It’s impossible to cover each bit of new music that comes out during the week, so every Friday, we’ll be doing an end of the week music roundup. It’s called Final Track, and we’ll count off a few songs released during the week that are worth giving a listen to.
Today, we’ve got selections from High On Fire, Palehound, Rapsody, and more.
“Morrissey Book Page One – Sung” by Peter Serafinowicz
Probably the best song you’ll hear all week. It’s comedian Peter Serafinowicz singing the first page of Morrissey’s autobiography, to the tune of “William, It Was Really Nothing.” The Pope of Mope of Maul.
“Backseat Freestyle” by Angel Haze
The latest installment of Angel Haze’s “30 Gold” series has her fittingly freestyling over Kendrick Lamar’s “Backseat Freestyle.” She rhymes “apostrophe” with “hypothesis,” so bonus English/science points.
“Mass Hysteria” by Rapsody
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“Couldn’t Hold a Candle” by Audacity
Snotty California rock ‘n’ roll with power chords worthy of going on tour with Wavves.
Best Nail EP by Palehound
I’ve raved about Ellen Kempner, a.k.a. Palehound, before, and now you can hear her riveting lo-fi debut EP here.
“Do What U Want” by Lady Gaga ft. R. Kelly
There’s a lot to not like here — a new song hidden in a Best Buy commercial for headphones, a new Lady Gaga song hidden in a Best Buy commercial for headphones — but there’s also R. Kelly in a new Lady Gaga song hidden in a Best Buy commercial for headphones. Let’s just say pure morbid curiosity won out over common sense.
“Slave the Hive” by High on Fire
Exactly the kind of punishing metal you want to hear on the way out of the office for the weekend.
*smashes every door and window*