Every week we bring you SOUNDCHECK — your destination for best new music which were broadcast on the Web during the week. Because you always need to be ready when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week's roundup features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists.
“Stuck in the Middle” – BABYMONSTER
The members of Babymonster, K-pop's hottest female rookie group, all have high falsetto ranges, and all of them can clearly sang.
“Female Envy” – The Last Supper
The Last Dinner Party is a band we're supporting this year, and they just released their very first album. “The Feminine Urge” encapsulates everything we love so much about them: poetic lyricism, romantic grooves and intelligent reflections on the things we inherit from our mothers.
“Burn the House Down” – Paramore
Hayley Williams tries out a sly new vocal on Paramore's boisterous new cover of Talking Heads' “Burning Down The House” — the only one worth listening to in 2024.
“AL SHAM (الشام)” – Elyanna
The astonishing change of electric guitar rhythm on Elyanna's sirenic Arabic-pop song “AL SHAM (الشام)” is a brilliant demonstration of the meeting of East and West.
“Commas” – Arya Starr
As afrobeats continue to cross the Atlantic, Nigerian superstar Arya Starr and her effortlessly playful voice is a name you should know.
“Mood ring” – Dehd
Dehd, three Chicago rockers, have just created your lusty grunge rock anthem for Valentine's Day.
“Slow Burn” – Song of Infinity
The soft rock reflections and breathtaking Cranberries vocals will make you understand why Jay Z signed this group of brothers and sisters.
“Abracadabra” – Wes Nelson, Craig David
Wes Nelson flirted with love island UK and now he's turned his hand to creating garage banger dance music with genre legend Craig David – an impeccable career move.
“Chasing the Bus” – Yaya Bey
Brooklyn's Yaya Bey confronts a man against an unexpected and soothing backdrop of gurgling sounds and spacey synths.
“The house of the moment” – Julien Chang
Intentionally lo-fi textures can sometimes seem overdone, but Baltimore musician Julien Chang uses them to great effect on his contemplative yet warm new song “Home For The Moment.”