Desire: Liquid Dreams

Brimming with disco and ’80s pop influences, “Liquid Dreams” by Desire—singer Megan Louise, producer Johnny Jewel (of Chromatics and Glass Candy) and percussionist Nat Walker (also of Chromatics)—appears on their upcoming album, Escape. Despite the song’s bubbly and upbeat vibe, the lyrics transform it as Louise repeats, “Why you wanna hurt me?”

Premiere: “Painfully Obvious” by Twin Cabins

The song and music video from the emerging LA-based artist contemplates physical intimacy

We don’t know much about Nacho Cano—who creates music under the name Twin Cabins—aside from the fact that he was born in Mexico, raised in California, and built his own desktop computer so that it could run a studio. But it’s one of those instances when we’re happy to let the music speak for itself. While the songs Cano made in the past few years …