5 songs you need to stream this week: DJ Shadow, Sharon Van Etten, and more

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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.

DJ Shadow (Feat. Run The Jewels) — Nobody Speak

Famed beatsmith DJ Shadow released the music video for his extremely popular Run The Jewels collaboration Nobody Speak this week, showcasing a room full of arguing politicians with some extremely dirty mouths. It’s a beautiful and timely visual art piece that matches the intensity of the backing track, with brief cameo appearances by Killer Mike and El-P.

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Sharon Van Etten — Not Myself

Not Myself is a beautiful ballad from songwriter Sharon Van Etten that is dedicated to the victims of the recent Orlando shooting. From the powerful piano intro to the layered strings that eventually take over the track, the song has a Prince-like quality to it — a powerful exposition of yearning that is expertly performed here.

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The Avalanches — Subways

A fun dance single from Australian electronic outfit The Avalanches got an amazing new animated music video this week, courtesy of French artists Mrzyk & Moriceau. It’s a trippy journey which features chuckle-inducing scenes throughout, breathing new life into one of our favorite summer singles.

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Delicate Steve — Winners

It may not feature lyrics, but Delicate Steve’s latest single Winners is one of the greatest songs to run to that we’ve heard in quite some time. A driving bass and drum groove is topped by cool guitar and synth melodies, providing just the push you need to make it through the home stretch.

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American Football — I’ve Been So Lost For So Long

Legendary Emo rockers American Football returned with their first new single since 1999 this week, offering fans the first glimpse at their upcoming self-titled LP. Clean and emotional, the song is an excellent follow up to their old stuff, fully showcasing the age-defying talents of songwriter Mike Kinsella.

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

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