Love It If We Made It (Dirty Hit)
Car sex, heroin, Jesus, Kanye… Matt Healy packs this dark-hued, punishing pop song with a freakish variety of imagery, all adding up to the message that “modernity has failed us”. Happy days.
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Barely 90 seconds long, the title-track from Chan Marshall’s self-produced 10th album (due October 5) is at once ghostly and warming.
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Chapel of Pines (Merge)
One of six songs reworked at Justin Vernon’s studio for the Great Thunder EP, this is a reminder of Katie Crutchfield’s chilling way with an acoustic.
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Still Let You Down (Fiction)
It’s hot, so slump in a dark room and cool off with this slow and dreamy return from Day Wave, who delighted with 2017 debut The Days We Had.
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Beautiful Mess (Roxy Princess)
The North London newcomer’s first single of 2018 is powered by soul, and it’s an electric ride through the embers of a relationship gone wrong.
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Steve Aoki (feat. Ina Wroldsen)
Lie To Me (Syco)
Plentiful crunch and echo in the shadowy corners of this clubby collaboration make it a refreshing addition to the summer bangers canon.
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Buddy (Feat. A$AP Ferg)
Black (Cool Lil Company/Columbia)
A stark example of the Compton rapper’s machine gun delivery, Black sees him celebrate his heritage with help from touring buddy A$AP Ferg.
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