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Psychedelic indie, deep house, a pared-back cover version and more in our musical wrap-up

Feng Suave: Venus Flytrap From Amsterdam-based Feng Suave, “Venus Flytrap” is a beautifully slow-moving track. With psychedelic and indie influences, the intricacies of the song are the high points; be it subtle chirping of birds or lyrics detailing a love story told through the eyes of a bug trapped in the mouth of a Venus Flytrap. The result is a dreamy, sun-drenched tune. Phoebe Bridgers: …

Phoebe Bridgers: Friday I’m in Love (The Cure Cover)

Covering a classic like The Cure’s early-’90s jam “Friday, I’m in Love” is a brave move, but Phoebe Bridgers has recorded a stunning version at Spotify Studios this week. The pared-down, piano-accompanied, melancholy iteration is immediately different than the original, but might actually be closer to the British band’s intention for the song. (The 1992 release is an upbeat bop that’s faster and a quarter-tone higher …

boygenius: Bite The Hand

A supergroup formed by three of the most exciting voices in the singer/songwriter community right now, boygenius taps into each and every known strength (and more) of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus. The trio has offered up three of the six songs that will appear on their debut self-titled EP, out in November. Both the Bridgers-led “Me & My Dog,” and the Baker-led “Stay …