Music Monday, 6th June 2016

Welcome to Music Monday — your weekly round-up of the Best New Music, videos, articles & upcoming releases on Let’s Loop.

💯 SONG OF THE WEEK: “Frankie Sinatra” by The Avalanches

It’s been a loooooooong time coming (16 years!), but The Avalanches are finally releasing a follow up to their stunning debut, Since I Left You (and all of its 3,500+ samples). The album’s called Wildflower, is out July 8th and will feature Danny Brown & MF Doom (both on this track), Toro Y Moi, Father John Misty & more.

🔥 DON’T MISS: “Wow” by Beck

From listening to Wow, last year’s Dreams single & his recent collaborations with M83, Flume and The Chemical Brothers (here, here and here) one thing is very clear… the somber Beck who brought us Morning Phase has gone and been replaced by the fun & funky fella who released Odelay almost 20 years ago. And it’s pretty great!

🔥 DON’T MISS: “Drag Queen” by The Strokes

On Friday The Strokes released a new EP (their first new music together since 2013’s Comedown Machine) called Future Present Past consisting of 3 new songs: Drag Queen, Oblivius & Threat Of Joy. Which song is the future, present & past we’ll leave up to you, but one thing’s for sure… it’s great to have them back!!

🙌 WORTH A LISTEN: Angel Olsen announces her follow up to the stunning Burn Your Fire and shares Intern, of Montreal return with It’s Different For Girls, Gucci Mane shares First Day Out Tha Feds, Ryley Walker returns with The Halfwit In Me, Band Of Horses share Whatever, Wherever, and hip-hop veterans De La Soul team with Snoop Dogg on Pain.


With her follow up to 2013’s Matangi due any day now (we hope!), M.I.A. has shared a new video described as “a mix of all the songs on my upcoming LP”. Is it just us or does it just sound like one song though?!

🤓 ARTICLE OF THE WEEK: Why do only some people get ‘skin orgasms’ from listening to music?

Have you ever been listening to music and felt a chill run up your spine, or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders? You’re experiencing frisson, and this is how it works.

😍 LET’S LOOP CLASSICS: “Kind Of Blue” by Miles Davis

Kind Of Blue is not only one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, but one of the best albums of any genre ever recorded. First released in 1959, it went on to sell over 4 million copies (it’s still the best-selling jazz album of all time) and influence everyone from jazz great John Coltrane to Pink Floyd and A Tribe Called Quest.

That’s it for this week, loopers. Want more? Check out your Recommended Loops, these Popular Playlists, this week’s Music Charts or see who’s Trending right now.

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