We here at Vanyaland pride ourselves on the discovery tip, positioning these V:Music playlists as a gateway to find your new favorite band. But every now and then the sweet and familiar show up on New Release Friday, and we're left with no choice but to stack the alt-pop deck with some old friends showing off some shiny new toys.
And that's what's up today (July 28), as we barge out of the V:Music gate with fresh jams from Charli XCX, Dragonette, Passion Pit, The Killers, and Elohim (who we connected with last fall).
From there we weave our usual "new and tested" formula across 20 tracks, including hot sonic takes from Ella Vos, Joywave, Billie Eilish, BØRNS, Purity Ring, Dan Black, Tyne, joan, Coast Modern, James Cherry, and more. There's even a local look at electro-pop duo VERIS, who we dropped a New Sounds bump on earlier in the week.
Introduce your old friends to your new friends, and we can all be friends. This is V:Music. Made for you.
To listen to the full mix as one continuous playlist, jump ahead here.