The best mixes are ones that deliver the time-honored one-two. The one being the familiar, and the two being the new sound. This week’s V:Music playlist is skilled in doing just that — for the former, we’ve got the names that pay the bills and provide the thrills: Get comfortable with fresh cuts heralding returns from Lorde, Wolf Alice, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Portugal. The Man, Fleet Foxes, Joywave, Macklemore, and that girls who taught us to love it all, Icona Pop.
On the discovery tip comes that vaunted next wave, including selected tracks from All Tvvins, Angus & Julia Stone, DeJ Loaf, XYLO, Jaira Burns, Snow Culture, Aron, and V:Music faves Terror Jr.
In local arenas, PVRIS are back with another banger, and Ella Vos unveils a new remix just in time for her gig with Contact on Saturday (June 17) at The Red Room at Cafe 939.
Hey, let’s face it, you thought this week was all about the ripper of a track Wolf Alice dropped, or that disco-rock anthem from The Killers that might actually be strong enough to summon WFNX back from the dead (RIP, bb). Turns out there’s more in the jukebox — a lot more.
So here it is. This is V:Music. Made for you.
To listen to the full mix as one continuous playlist, jump ahead here.