Soundcheck: The 12 Best Music Releases Of The Week

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King Princess, The Internet, and so much more

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 12 of our favorite emerging and established artists, including King Princess, The Internet, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

“Holy” - King Princess
This video is our new religion. King Princess stars alone in the visual for her sultry new single, looking just like the deity we know she is.

“La Di Da” - The Internet
We haven’t stopped listening to The Internet’s new album, Hive Mind, since its release last Friday. This chill video follows the band around a suburban scene, with a notable appearance from Waffle House pancakes.

“Stop” - The Shadowboxers
The Shadowboxers aren’t here for your little white lies—and they’re letting you know in the form of a catchy pop banger.

“Benadryl” - Sofi Tukker
As we've all experienced before, that warning about not operating heavy machinery after taking Benadryl is no joke; just one of those little pink pills leaves us feeling some type of hazy. The music video for Sofi Tukker’s single recreates that feeling perfectly.

“Stolen Liquor” - Chloe Lilac
Chloe Lilac’s latest single will have you reminiscing about those summer nights in high school where you snuck out of your parents' house with a bottle of their wine.

“Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” - Arctic Monkeys
Stuck at home this weekend? Transport yourself to a swanky Las Vegas casino with this new visual from Arctic Monkeys.

“Claudion” - Helena Deland
The beat of this song mimics a heart's, making you feel even more physically connected to the soulful lyrics Helena Deland croons than you'd thought possible.

“Bishop’s Knife Trick” - Fall Out Boy
FOB’s own Patrick Stump plays a crazy, controlling director in this new music video, which also features… llamas?

I Don’t Want: The Gold Fire Sessions - Santigold
This dancehall mixtape with lyrics full of social commentary is exactly what we didn’t know we needed.

“Charcoal Baby” - Blood Orange
This song opens with a monologue in which Janet Mock waxes poetic on the meaning of family, and the accompanying song and video explore the dynamics she discusses.

“Superlove” - Whethan feat. Oh Wonder
This video captures all those crazy emotions you get when you’re newly in love (overwhelmed, giddy, drunk, filled with adrenaline), and then pans back to reveal how much of an act it all is.

“Smooth Sailing” - Julietta
Even though it may seem like everyone else has their shit together, Julietta’s new track is here to remind you that life isn’t always smooth sailing, and there’s always room to grow.

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."