Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Years & Years, CupcakKe, + so much more

by nylon

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 round features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Years & Years, CupcakKe, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

Palo Santo - Years & Years

Palo Santo is finally here. This album has spiritualistic melodies and futuristic stories to tell, tapping into a whole new magical pop music genre.

"I Was In A Cult" - teddy<3

Teddy Geiger returns to music with a new moniker and an upbeat new sound. 

"Better" - SG Lewis x Clairo

Still haven't found the song of the summer? This hazy new banger from Clairo and SG Lewis will give you all the poolside feels.

"Doesn't Matter" - Christine and the Queens

Not only were we blessed with news that Christine and the Queens will be releasing a new album in September, but we also got this edgy new earworm as a preview. We guarantee you that, within minutes of pressing play, you'll be in your bathroom trying to recreate all the single's harmonies.

"Try Tho We Might To" - Francis and the Lights

Francis and the Lights' latest is giving us major Bon Iver vibes—meaning this tune is perfect during those cloudy summer days.

"Randy (WWW)" - Justice

Can't make it to any of the Justice concerts this year? This bass-heavy live mix of their hit single, "Randy," will make you feel like you're right there in the crowd with them.

"Tidal Wave" - Portugal. The Man

What's trippier? This wild electro-pop jam courtesy of Portugal. The Man or its colorful new visual? Press play and decide.

"Get Your Shirt" - Underworld & Iggy Pop

After the release of the seven-minute "Get Your Shirt" music video, Underworld and Iggy Pop prove that this song is as trippy as it can be. The dark, electronic song, which has is an homage to "bad decisions" according to the two artists, has infectious beats that make this the dance song of the summer.

"Boo'd Up (feat. T-Pain)" - Ella Mai

One of this year's most viral hits just got the stamp of approval from the king of autotune himself. We stan!

"Hot Pockets: - CupcakKe

This video can only be summed up in two words: CupcakKe snapped.