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Playboy Playlist: A Few Tracks to Liven Up Your News Feed

Playboy Playlist: A Few Tracks to Liven Up Your News Feed:

This week in music news we found out which festivals enjoy which drugs and Rihanna wore a scrambled egg dress – pretty humdrum. Since it’s almost certain you were bludgeoned by headlines about the mass of Tom Brady’s balls, we wanted to make sure that these new songs and music videos didn’t slip through the cracks…

FIRST AID KIT – “AMERICA” (SIMON AND GARFUNKEL COVER)

Last night Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit bid Mr. Letterman farewell with a beautiful cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “America,” which Dave described as the song he would sing to his son before he went to bed. If anyone asks, you just ate something super spicy, you’re not crying at all…

TAME IMPALA – “EVENTUALLY"

Another week, and another single from Tame Impala’s highly anticipated LP Currents. The latest, entitled “Eventually,” takes us on a dreamy glide through starry synths as we’re summoned deeper into psychedelic space by frontman Kevin Parker’s tempting croon.

Currents is set to release July 17th.

MIKAL CRONIN – “TURN AROUND”

For the leading track off Mikal Cronin’s incredible LP MCIII, the musician teamed up with JASH and comedians Kurt Braunohler, Kristen Schaal, and others to produce a shot-for-shot remake of Natalie Imbruglia’s 1997 music video “Torn.” And if you haven’t checked out MCIII yet, we seriously suggest doing so. And you should probably buy it…it’s that good.

DUCKTAILS – “HEADBANGING IN THE MIRROR”

Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile announced his sophomore Ducktails LP St. Catherine with the release of its lead single “Headbanging in the Mirror.” The song, which features musician/composer James Ferraro, is a much more placid cruise than its title would suggest.

St. Catherine is due out July 24th via Domino.

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS + Q-TIP – “GO”

The Chemical Brothers and Q-Tip teamed up with director Michael Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) for their unsurprisingly eccentric “Go” music video featuring a futuristic procession of robotic dancers. The song will be featured on the new album Born In The Echoes, due out July 17th.


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