Deap Vally: Get Gone
With searing guitar and drums, LA-based duo Deap Vally delivers “Get Gone”—a punk number that clocks in under two minutes. It’s a fitting blitz of a track, considering the subject matter: it’s time to go. It’s fun, fast and a nice taste of what’s to come from the band.
Soundcloud Pride Playlists
There’s arguably no better way to announce Soundcloud’s artist-curated playlists than with Pride, based on the impact of queer musicians for as long as time can remember. Tapping everyone from morgxn to Lauren Ruth Ward, Soundclouds playlists include plenty of diverse LGBTQ+ representation—and some plain old good tunes.
Prince: Mary Don’t You Weep
From the upcoming posthumous Prince live album Piano & A Microphone: 1983, a divine rework of the spiritual “Mary Don’t You Weep” was released on what would have been the beloved icon’s 60th birthday. Recorded at the Kiowa Trail studio at Prince’s home on Lake Riley, the versions are stripped back and moving—you can even hear Prince sniffle a couple times around the 3:28 mark. The album will also include versions of “Purple Rain,” Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” and more.
Spiritualized feat. J SPACEMAN: I’m Your Man
Another epic offering from Spiritualized, “I’m Your Man” soars ever-so-gently, though is frequently disrupted by sonic deep dives and recoveries. Directed by Juliette Larthe, the accompanying video is more narrative short film than musical punctuation point. The beautiful track will appear on And Nothing Hurt, the brand’s first album since 2012.
Say Lou Lou: Ana
Inflected with the trip-hop of yesteryear, without sounding like a throwback, Say Lou Lou’s new track “Ana” is from their upcoming album Immortelle—the follow-up to their 2015 debut LP Lucid Dreaming. The duo (twin sisters Miranda Anna and Elektra June Kilbey-Jansson) wrote this track first for the album and its sensual and cinematic vibe sets a lush tone for what’s to come.