5 new songs you need to stream: Run The Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff and more

best songs to stream 11 16 nathaniel rateliff
Every week, there are hundreds of thousands of new songs hitting the airwaves. It’s too much for just your two ears to handle: With all those options, you can’t be wasting your time on tracks worthy of a thumbs-down click.

But don’t worry, we’re going to save you the hassle. We listen to some of the most-hyped and interesting songs each week and tell you which are worthy of your precious listening time.

Here are our top 5 songs to stream this week. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Spotify page for a playlist of our weekly picks, which can also be found at the bottom of this post.

Run The Jewels — 2100 (Feat. Boots)

For all the uncertainty that has come about this week, one positive thing did come to music fans: Famed Southern rap group Run The Jewels released a single that would otherwise have waited on their hard drive until next year. “For everyone who is hurting or scared right now. Here is a song we wrote months ago. We weren’t planning on releasing it yet but … well it feels right, now,” the duo wrote in a note accompanying their latest single. “It’s about fear and its about love and it’s about wanting more for all of us. It’s called 2100. We hope it finds you well.”

Amazon iTunes

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats — Look It Here

Soulful throwback rocker Nathaniel Rateliff and his band the Night Sweats returned to James Cordon’s Late Show this week, offering a cathartic, high-energy performance of Look It Here that feels particularly well-suited to a crisp fall morning. Rateliff and his seven-piece band layer their old-school sounds beautifully, curating a pick-me-up single that should help everyone glimpse the light.

Amazon iTunes

Cloud Nothings — Modern Act 

Despite a myriad of emo-influenced melodies, songwriter Dylan Baldi’s material has always managed to be uplifting and cheerful underneath it all. In the video for their most recent single, Modern Act, the Cleveland-based Cloud Nothings explore this sort of yin and yang, mourning the imagined death of drummer Jayson Gerycz on screen, while providing a soundtrack of pulsating, forward-chugging music.

Amazon iTunes

Malihini — Waiting

The first single from London-based pair Malihini (Hawaiian for “newcomer”) is a synth-driven track called Waiting that will be playing on repeat for your entire week. Simple clavichord tones meet call-and-response verses from Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo, whose soft mid-ranges and deep drum tones grab your ears and don’t let go.

Amazon iTunes

Littler — Oversteeped

Dense and lo-fi, the latest song from the Philadelphia four-piece offers longtime fans of Pavement something new to chomp on, and some great visuals to boot. In the video for Oversteeped, which was colorized by Andrew Francis (The Tree of Life, The Avengers), various beach scenes are juxtaposed with shots of deconstructed suburbia, a context in which the band’s distorted guitars and ping-y ride cymbals particularly shine.

That’s it for now, but tune in next week for more tunes and check out our playlist loaded with our recent selections below:


All U.S. 2020 Toyotas will have a trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio

This fall, with the introduction of the 2020 model year vehicles, all Toyotas sold in the continental U.S. will include SiriusXM satellite radio installed with a three-month trial subscription of SiriusXM All Access.
Movies & TV

Best new shows and movies to stream: Deadpool 2, The Umbrella Academy, and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best new shows and movies to stream right now. On the list this week: Deadpool 2, The Umbrella Academy, Lorena, and more.

Wage war on a budget with these fun and free first-person shooters

We all know about Halo and Call of Duty by now, but what about quality titles that won't cost you upward of $60? Check out our picks for the best free first-person shooter games from Paladins to Quake Champions.

From Chromebooks to MacBooks, here are the best laptop deals for February 2019

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work or you're just doing some post-holiday shopping, we've got you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.

From Air to Pro, here are the best MacBook deals for February 2019

If you’re in the market for a new Apple laptop, let us make your work a little easier: We hunted down the best up-to-date MacBook deals available online right now from various retailers.

Where to catch the encore of Marshmello's Fortnite concert if you missed it

EDM star DJ Marshmello performed a different sort of concert today: one held live in-game in Fortnite. The concert was held in Pleasant Park, where the usual football field was transformed into a stage and a massive dance party broke out.

Schubert left Symphony No. 8 unfinished. A smartphone’s A.I. just completed it

We all know computers can be used to make music, but can artificial intelligence be used to not only generate music, but complete one of the most famous unfinished symphonies of all time? Huawei has used its A.I. to find out.

The best free music download sites that are totally legal

Finding music that is both free and legal to download can be difficult. We've handpicked a selection of the best free music download sites for you to legally download your next favorite album.

Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which service is the streaming king?

Apple Music is giving Spotify a run for its money, but which service is best for you? In our Apple Music vs. Spotify showdown, we compare and contrast all we know about the two streaming music services.

Spotify could terminate accounts of listeners using ad blockers

Bad news for those who block annoying ads on Spotify -- the company has updated its Terms of Service to explicitly ban ad blockers. Consequences for users found circumventing the rules include suspending or terminating your account.
Home Theater

Apple's new AirPods could arrive within months, pack health sensor tech

Apple may release new AirPods in the first half of 2019. A wireless charging case, health sensors, water resistance, and better Siri integration are some of the improvements rumored to be part of the new package.

Donald Glover is (somehow) first rapper to win a Grammy for Song Of The Year

Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) has become the first hip-hop artist to win Song Of The Year, an award that had illuded countless other popular rap artists for decades.
Home Theater

How to master your equalizer settings for the perfect sound

You may know what an EQ is, but do you know how to adjust equalizer settings for the best possible sound? We go through the basics of the modern EQ and lay out some guidelines for how to achieve tip-top sound from your system.

The 25 best love songs on Spotify for your wooing pleasure

Valentine's Day comes but once a year, but love is forever. If you're hoping to impress your significant other -- or if you're trying to procure one -- we put together a list of the best love songs for your wooing pleasure.