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 Karen O, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Team Spirit and more right here!
We wanted to open up this week's new mix in a strong matter - so clearly we chose Purling Hiss's new track "Forcefield of Solitude." This rock n' roll tune is sure to get your head bobbin' and toes tappin', as you rock out to a promising new track from the Philadelphia natives.
RIYL: The Ramones, Title Fight
Are you ready for another angst-fueled, catchy punk number from Team Spirit? Of course you are! "Surrender" is probably this week's best example of how the end of the summer doesn't mean the end of fun.
RIYL: The Orwells, Cloud Nothings
Sondre Lerche definitely knows how to keep his fans on their toes. The indie-pop singer-songwriter has truly mastered his craft, but is very open to exploring new sounds and approaches to his compositions. Listen to "The Sentimentalist" below for one of the best songs of the year.
RIYL: Spoon, The Beatles
Kindness this week dropped the new song "This Is Not About Us," mixing electronica with an overall jazz feel - introducing listeners to a great new sound. This new take on popular music is simply a great listen.
RIYL: Prince, Bon Iver, Portishead
We also want to share some amazing covers from the past week with you: Check out Mac DeMarco's cover of Angel Olsen's "Lights Out;" Robyn's cover of Arthur Russell's "Tell You (Today)," and Sam Smith's cover of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car."
Haerts is a band that never ceases to amaze us. The synthpop group from New York released yet another impressive track from its upcoming self-titled album, hitting shelves this October. This week's "Giving Up" is a sure sign that the group hopes to expand its horizons into the pop world.
RIYL: Chairlift, Sia
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs's frontwoman Karen O is releasing her first solo album this year, entitled Crush Songs. Though you might be able to guess the overall theme of the album, her new track released this week, "Day Go By," is a great example of what to expect.
RIYL: She & Him, Jenny Lewis, Haley Bonar
"Danger in the Dark," the latest song from garage rock outfit King Tuff is the perfect end of summer tune to conclude this week's mixtape. Enough said!
RIYL: Black Keys, Neil Young,
If you're looking to share this new mixtape - which you should - we suggest you do so with a buddy that's looking to cool off from this late summer heat wave hitting the nation! These tracks will make dealing with the heat easier, we swear.