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Soundcheck: The 29 Best Music Releases Of The Week

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Selena Gomez, Lana Del Rey, Kesha, + many more

Every weekend, we’re bringing you #SOUNDCHECK—your new 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 30 of our favorite emerging and established artists including Selena Gomez, Lana Del Rey, Kesha, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.


"Fetish (feat. Gucci Mane)" - Selena Gomez

Satisfy your dream-pop fetish with this hazy new tune, courtesy of Selena and Gucci Mane. 

"Know No Better (feat. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Quavo)" - Major Lazer

This inspiring new video from Major Lazer and co. is literally a dream. 

"Sorry Not Sorry" - Demi Lovato

With lyrics like "Payback is a bad bitch," Demi sends a strong message to her haters in this aptly-titled unapologetic single.

"9 (After Coachella) [KRANE Remix]" - Cashmere Cat

Fans are going crazy for producer KRANE's electronic remix of Cashmere Cat's "9 (After Coachella)," which features MØ and SOPHIE. Potentially one of the best remixes of the summer, the energetic track is guaranteed to have you dancing.

"Groupie Love (feat. A$AP Rocky)" - Lana Del Rey

This smooth track from LDR has us all waiting for it on the edge of our seats with anticipation for Lust For Life

"Magnolia" - Playboi Carti 

Carti takes over the streets of—you guessed it—New York City, in this trippy new visual. 

"Weekend In Atlantis" - Jaden & Willow Smith

A "Weekend In Atlantis"? More like a weekend in total bliss, thanks to this slow-burning, percussion-heavy tune from the Smith siblings. 

"Dreamer" - Nite

Get lost in the vibrant world of Kyle and Myles Mendes with this synth-heavy tune. 

"Butterfly Effect" - Travis Scott

Dive right into this freaky visual from La Flame—just try your best not to get lost on the way out. 



"Watch Me" - Jaden Smith

Smith tries his hand at rap-rock with this anthemic new track. 



"Boredom" - Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator's showcases his diverse artistry through powerful lyricism and a clean bass line. You'll be anything but bored vibing to this tune. 

"Nuggets (feat. Bonzai)" - Mura Masa

We dare you not to bob your head to this refreshing Mura Masa joint.  

"Go To Hell" - Empress Of

Who knew cursing someone's existence could sound so... ethereal? 

"Lay It On Me" - Vance Joy

Vance Joy continues to explore the depths of his soul in this new acoustic earworm. 

"Less Than" - Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails proves that new wave is back like it never left in this hypnotic, video game-inspired video. 

"Three Futures" - TORRES

TORRES' knack for writing authentic pop gems reaches a fever pitch in this slow-burning, heart-wrenching new video. 

"Woman" - Kesha

Kesha ditches the piano and opts for brassy, vibrant horns that'll get you rejoicing in your womanhood.

"XL (Acoustic)" - Fly By Midnight

This acoustic gem from NYC party duo Fly By Midnight will get your fingers snapping, toes tapping, and voice soaring all night long. 

"Fuck They" - SOFI TUKKER

Electronic dance duo SOFI TUKKER's new single is cheeky and playful, featuring a call-and-response chorus about not giving "a fuck about they" and "who's they?" to create a track you'll want to play over and over.

"Too Much" - SHAED

You'll feel the buzz of this bright electro-pop track down to your boneswe guarantee it. 

"Bicep" - TR/ST

Robert Alfons is back on his grimy pop grind and, honestly, that's just great. We missed you and your darkness.

"Fly" - Elley Duhé

"Fly" starts off like a nostalgic pop trip but grows into a hand-clapping, blissful, R&B-tinged anthem. Duhé is someone to not sleep on.

"Canyons" - ROZES

Summer 2017 was in dire need of an atmospheric electronic bop. Thank the music gods ROZES is around to deliver it.

"COPYCAT"- Billie Eilish

Is there anything Billie Eilish can't do? "COPYCAT" is yet another bop to add to her growing oeuvre and with her don't smile at me EP due out August 11, along with a North American tour in October, world domination is soon to follow.

LÉ FUNK - MAAD

MAAD's debut EP is here and it's pulsing with night time vibes. Dangerous women, this is for you.

"Lay Down" - Touch Sensitive

There is sensuality dripping from Touch Sensitive's latest single. Its allure gets amplified in the above lyric video that may or may not have you lusting after a chiseled, digital bust of a man.

"Cities In Wonder" - FUTURE FEATS

Well, we can add FUTURE FEATS' debut single to the Song Of The Summer contender pool.

"Stay The Night" - Jeffery Austin

The sophomore slump, in terms of singles, is non-existent on Jeffery Austin's latest. He's got pipes and introspection to boot. Longing and desire are futile, but so infectious.

"Other Worlds" - BUTTERJACK

Sometimes love makes you travel the world and beyond. It's not often, though, that it sounds as fresh as BUTTERJACK's debut single.

Photo by Imani Givertz

Premiering today via NYLON

Small Talks, aka Cayley Spivey, has come a long way since starting a band, then becoming the entire band herself and forging her own fan base from the ground up. On her recent album A Conversation Between Us, she began to unpack any lingering baggage with one particular song: "Teeth." Today, she premieres the accompanying music video exclusively via NYLON.

