Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that's just hit the web, because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week’s roundup features 13 of our favorite emerging and established artists, including Tyler, The Creator, Nicki Minaj, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.
“SEE YOU AGAIN” - Tyler, The Creator
Kali Uchis and A$AP Rocky make cameos in this military-themed video in which Tyler, The Creator is a member of the Air Force.
Queen - Nicki Minaj
If this isn't on heavy rotation right now, we don't know what's wrong with you.
"Two Slow Dancers" - Mitski
We dare you to not cry while listening to this song.
“Stop Trying to Be God” - Travis Scott
Despite the title and lyrics of the single, this music video features Scott as… God. Kylie Jenner also makes an appearance, naturally.
"Mango" - Moore feat. Tune-Yards
Lakeith Stanfield moonlights as a musician? The Sorry to Bother You star came through with a stunning visual to accompany this single about race politics.
”Not So Bad In LA” - Allie X
Allie X embodies iconic Hollywood glamor but makes it dystopian in the visual for this thorough read of L.A. culture.
"How Much" - Tiny Ruins
The David Lynch-approved singer is back with a moody video to an equally moody track asking, simply, how much her crush is willing to give her emotionally.
"I'm Good" - Wafia
Wafia doesn't need a man, and especially not her ex. She's good without them.
"before you get a boyfriend" - Phony Ppl
The video for this single has the band humorously deconstructing the heteronormativity of their own lyrics.
"Shame" - Joseph Angel
The songwriter behind Rihanna's "Love On The Brain" actually has a killer voice. Joseph Angel's debut single is a vocally powerful track about the complicated feelings that come with having multiple one night stands.
At Weddings - Tomberlin
Sara Beth Tomberlin, whose last name is her stage monicker, was born and raised in church—her dad was a pastor. This album brings religion into the lyrics and the tone, but the songs are mainly about relationships, and are just heavenly.
"I Can Treat You Better" - Part Time feat. Ariel Pink
Weird '80s soft-rock has never sounded this good.
"You Got Me Like" - SHAED feat. snny
This sticky sweet single perfectly captures the feelings of a bubbly summer romance.
Interpersonal - Taylor Janzen
Janzen uses songwriting as an outlet for talking about her mental health and other personal struggles, which results in intensely personal lyrics. We feel like we know her after hearing this EP.