Yellow Days: Just When

Beaming with funk and soul influences, “Just When,” the newest song from Yellow Days (aka George Van Den Broek), is delightfully slow and croon-filled. The solo indie project, according to Van Den Broek, is about youth but this track feels unmistakably mature. With production assistance from Nate Fox, it’s a tune that demands repeat listens.

Spoon: No Bullets Spent

Spoon’s first new music since 2017’s Hot Thoughts, “No Bullets Spent” is an infectious pop-influenced post-punk tune that’s inimitably of the Austin band. With snappy, spry percussion, crisp riffs and frontman Britt Daniel’s vocals, the song will appear on the band’s best-of album, Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon (out 26 July) and will surely make an appearance during their US tour this summer.

Luke Temple: Wounded Brightness

From his upcoming album Both-And (out this August on Native Cat Recordings), Luke Temple’s song “Wounded Brightness” is exquisitely tranquil. With gentle bossa nova percussion, the song floats along delicately for the most part, but surges beautifully at times—especially at its almost-frenetic final moments. This is Temple’s first solo work since he released music under the Art Feynman moniker two years ago.