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 16 of our favorite emerging and established artists including The Venus Project, Wet, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
Vol. 1 - The Venus Project
Georgia Nott of BROODS' all-female solo project is here and it is nothing short of divine. Tender, haunting, and cinematic, Nott weaves magic through songs like "Need/Want" and plucks all the heartstrings with "Take Me Out." This is an album for women by women.
"Pink Hearts" - Hawthorne Heights
Oh yes. Hawthorne Heights are back and they aren't missing a beat. "Pink Hearts" is just the beginning of their rebirth. Expect a new album later this year and all the feels that come with it.
"Boyish" - Japanese Breakfast
Dust off your oversized tuxedos and get ready to break out in a nervous sweat—because Japanese Breakfast is taking you to prom, baby.
"My Life (feat. Tame Impala) - ZHU
ZHU's majesty pairs wonderfully with Tame Impala's psychedelia. Is it too much to ask for a joint album, boys?
"The Club" - Hinds
Hinds' new track is the definition of feel-good indie.
"Monster" - Lola Kirke
If you're feeling confused, lost, or lonely, this slow-burning Lola Kirke track and visual will bring you right down to Earth.
"Dance Like U" - Okay Kaya
Okay Kaya's new single and video is a hauntingly sensual track that will sneak its way into your head for the rest of the weekend.
"Just Like That" - The Aces
Well this just might be the biggest song The Aces have put out. With the release of their album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic, coming in April, "Just Like That" is yet another reason to stan these girls.
"NORSCHLIEFE" - Jacques Greene
The vibes are strong with this one, friends. Jacques Greene is here to take you on a cerebral journey. Buckle up.
"Look Back" - Betty Who
Newly-independent Betty Who follows up "Ignore Me" with "Look Back," a tongue-in-cheek flirtation of a song.
"Powder Down / The Valley" - Parks Burton
The delirious disjunction of Parks Burtons' latest will keep you on your toes while you (attempt to) nod your head to beat.
"There's A Reason" - Wet
Wet's back and brighter than ever. "There's A Reason" is your first taste of the band's forthcoming sophomore album.
"Bitch of the Year" - Krewella
Open up your third eye and listen to Krewella's insanely addictive female empowerment song. Dance, resist, and dance again.
"Fake You" - Yoke Lore
Brooklyn lovers, this song is for you. Yoke Lore soars over this indie gem that captures NYC love to a tee.
"Your Side Of The Bed" - Loote
Look no further for your new weekend bop. The New York pop duo Loote, co-writers of the Cheat Codes hit "No Promises (feat. Demi Lovato)," prove their pop expertise on the infectious "Your Side of the Bed."
"Fuck It feat. Caroline Pennell" - BoTalks
Try as you might, when the feelings are real, they're fuckin' real. BoTalks' latest is an ode to that and the liberation that comes with giving in—all spread over a beat that'll get your feet moving.