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Soundboard: DIG’s Weekly Music Picks

Every week, DIG’s staff picks the songs they can’t get out of their heads – for better or worse. Here are this week’s selections. To find the full collection, search for the DIG Soundboard playlist on Spotify (embedded below), and submit your own picks to editor@digbr.wpengine.com to get published.

William McCray Sutherlin – A&E Editor

“Easy On Me” by Jeff Black – Nashville based singer-songwriter Jeff Black gives us a raw, emotional guitar ballad with “Easy on Me.”  Black’s songs have been covered by country greats such as Waylon Jennings and Sam Bush; no doubt a testament to his bold, honest songwriting. If you are feeling like the world is closing in on you, give this one a shot. ★★★★

Pat Gunther – Entertainment Writer

“Svensk Sås” by Todd Terje – The King of Norwegian Disco creates a densely packed atmosphere perfect for those Summer days in the yard or at the beach with this happy-go-lucky electronic inspired track, off his debut LP It’s Album Time, that will have you groovin’ like John Travolta from back in the day. ★★★★★

Avery Raines – Entertainment Writer & KLSU DJ

“Time of Dark” by tUnE-yArDs – Merril Garbus and her motley crew have returned. tUnE-yArDs’ third studio album, nikki nack, is distinctively eclectic, surpassing 2012’s W H O K I L L in terms uniqueness. “Time of Dark” is one of the album’s tamer tracks, and fans of W H O K I L L will appreciate Garbus’ use of layered looping and bold lyrics. ★★★★

Parks Vincent – Entertainment Writer & KLSU DJ

“Friday Fish Fry” by Kelis – Kelis came to the attention for many with her 2004 hit “Milkshakes.” Despite her success in R&B, she took some time away from music to pursue a culinary career. She returned this year inspired and fresh with her new album release titled Food out on Ninja Tune this year. We see Kelis take the front seat as she shifts gears in this bluesy and southern hit “Friday Fish Fry.” From the guitar riffs and horn section to the back-up singers “oohs” and “aahs” this is a summer jam for any BBQ. ★★★★

Cody Worsham, Editor-in-Chief

“Million” by Allen Stone – Stone opened Hangout Fest with his latest single, which he’s turned into a three-syllable word. Another three syllable word in this song: f*ckery. Pairing smooth guitar riffs with Stone’s smoother voice, “Million” will convince you to take summer slowly, because, as Stone sings, “time ain’t free.” ★★★★★

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