Number One Popstar: I Hate Running

Number One Popstar (aka director, photographer and recording artist Kate Jean Hollowell) offers up a clever, comedic takedown of fitness expectations with her irreverent single, “I Hate Running.” Hollowell directs the official music video, where she stars as an aerobics guru and author who presents her book Work on Yourself, Loser! to an oddball group of color-coordinated attendees. Humor aside, the track itself is a danceable delight.

Lane 8 feat. Julia Church: Oh, Miles

Lane 8 (aka Denver-based DJ and producer Daniel Goldstein) taps Julia Church for vocals on “Oh, Miles,” out now via This Never Happened. Atmospheric and engaging, the track incorporates roaring synths, crescendoing drum patterns and floating sonic elements. Church’s ethereal vocals match the otherworldly instrumental, making the track both comforting and hypnotic.

Jimbo Mathus + Andrew Bird: Sweet Oblivion (Live)

Friends for 25 years (and former Squirrel Nut Zippers bandmates), Jimbo Mathus and Andrew Bird returned to collaboration in 2018 after years pursuing independent musical endeavors. Shared musical fragments grew into their forthcoming album, These 13 (out 5 March), and its first single, “Sweet Oblivion.” “It’s been my dream for years now to make this record with Jimbo. Just guitar, fiddle and our very different …