Also: New music from Ty Segall Band, Future, Mount Eerie and more.
You already know what it is! Time to look back at the best new songs of the week.
Fiona Apple - "Every Single Night"
Since the music press collectively decided the return of Fiona Apple is an event of messianic proportions, there's a chance you already heard this one. It's real good, so go ahead and listen again. Her mouthful of a new album title will be out June 19.
St. Vincent - "Krokodil"
Annie Clark has always been surprisingly nasty on the six-string (to say nothing of her sly, biting wordplay), but her songwriting has never sneered with such outright aggression before. "Krokodil" should be the good kind of slap in the face when St. Vincent plays the Newport on Tuesday, May 8.
Future - "Same Damn Time"
This song isn't technically new, but it is all over Power 107.5 right now. Rightfully so. Since when is "talking on the iPhone, sipping out the styrofoam" considered multi-tasking? Since when does it matter when your single is this stupid and/or stupid good? Future's first official LP "Pluto" is out now on A1/Epic.
Mount Eerie - "Lone Bell"
This latest leak from Phil Elverum's latest has me hoping for a work on par with "The Glow, Pt. 2." May 22 is the big day for "Clear Moon."
The Flaming Lips featuring Erykah Badu - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Everything I've heard so far from the Lips' album of collaborations, "The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends," has been trippy and great. This track with Ms. Badu is no exception. The album's out now on Warner Bros., so go get it. (It even has a song with Ke$ha!)
Sonny & the Sunsets - "Pretend You Love Me"
Speaking of the Lips, this song reminds me of the melancholy side they showed off on "The Soft Bulletin" and "Yoshimi" as filtered through California country rock. "Pretend You Love Me" has me stoked to hear Sonny's new album of the same name, coming June 26 on Polyvinyl.
Ty Segall Band - "Wave Goodbye"
In the past year, Segall has gone from "underground-underground" to "press-darling-underground." It's unclear whether he's the best of the Bay Area's psychedelic neo-garage punks, but he's certainly become the most publicized. "Wave Goodbye" makes a strong case for the man. Ty Segall Band's "Slaughterhouse" hits June 26 on In the Red.
Action Bronson - "A Simple Man"
Is there a hotter rapper in blog world right now than Action Bronson? The Albanian-born chef and marijuana enthusiast keeps the quality coming with this non-album single.
Can - "Deadly Doris"
From the New Old Songs department: A previously unreleased Can track that's making me think about LCD Soundsystem, and not just because James Murphy swears he was there.
The Magic - "Mr. Hollywood"
Definitely feeling this little slice of disco delight. The Magic's debut album "Ragged Gold" is coming on June 25 through Half Machine Records.