Soundcheck: The 15 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Pale Waves, Twin Shadow, + many more

by nylon

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 15 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Pale Waves, Twin Shadow, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

All The Things I Never Said EP - Pale Waves

It's all been leading up to this. Pale Waves came through with an outstanding new EP that's nothing short of heavenly. Heather Baron-Gracie is in full control here, musing over unrequited love and breaking hearts all at the same time. I, personally, want to fall in love the way Pale Waves falls in love.

"Reflections On The Screen" - Superorganism

Wow, never has a song about our addiction to our screens felt so exposing and, yet, endearing at the same time. Pop-supergroup Superorganism has more tricks up their sleeve, which will be laid bare when their debut album drops March 2.

"Ricochet" - Haux

Pensive moments call for Haux, and "Ricochet," his latest from the forthcoming Something To Remember EP, is the answer to that call. 

"Best Of Me" - John.k

This new bop from John.k is as carefree as it gets. We recommend you use this track as the backdrop to your evening drive home after a chill gathering with friends. 

"Fullest" - CupcakKe

If there's one thing we learned from this new visual from our Chicago fave it's this: Ain't no party like a CupcakKe party! 

"Need A Man" - The Venus Project

Problematic men, listen up. Because this slow-burning acoustic track from the The Venus Project is calling you out.

"Twentytwo" - Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean's new album, Twentytwo in Blue, is coming March 23 and "Twentytwo" is our first taste. Man, does it taste good, too. Julia Cumming evokes the classic '70s with ease while ruminating on the trials and triumphs of that sweet, bizarrely limbo age of 22.

"Saturdays (feat. HAIM)" - Twin Shadow

If The Breakfast Club came out this year, it would sound a lot like this deliciously alt-pop gem. You won't be able to stop tapping your feet to the beat. 

"White Flag" - Bishop Briggs

An empowerment anthem from Bishop Briggs? Say no more. We'll follow her into battle any day.

"Get Out Of My Way" - Jessica Sweetman

Sweetman says she wrote this song for all the women who "have ever experienced feeling so small or insignificant that they forgot their worth." This is your fight song. 

"Like I Used To Be" - Matt and Kim

Welcome back, Matt and Kim! Sink your teeth into their new track off their forthcoming record, Almost Everyday, above. 

"Favorite Color Is Blue (feat. K.Flay)" - Robert DeLong

The one man pop machine known as Robert Delong is here to provide you with the head-bopping goodness you need to through the rest of the week.  

"Lovin Is Bible" - The Aces

Oh wow, the opening guitar licks of this song are just so, so delicious. Bright and brimming with anticipation, "Lovin is Bible" is The Aces best song yet. Bible, for real.

"People Like Me ft. Ayo Jay" - Liana Bank$

Okay, Ms. Bank$! Come through with that vaporwave aesthetic! This is the most fun we've had watching a music video in a long, long time.

"Shadows" - Little Boots

Little Boots is back and ready to bring you to the stars. This deep house track is a club anthem in the making. Say "fuck it" to whatever plan you have this weekend and get down to this. Your body (and sanity) deserves it.