Singles For The Weekend – July 18th

We’ve got your musical version of speed-dating for this weekend. No matter what you’re feeling, there’s a release for that.

Father John Misty – “Anthem +3”

Papa John is doing some good with this EP; proceeds are going to CARE Action and Ground Game LA. This EP runs at just about 20 minutes, with four covers: two from Leonard Cohen, one from Link Wray, and another from Cat Stevens. This collection of covers is Misty’s most recent work after this year’s live-recording Off-key in Hamburg and 2018’s God’s Favorite Customer.

The Regrettes – “I Love Us”

Just like with a picture-perfect scene, this song is about loving absolutely everything happening in a relationship. The track is fun, dancey, and flirting with the influences of power pop.

Cults – “Trials”

Cults return with the second single to their newly-announced upcoming record, Host. This record follows 2017’s Offering. The track is secretly sinister; underneath shimmering vintage-tinged sounds lies themes of obsession and gaslighting.

The Bright Light Social Hour – “Enough”

“Enough” is a psych-pop single from the upcoming record Jude, Vol. 2.  This track, and the album itself, is a reflection upon and rejection of society’s expectations of masculinity.

Psymon Spine (feat. Barrie) – “Milk”

Psymon Spine are creating an intergalactic discotheque on “Milk”. This groovy electronic track is the band’s first release since 2017 album You Are Coming to My Birthday.

Matt Berninger – “Distant Axis”

The familiar voice of The National frontman Matt Berninger is center-stage on this relatively simple track. This single follows “Serpentine Prison”, the title track for the singer’s solo album.

Hovvdy – “Runner”

Pretty little single “Runner” kicked off this week. From the Austin-based Hovvdy, the single is a look back on childhood.