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The Soundboard: July 23

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

“The Heat” – Jungle: After emerging from out of the nowhere in 2013, this UK based duo has gathered several million views on its provocative YouTube channel and secured a record deal with XL Recordings. The sky is the limit for these groovy, mysterious gentlemen on roller blades. ★★★★

Parks Vincent – Music Writer / KLSU DJ

Taylor McFerrin – “The Antidote” ft. Nai Palm: Taylor McFerrin breaks out with his album Early Riser via Los Angeles label Brainfeeder. “The Antidote” calls out the elegant Nai Palm as McFerrin stitches a wonderful, bass plucking tune. A great collaboration for driving at night with the windows down, headed back from your evening out. ★★★★½

Ty Simmons – Music Writer / KLSU DJ

“Gazzillion Ear” – MF Doom: Off of one of Metalface’s weaker records, Born Like This, comes a J Dilla-produced gem. The beat switch in the middle is enough to make any Doom fan drool and any heads bounce. It’s fantastic and lyrical, and it hits when it wants to. ★★★½ 

Avery Raines – Music Contributor

“Now Is The Time” – Nightmares on Wax: This track is incredibly funky.  Reminds me of the Bahamas. ★★★★

Cody Worsham, Editor-in-Chief

“Gold Silver Diamond” – The Generationals: Former BR-based-via-New Orleans indie-pop duo returns with a new album this fall, and their newest single off that release combines a catchy beat with slurred, unintelligible lyrics that – like life, they’d argue – rarely make sense. A soft listen will have your feet tapping and mood lifted; listen closer, and you might discover what songwriter Ted Joyner calls a “feel-good party track that is about emptiness, despair, and the meaningless futility of life.” Woo-hoo! ★★★★


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