Published Feb 10, 2014Even though this may technically be called a "Music/Video" roundup, this week's entry is all audio, so we're guessing that, like us, you like music. Last week was a big one for new tracks and albums, and we picked out a handful of the biggies for your enjoyment. Treat your ears and take a listen to some of the highlights below.
The week started with Montreal's PyPy previewing their forthcoming seven-song debut record, Pagan Days, allowing fans and new listeners alike to enjoy their fusion of garage rock and psychedelic with hints of proto-punk sprinkled throughout.
For those looking for something with a little more angst, Toronto punk outfit Stuck Out Here shared their new EP. The optimistically-titled release, Getting Used to Feeling Like Shit, features four songs about self-loathing and growing up topped with pop-punk flair.
Teenage Chicago rapper Chief Keef has been putting out quite a few tracks lately, starting with a tune in which he serenades the almighty dollar. The auto tune-drenched "All I Care About" was the first tease of his upcoming Back From the Dead 2, and Keef followed it up with aggressive trap anthem War off his upcoming Bang 3 project.
British pop singer Katy B shared her forthcoming sophomore album, Little Red, on which she mixes elements of house, pop and even a hint of salsa throughout the album's 12 tracks. It includes an appearance from UK singer Jessie Ware on the song "Aaliyah."
Finally, Childish Gambino, the hip-hop alias of rapper/comedian/actor/screenwriter Donald Glover, performed a set on BBC's 1Xtra Live Lounge, where he played a stripped-down version of "3005" off his latest record Because the Internet. Gambino also followed up the song with a performance of PM Dawn's "I'd Die Without You," showing that he may be ready to add soul singer to his lengthy resume.
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