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 best new music segment.
On this week’s list, we have Armand Hammer’s noisy, thrilling ‘Trauma Mic’, the Pink Siifu-assisted lead single off their upcoming album; Drop Nineteens’ first new single in 30 years, the dreamy and poignant ‘Scapa Flow’; ‘And Then He Wrapped His Wings Around Me’, the magnificent lead single from Mary Lattimore’s new LP, which features vocal contributions from Meg Baird and accordion from Walt McClements; and ‘tapeworm’, a hauntingly abrasive preview of Spirit of the Beehive’s upcoming EP.
Best New Songs: August 7, 2023
Song of the Week: Armand Hammer, ‘Trauma Mic’
Drop Nineteens, ‘Scapa Flow’
Mary Lattimore feat. Meg Baird and Walt McClements, ‘And Then He Wrapped His Wings Around Me’
Spirit of the Beehive, ‘tapeworm’