hat.

"Distance is a Mirror" - Public Practice

Vocalist Sam York's vocals are hypnotic and heavy. Post-punk never dies. 

This Is ItThe Greeting Committee

The retro sophisti-pop vibes on the Kansas City-based band’s latest release are both fresh and nostalgic.

Weird AwakeningsL’FREAQ

Lilting vocals anchored by club-friendly, thumping basslines are all we need. The spooky, sultry “Moonlight” feels very seasonally appropriate. 

Soft Hell - Pill

"Fruit" is a brash, gnarly standout on the New York band's new album.

"Sucker Punch" - Sigrid

I wish I looked this cool as I mouth the words to this bop in public. 

"Human" - Maggie Lindemann

Lindemann is getting straight-up spooky—just in time for Halloween. 

"you didn't even make the bed" - pronoun

Everyone has their breaking point, but at least this pronoun track is good enough to ease the blow. 

"Get Dark" - AFI

I would literally die for pop punk.