Kills Birds: Worthy Girl

“Worthy Girl,” by LA-based rock band Kills Birds, holds no punches during its brief but raucous runtime. A searing evaluation of self-worth, the track’s propulsion comes from lead singer Nina Ljeti’s empowered delivery, paired with wild guitar work and booming bass and drums. The basement setting for the Cris Gris-directed music video supports the DIY aesthetic of the whole unit.

!!!: Off The Grid

Their first new music since 2017’s Shake the Shudder, dance-punk band !!! (aka Chk Chk Chk) has just released two new songs: “Off The Grid” and “UR Paranoid.” The former is unsurprisingly frenetic—with a banging bass-line, layered vocals and dystopic lyrics (“The end is near and not a moment too soon”) that all build over the dynamic track.

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Fevered punk, upbeat Caribbean beats, glitzy indie-pop and more new music this week

GoldLink feat. Maleek Berry + Bibi Bourelly: Zulu Screams Fusing go-go, African and Caribbean rhythms and hip-hop, “Zulu Screams” is an upbeat bop outfitted with smooth verses from GoldLink and Nigerian-Brit Maleek Berry, with vocals from singer/songwriter Bibi Bourelly (who wrote “Bitch Better Have My Money” for Rihanna). The accompanying video—directed by Meji Alabi—takes place in a dark, chaotic warehouse party and features a hologram …