New Music: Feist drops “Century”, Beth Ditto is on “Fire”

There's no shortage of catchiness on our list of the week's best new songs.

- Apr 6, 2017

Oh Wonder – Ultralife

“Ultralife” is the first song we’ve heard from Oh Wonder since 2015, and it was worth the wait. The melodies are sharp, the chorus pervasive, and everything is held together by some natural-sounding percussion and a bright, lilting piano. This is undoubtedly the most fully-formed we have seen Oh Wonder to date.

Feist – Century

If her last two singles are any indication, Feist’s upcoming album will be her most rock-influenced yet. The track features the same coarse vocals and garage sound as last month’s comeback single “Pleasure”, pounding along before giving way to a spoken word section courtesy of former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.

The Murlocs – Noble Soldier

The first single off their forthcoming album, “Noble Soldier” is a catchy garage rock jam with a story to tell: “The track paints the picture of an everyday forgotten hero-turned-vagabond, chugging along for hope despite failure," says singer and lyricist Ambrose Kenny-Smith.

San Cisco – Hey, Did I Do You Wrong?

A laidback summer anthem with airy instrumentation and wistful lyrics, HDIDTW’s greatest strength is in the big sexy hooks that make up its chorus.

Beth Ditto – Fire

It’s hard to say what we like most about this one: the Janis Joplin-esque vocals, the unique merging of country and indie rock, or that delicious bassline.

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