Some of this week's best songs came with their own music videos, making the two media hard to separate. So this list does double duty, giving us new jams from Grimes, Death Grips and Grounders. Watch and listen below.
Vogueing through jungles, temples and neon-burnt streets, you get the sense that Grimes thrives by soaking in the colour — literally, metaphorically — wherever she might be.
Death Grips, "On GP"
The internet's favourite noise-rap trolls have a new post-breakup (?) jam, and it might be the first Death Grips song you can actually hum along to, with a heavy multi-part psychedelic guitar structure played by, oh, let's guess, Benedict Cumberbatch. It comes with a Replacements-esque anti-video of the band hanging lethargically near a giant speaker. JENNY DEATH WHEN you ask? Next week. Unless it's been here all along. - Richard Trapunski
...something's not right — that voyeuristic camera, the song title you can't quite choke down. Come to think of it, we never really see her face. I'm not convinced this is a happy thing at all. Even in a summery jam, the Odonis trio can find a sinister stripe.
Grounders, "Pull It Over Me"
So that's what happened to our sad Garfield costume! The cuddly, sinister Monday-hating cat was last scene protesting chemtrails in the park in our Elephant Stone Noisemakers session, but here he comes back to soundtrack this gauzy, Mac DeMarcian jam from Toronto's Grounders. - Richard Trapunski
Using the green screen as a springboard, director Dave Bedrich matches the band’s mutant discotronix with a polychromatic explosion of cat masks, Casios, and purple-wigged shredding. Grinning faces and layered body parts meld into funhouse mirror visions from the Douggpound school of edit desk overload.