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5 new reasons to dance this weekend.

Magic Man – "Every Day"

From the stadium-ready synths to the Haim-y (but male) vocal hops, we've fallen hard for this indie-pop track from the Boston band's EP You Are Here, out September 10 on Neon Gold/Columbia. MELISSA GIANNINI

Tourist – “The Wire” (Haim remix)

OK, we admit it. We've got Haim on the brain. As does Tourist, the latest signee to Disclosure's imprint Method Records, as made clear by this loving remix of the California sisters' "The Wire" off the band's full-length, out September 30. The track layers various treatments of the song's vocals (from breathy and echoed to helium-high to syrup-slow) over skittish, minimal beats. It might sound weird but it sure feels right. MG

Caitlin Rose – "Pink Rabbits" (The National cover)

Give Caitlin Rose the chance to put her spin on a tune, and it's bound to become another one of our favorites. Her voice seems to effortlessly adapt to covers of various genres, like her take on Arctic Monkey's "Piledriver Waltz," but there's just something beautifully different about her latest cover of The National's "Pink Rabbits." Maybe it's her pure vocals set over the already heartbreaking lyrics. Maybe it's the added alt-country instruments that turn the song in a compelling direction. Whatever it is, we can't get enough...especially at the 2:35 mark. MELODY KITCHENS

Giggs – "(Is It Gangsta) Yes Yes Yes"

Got some time? Check out this track by U.K. rapper Giggs, which is totally worth its epic, three-minute-plus mini-movie buildup. MG

Crystal Stilts – "Star Crawl"

Sometimes after a long, exhausting week, all you need is a hypercolor-saturated psychedelic exhale of a song to transition to the weekend. Thanks, Crystal Stilts. MG

Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, and so much more

Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that hit the web over the course of the week. Because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's round features 21 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Cardi B, Avril Lavigne, Tacocat, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

"Please Me" - Cardi B and Bruno Mars
"Please Me" will pair perfectly with all of the Valentine's Day candy you just bought on clearance. Trust me, there couldn't be a more perfect time to listen to this ultra-'90s R&B track.

Head Above Water - Avril Lavigne
I'm honestly jealous of whomever Avril is singing about on "Goddess."

Tacocat - Grains of Salt [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

"Grains of Salt" - Tacocat
When I realized Tacocat was back, I literally turned around at my desk and yelled. It's a miracle.

"Can I Talk" - Caleb Steph
Caleb Steph's debut single proves that he's ready for the spotlight.

Betty - Betty Who
"You better recognize/ That you're wasting all my time" from "The One" is my new favorite response to every "photographer" on Tinder.

"Butterfly" - Kehlani
The only thing more beautiful than this cover art is Kehlani's voice.

SASAMI - Free (feat. Devendra Banhart) (Official Video)

"Free" - SASAMI feat. Devendra Banhart
I would have never predicted a SASAMI and Devendra Banhart collaboration, but I am 100 percent not complaining.

Rex Orange County - New House

"New House" - Rex Orange County
Alex O'Connor never fails to impress me with his soulful bedroom pop, and "New House" is no exception.


"Cuz I Love You" - Lizzo
Distorted guitar paired with Lizzo's belting vocals? Chills, literally. She did that!

"Heads Gonna Roll" - Jenny Lewis
Like if Stevie Nicks' voice met Father John Misty's lyrics.

"Get Well" - Donna Missal
Donna Missal tells me everything I needed to hear about breakups on "Get Well."

"Patient" - Monica Martin
Sultry and sweet.

"Whorey Heart" - TeaMarr
TeaMarrr's bouncy new song is an excellent roast of the kind of fuckboi we all know and hate.

"Ice Me Out (Remix)" - Kash Doll
Kash Doll shows that she knows her way around a beat on "Ice Me Out."

"Lips of Lips" - Tiffany Young
Definitely catch me driving around with my windows down this summer blaring "Lips on Lips."