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 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Let's Eat Grandma, cupcakKe, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
"It's Not Just Me" - Let's Eat Grandma
Let's Eat Grandma teams up with SOPHIE for yet another sparkling piece of alt. pop that shakes the soul and throws glitter all over. All love songs should aspire to feel like this.
"Saudade" - I Know The Chief
This latest single from I Know The Chief will have you up and dancing before the first verse even kicks in. The perfect happy-sad song, “Saudade” will leave you both feeling the groove and contemplating your life choices.
"Glimpse Of Love" - Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand sings that “love is gonna come as a photographer,” but we’re pretty convinced that love comes in the form of their new single. It’s funky, catchy, and the video is downright silly, and we love every second of it.
"Quiz" - cupcakKe
Miss cupcakKe made a PC Music song? Yes! Miss cupcakKe made a PC Music song and it's so, so, so good. Sinister and a bit manic, cupcakKe sounds right at home in this glitchy world.
"DÉFILER" - Stromae
Stromae's first song under Stromae in five years is a nine-minute masterpiece, cinematic and inventive. Welcome back, Stromae.
“Feelin’ KNT" - KANDY
Take us to the ball, Kandy! The rising dance star serves up fishy beats that you'll feel deep down in your [redacted]. Feel your fantasy, friends. Bring it to the runway.
"Refute" - Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Stephen Malkmus may have some indie rock roots, but his latest single with The Jicks has an undeniable country tone that we are loving. At its core, “Refute” is a love song, one that will leave you aching to find the true love of your dreams.
RINGOS DESERT PT. 1 - ZHU
The first part of ZHU's larger project (due out later this year) takes us to the desert, where darkness thrives in dance music and ZHU, as maestro, orchestrates the sin.
"Time" - Colouring
Life's greatest battle lies with the self and the inevitable passage of time. "Colouring" makes it feel (and look!) so damn good with this video.
"Believer" - CYN
Cyn is both sensual and sad on her new single “Believer,” but not at the same time. There’s a tangible determination in this track, one that masks Cyn’s insecurities and leaves us feeling like true believers.