Listen Up

Atmospheric electronic, laidback hip-hop and robotic rock in this week's music

MF DOOM: Lunch Break A new song on the FlyLo FM station featured in the updated Grand Theft Auto V, “Lunch Break” opens with MF DOOM’s inimitable voice over a beat by Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison, founder of Brainfeeder). The laidback tune is accompanied on the station by music from Dilla, Thundercat, Freddie Gibbs, Shabazz Palaces and Channel Tres. DARKSIDE: Liberty Bell Electronic duo …

DARKSIDE: Liberty Bell

Electronic duo Darkside—aka Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington—will be releasing Spiral in 2021, their first album together since Psychic came out seven years ago. From it comes the dark, downtempo “Liberty Bell,” which blends jangly, twangy elements with atmospheric electronic, tinges of psychedelia and Jaar’s mellow vocals.

ListenUp

Dave Harrington's disco dub of Hall & Oates, Joanna Newsom's live harp skills, new Sleigh Bells and more in this week's music

Joanna Newsom: Leaving the City Oftentimes, a live performance not only reveals the true wonders of a musician’s talent but also affirms their creative prowess with evidence of the hand (or voice). With her televised performance of “Leaving the City,” songstress Joanna Newsom demonstrates her sheer versatility. From vocals sailing through the ether—somewhere between Bjork and Kate Bush—to lyrics delivered with emotional resonance and a …