Throughout the week, we update our Best New Songs playlist with the new releases that caught our attention the most, be it a single leading up to the release of an album or a newly unveiled deep cut. And each Monday, we round up the best new songs released over the past week (the eligibility period begins on Monday and ends Sunday night) in this segment.
Last Friday was a packed release day, but there are still a few individual tracks worth checking out. Before dropping their full album on Friday, Wild Pink shared what might be its best single, ‘Pacific City’; Danish post-punk outfit Iceage announced their next album with the menacing yet oddly danceable ‘Vendetta’; Porridge Radio unveiled the deluxe edition of Every Bad, featuring two wonderfully off-kilter collaborations with Piglet; The Internet co-founder Syd released her first solo material in over three years with the mesmerizing ‘Missing Out’; serpentwithfeet continues to celebrate black queer love with his latest single, the mellow yet infectious ‘Same Size Shoe’; Paris Texas, the LA hip-hop duo of Louie Pastel and Felix, marked their debut with the hard-hitting ‘HEAVY METAL’; and finally, Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy enlisted Cassie Berman and a host of other artists they’ve collaborated with so far in their cover series for a very special rendition of Silver Jews’ ‘The Wild Kindness’.
Best New Songs: February 22, 2021
serpentwithfeet, ‘Same Size Shoe’
Song of the Week: Iceage, ‘Vendetta’
Paris Texas, ‘HEAVY METAL’
Wild Pink, ‘Pacific City’
Syd, ‘Missing Out’
Porridge Radio and Piglet, ‘Let’s Not Fight!’
Bill Callahan and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy feat. Cassie Berman, ‘The Wild Kindness’