New tunes from The National, QUIÑ, Circuit des Yeux and DOOM in this week's musical wrap-up

QUIÑ feat. SYD: Sticky Situation From her upcoming second EP Dream Girl, LA-based QUIÑ’s “Sticky Situation” features Syd (of The Internet) and is super-breezy and sultry. Complete with immaculate electronic production by Krys$hun, the track illuminates. About an affair that’s not going to last—”Stuck up in a sticky situation / A really iffy situation / Can’t you tell, caramel you losing your flavor / And …

The National: Carin at the Liquor Store

With melancholy balladry adrift on guitars and synths, The National’s “Carin at the Liquor Store” delivers a thoughtful reflective tale. Casey Reas directed the negative film filtered video, which captures a solemn, emotive performance that tightly weaves warmth with something beyond stark. The track is the third release from Sleep Well Beast (their first album release since 2013), out 8 September.

Andrew Bird + Matt Berninger: Perfect Day (Lou Reed Cover)

From his stunning home performance series “Live From the Great Room,” the multi-talented Andrew Bird partnered with The National’s Matt Berninger for a cover of the Lou Reed classic “Perfect Day.” Between the powerful shared vocals and Bird’s signature whistle and pizzicato violin, the duo lend the track a refreshing sonic recalibration but stay true to the original’s emotional relevance. To be frank: it’s magnificent.