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 Missy Elliott, Bat for Lashes, and a cat singing Collective Soul.
“9th Inning” by Missy Elliott
After four years away, 90 seconds of Missy Elliott feels like getting a treat from God, Buddha, or whomever you idolize him/herself.
“Great Round Burn” by Kaki King
This track, from guitar virtuosos Kaki King, should score The Hobbit, instead of whatever melodramatic mush Peter Jackson has chosen instead.
“Tick, Tock” by Pusha T, Raekwon, and Joell Ortiz
Straight from the soundtrack of RZA’s highly anticipated martial arts film The Man With the Iron Fists.
“Marilyn” by Bat for Lashes
Bat for Lashes unveils the second single from her upcoming album, The Haunted Man, and it burns as brightly as the actress it’s named after. “Holding you, I’m touching a star” is gonna be written on a lot of Facebook posts this fall.
“Union” by Teen Daze w/ Frankie Rose
An old school doo-wop song buried under mounds of organs and wobbly feedback.
“New God Flow” by Kanye West, Pusha T, and Ghostface Killah
Check out a new version of “New God Flow,” over at Pusha T’s website. We’ll have a lot more about Cruel Summer next week. Stay tuned.
And here’s a cat singing Collective Soul: