A fresh batch of the week’s essentials.
Happy Friday, good people, and welcome to the greener side of winter. Release Day’s short on the long-plays, but there’s plenty of heat circulating in our latest installment of The Round-Up.
Well worth the wait, ScHoolboy Q has finally returned from a three-year hiatus with a ravenous new single. Ahead of his second album in six months, Anderson .Paak served up the first taste of Ventura. Gavin Turek suited-up for a glamorous disco stint. Stones Throw’s Rejoicer swung heavy with a haze-for-days delicacy. Rayana Jay and DUCKWRTH took it to the floor with a house-inflected earworm. Twin Shadow showed his experimental pop colors on an energetic and infectious bop.
For your full-length consideration, there’s Pareidollia, an ambitious, polyrhythmic spell from Hiatus Kaiyote drummer Perrin Moss (as Clever Austin,) featuring contributions from Georgia Anne Muldrow and Jon Bap.
Hear it all and so much more in this week’s episode of The Round-Up playlist. Hit the link below to subscribe to Okayplayer’s Spotify channel for an endless supply of extended listening.