Banks released her new song "The Devil" last week.
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Soundcheck: The Best 10 Music Releases The Week Of June 21, 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.

“Law Of Averages” - Vince Staples

Long Beach hero Vince Staples returns with a smooth and confident jam about staying at home and counting your money.

Blacksmith Recordings / Motown Records

“Shade of Yellow” - Griff

Griff’s evocative songwriting shines on “Shade of Yellow,” a song about sanctuary and safety that’s even earned praise from Taylor Swift.

“The Devil” - Banks

The cult alt-pop singer Banks has released her newest track “The Devil,” a slick and whispery song for your next coven gathering.

“Lipstick On The Glass” - Wolf Alice

This gauzy, roiling track from Wolf Alice’s stunning new album Blue Weekend has the same vivid, ephemeral quality as a dream.

Dirty Hit

“Disco Pantz” - Rejjie Snow, Tinashe, grouptherapy.

Press play for the unofficial (but, official for us) roller-skating track of the summer.

“Mood Swings” - Tove Styrke

After three years, Swedish pop savant Tove Styrke is back with a brilliant, bouncy bop about feeling in flux.

“On Your Side” - Wet

Romantic indie-pop band Wet return with this sweet, slippery love song, which gently reminds a lover that “I’m not your enemy.”

“2 You” - Mariah The Scientist

This snappy and wistful-sounding song from promising R&B newcomer Mariah The Scientist has been on our minds all weekend.

RCA Records

“Kill Me” - Indigo De Souza

Saddle Creek’s newest signee, Indigo De Souza, captures hearts with her unruly vocals, and stinging lyrical delivery.

“Tender Organs” - Amythyst Kiah

Tennessean Amythyst Kiah’s soulful, bluesy sound burns all the more intimately when taking in her lyrics: “Sometimes when I wake up I feel like, I feel like I’m dying.”

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