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.
On this week’s list, we have Courtney Barnett’s comforting yet incisive ‘Rae Street’, the lead single off her forthcoming third album; Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine’s ‘Reach Out’, one of two beautifully pristine folk-pop tracks that accompanied the announcement of the Asthmatic Kitty labelmates’ new collaborative album; ‘Desire’, a dreamy, immersive highlight from The Goon Sax’s new album; Strand of Oaks’s spectral, evocative ‘Galacticana’, the lead single from Tim Showalter’s upcoming LP; ’18 Cigarettes’, the jangly, infectious lead offering from Ducks Ltd.’s forthcoming full-length debut; and the gorgeously transcendent shoegaze of ‘One More Last One’ by Asheville band Wednesday.
Best New Songs: July 12, 2021
Courtney Barnett, ‘Rae Street’
Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augstine, ‘Reach Out’
The Goon Sax, ‘Desire’
Ducks Ltd., ’18 Cigarettes’
Song of the Week: Strand of Oaks, ‘Galacticana’
Wednesday, ‘One More Last One’