Essential tracks this week: Anteloper, Pusha T and more


Another week and a fresh batch of new tunes to listen to, including a jazz duo looking for more spacey electro sounds, highly anticipated new music from a hip-hop MVP, and a whole load of punk .

Also, listen to our ongoing Essential Tracks Playlist 2022.

Anteloper – “A living genre”

New York trumpeter jaimie branch has been one of the most exciting musicians to watch in recent years, her pair of fly or die some of the boldest and most exciting albums in contemporary jazz. Like Anteloper, her collaboration with Jason Nazary, the music takes a less traditional turn towards electronics and beats, in which she describes as “Sun-drenched acoustic musicians through electro-magnetism.” “One Living Genus” is an epic and impressive example of this, a dense and hazy mix of electronics with an almost doom pulse, heavy music with weightless elements, an adventurous step into uncharted territory with a dense arsenal of sounds and powerful at their disposal.

Since pink dolphinsout June 17 via international anthem

Pusha T – “Let the smokers shine the cups”

Pusha T’s highly anticipated sequel release in 2018 DAYTONA has been a slow rollout with its share of drama, especially between Kid Cudi, who is featured on one track, and Kanye West, who is credited with producing or co-producing six of his tracks. But putting that aside, Pusha’s longtime collaboration with The Neptunes, mostly with Clipse, has almost always produced nothing but gold, and “Let the Smokers Shine the Coupes” is no exception, a standout. fierce of It’s almost dry it’s heavy with bass and eerie gothic samples that provide incredible support for Pusha’s trademark steely yet relentless delivery. Together they seem unstoppable.

Available now through GOOD/Def Jam

Bad Breeding – “Prescription”

British hardcore band Bad Breeding are serious business. The Stevenage-based outfit comes out of the gates with a heavy dose of commentary and a chip on its shoulders with “Prescription,” a kind of protest song against homogenous culture and a society controlled by capitalist forces. And it absolutely rocks. From the first second, the band is charging full speed, the guitars are roaring, vocalist Chris Dodd is barking breathlessly at the forces that hold us back by only giving us what we think we want. It’s edgy, and it’s loud, and it’s just what you might need right now.

Since Human capitalout July 8th via iron lung/A small independent

CLAMM – “A little much”

Well, you might need even louder, more agonizing punk rock, which Melbourne trio CLAMM deliver in deafening doses. “Bit Much” is the first single from their second album, and it feels like we’re throwing ourselves out the window, both out of cathartic need for destruction and sheer pleasure. The song itself is a cry of frustration at both struggling mental health and the collapsing world around us. And this loud, fuzzy, screaming anthem is at least a fitting temporary prescription for such a problem. Crank up the volume and replay as often as needed.

Since Careout August 19 via Music Chapter

Viagra Boys – “He’s not a thief”

Of the countless bands that have emerged over the past decade of post-punk revivalism, Viagra Boys is by far one of the most purely entertaining. “Ain’t No Thief” is proof enough, not so much a post-punk song as a hard-hitting scuzz-disco groove that revolves around a central motif of vocalist Sebastian Murphy denying stealing someone’s jacket: “We happen to have the same shit, motherfucker.” It’s hilarious, fun, wicked, and tailor-made for dancing to your heart’s content.

Since cave worldreleased July 8 via YEAR001

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Jeff Terich

Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He’s been writing about music for 20 years and has been published by American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and a few others he’s forgotten about right now. He still never gets tired of it.


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