Dan Deacon: Sat By A Tree

The lead single from his upcoming Mystic Familiar album, “Sat By A Tree” is almost immediately recognizable as Dan Deacon, through its unbridled energy and organized chaos. The dizzying tune is set to a music video directed by Encyclopedia Pictura’s Daren Rabinovitch and features Aparna Nancherla decomposing among many, many flesh-eating beetles and maggots. This is Deacon’s first new solo record since 2015’s Gliss Riffer and …

Róisín Murphy: Incapable

Teaming up with longtime collaborator DJ Parrot (aka Crooked Man), Róisín Murphy releases “Incapable”—a house banger about being emotionally inept. The prolific singer/songwriter/producer offers flawless vocals that sashay over the twitchy beat and groovy bass line. The song ebbs and flows gloriously for almost nine minutes of immaculate production.

Carly Rae Jepsen: Too Much

Another song from Carly Rae Jepsen’s upcoming album Dedicated (out next week), “Too Much” is a minimal, sultry electro gem. While it’s downtempo compared with the previous releases from the record, the tune is still very much crafted for the dance floor—thanks to its flawless, gliding groove. As it includes two common Jepsen traits—layered, harmonized vocals and the topic of overwhelming emotions—the synth-heavy song is …