The Round-Up: Best Songs of The Week ft. Toro y Moi, Joey Badass, HAIM and More [Playlist]
Toro y Moi’s “Inside My Head,” HAIM’s “You Never Knew” and 18 more of the week’s best cuts
With half the year behind us and summer in full-swing, the season’s proving to be uncharacteristically release-heavy during what would otherwise be a pretty logical rest-stop for all emotional and political injuries sustained in Chapter 1 of The Trump Saga.
Today alone saw the official unveiling of excellent new projects from HAIM, Toro y Moi and DJ Shadow, while the weeks ahead hold Tyler The Creator‘s freshly-announced Scum Fuck Flower Boy, two new voyages with Shabazz Palaces (already proving to be their best work to date,) a standalone project from Anderson .Paak‘s band, The Free Nationals, along with all-but-confirmed outings from a post-TIDAL Kanye West, the revived Pharrell x Justin Timberlake union and our very own Roots crew (with help from 9th Wonder and Salaam Remi.) That year-end reader’s poll is gonna be grueling and revelatory.
Naturally, we’ve gathered selections from each of the day’s releases along with a grip of necessary and proper loosies —Rick Ross, Mura Masa, HONNE, Arcade Fire and so many more — in this week’s edition of The Round-Up. Hear it down below and hit the link to subscribe to our Spotify page for even more sounds and selections.