PLAYLIST: Jenny Owen Youngs’ Night Songs
Youngs shares fourteen tracks she looked to for inspiration on her nocturnal new EP.
PLAYLIST: Anna of the North’s Songs to Be Heartbroken—and Recover—To
The Norwegian synth-pop star lists her top cuffing and uncuffing tunes by Toro y Moi, Céline Dion, and more.
PLAYLIST: Great Grandpa’s Songs They Wish They Knew When They Were Younger
Al Menne shares nine recent favs from Big Thief, Lucy Dacus, Bill Callahan, and more.
PLAYLIST: White Reaper’s Songs That Make Them Hungry
Cardi B, System of a Down, and Harry Nilsson soundtrack the power-pop group’s food fantasies.
PLAYLIST: Screaming Females’ Favorite Non-Album Tracks
Preceding their “Singles Too” comp, Marissa Paternoster and Jarrett Dougherty share some B-side favs.
PLAYLIST: Tiger Army’s Songs That Influenced “Retrofuture”
Nick 13 details eleven tracks that informed the surf rock, punk, and other elements of his band’s sixth album.
PLAYLIST: RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Favorite Remixes
With their “SOLACE” remix album out today, the Australian house trio share their favorite reworks of other artists’ songs.
PLAYLIST: Parsnip’s Songs About Fruit
To accompany their debut LP “When the Tree Bears Fruit,” the Australian garage rockers serve up more songs about fruit.
PLAYLIST: Harmony Woods’ Perfect Songs
Alongside news of a sophomore album in tow, the Philly songwriter made us a list of ten tracks she considers to be flawless.
PLAYLIST: Debby Friday’s Songs That Remind Her Why She Loves Music
The experimental producer lists ten tracks that helped her keep things fresh while writing “DEATH DRIVE.”
PLAYLIST: oso oso’s Songs That Inspired “basking in the glow”
Jade Lilitri offers up ten tracks that informed the sounds of his band’s latest LP.
PLAYLIST: Strange Ranger Recall the Songs That Inspired “Remembering the Rockets”
From Red House Painters to Oneohtrix Point Never, the Philly rockers give some context for their experimental new record.
PLAYLIST: Ada Lea’s Sun and Moon Songs
Working with the same dichotomy that inspired her debut, the Montreal songwriter lists ten astrologically bent influences.
PLAYLIST: Joanna Sternberg’s Songs That Will Help Me and Help Me and Will Always Help Me
The NYC-based songwriter goes long on the songs and artists that inspired their debut for Conor Oberst’s Team Love Records.
PLAYLIST: Penelope Isles’ Bangers ’n’ Mash-Ups
The scuzzy Brightoners serve up eleven of their sweetest kitchen jams.
PLAYLIST: Horse Jumper of Love’s Songs That Inspired Them to Do Something with Their Lives
The Boston slowcore three-piece list their go-to drinking songs, doom-not-black metal tracks, and more.
PLAYLIST: Yola Is a Little Bit Country, and a Little Bit Western
The Bristol-born artist proves once again that country music is as black as it is white.
PLAYLIST: Sports Team’s Guide to the Best New U.K. Artists
As they blitzkrieg the U.S. with a quick slew of tour dates, the post-punks smuggle us a list of the hottest bands making waves in their native land.