A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind
Shanell: “How to Love” (Lil Wayne remix/cover)
The Young Money diva throws down with a gender-bending cover of her boss’s acoustic “Tha Carter IV” track.
Death Grips: “Takyon (Death Yon)”
MC Ride and sometime Wavves/Hella drummer Zach Hill have united to form Sacramento’s most terrifying band, a beyond-hardcore hip-hop outfit with a nuclear blast of a mix tape, “Ex Military,” from which this track springs.
Givers: “Up Up Up” (Body Language remix)
The Vampire Weekend-alikes’ infectious new single gets a blissed-out remix.
Blitzen Trapper: “American Goldwing”
No one does slightly creepy ’70s A.M. jangle folk better than Blitzen Trapper, as demonstrated by the just-dropped title track to their September disc.
You know that Wu-Tang Clan/Fugazi mash-up album you always fantasized about but never dreamed might actually exist one day? It’s here, courtesy of Minneapolis producers Cecil Otter and Swiss Andy.