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 2015 songs from Lana Del Rey, M.I.A., Bon Iver and more right here!
We know that a ton of hype has been built around new M.I.A. music, and this week we got a great payoff in the audio visual project entitled "Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border." This new venture from the rapper includes the previously released "Warriors" and a brand new track entitled "Swords." You can check out this new project right here!
Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones has been a legend for many years now, but we haven't heard a solo recoding from the rocker in about 20 years. Thankfully, this week marked the end of this drought and we can share with you his brand new solo track "Trouble" off of his upcoming 2015 album CROSSEYED HEART. You can check out this new song from Richards right here!
Former Crystal Castles frontwoman Alice Glass has proven to us that her solo work will speak for itself after she left the electronica duo. This week held our proof with the new song "Stillbirth," which sounds a lot like the rougher CC songs, but with a lot more attitude. We're ready for Glass' new career and this song has us excited for more to come! Listen to "Stillbirth" right here:
Sultry crooner Lana Del Rey gave us our first taste of her new album Honeymoon this week with the record's mesmerizing title track. We hear Del Rey's signature short form lyricism and rhyme scheme mixed with experimental orchestration in this new song. This really sounds like Lana's audition to take on a James Bond movie theme! Listen to this new track right here:
Fans of Music Times' Mixtape Mondays understand that we are in love with covers! Hearing new takes on other tunes is just plain fun if you ask us. So this week we have some great examples of covers to share with you!
Check out Marissa Nadler's cover of Black Sabbath's "Solitude" right here!
Listen to Cold Cave's live cover of The Cure's "Plainsong" (from Tony Hawk's wedding, by the way) right here!
Sharon Van Etten is easily one of the top singer-songwriters out there, while Tig Notaro is arguably one of the top comedians of her generation. In a new song from Van Etten, the two worlds collide in a beautiful Ode to the brave comedian. You can listen to "Words" right here:
We like to keep this list to one song per artist, but Bon Iver this week debuted two new tunes during a live concert, so we need to share them with you even if we go over the quota. Listen to these songs right here!
Garage rockers FIDLAR have only been impressive in 2015 and their new song "West Coast" shows that the band isn't slowing down any time soon. This anthem is sure to get your heads banging and your toes tapping! Check out a rambunctious music video for this new single right here:
A gorgeous new song from dream pop outfit On and On premiered this week, which we knew would be the perfect conclusion to this week's mixtape. This restrained ballad, "Behind the Gun," is sure to be on repeat for weeks to come. It's somber, lovely and even uplifting. Listen to this track right here:
Summer's in full swing and the heat is rising, so cool off with some of your buddies listening to these new songs together!