Each and every week we put together our favorite tracks that had premiered a few days prior into one magnificent mixtape to share with you and your friends. This time around we've decided to share new songs from Lady Gaga, Miguel, Robyn, Slayer and more right here!
Ratatat is getting ready to release their 2015 record Magnifique in a few weeks, and this week the duo shared their new song "Abrasive" with us in animated video form. Scorching, heavily effected guitars definitely sound familiar in this song, but the underlying, smooth '80s beat and keyboard centric composition is a change of pace. We welcome it this week, and hope you do as well. Check it out right here:
RIYL: Duran Duran, Phoenix
The Dear Hunter is releasing a new album entitled Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise in the fall of 2015, but this week we were treated to the soaring epic "A Night on the Town," giving us a great treat to last us all summer. Featuring Bay Area musicians the Awesöme Orchestra, we get a lot of bang for our buck in this new track. Check it out right here:
Maybe the biggest release this week came from pop singer Miguel, who premiered five new tracks off of his upcoming album WILDHEART. Listen to the new songs "...goingtohell," "FLESH," "NWA," "Hollywood Dreams" and "face the sun" right HERE!
You know that we can't get enough covers each week, so we're happy to bring you a couple of examples from the last seven days for sharing. The one and only Lauryn Hill treated us to an amazing cover of Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" this week, so check it out right here! Meanwhile, Lady Gaga performed her own rendition of the iconic song "Imagine" by John Lennon recently, which is definitely something you need to check out right here!
We also really enjoy when artists collaborate, which made this week's new release from Duran Duran pretty exciting for us. The reformed '80s pop rockers are definitely back, but for their new song "Pressure Off," they reached out to Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers to add a bit more to the track. Listen to this new number right here!
After really catching the eye of the media this week when their guitarist wore a shirt that read "Kill the Kardashians," Slayer decided to release a new song to capitalize on the attention. Listen to the new song "Repentless," a tribute to deceased guitarist Jeff Hanneman, right here!
Our favorite pop singer, Robyn is about to debut a new collaborative album with keyboardist Markus Jägerstedt and producer Christian Falk, A.K.A. La Bagatelle Magique. This week, our first taste of this new project came in the form of the song "Love is Free." Check out this new track right here!
Telekinesis, A.K.A. Michael Benjamin Lerner, is set to release Ad Infitum later this year, and this week we got to hear the record's first single "In a Future World." From what we can tell, Lerner has put down his guitars and really embraced synthesizers and keyboards this time around, making the indie-pop music we all love. Listen to this new song right here:
RIYL: Say Hi, Atom and His Package
The synthpop dream that is Elizabeth Harper, A.K.A. Class Actress, keeps treating us to her new take on the retro musical genre with this week's release, "GFE." You're going to get this song stuck in your head and love every repeating second of it! Check out this new track right here:
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