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Kanye and Bon Iver dance with Francis and the Lights, SOFI TUKKER's tropical jam plus more new bangers this week

Francis and the Lights feat. Kanye West and Bon Iver: Friends It’s ever the joyful day when Francis and the Lights releases a new track. Recently, frontman Francis Farewell Starlite guested on Chance the Rapper’s “Summertime Friends.” Turns out, Chance’s song actually samples Starlite’s “Friends”—which the band just released, with the help of co-producers Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Sky Ferreira), Benny Blanco, …

Courtney Barnett: Elevator Operator

A love letter to Melbourne, Courtney Barnett’s “Elevator Operator” includes plenty of city-centric nods in the lyrics and just-released music video. Featuring Australian musical royalty (Paul Kelly), beloved comedians (Magda Szubanski) and more, the video hits lots of recognizable spots in the city—from beaches to the Nicholas Building (and its notorious elevators). With a cameo from Sleater-Kinney, mentions of Vegemite and Barnett herself dressed as …

Courtney Barnett: Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party

Summing up the weekend vibe (or maybe even adult life) is Courtney Barnett’s “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party,” and the Melbourne singer-songwriter shared the message with Londoners this week in a surprise live set outside Camden Town tube station. With lyrics like “I wanna go out / but I wanna stay home,” the lefty guitarist says out loud what a …