Welcome back to The Verge’s weekly musical roundup. I’m Jamieson, I’m still your host, and I’m bringing this week’s special group of jams to you from beneath a pile of breakfast tacos and discarded brisket bits in Austin, Texas. Our music team has spent the bulk of the week here attending panels and watching late-night showcases as part of this year’s SXSW festivities, and we’re going to keep at it through the weekend until we have to scrape our exhausted husks out of the Lone Star State.
In that spirit, we’ve collected 10 recent tracks from the artists we’ve been most excited to see this week. (They’re being delivered without blurbs, a temporary change our more text-averse readers may welcome. Enjoy it while it lasts!) Like almost every other week, the musical selections are all over the place: we’re ping-ponging from piercing emo and wistful country-soul to art-R&B and abrasive Asian hip-hop. It’s a wild ride, one that reflects the insane breadth of the artists hanging out with us in Austin this week. We’ll get back to our regularly scheduled jamming next Friday.
Remember to subscribe to our Spotify playlist if you haven’t already — it’s updated weekly! Let’s go:
Aristophanes, "As You Want":
D∆WN, "Not Above That (Deadboy Remix)":
Empress Of, "Water Water":
Julien Baker, "Rejoice":
Leon Vynehall, "Kiburu’s":
Meishi Smile, ...Belong:
Rome Fortune, "Blicka Blicka":
Whitney, "No Woman":
Wiwek & Skrillex ft. Elliphant, "Killa":
Here’s the running This Is Your Next Jam playlist — have a great weekend!