Yep, it’s Friday again. And you know what that means: 10 of the week’s bestest, freshest songs arranged for your listening pleasure in descending alphabetical order. Today, we’ve got new material on deck from Jack White, Orbital, and M. Ward among others. TGIF, indeed.
- MÃ¶hammad Choudhery
Beach Fossils – “Shallow”
At the beginning of February, it seems strange to embrace the warm, sunny sounds of Beach Fossils, but that’s why it’s great! There’s a major shortage during this time of the year of jangly surf pop, which makes this track stick out all the more. There is no sophomore album announced at the moment, but the Shallow single will be out 2/24 via Captured Tracks. –WR
Daniel Rossen – “Silent Song”
Grizzly Bear is one of the most fascinating acts today. Altogether, the dynamics of each individual member are barely noticeable, but when one steps away, you can immediately pick out what that person adds to Grizzly Bear. In Rossen’s case, it’s some twangy melody and a high, straining set of pipes. You gotta go to Rolling Stone to hear it, but I promise its worth the trip. The Grizzly Bear off-season has been very fruitful thus far. Rossen’s debut solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile, arrives March 20th via Warp. -WR
Jack White – “Love Interruption”
This past Tuesday, Jack White finally announced the news we’ve been half-expecting for years now, detailing the release of his long-awaited debut solo record, Blunderbuss. The album’s spare lead single, “Love Interruption”, finds White in a surprisingly candid mood (sample lyric: “I want love to roll me over slowly, stick a knife inside me, and twist it all around.” And that’s only the first line.) over sparkling keys and backing vocals, courtesy of fellow Nashville singer-songwriter Ruby Amanfu. Blunderbuss is out April 24th on White’s own Third Man Records. -MC