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 Spoon, Jenny Lewis, My Brightest Diamond and more right here!
Spoon's recently announced new album, They Want My Soul, had us all very excited, but the post-punk band's Governor's Ball set pushed us into incredible anticipation. Debuting a number of new songs, we're loving how the band is sounding these days. Listen to a live version of "Knock Knock Knock" recorded over the weekend by a lucky fan!
RIYL: My Morning Jacket, Bob Dylan
Click HERE to listen!
Speaking of exciting Governor's Ball sets, Jenny Lewis destroyed us this weekend with one of the best performances of the year. Debuting a number of new songs, 2014 seems to be Jenny's year. This week we were treated to a lyric video for her new song "Just One of the Guys."
RIYL: Tennis, Beck (who produced the track!)
Check out this lyrics video HERE!
One of the most impressive songs we heard over the last few days comes from Rubblebucket, an incredibly talented Brooklyn indie-pop band. The song is "Sound of Erasing" and it is possibly the indie song of the summer!
RIYL: Dirty Projectors, Grimes
Keeping in the vein of infectious summer songs, dreamy indie-pop outfit Tennis has blown us away once again with "Never Work For Free." The catchy number coincides with the band's announcement of a new album, Ritual In Repeat, due out in September.
RIYL: Twin Sister, HAIM
Sometimes we showcase great bands in previous weeks, but the artists refuse to stop catching our attention with new songs. Luckily for you we won't ignore these tracks, we'll just get them to you a bit quicker. Check out PHOX's new tune "1936" and Braid's most recent release "No Coast."
"Whatever You Need" from Moon Boots is, well, just what we need. Poor humor aside, this is the type of music that should make a comeback just because it's too fun. Moon Boots could bring us back into a mid-1990s R&B dance craze and we'd all be much better for it!
RIYL: Ace of Base, Real McCoy
How to Dress Well is another incredible example of why R&B needs to make a huge comeback. Though not as upbeat as our previous song, "Face Again" is an almost experimental pop song, exploring darker tonality with soul-searching vocals.
RIYL: Justin Timberlake, James Blake
Watch a captivating music video for "Face Again" right HERE!
"Pressure," the new song from experimental singer-songwriter Shara Worden, a.k.a. My Brightest Diamond, is a great first taste of the upcoming album This Is My Hand. We can never pinpoint exactly where Worden will take her music, but her compositions are still so undoubtedly her own sound.
RIYL: There is only on My Brightest Diamond
Closing out this week's mixtape is Los Campensinos!'s contribution to the independent film Benny and Jolene's soundtrack, "Little Mouth." The film is about "two young singer-songwriters struggling to make a name for themselves in an over-saturated market." "Little Mouth" is the perfect song for this film.
RIYL: Broken Social Scene
This week's mixtape is a perfect gift for your best friend. Share some great songs that you'd love to talk at length about with your bestie this week and come back next week for more!