Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of March 8, 2021


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.

"Be Sweet" - Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast's funky new single (that bassline!) encouraging more softness in all of us is sunshine in a bottle.

Dead Oceans

"Petrified" - Mette

Remember Mette Towley who had her head shaved by Rihanna? She's making her debut with this propulsive, and impressive new single.


"Whew Chile (Real HouseWives)" - Dai Burger ft. TT The Artist

If you like the Real Housewives, then you'll adore NYC rapper Dai Burger's brilliantly camp — but also just plain brilliant — take on the show.

Dai Burger

"Drama" - Erika De Casier

In Danish artist Erika De Casier's magically immersive world, the fluttery R&B of the late '90s — think Brandy and Monica —never left.


"Would You Mind Pulling Me Close" - Tasha

Amid swirling psychedelic synths, Chicago artist Tasha shares simple poetry about feeling adrift in her day-to-day. "It’s not that I miss home I just miss not feeling so alone."


"Get Better" - Ian Sweet

Ian Sweet's noisy indie rock is like a dam breaking open. Especially when she shouts, "I wanna get better, better, better" over a chasm of guitar and distant screams.


"Body & Soul" - Emotional Oranges ft. Biig Piig

Unwind to the sumptuous grooves from duo Emotional Oranges and Irish soul singer Biig Piig.

Avant Garden/Island Records

"Lux" - Pom Pom Squad

"How do you expect me to figure myself out/ When I cannot tell the difference between bad and good attention," goes Pom Pom Squad's searing new punk track that will resonate with every troubled teen out there.

City Slang Records

"bored&blind" - Ella Jane

This boppy pop tune from newcomer Ella Jane charms with its diaristic lyrics and sweet melody.


"The Hills" - Aidan Alexander

Over moody orchestral strings, Aidan Alexander paints a grim portrait of Hollywood life: "In the hills/ Maybe I am rotten but I will not be forgotten."


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