This is a collaboration among WYCE, AMI Jukeboxes and Revue. Play this mix as a playlist on AMI Jukeboxes, read about it in Revue, and stream it on www.wyce.org! From Grand Rapids, Michigan to the world. This month: new music from The Strokes, Beck, DJ Shadow, Paul Simon, Case/Lang/Viers, Peter Bjorn & John and more.
Avalanches — “Frankie Sinatra”
16 years have passed since this Australian duo’s last release and people are stoked they’re back — with good reason. Danny Brown and MF Doom, as well as some surprise audio samples, tie together this unique track.
Beck — “Wow”
Goofy and psychedelic at times, this song from Beck seems mildly familiar as it serves its purpose as a satirical take on club music.
Beth Orton — “1973”
The British “folktronica” pioneer has spent the last few outings getting in touch with her acoustic side. She returns to her roots in the best possible sense by teaming with producer Andrew Hung for a set of kinetic explorations.
DJ Shadow — “Nobody Speak feat. Run The Jewels”
Killer Mike and El-P masterfully rap on this incredibly catchy track. The ferocity of their lyrics is paralleled by the fantastic trumpets and guitar seamlessly blending with the slick beats.
Elle King — “Good Girls”
The Ghostbusters trailer may be feeling the wrath of the internet but this single from the film’s soundtrack stands as an empowering response to all the haters.
Frightened Rabbit — “Get Out”
Just announced at The Pyramid Scheme for September 20, this Scottish band’s impassioned plea doesn’t leave us with much hope for lovelorn recovery any time soon.
Mitski — “Your Best American Girl”
New York-based Mitski offers up a dreamscape, acoustic lullaby that evolves into an emotional explosion of rock. Its equal parts bitter and victorious.
Paul Simon — “Wristband”
The music legend delivers the feel-good object-lesson-on-privilege of the summer. Stranger to Stranger is the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer’s 13th solo album.
Peter Bjorn and John — “Breakin’ Point”
The highlight of this charming melody is the uplifting combination of whistling and keys that lead into a memorable chorus on this new PB&J’s release.
Sarah Jarosz — “House of Mercy”
The 24-year-old acoustic music prodigy is releasing her fourth album, Undercurrent, just months after scoring her first apartment.
The Strokes — “Oblivius”
This catchy single off The Strokes’ much anticipated EP, Future Present Past, is proof that Julian Casablancas and Co. are a finely tuned machine, guiding the momentum of the chorus as it expertly heads off with a Daft Punk-esque solo.
Summer Cannibals — “Say My Name”
Cut your teeth on this new track from female-led band Summer Cannibals. Jessica Boudreaux’s guitar and vocals are poppy and sweet but still maintain a gritty punch.