New tracks from hip-hop studs, fresh jams from locals, and some buzzy numbers to accompany that second cup of coffee. Wear headphones when pumping these so your boss doesn’t know how turnt you get.
|1.||Quilt – “Arctic Shark”|
Local psych-folk trio Quilt surfaces the first jam from its sophomore LP “Held in Splendor,” which will be released Jan. 28 on Mexican Summer.
|2.||Cults – “High Road”|
The duo that hit it big with its 2011 debut will release the follow-up, “Static,” next Tuesday on Columbia. “High Road” mixes a bit of funky R&B with the band’s signature whispery electro-pop.
|3.||Yuck – “Memorial Fields”|
The British quartet’s frontman Daniel Blumberg departed earlier this year, but the band did a terrific job reinventing itself for its new album “Glow and Behold,” which dropped last week. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of ‘90s fuzzy glow left over in the new sound.
|4.||Danny Brown feat. Purity Ring – “25 Bucks”|
Detroit-based hot mess Danny Brown spits over commanding production with help from Canadian haze-poppers Purity Ring. Brown’s latest, “Old,” dropped yesterday on Fool’s Gold.
|5.||Parquet Courts- “Descend (The Way)”|
The Brooklyn punk crew just released its new “Tally All The Things You Broke EP” which is both kickass and different all the way through. “Descend (The Way)” is a frantic little romp from it.
|6.||Dead Gaze – “Runnin on the Moon”|
Dead Gaze’s debut album “Brain Holiday” will be out on Oct. 21, but this new track provides a promising look at the Mississippi project’s first full-length effort. Horn-fueled, distorted power pop — it’s a description that isn’t often given.
|7.||Pusha T (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – “Nosetalgia”|
With a KRS-One sample and help from the current king of hip-hop Kendrick Lamar, Clipse’s Pusha T flexes his muscles on one of the best tracks off his new album, “My Name Is My Name.”
|8.||Sore Eros and Kurt Vile – “Serum”|
The first taste of a collaboration with deep local roots. Sore Eros’ Robert Robinson and former The War on Drugs member Kurt Vile recorded their upcoming “Jamaica Plain EP” in the titular neighborhood. The release will be out Nov. 4 on Care In The Community Recordings.