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A disco return, a melodic cover song, a Korean language version of an indie hit and more new music this week

Macie Stewart: Maya, Please Chicago-based Macie Stewart (of OHMME, Marrow and now-defunct group Kids These Days) released their debut solo album Mouth Full of Glass last year, and now shares “Maya, Please” which will appear as a bonus track on the record when it’s released outside the US in November. The minimal but lush track—a plea for forgiveness underpinned by gentle guitar and ethereal strings—comes …

Dan Wilson: On The Floor (Perfume Genius Cover)

In 2020 Perfume Genius released the upbeat, glittery “On The Floor,” a glorious track describing the overwhelming energy of a crush, and now Dan Wilson (of Semisonic) has reworked the jaunty track into a slightly more gentle, guitar-led version. Melodically and lyrically, it’s unchanged and Wilson says, “I didn’t want to mess with that. Those Perfume Genius melodies feel like they fit my voice. I …

Yeah Yeah Yeahs feat. Perfume Genius: Spitting Off the Edge of the World

The first single from alt-rock trio Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ just-announced fifth studio album, Cool It Down (their first new music together in nine years), “Spitting Off the Edge of the World” rises to anthemic levels with collaborative vocals from Perfume Genius and layered production by Dave Sitek. Within, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs directly address the weight of the environmental crisis. Frontwoman Karen O says in …