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Soundcheck: The 13 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Tyler, The Creator, Nicki Minaj, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that's just hit the web, because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week’s roundup features 13 of our favorite emerging and established artists, including Tyler, The Creator, Nicki Minaj, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}“SEE YOU AGAIN” - Tyler, The Creator

Kali Uchis and A$AP Rocky make cameos in this military-themed video in which Tyler, The Creator is a member of the Air Force.

Queen - Nicki Minaj

If this isn't on heavy rotation right now, we don't know what's wrong with you.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}"Two Slow Dancers" - Mitski

We dare you to not cry while listening to this song.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}“Stop Trying to Be God” - Travis Scott

Despite the title and lyrics of the single, this music video features Scott as… God. Kylie Jenner also makes an appearance, naturally.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}"Mango" - Moore feat. Tune-Yards

Lakeith Stanfield moonlights as a musician? The Sorry to Bother You star came through with a stunning visual to accompany this single about race politics.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}”Not So Bad In LA” - Allie X

Allie X embodies iconic Hollywood glamor but makes it dystopian in the visual for this thorough read of L.A. culture.

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"How Much" - Tiny Ruins

The David Lynch-approved singer is back with a moody video to an equally moody track asking, simply, how much her crush is willing to give her emotionally.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}"I'm Good" - Wafia

Wafia doesn't need a man, and especially not her ex. She's good without them.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}"before you get a boyfriend" - Phony Ppl

The video for this single has the band humorously deconstructing the heteronormativity of their own lyrics.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}"Shame" - Joseph Angel

The songwriter behind Rihanna's "Love On The Brain" actually has a killer voice. Joseph Angel's debut single is a vocally powerful track about the complicated feelings that come with having multiple one night stands.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}At Weddings - Tomberlin

Sara Beth Tomberlin, whose last name is her stage monicker, was born and raised in church—her dad was a pastor. This album brings religion into the lyrics and the tone, but the songs are mainly about relationships, and are just heavenly. 

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}"I Can Treat You Better" - Part Time feat. Ariel Pink

Weird '80s soft-rock has never sounded this good. 

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}"You Got Me Like" - SHAED feat. snny

This sticky sweet single perfectly captures the feelings of a bubbly summer romance.

td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}Interpersonal - Taylor Janzen

Janzen uses songwriting as an outlet for talking about her mental health and other personal struggles, which results in intensely personal lyrics. We feel like we know her after hearing this EP.