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Soundcheck: The 15 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Ezra Furman, Deb Never, and more

by Allison Stubblebine and Lilly Pace

Every weekend, we bring you#SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of 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 round features 15 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Ezra Furman, Deb Never, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

Twelve Nudes - Ezra Furman

The only thing better than receiving 12 literal (solicited, consensual) nudes is this album.

House on Wheels - Deb Never

Probably my favorite new artist on heavy rotation right now.

"Water Me Down" - Vagabon

Cue the disco-y violins and dim the lights.

"Didn't Break It Enough" - Griff

Your new favorite breakup song.

Threads - Sheryl Crow

Stevie Nicks? St. Vincent? Brandi Carlile? Did Sheryl Crow peer into my soul to pick her collaborators?

"Confessions" - Sudan Archives

This arrangement is all I can think about! Peak artistry.

"Take Care" - SASAMI

If you don't stan Sasami, we can't be friends.

"Bonedeep" - Madge

The perfect soundtrack to one of these last summer nights.

Trust Issues - Astrid S

This proves Astrid S is a pop princess.

"WeT" - Girl Wide

Serving us liberation and growth!

"Let Me Live" - Franny

Obsessed with this independence anthem.

"Waves" - Denitia

Her smooth vocals are hypnotic.

Roll With Me - Natasha Bedingfield

The Unwritten queen has returned with 18 new bops.

"Rise Up" - Mapei

The ultimate Friday night dance track.

"Samurai / When The Summer Is Through" - Fieh

A perfect blend of bouncy sounds.