RJD2 - Her Majesty's Socialist Request, from the new album "More Is Than Isn't."
Naughty Boy - La La La feat. Sam Smith, from the new album "Hotel Cabana."
Add Dresses to the long list of recent bands who are impossible to search for on the internet. But their name has some significance -- Dresses' music is seriously a no-frills affair. It's light, cheery pop with surfy hooks that don't require a complicated band name.
Best Coast - This Lonely Morning, from the "Fade Away EP."
Lizzo - Bus Passes and Happy Meals, from the new album "Lizzobangers."
Noah and The Whale - All Through the Night, from the new album "Heart Of Nowhere."
Cass McCombs - There Can Be Only One, from the new album "Big Wheel and Others."
Lissie - Shameless, from the new album "Back To Forever."
Luke Temple - Florida, from the new album "Good Mood Fool."
There is perhaps no greater local success story over the past year than that of Lizzo's. A transplant from Houston and Detroit, she made a splash in the Twin Cities first with her band Lizzo and The Larva Ink, and then as a member of The Chalice and GRRRL PRTY. All of these bands have grown her profile substantially, and a slew of guest spots on other local records from the likes of Caroline Smith, as well as her connection with the Totally Gross National Product and Doomtree crews has only helped in that growth.
Sun Gods To Gamma Rays have made quiet strides over the past year, first as a vehicle for frontwoman Brianna Kocka's solo project Caetani, and now as a fleshed out quintet.
France Camp - Ghost Town, from their new self-titled album.
Polvo - Total Immersion, from the new album "In Prism."
Ha Ha Tonka - Colorful Kids, from the new album "Lessons."
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - No Need For A Leader, from the "Blue Record EP."