We know your brushing up on your Beyoncé, prepping for that Feb. 7 halftime throwdown, but don’t miss out on all these new tracks and clips.
Grizfolk, “Bob Marley”
Los Angeles-based quintet Grizolk dropped their two-years-in-the-making debut LP, Waking Up the Giants, Friday. A highlight of the anthemic collection is this stomping, whistling tune about the simple thrill of driving straight toward the horizon. It’s as sunny as the city the group hails from.
London post-punk revivalists Savages shared the video for their sophomore set’s lead track this week and it bleeds vintage Sinead O’Connor — which is to say, it’s damn near perfect.
Ron Pope & the Nighthawks, “Bad Intentions”
The Nashville indie stalwart surrounded himself with brand-new musicians for his sixth effort, Ron Pope & the Nighthawks, and never is the fun more felt than on this hootenanny flare-up. With Texas dancehall charm and a boozy bassline, it’s irresistible.
Who knew they got so dark in Florida? Straight from the Sunshine State, this duo is howling about being an all-around bad bet over a howling electro-R&B beat. “Make me your monster,” they beg. We just might.
Alberta Cross, “Ghost of Santa Fe”
Quentin Tarantino favorite Craig Stark stars in Alberta Cross’ latest video — a lonesome, desperate trip through the desert. But don’t let the setting distract you from the tune. The Anglo-Swedish rockers are at their best on the horn-soaked, folk-rock scorcher.