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New tracks from Future Islands, Tennis, Sam Nicolosi, Tempers and more in our weekly musical round-up

Syd: Fin Syd (member of The Internet and associate of Odd Future) never disappoints and her debut solo album Fin is sublime from beginning to end. From the slightly dark, bubbly “Body” to the sexy “Got Her Own,” the record smoothly slips from spacey to woozy and seductive—complemented by Syd’s effortlessly sultry vocals. With robotic sounds and synths blending with ’90s-tinged R&B influences, this entire …

Future Islands: Ran

Inherently powerful and exuberantly warm, despite the occasional lyrical darkness, the music of Future Islands carries a force that few bands can match. With “Ran,” the first single from their forthcoming album The Far Field, everything we’ve come to love about the band is in place: howling balladry, uplifting synths and a bass-line one can grab ahold of. It’s a strong indicator of what to …

BADBADNOTGOOD: Time Moves Slow (feat. Sam Herring)

The enterprising, beat-loving jazz musicians of BADBADNOTGOOD announce their next LP, describing it as “an exploration in post-genre virtuosity.” The simply titled IV comes out this July: tracks feature prolific fire producer Kaytranada (who just released his debut album 99.9% this month), bass saxophonist Colin Stetson, rapper Mick Jenkins and emerging singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson. The lead single “Time Moves Slow” perfectly describes itself: sensual, …