The Playlist: Godspeed You! Black Emperor / Jack White / MGMT


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Godspeed You! Black Emperor

We Drift Like Worried Fire

The Montreal-based band have just announced a worldwide tour in support of their excellent new album, 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'. This track is a highlight of that album.

Jack White

Coal Miner's Daughter

The ex-White Stripes frontman tore into this cover of Loretta Lynn's 1970 hit at one of Record Store Day's 'open recording' sessions.


Alien Days

This new single, another Record Store Day-affiliated release, continues MGMT's exploration of complex, synth-led neo-prog. 'Time to Pretend' now feels further away than ever.

Lil Durk

Dis Ain't What U Want

Durk (pictured) has followed fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef's lead by developing his uncompromising hip-hop without releasing an overtly commercial track. Authenticity is having a real resurgence in rap.

Guided By Voices

Flunky Minnows

As Pitchfork pointed out, this lead single from the band's brand new LP, 'English Little League', sounds like a song packed with choruses. An unbelievably catchy release.

Wild Nothing

A Dancing Shell

This first single from the band's forthcoming seven-track EP, 'Empty Estate', is a stripped-down, chilled-out affair.