Black Marble: One Eye Open

New from Brooklyn-based synth-pop outfit Black Marble (aka Chris Stewart) is “One Eye Open,” the lead single from the upcoming LP Bigger Than Life. While remaining true to their ’80s-inflected, post-punk roots, the song is a little more upbeat and bouncy than previous offerings. It’s danceable, but with the gravitas that runs through much Black Marble music.

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.

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