It's that time! New Music Tuesday is here for your playlist-making pleasure. What's in store this second week of June? A few highlights: a new supergroup that melds old and new, and a new single from a soulful breakthrough talent from Texas.
Read on for some required listening.
FFS by FFS ($12)
Meet music’s latest supergroup, FFS, a collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks, of 70s-era synth-pop not-quite-fame. Required listening, for sure.
"Smooth Sailin’" by Leon Bridges ($1)
The latest single from much-buzzed-about Leon Bridges continues in the same foot-tapping, throwback vein of his other four tracks. Smooth sailing to his forthcoming album, certainly.
I Don’t Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten ($9)
Singer-songwriter Shaon Van Etten sounds more confident than ever in this EP release, her lush guitar rhythms and haunting whisper-croon totally enrapturing.
All Your Favorite Bands by Dawes ($9)
This fourth album from folk-rock quartet Dawes is a touch down-trodden, a little love-lorn. Be warned.
Chrissybaby Forever by Christopher Owens ($12)
‘Girls’ frontman Christopher Owens delivers his characteristically stripped-down, pleasant yet faintly hungover edge to this new solo release.
What are you listening to right now? Tell us in the comments.