The Flexican & Sef
One part racy and one part dance-y, "Mother's Day" is a jam we're excited to premiere and get down to this weekend. Dutch DJ The Flexican collaborated with rapper Sef to create a catchy jam that's supported with a very aesthetically appealing video full of bright lights and sexy dance moves. You should definitely add this one to your pre-game list.
Waxahatchee featuring Mish Way
"Coast To Coast"
Katie Crutchfield and Mish Way created this simple, yet beautiful acoustic performance of Crutchfield's "Coast To Coast," and needless to say, we're pretty obsessed with the collaboration. We have a lot of love for these ladies and their ability to create raw, emotional lyrics. We're hoping they will work together more — maybe there's an original song collaboration in their future?
We're officially bowing down to the "Goddess" BANKS, who just released her debut album this week. "Someone New" is a gorgeous ballad that captures BANKS' take on holding onto lost love. Grab a box of tissues and add this one to your sad-girl playlist.
First of all, we love any song with "Whiskey" as the title. Second, London singer-songwriter Rob Lynch reminds us of a more melodic, low-key version of Gaslight Anthem or Frank Turner — which we love. The song is simply a beautiful tribute to Lynch's late father, and we can't wait to hear more of his musical storytelling on his full-length, All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul (due September 23).
"Work It Out"
Infectious, danceable indie-pop music always gets us, and Knox Hamilton has us intrigued. "Work It Out" is the perfect mix of shimmering melodies and soothing vocals. We're hoping the full-length — coming out later this year via Prospect Park Records — will give us all the feels.
She Keeps Bees
It's pretty much impossible to not fall in love with the smoky vocal stylings of She Keeps Bees' Jessica Larrabee. The band is back with a new LP, Eight Houses, due September 16, and we're digging the sounds we've heard so far. We're hoping the record will have just as many haunting and soulful melodies as the last.