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#diSKOAverweekly: Week of September 18, 2019

I’ve decided to make more work for myself with diSKOAver weekly! So exciting!

I feel like it’s not fair to the bands I feature in this playlist to not give them the same amount of love I do with all the other features I do so I’ve decided to do a tweets worth of info on each track because after all sharing is caring and boy do I give so many fucks about putting these songs in your hands.


  1. Moon Boots - “You Won’t See Me Cry (feat. Little Boots)

    This cut from the new Moon Boots record is my personal slice of discotastic heaven. The rest of the record is super fun, too.

  2. DallasK - “I Know”

    Gonna be honest, kind of embarrassed that I’m just now getting into DallasK but damn I picked a fucking banger to get on board.

  3. Mason - “Rhythm In My Brain”

    Honestly it’s not fair that Mason is so perfect. And he’s SO CASUAL about dropping so many bops. This one is SUCH 💥A 💥VIBE💥.

  4. Los Padres - “Boomerang (feat. Nina Sung)”

    Holy shit my home state over here making me SO PROUD with this house hitttttttttt. Def gonna be keeping an eye out on this duo for what they do next. 👀👀👀

  5. RAAVE TAPES - “stabs”

    I have been OBSESSED with this song since I heard it. They’re like a lovely intersection of The Rapture, Does It Offend You Yeah, Crystal Castles, and Late of the Pier. I WANT MORE DANCE PUNK LIKE THIS. GIVE IT TO ME

  6. CRX - “Walls”

    Fun fact: Josh Homme from QOTSA produced this whole record. Love how fucking high energy this is. Oh and Nick Valensi from The Strokes is the singer so you know these dudes aren’t fuckin around.

  7. Tomos - “An Intermission”

    If I could float around in space to this I would be pretty hype about it. No, I’m not high.

  8. Cashmere Cat - “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY”

    This new single is quite lovely and I’m very happy that they’ll be playing Webby Hall in December.

  9. Sparrows - “Do U Wanna Dance?”

    Something about the synths in this makes me think of “Sync” from the FEZ soundtrack but more energetic and that pleases me very much.

  10. Rejje Snow - “LMFAO”

    I need to spend more time with Rejje’s last record that this track is from. It’s very much my shit, but I bet you’ll be able to tell why this one was my favorite. 😂

  11. AJ Abdullah - “Oh, the Moon!”

    HOW SWEET IS HIS VOICE!? HOW SWEET IS THIS FUCKIN’ SONG!? I’m glad I decided to check my email before I pulled tracks for this week’s update today. This was such a delightful surprise.

  12. MXMS - “What’s My Name?”

    This one is a real gut punch. Funeral pop duo MXMS released this on World Suicide Prevention Day and if it doesn’t make your eyes water a little bit you might be dead inside?????????

  13. Sego x Vacationer - “YAH.”

    Sego and Vacationer teamed up to cover Kendrick Lamar and it’s just so….. *chef’s kiss*

  14. Hunjiya - “go to bed (feat. Ben Hon)”

    My good friend and neighborhood troubadour Jesse Ruben introduced me to Hunjiya (born Alice Kim) when I ran into him on the street a few weeks ago and was like, “you’d fucking love Alice’s music” AND HE WAS RIGHT. Her new EP is FANTASTIC.

  15. Sam Hollis - “Miranda”

    I have been sitting on this Sam Hollis jam for way too long (Sorry Sam). Even though he’s homeys with Timi Temple it’s TOTALLY DIFFERENT VIBE A BOY DO I MEAN VIIIIBBBBEEEE.

  16. Hundredth - “Whatever”

    So this band gradually pivoted from essentially hardcore to shoegaze and it…..totally fucking works. The older stuff is fine, but they really wear this new direction INCREDIBLY WELL.

IF YOU’VE STUMBLED INTO THIS POST AFTER I’VE SWAPPED OUT THESE TRACKS DO NOT PANIC!! I GOTCHU FAM! You can grab these (and a fuckload more music) over in the archive.


[News] The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. Releasing New EP in September

The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. made an appearance on Har Mar Superstar's "Nocturnal Emotions" podcast this week, revealing some exciting news. While the show typically "features long conversations with musicians, actors, artists, and other people of interest focusing on embarrassing moments in their lives and careers," Hammond Jr. took the opportunity to announce a new EP. While it's yet to be titled, the EP will include five tracks and is set to release in September through bandmate Julian Casablancas' label Cult Records.

That's all the info we've got so far, but I for one am really looking forward to this. Hammond Jr.'s solo work has always been good, but he hasn't released anything since 2008's ¿Cómo te Llama?—below you can check out "GfC," my favorite track from that LP.

[Listen] Stream The Strokes' Record Store Day B-side, "Fast Animals"

The Strokes will be giving their Comedown Machine lead single "All The Time" a 7" physical release for this year's Record Store Day, which takes place on April 20th. Serving as a b-side to the release will be an upbeat number titled "Fast Animals". The b-side is actually a faster-paced, alternate recording of the track "Slow Animals", one of the eleven songs included on the band's fifth LP. Check it out below.

Comedown Machine is out tomorrow through RCA Records.

[Album Stream] The Strokes - 'Comedown Machine'

One week ahead of its official release, The Strokes fifth album Comedown Machine is streaming in full over at Pitchfork Advance. Unlike the storied troubles of recording Angles, the band's latest LP was a much smoother process. Hell, frontman Julian Casablancas joining the rest of the band in-studio was a big step forward.

Stream Comedown Machine here, and check back on March 26th for it to officially drop. You can pre-order the album here.

[Listen] Azealia Banks Covers The Strokes' "Barely Legal"

Azealia Banks shows her love for The Strokes' 2001 debut Is This It with a lush cover of "Barely Legal". Premiering a few days ago on New Zealand radio station George FM, the cover features production from Lindbergh Palace, who replaces the traditional guitars and drums with pulsating basslines and spacey synthesizers. Banks' vocals are the clear highlight though, with the Harlem rapper charismatically testing her talents with Julian Casablancas' lyrics. Stream the cover below.

[Listen] The Strokes - "All The Time"

This past weekend, The Strokes teased fans with a 30 second preview of "All The Time", the lead single from their upcoming album Comedown Machine. That changed earlier today when they let loose the full three-minute track. It's classic Is This It/Room On Fire-era Strokes, with an upbeat, grungy sound and no falsetto from Mr. Casablancas (if you haven't yet heard "One Way Trigger", check it out here). Stream "All The Time" below.

The Strokes' fifth album, Comedown Machine, is out on March 26th.

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[News] The Strokes Announce New Album 'Comedown Machine', Set to Release on March 26th

The Strokes announce that their fifth studio album will be titled Comedown Machine, with a release date set for March 26th. Pre-orders for the album started today, so head here to ensure yourself a copy.

Our first taste of the album came in the form of "One Way Trigger", a falsetto-heavy track with a synth line reminiscent of A-Ha's "Take On Me". Another song, titled "All The Time", will be released on February 19th and will serve as the lead single for Comedown Machine. Stream "One Way Trigger" below, and farther down you can check out the band's b-movie-inspired lyric poster for the song.