Pretty Lights: “We Must Go On”
Soul and trip-hop converge on this rubber-legged new track from Colorado beatmaker Derek Vincent Smith.
Elle Varner: “Refill”
In an even weirder experiment in genre-bending, up-and-comer Varner mixes soul and bluegrass on this flawed, fascinating track from her just-out mixtape, “Conversational Lush.”
Canaan Smith: “We Got Us”
The newly minted country singer (and former “Amazing Race” contestant) releases his first single and launches a thousand wedding reception slow dances in the process.
Young Moe featuring Fat Trel: “Tired of Being Broke”
The DMV stars and frequent collaborators reunite for this recession rap near-classic from Moe’s new “Humble Hustle.”
Pelican: “Lathe Biosas”
The Chicago instrumentalists answer the question: What happens when you throw post-metal and post-rock into a blender?