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A bonkers motivational tune by Dan Deacon, new songs by Psychic Twin, Sylvan Esso and more in our weekly musical round-up

Innanet James feat. The Kount: Frequency Rapper Innanet James has just released his funky, breezy Quebec Place and it’s just in time for the end of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. While the entire mixtape is all kinds of fun, one standout is the bouncy, dynamic “Frequency” featuring The Kount (aka instrumentalist Koal Harrison). At just 21 years old, James has already honed his lyricism …

Panda Bear: Sirius XMU Mix

Across nine studio albums with Animal Collective and five solo albums under the moniker Panda Bear, Noah Lennox has contributed unprecedented dimension and layers to the music world’s cumulative consciousness. After creating a recent Sirius XMU Mix—now released on Soundcloud—Lennox makes clear that his taste in music is equally broad. From the rising choirs of playlist opener “Like a Ship (Without a Sail)” to the …

José González: Leaf Off / The Cave

José González’s heartfelt brand of indie acoustic music has captivated audiences the world over since his cover of The Knife’s “Heartbeats” was released in 2003. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based artist is now on the cusp of releasing his first solo full-length album in over seven years, but that’s not to say he hasn’t been busy. Maybe it was his extensive work on the soundtrack for Ben …