Herbworthy | 05.24.2023

The Best Songs You Need To Hear This Week

Your weekly music needs in one spot.

What’s better than a sesh with the perfect playlist? Not much. We give props to the music junkies, the playlist curators, and those who ensure each sesh is backed with bang-up tunes.

Fortunately for you, we’re tuning in to the best songs on the charts week by week to keep your sesh playlist up to date. If you’re looking to explore new artists or simply want to give your playlist a sonic boost, look no further than the songs and artists below.

After all, your sesh is only as good as your music.

"Tail End" - Joudy

If you love the sounds of Audioslave, QOTSA, and Melvins, you’ll drool over the explosive performances and introspective lyricism of Joudy.

Having re-formed the band in 2020, Joudy is taking the New York City music scene by storm with renewed fury, intensity, and relatable emotion.

The band’s new track “Tail End” is the punchy, rhythmic, and melodic pick-me-up we needed.

Spark up and hit play when you need a psyche-grunge escape into the celestials and beyond. It’s packed with raw emotion and grit, haunting listeners with impeccable vibes from all angles. Your mind, body, and soul will thank you.

"Camino" - Free Whenever

You may text your buds that you’re “Free Whenever,” but have you said this two-word phrase out loud? It shifts from scheduling to complete liberation without condition.

Brooklyn-based founding members Neil Guleria and Trevor LaVecchia formed Free Whenever to reflect their mind-bending, diverse, and all-encompassing blend of stoner-psychedelic music. Not sure what stoner-psych sounds like? Hit play on the band’s new single, “Camino,” the second release from their upcoming EP, The Movement, dropping May 16.

Packed with vintage psychedelia, dub reggae, African rhythmic tradition, and many more layers of musical identity, this lyric-less song is the perfect soundtrack to a groovy session. Spark up and hit play on your new stoner soundtrack.

"Animal" - Brendan the Navigator / thepaintingcompany "just a little off!" (Split Single)

Here’s a 2-in-1 you didn’t know you needed. On the one end, we have Brendan the Navigator, navigating his way through desires and not having the courage to act on those feelings.

The song’s hazy, passionate vibe swarms the speakers with desires that unleash Brendan’s inner “Animal,” the perfect track to lift you out of any rut. The heavily reverbed guitars and synths, recorded in his bedroom, help us sink deeper into Brendan’s lyrical message of finding the courage to act on his passions. If you’re a fan of Phoebe Bridgers, Holly Humberstone, Ethel Cain, or even Lizzy McAlpine, you’ll adore this new track.

On the other hand, we have thepaintingcompany’s new track, “just a little off!” a vibrant pop tune reminiscent of HAIM, MUNA, Bon Iver, Phil Collins, and Peter Gabriel. Recorded between his home and Little Hollywood Studios, the new song bounces through the speakers with an electric-inspired beat and the uplifting, groovy nature of 80s synthpop. It’s a modern-day anthem for those who feel stuck in their head and can’t stay present due to an endless list of worries that likely don’t matter as much as one might think.

"Cross My Heart" - Trailer Swift

Let’s address the elephant in the room. Trailer Swift is a solid band name. Behind the name are four talented musicians about to make waves in Boston’s music scene.

Their new track, “Cross My Heart,” is the first tingle from their forthcoming LP, Variant, out June 16 via Mint 400 Records. It’s a slow-burn, Kings-Of-Leon-esque jam that emphasizes the ups and downs, twists and turns, and vulnerabilities we experience on a daily basis. It’s a beautiful and powerful track with an underlying sense of worry and impending doom, making it all the more relatable.

"Get It Like" - Boy Pape

Known to fans and collaborators as a clever and diverse musician, Boy Pape expertly crafts songs that range from bouncy trap anthems to emotional, acoustic ballads – and everything in between. After navigating an upbringing in New York and Toronto, two years of school in Oklahoma, and a pivotal summer in LA, his musical career began with a series of underground rap singles including “No Names” (prod. Rosko and Hudson Alexander) and “Get It Like” (prod. Francesco Yates) which both premiered on ELEVATOR.

Boy Pape is an artist you wanna know about because he’s way more than just an artist, this guy is a whole character and a half with personality fans will want to invest in, “Get It Like” is a testament too how breezy and effortless Pape’s vibes are as his distinct vocals put you like on wave and the beat just goes too hard but still finds a way to be elegant at the same damn time this song is an anomaly…I like anomalies.

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