Soundcheck: The 13 Best Music Releases Of The Week

    Pale Waves, Noname, and so much more

    by · September 15, 2018

    Photo by Brian Griffin

    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 some of our favorite emerging and established artists, including Pale Waves, Noname, Joji, and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

    My Mind Makes Noises - Pale Waves
    Their debut album is finally here, and it’s everything we’ve hoped for. 


    Room 25 - Noname
    Two years were a long time to wait for new tunes, but they were oh so worth it. 

    "Dancing In The Dark" - Joji
    In case you've been living under a rock, Joji is the very serious, very good musical project of George Miller, aka Filthy Frank. Get ready to be obsessed with him, for real. 

    "Dysfunctional" - Kay Lei
    A super relatable exploration of toxic love from newcomer Kay Lei, now with gorgeous visuals to match. 

    "Wrong" - Pronoun
    Pronoun recruits her former suit-clad opponents to join her pink-uniformed team in the new visuals for "Wrong." 

    "Gone Girl" - Nova Moura
    Producer XXYYXX teamed up with Nova Moura for this chill track, addressing a failed relationship quite literally in hopes that it will reach an ex-lover's ears.  

    "The River" - KT Tunstall
    If you weren't obsessed with Tunstall back in the "Black Horse & A Cherry Tree" days, you're lying. Of course she's made so much incredible music since then. Get reacquainted with her raspy vocals and check out the black and white visuals to her track "The River." 



    "Loosen Up" - Cassia
    A little bit of a surfer vibe can go a long way when you're trying to get over someone, which is exactly what Cassia is singing about in this bop. Get in on the U.K. act before they inevitably hop over the pond and take the U.S. by storm. 

    "Energia (Parte 2)" - Sofi Tukker & Pablo Vittar
    A lil' Sofi Tukker never hurt anyone. 

    "Hollywood" - Bia
    If you need more than simply knowing she's signed by Pharrell, hear Bia's bars in her latest release, "Hollywood." You're gonna be hooked. 


    "MASS GRAVE" - HEALTH X Soccer Mommy
    I never knew I needed to hear Soccer Mommy in this way, but I'm so glad I did. The track is produced by Purity Ring, too, in case you needed another reason to hit that play button ASAP. 

    "Still Here" - DNDR
    Only the second track released ever by this Swedish duo, but they're ones to watch for sure. 

    "Stole Your Car" - Charlotte Lawrence
    Okay, so Kendall Jenner's not usually who I go to for new tunes, but she was so right to feature this one on her Beats 1 radio show.

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