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Soundcheck: The 15 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Aly and AJ, The Veronicas, and more

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 Aly and AJ, The Veronicas, CHAI, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Church" - Aly and AJ

The only religion I follow is that of Aly and AJ.

"Think of Me" - The Veronicas

What a way to make a comeback.

"Curly Adventure" - CHAI

This is exactly the video this track called for.

"Con Altura" - Rosalía ft. J Balvin

Call your clique and learn these moves, stat. Rosalía is about to be the queen of the club.

"Lights On" - Izzy Bizu

Almost too hot to handle.

"Thinkin Bout You" - Ciara

Has Ciara been listening to a lot of Prince lately? I'm into it.

"Long Way Back" - Kid Sister

I want to listen to this with a stiff drink and a roaring fireplace nearby.

phAses - Melii

I went through all the phases of realizing I am truly that bitch while listening to this.

"Just Friends" - Olivia O'Brien

Yeah, we've all been fed those same lines. But O'Brien singing them makes them hurt a little less.

Devinyl Splits no. 12 - The Front Bottoms, Kevin Devine

Best friends cover each other's tunes, because why not?

"Win You Over" - Whethan ft. Bearson and Soak

Me @ my own self-deprecating humor.

"Here For Ya" - Kim Viera

Now that's how you sample a classic.

"Workin'" - Amber-Simone

This is so lush.

Cosmic Wind -


You heard correctly: it's finally here.

ICY - Saweetie

Of course we stan.