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The Round-Up: The Best Tracks of January and February

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I’ve been a little slow to get cranked back up in 2018, but I quickly realized that a shitload of great music has dropped in January and February. Here’s a quick wrap-up of a few of my favorites. Bad Gyal “Internationally” Worldwide Angel (out now on Puro) It sounds hyperbolic, but I could have picked almost any song from the Catalan reggaeton alchemist’s recent mixtape. So I’ll go with the one that banged hardest when I saw her in Brooklyn …

Grouper, “Parking Lot”

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Grouper “Parking Lot” Grid of Points (out 04.27 on Kranky) Every time Liz Harris drops a new track, it’s up to us to savor it and appreciate it for the little miracle that it is. It may sound like hyperbole, but everything she’s put our since her wonderfully shut-in 2007 LP Cover the Windows and the Walls, has been teeming with delicate, ghostly beauty. Best of all, her songs grow and develop like living organisms, subtly revealing new layers of their …

Images & Words: serpentwithfeet, “bless ur heart”

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serpentwithfeet “bless ur heart” soil (out 06.08 on Secretly Canadian) After fawning pretty heavily over his debut EP, you can imagine my excitement about Josiah Wise’s forthcoming debut LP. Its lead single, “bless ur heart,” beautifully balances his ultra-intimate early work with lusher instrumentation, resulting in a sound that feels evolved without sacrificing an inch of what made it so special in the first place. For four spellbinding minutes, Wise ecstatically extols the way loved ones can help us level …

Christina Vantzou: “Some Limited and Waning Memory”

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Christina Vantzou “Some Limited and Waning Memory” no.4 (out 04.06 on Kranky) The lead track from the Kansas City-born, Brussels-based composer’s fourth LP is a ghostly, gorgeous piece that balances haunting strings with a delicate, meandering piano line. Film and photography has always been at the heart of her work, and this track is sure to evoke strong visuals and distant memories of days long gone.

Images & Words: MoStack, “What I Wanna”

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MoStack “What I Wanna” Digital Single We’ve officially entered that annoying part of winter where spring feels close but also further than ever. On days like these, we need sunny jams like the buzzing Londoner’s breezy, Big Pun-sampling new single. Though Stack’s bubbly flow may not bring the sun back out, it is guaranteed to put a little extra bounce in your step as you trudge through the dog days of winter.

Swae Lee, “Hurt To Look” (f/ Rae Sremmurd)

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Swae Lee “Hurt To Look” Swaecation (out soon on Ear Drummers) Sremm Season is rapidly approaching, and on Wednesday, the venerable Mississippi brothers treated us to the first three tasters from their upcoming triple disc. Each of the three deserve some shine. “Powerglide” is the kind of airy, hyperactive banger that they built their name on, and Slim Jxmmi absolutely snaps on his electric debut solo single, “Brxnks Truck.” But, as an eternal sucker for smooth R&B, Swae Lee’s solo …

Kacey Musgraves, “Space Cowboy”

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Kacey Musgraves “Space Cowboy” Golden Hour (out 03.30 on UMG) Very few country artists can crush my heart like the 29 year-old Texan. Whether it’s the swooning, wedding-worthy, “Late To The Party” (one of my Top 5 Songs of 2015) or the heartfelt, sad-sack tale about small-town life “Merry Go ‘Round,” Musgraves has that rare ability to capture the beauty or pain of a moment and distill it into four empathic, gorgeous minutes. Now we can add “Space Cowboy” — the …

Bad Gyal, “Internationally”

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Bad Gyal “Internationally” Worldwide Angel (out now on Puro) Though I haven’t yet written about it, the Catalan reggaeton alchemist’s new record has been in heavy rotation in 2018. A lean, 8-song collection, “Worldwide Angel” sees Alba “Bad Gyal” Farelo working on a grander scale than she ever has before. Of course, I’m not saying it’s better than her breakthrough “Slow Wine” tape, only time will tell. But she’s unarguably shooting for the fences more than ever before. The disc’s towering …

Images & Words: oklou, “Friendless”

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oklou “Friendless” The Rite of May (out 03.16 on NUXXE) It’s impossible not to get swallowed up by the rising French vocalist’s spellbinding breakthrough single. “Friendless” is a an aqueous, sensuous track that undulates like the calm sea depicted in the video clip. Though the production is spot-on, Marylou “oklou” Mayniel’s vocals are the real star of the show, aching for the love of someone who is far away. One to watch in 2018.

Frank Ocean, “Moon River”

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Frank Ocean “Moon River” Digital Single Every time Frank Ocean puts out a new song, it feels like an event, no matter what it is. Case in point: this loose, simple cover of a song from the original Breakfast at Tiffany’s Soundtrack basically shut down the Internet when it dropped on Valentine’s Day. Reminiscent of his cover of the Isley Brothers-penned Aaliyah classic “At Your Best (You Are Love),” it’s a pretty faithful rendition that mostly works because of that …