Every weekend, we’re bringing 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 13 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Børns, Majid Jordan, Peaches, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
"Sweet Dreams" - Børns
Okay, Garrett Borns! "Sweet Dreams" is a tripped-out, decadent mixture of retro-rock vibes and funky monkey business.
NYLON Rebel Mix - Jenny Albright
Ever wonder what music plays at one of NYLON's infamous parties? Wonder no more: Jenny Albright shared her mix from our 2017 Rebel Fashion Party right here.
"Runaway" - Oscar and the Wolf
Oscar and the Wolf have yet to release something less than sublime. "Runaway" is a sexy dance floor banger made even more cosmic by its high-fashion video.
"Bart Simpson / Green Line" - Princess Nokia
Oh god, Princess Nokia somehow made high school feel... enjoyable. You ever felt like you didn't belong? Punk it up, Princess Nokia. Punk it up.
"Blue Pt. 2" - LIOHN
Indie electronic gets spun with some hip-hop influence on LIOHN's latest. Heartbreak has never sounded more sensual and smooth.
"Losing All Sense" - Grizzly Bear
Hi, Busy Phillips! Hi, Freckle! Grizzly Bear's latest makes us want to join their cool L.A. crowd.
Three Futures - TORRES
TORRES makes a buzzing return back into the music scene after 2015's Sprinter, and needless to say, the wait was well worth it. Let this record seep deep into your bones and whisk you away to another vortex full of acceptance, self-exploration, and curiosity. Just make sure you never look back.
"Dumb Fuck" - Peaches
Long live Peaches and her deserts filled with vaginas. The wider the spaces, the louder her curse words echo.
"My Imagination (feat. dvsn)" - Majid Jordan
OVO label mates Majid Jordan and dvsn team up on this futuristic R&B tune, guaranteed to get you deep in your feelings through the rest of the weekend. Don't say we didn't warn you.
"Nobody (feat. GoldLink)" - NIIA
NIIA's breathy, sensual vocals complimented by GoldLink's call-and-response verse on this brand new remix is to die for.
"Novacane" - ABRA
ABRA's latest is made for headphones and loud volume. This witch beez in the trap.
"You Should Talk" - Fletcher
Written after the demise of her relationship and a move to Los Angeles, Fletcher's new single shows a solid maturation in her pop sound. It triumphs in its subtly and Fletcher's voice has never felt more in control.
Chameleon - Grey
With a set of guest features ranging from bona fide icons (Avril Lavigne) and promising newcomers (Skott), Grey's debut EP is everything you could want from a debut: just the right about of goodness to whet the palette for that big LP. And with a sound like Grey's, you KNOW it's going to be a big one.