Dragonette – Let It Go
After lead singer Martina Sorbara’s stints with Martin Solveig offering her distinct vocals on “Hello” and “Big in Japan,” Canadian electronic band Dragonette is back with a new single “Let It Go” and an upcoming album with the same name. We know we’ve got a hit on our hands since Laidback Luke has already remixed the track. If you’re a Dragonette fan, you won’t be disappointed.
Mayer Hawthorne ft. Rizzle Kicks – The Walk
Off Mayer Hawthorne’s second studio album How Do You Do, “The Walk” is a mashup of funk /soul and indie pop, and is pretty much about telling a heartbreaker to f**k off. The harsh lyrics combined with smooth vintage trumpets and old school beat makes this song absolutely charming. British hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks appear on the record lending their sweet English accents as well. One listen and I guarantee you’ll fall in love.
Florence and the Machine feat. Josh Homme – Jackson
Listen to Florence Welch with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, covering country artists Johnny Cash and June Carter’s “Jackson.” Need I say more? This is one of the most bizarre combinations I’ve heard, but boy does it work.
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines
I’ll admit, when the White Stripes broke up last year, I was a mess. I stayed in bed for a month, and cried over Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream, thinking I would never have the sweet pleasure of listening to Jack and Meg White serenade me again. Ok… that was a little dramatic. But luckily, Jack White is releasing his solo album on April 24, which features his second single Sixteen Saltines. In the music video, White is the last adult on earth and is taken captive by a bunch of children who run amok around town and eventually burn him alive. Pretty twisted, but amusing at the same time, and it takes the single to a whole new level.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – That’s What’s Up
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros shot to fame two years ago with their wildly popular hit “Home,” which was covered about a billion times and even featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Now, the 12-piece ensemble is back to their folk roots with “That’s What’s Up,” which incorporates a fun bass line, and gospel inspired clapping and harmonies. Look out for the band’s new album, Here, on May 29.