Soundcheck: The 10 Best Music Releases Of The Week

Mitski, Christine and the Queens, and so much more

Photo by Bao Ngo

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 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists, including Mitski, Christine and the Queens, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.


Be The Cowboy - Mitski
The singer's fifth studio album is full of feeling, but don't call her emotional.


"5 Dollars" - Christine and the Queens
Just try to exude this much BDE, while also sporting a huge hickey on your neck—or just whenever, hickey or no.

"TKTOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME" - The 1975
This sounds like cheesy '90s pop, but we're not complaining.

"Hurting" - SG Lewis and AlunaGeorge
SG Lewis and AlunaGeorge croon about those crushes that just make you feel too much.

"There's a Reason" - Wet
Wet’s lead singer Kelly Zutrau plays with lights in a photo studio in the simplistic video accompanying the lead single from their second studio album Still Run.

“Might Not Make It Home” - LPX
A gritty, euphoric night out that goes until the morning—the best parties are the ones that last until sunrise.


"Baby" - Bishop Briggs
Some boys are just good for one thing...


"Bullett" - Stasney Mav
Sometimes, the best thing for both people in a relationship is ending it, but that doesn't mean no one gets hurt.

"Give A Little" - Maggie Rogers
Can we be a part of this Skate Kitchen-esque girl group? Are there applications we can fill out?


"Crash" - Sara Diamond
The melody in this single is perfectly haunting, reflecting the song's message of yearning for someone who's left you alone.