This Week’s Best New Songs: Sufjan Stevens, the National, Thrash Palace, and More

    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 Sufjan Stevens’ hushed, wearily beautiful ‘So You Are Tired’, which leads his forthcoming album Javelin; the National’s fantastic new single ‘Space Invader’, which is almost post-rock in its grandeur; Mali Velasquez’s intimate, stunning new single ‘Bobby’; ‘Go’, the distorted, invigorating new track from Thrash Palace, a new project from Sarah Register, Vice Cooler, and Erika M. Anderson; ‘Fifteen to Infinity’, a heartfelt highlight from Fiddlehead’s new LP; and ‘Your Beautiful Self’, the vulnerable lead single from Land of Talk’s upcoming album Performances.

    Best New Songs: August 21, 2023

    Song of the Week: Sufjan Stevens, ‘So You Are Tired’

    The National, ‘Space Invader’

    Mali Velasquez, ‘Bobby’

    Thrash Palace, ‘Go’

    Fiddlehead, ‘Fifteen to Infinity’

    Land of Talk, ‘Your Beautiful Self’

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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