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Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases The Week Of June 6, 2022

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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.

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“Illusion” - aespa

Simultaneously hard-edged and soft, Aespa’s “Illusion” shows the versatility of the rising girl group’s sound. (YouTube)

“Spitting Off The Edge Of The World” - Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Perfume Genius

Karen O singing about meeting the troubles of the world over wall-to-wall shoegaze synth makes for a triumphant return for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. (YouTube)

Mercury Records/Republic Records

“I Like You (A Happier Song)” - Post Malone, Doja Cat

It’s Post Malone and Doja Cat. You might not wanna love it, but you just can’t help it! (YouTube)

“Mind Yo Business” - Lakeyah ft. Latto

Lakeyah and Latto embody this year’s summer motto on this slinky, minimal rap track. “If he ain't got more than me, can't f*ck him.”

Jagjaguwar

“Ghost On” - Angel Olsen

A haunting, swaying ballad from Angel Olsen that includes some of her most riveting, while spare, lyricism yet: “I know I have my own remorse/ I often overthink, of course/ The past is with us, it plays a part/ How can we change it? How do we start?” (Spotify)

Columbia Records

“Bruises” - Tove Styrke

One of my firmest beliefs is that Tove Styrke is criminally underrated — and “Bruises,” a bittersweet standout from her newest album, hits everything you’d want a perfect pop song to be. (YouTube)

“Blow Out My Candle” - Betty Who

Strobing, glowing retro pop from Betty Who that delivers a sweetly hopeful and supportive message without getting corny. (YouTube)

“Board Game” - The Inflorescence

iMessage swooshes, moody guitar, and emotional, raw vocals collide for a slow-burning rock song about standing up to a toxic flame. (YouTube)

“Hi-Fidelity” - Lava La Rue ft. Biig Piig

Lava La Rue reaches spiritual enlightenment from being in love on “Hi-Fidelity,” a huge-sounding, spacey funk jam. (YouTube)

“Blessed” - Seinabo Sey

Breezy shuffling dance music that’s anchored by Seinabo Sey’s rich vocals and tender lines showing love to her community. (YouTube)