essential tracks

Shogun and the Sheets essential track

Shogun and the Sheets’ “Hold On Kid” is a fiery rock ‘n’ roll anthem

The former Royal Headache frontman tears it up in a new power-pop/punk rock barnburner.

Jamila Woods Giovanni essential track

Jamila Woods’ “Giovanni” is a funky, defiant tribute

The Chicago singer/poet honors the women that shaped her over a fierce groove.

Mick Jenkins Understood Essential Track

Mick Jenkins’ “Understood” is warm, breezy yet affecting hip-hop

A strong first single from Jenkins’ upcoming album Pieces of a Man.

Randall Dunn debut album

Randall Dunn’s “Mexico City” is darkness that aims toward the transcendent

Breathtaking electronic creations from the Earth/Sunn O))) producer.

Cave Allways Essential Track

Cave’s “San Yago” rides a warm groove built on an infectious vibe

The Chicago band blends Afrobeat with Krautrock for something warm and funky.

Tyler the Creator Potato Salad essential track

A$AP Rocky and Tyler the Creator’s “Potato Salad” is as fun as rap in 2018 gets

Two of the top emcees in the game get playful on their new track.

The Internet essential track

The Internet’s “La Di Da” is an effortlessly feel-good summer jam

Syd’s dancefloor narrative is fun despite the implied acrimony.

Mothers PINK Essential tracks

Mothers’ “PINK” is a crunchy post-punk track that’ll swallow you whole

The new single from Kristine Leschper and company swirls into glitchy oblivion.