This week’s playlist is an odd mix of styles and genres, but think of it as a buffet of foods you’ve never really tried. You might like some, others you may wish you never put on your plate. Be brave. Line up, and take a taste of some new European house, midwestern punk, and local noise rock.
Willis Earl Beal – “Babble on.”
Chicago-based gospel-folk musician Willis Earl Beal broke out earlier this year with his sophomore album, “Nobody Knows.” This week, he released two new tracks. While “Coriander Tree Life” is a declarative, reverb-drenched piece of poetry, “Babble on” is a down-home acoustic classic.
Huntsville, Ala., space rap legends G-Side have reunited after a 13-month hiatus, releasing a new track, “Forever.” The song was produced by the duo’s longtime in-house team Block Beattaz and will appear on its new album, “Gz to Godz.”
Columbus, Ohio, DIY punk trio All Dogs has kept the ball rolling from the release of its debut cassette in July with a new self-titled 7-inch. The band will be in Boston on Jan. 22 at Great Scott with Waxahatchee.
7" by all dogs
Doc Daneeka (feat. Ratcatcher) – “Walk on In”
“Walk On In” is a fierce dancefloor burner from Berlin’s Doc Daneeka. Teaming up with Welsh producer Ratcatcher, the track picks up a drum and bass momentum that is heightened by some key soulful vocal samples.
Marissa Nadler – “Dead City Emily”
Boston-based songwriter Marissa Nadler returns with another chilling acoustic tune. The spectral “Dead City Emily” will appear on her new album “July,” which actually comes out in February on Sacred Bones.
Kele Okereke – “Heartbreaker”
You may know Kele Okereke best as the lead singer of the alt-rock band Bloc Party, but his new solo material is a complete turn from his guitar-guided roots. “Heartbreak” is a house-like electronic track and will appear on his new EP of the same name, out Nov. 25.
Guerilla Toss – “Trash Bed”
Boston’s own Guerilla Toss has built up a reputation as one of the area’s most wild and untamed live acts. The bizarre noise rockers are releasing a new album, “Gay Disco,” on Dec. 10 on NNA Tapes and “Trash Bed” is the first track the band has released from it.
Lily Allen – “Hard Out Here”
British pop star Lily Allen is back on the scene after a personal hiatus, and while this new cut is a bit cheesy, it proves that the classic Lily is back. “Hard Out Here” tackles body image and gender issues while remaining playful but in-your-face.