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

 

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.

MGMT

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.

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