It’s impossible to cover each bit of new music that comes out during the week, so every Friday, we’ll be doing an end of the week music roundup. It’s called Final Track, and we’ll count off a few songs released during the week that are worth giving a listen to. (Banner via)
Today, we've got selections from Vampire Weekend, Black Flag, J. Cole, and more.
"Ya Hey" by Vampire Weekend
In which Vampire Weekend gets their anthem. “Ya Hey” sounds more thoughtful and layered than any of the band's previous material, though it's not so far removed from Contra that it's going to win over those who have already disregarded VW as Paul Simon clones filtered through Columbia University. For everyone else, though, "Ya Hey," from Modern Vampires of the City (due out May 14th), is an intriguing step forward for Vampire Weekend, a single worthy of all the bubbly popped in the video.
“Down In the Dirt” by Black Flag
This is a new Black Flag song. Note: not a FLAG song. There is a difference. FLAG consists Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, and Bill Stevenson, while Greg Ginn and Ron Reyes make up Black Flag. The bands hate one another, neither are good (the aggression is too passive), and Henry Rollins was wise to separate himself from this mess.
"Rocket Ships" by Talib Kweli ft. Busta Rhymes
Talib's fifth full-length album, Prisoner of Conscious, comes out next week, and if the rest of it sounds like the RZA-produced "Rocket Ships," it will be excellent.
“Just Desserts” by Marina and the Diamonds and Charli XCX
Marina and the Diamonds and Charli XCX are not only about to tour the country together, but they've also collaborated on "Just Desserts," a too-cool boomer with Marina and Charli's in-unison vocals sounding as good as pie and ice cream tastes.
"Cole Summer" by J. Cole
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Extended Play by Fleetwood Mac
Don't pretend you're above liking Fleetwood Mac's first new songs in a decade, or liking Fleetwood Mac in general.
"Angel of Death" by Slayer
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