Link About It: This Week’s Picks

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NYPL’s “Missing Sounds of New York” Playlist The latest in a line of digital offerings provided by the New York Public Library, the strangely emotional Missing Sounds of New York exists as an “auditory love letter to New Yorkers.” Beginning with chatter and clanking turnstiles, “To See An Underground Show” features those familiar screeching brakes and a little subway performance, while other tracks include “Serenity …

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Scathing hip-hop, airy indie, soulful folk, and more new music this week

Iggy Pop feat. Bootsy Collins: Family Affair (Sly & The Family Stone Cover) Back in 1985, Iggy Pop teamed up with fellow icon Bootsy Collins for a cover of Sly & The Family Stone’s glorious, 1971 psychedelic funk/soul classic “Family Affair.” He’s released it for free download today—his 73rd birthday. The Godfather of Punk (born James Newell Osterberg Jr) tells BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, “I’ve …

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ Happy Hour Playlist for COOL HUNTING

British producer TEED explains what an isolation party looks and sounds like right now

This week, British producer/DJ/singer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (aka Orlando Higginbottom) shares two remixes of the Lastlings song, “Take My Hand.” The double-release—comprised of an “Earth” and “Sky” version—features spacey sounds that elevate the Australian-Japanese duo’s dark pop sensibility. Along with this cosmic rave party, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) put together a happy hour playlist for COOL HUNTING—complete with a heady tune by Brian …