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Karolis Kaminskas


Soundcheck: The Best 10 Music Releases The Week Of December 14, 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.

"Lovin' Me" - Kid Cudi, Phoebe Bridgers

Two blue poets join forces for the ultimate SAD companion — and Cudi's best song.

Republic Records

"Hey Big Eyes" George Clanton Remix - Caroline Polachek

Caroline Polachek's pop weirdness meets vaporwave. Is this what opening your third-eye feels like?

"baby jesus is nobody's baby now" - Julia Jacklin

The holiday season isn't always an easy one, and Julia Jacklin knows it first-hand.

Nick Mckk

"Running Up That Hill" - Georgia

My general stance is Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" is untouchable. Georgia's spine-tingling dance cover, however, is my only exception.


"Female Goat" - Lakeyah ft. City Girls

QC newcomer Lakeyah trades bars with City Girls on this confident and fiery track.

"clouds" - 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, Nosaj Thing

An atmospheric collab between two sharp producers that just floats.

Ninja Tune

"5 Star" - Alex Mali

This lime-haired newcomer pairs soulful vocals with trap-inflected beats for a final product that doesn't feel too far from emo-rap.

"Verte" - Nicki Nicole, Dread Mar I, Bizarrap

Argentina's hottest star Nicki Nicole ushers in some much-needed vibes from the tropics.


"Tangerine Love" - BLACKSTARKIDS

Something about this sweet punky-pop tune about a budding crush radiates wholesome energy.

Dirty Hit

"Call Me Queen" - Citizen Queen

Modern representation plus Danity Kane-levels of pop ear-worminess?This is the girl group we deserve!

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