Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of February 9, 2020


Every week, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK — your destination for 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 roundup features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists.

"F.U.C.K." - Victoria Monét

Cosmic-sounding and sensual, Monét's latest — which cheekily stands for "friend you can keep" — is the sign you were looking for to text that person back.

"Tweety" - Raveena

Don't get us wrong — Raveena's newest song is horny with a capital H, but its soft production also makes it sound as pure as exchanging Sweethearts candies.

"Atlantic" - The Weather Station

Frontwoman Tamara Lindeman sings in awe of a blood red sunset over the Atlantic on this jingling folk tune that's also about climate anxiety.

Fat Possum

"On Read" - Lucky Daye, Tiana Major9

A sultry, slow-burning R&B duet for the most savage of us this Valentine's Day.


"KIM" - Tkay Maidza ft. Yung Baby Tate

Two of music's boldest multi-hyphenates link up for this no-holds-barred anthem that pays homage to all of the iconic Kims in the world (yes, including Kardashian).

"Time" - Black Coffee, Cassie

The incomparable South African producer and DJ Black Coffee taps aughts icon Cassie for this subtle but sublime house jam.

"Goddess Calling" - Octo Octa

The clubs need to open so we can all properly experience DJ Octo Octa's botanical dance daydream, "Goddess Calling."

Octo Octa

"Catch a Good Worm" - Floatie

Raucous, happy-sounding rock from Chicago that belies its more pensive lyrics.

Exploding In Sound

"Careful, Kid" — The Staves

English folk-rock trio The Staves add bristles to their golden harmonies with fuzzed out vocal effects and grinding guitar.

The Staves

"$hiny Things" - DASHA

Somehow, this laidback pop tune from Californian DASHA brings back memories of the simpler days of Lip Smackers and playground crushes.


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