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From dream-pop to jazzy blues and hip-hop, our favorite tunes this week

Jyoti: ORGONE Super-talented singer, songwriter and producer Georgia Anne Muldrow will release Mama, You Can Bet! this August, under her jazz moniker Jyoti. From the record, “ORGONE” is a minimal but stirring tune, with meandering piano and free-flowing vocals that trace the topic of displacement. The artist explains in a statement the song is multi-faceted and multi-functional, with part of that being “a device for …

Widowspeak: Money

Following the release of “Breadwinner,” Widowspeak’s first new song in three years, the Brooklyn-based dream-pop act returns with another stunning single, “Money,” from their forthcoming album, Plum. As the title suggests, it’s a rumination on effort, survival and our collective impact on the world today. The band directed the accompanying music video, which pairs found footage from the agricultural industry (as well as mining and …

The Radio Dept: You Fear The Wrong Thing Baby

Lund, Sweden’s The Radio Dept. follows up this year’s previous single, “The Absence of Birds,” with another shimmering dream-pop wonder, “You Fear The Wrong Thing Baby.” In a release, the band explains that the lyrics honor youth as a progressive force. The hazy sound, however, carries a heartbeat beneath layers of harmonious synth and guitar work.