Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of July 13, 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. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

Thirst trap season is here, and miraculously, so is Summer Walker's new EP, Life On Earth. And has there been more appropriate timing? "I'm flexin' for my life," sings Walker on "SWV," encapsulating internet life during a pandemic in one fell swoop. We here at NYLON are grateful for its honesty, along with the 9 other tracks highlighted here, like Margo Price's psychedelic romp, "Heartless Mind," and Anjimile's ruminative "Maker."

Dive in after the jump.

"SWV" - Summer Walker (with NO1-Noah)

Summer Walker is back, singing about posting thirst traps and paying boys no mind. We are grateful for it.


"Heartless Mind" - Margo Price

This psychedelic-lite cut from Margo Price's new and decidedly un-country album was made for rollerskating summer nights.

Loma Vista

"DYING 4 YOUR LOVE" - Snoh Aalegra

Steamy new Snoh Aalegra has arrived.

Artium Recordings, LLC

"Ah Ah Ah" - DreamDoll ft. Fivio Foreign

Bronx rapper DreamDoll dresses up the song's spare beat with a commanding, rhythmic flow.

District 18

"Marmot" - Baby Rose

Baby Rose delivers a hazy reverie, its lightness only anchored by the pull of her voice.


"Anyone Around" - Jessy Lanza

Squeaking, bubbling, tapping, and all sounds in between jive on Jessy Lanza's immaculate new single.

"Ghetto Dub" - Standing On The Corner

The experimental jazz of Brooklyn collective Standing On The Corner meets Saturday morning cartoons.

Creative Mysteries Arts

"James" - Connie Constance

Quirky and playful production belies the earnest messaging on Connie Constance's ruminative tune about drug use.

Jump The Fence

"Maker" - Anjimile

Boston songwriter Anjimile reveals the limitations of identity on the beautiful and fragile "Maker."


"Birken" - Leaf

NYC rapper Leaf reworks JT's "Cry Me A River" melody into a glossy track about a different kind of drip.

Slang Music

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