"'Teeth' is about my personal battle with letting go of the past," Spivey tells NYLON, admitting that it's easily her favorite song off of A Conversation Between Us.

Watch the video for "Teeth" below.

Small Talks - Teeth (Official Music Video) - YouTube www.youtube.com

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Must have been pretty awkward

Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner were guests on the U.K.'s The Graham Norton Show together, which must have been awkward for Turner's husband, Joe Jonas, seeing as he also happens to be Swift's ex. I wonder if his name came up?

The interview doesn't come out until Friday night, but promotional photos show the two sharing a couch. Swift is making an appearance to perform her new single, "ME!" while Turner is promoting her new film, X- Men: Dark Phoenix. But it seems necessary for the two to be asked about Jonas.

Swift was just on the Ellen DeGeneres Show earlier this month, where she brought up the fact that she felt bad for putting Jonas "on blast" on DeGeneres' show back in 2008 by telling the audience that he broke up with her in a record-setting short phone call. But, according to Swift, she and Jonas are chill now, since it happened pretty long ago, which means she's probably already hung out with Turner and maybe even gossiped about him with her.

We can only hope that they get the chance to spill some tea on television.

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"That's! His! Auntie!"

Leslie Jones has rewatched the Game of Thrones finale with a beer in hand, Seth Meyers at her side, and a full camera crew ready to take in all her glorious reactions. Spoilers ahead, but, if you haven't watched last week's episode already, that's kind of on you at this point.

When Jon Snow started to make out with Daenerys, also known as his aunt, only to stab her through the chest moments later, it was emotional whiplash for everyone watching. And, Jones' reactions—both from her first and second viewing—sum it all perfectly.

"That's! His! Auntie! [gagging noises]," Jones says before making an aside about calling the police if her uncle ever tried to do the same. But then the knife goes in, and Jones screams. "Did you see that?!" Jones asks, "Yeah bitch, that's a knife in you." Meyers points out the funniest part of all: "Why are you so upset about someone kissing their aunt but totally fine with someone killing their aunt?" Jones replies, "Because that bitch needed to go," and, well, same.

Other highlights from the comedians' rewatch include comparing Dany's victory speech to a bad improv gig, predicting that their dogs would have less of a reaction to their deaths than Drogon did to his mother's, and more.

Watch all of Jones' reactions from this Late Night clip below.

Game of Jones: Leslie Jones and Seth Watch Game of Thrones' Series Finale youtu.be

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These lyrics are a lot

Robbie Tripp, aka Curvy Wife Guy, is back with a music video, titled "Chubby Sexy," starring his wife and a trio of models. In it, Tripp raps about his bold choice to find women with an average body size attractive.

The video begins with a series of statements laid over some pool water: "Curves are the new high fashion," "Chubby is the new sexy," "We Out Here." Tripp posits that these queens deserve an anthem, which they do. What they do not deserve is this Cursed Song. As he lists all the names he knows to call them by (thick, thicc, and BBW), one model (who I really, really hope was paid well) squirts some lotion down her cleavage, and Tripp begins dancing.

"My girl chubby sexy/ Call her bonita gordita," Tripp states in his chorus, before going on to compare "big booty meat" to the peach emoji. Another thing he mentions is that his wife can't find a belt that fits her waist, and that's why he calls her James and the Giant Peach. He then tries to dab. Here are some of the other Cursed highlights from his, uh, verses:

Got those Khaleesi curves/ Knows how to dragon slay
She like a dude that's woke/ We like a girl that's weighty
Some say a chubby girl that's risky/ But they ain't met a curvy girl that's frisky
Imma dunk that donk like I'm Andrew Wiggins.
Thick like an Amazon/ Built like Big Ben.

Tripp says one thing in the video that I couldn't agree more with: "She don't need a man." No, she does not. Please run. If you must, watch the entire video, below. Or send it to your nemesis!

Robbie Tripp - Chubby Sexy (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

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See the promo here

It was bound to happen. The Kadashians and Jenners have committed themselves to letting the cameras roll on their lives, for better or for worse. So if you thought that the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal was off limits, you thought wrong. The trailer for Sunday's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians was just released, and it involves the famous family working through the fallout of what happened when Woods went to a party at Thompson's house.

The teaser includes the infamous clip of Khloé Kardashian screaming "LIAAAARRRRRR." It's still not explicitly clear who prompted that strong response. She could be responding to Thompson, who clearly isn't always honest. Or she could be reacting to Woods account of the events on Red Table Talk. But the most revealing moment comes when we see Kylie Jenner—who was Woods' best friend before all of this happened—react for the first time.

In a heart-to-heart conversation, momager Kris Jenner says, "For you and Jordyn, it's like a divorce." Kylie only offers this in response: "She fucked up." Based on Woods' version of events—which I'm inclined to believeThompson is the one who fucked up. Still, I'm hoping for some kind of reconciliation between the two longtime friends. Perhaps we'll have to wait until next season for that.

Check out the promo video below.

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