Your June soundtrack is here. The past month has seen new albums from Run The Jewels and The 1975 plus fresh singles from ATG Favorites Arlo Parks and LPX. We’ve collected the best new music from these artists and more and put them on the latest edition of our Best of the Month playlist. Give it a listen below and keep scrolling for highlights of our favorite tracks.

 

 


 

Arlo Parks Best New Music

Arlo Parks – Black Dog

South-West London powerhouse Arlo Parks packs an emotional punch in her new single “Black Dog”. Parks told NME that the song is “supposed to make people who are struggling feel less isolated and start a conversation surrounding the prevalence of mental health issues in today’s world.” The singer recently joined Joy Crookes, Years & Years, Oh Wonder and more in helping raise money during an Instagram Live music festival hosted by mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and continues to stun with her quarantine covers with the likes of Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley and more.

 

 


 

Run The Jewels Best New Music

Run The Jewels – JU$T (Ft. Zack De La Rocha & Pharrell Williams)

Run The Jewels joined forces with Pharrell Williams and Rage Against the Machine’s Zack De La Rocha on this scathing, timely examination of economic power and race. Armed with more than just a good beat, Killer Mike and El-P force us to look at the structures that continue to oppress and discriminate against the black community. What’s more, the Los Angeles Times called RTJ4, Run the Jewels’ recently released fourth studio album, “all about the collision of then and now.” We couldn’t agree more.

 

 


 

Peach Tree Rascals Best New Music

Peach Tree Rascals – not ok

One second we’re fine, the next we’re listening to Peach Tree Rascals’ new single “not ok”. The LA collective said their latest single is about “wanting to escape from a moment because you’re feeling too bad to actually be in the present,” and gives us a look into how they escape their own minds.

 

 


 

Kim Petras

Kim Petras – Malibu

Kim Petras’ latest single “Malibu” is the pop escapist hit we all needed. Even if we can’t get to Malibu any time soon, Petras gives us a taste of sweet ocean air as we dance into the night blaring this new summer jam. Petras also released a star-studded music video that featured the likes of Charli XCX, Jessie J and Demi Lovato.

 

 


 

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LPX – Delayed Gratification

LPX, the solo alternative pop project of Fall Classic queen Lizzy Plapinger, released “Delayed Gratification”, a song she calls “a soundtrack to the great pause we all find ourselves in.” Over multiple rhythm change ups and funky electric guitar melodies, LPX laments about the push, pull and pause of a relationship that ultimately leads her to appreciate the waiting game we all find ourselves in.

 

 


 

Nasty Cherry

Nasty Cherry – I Am King

If quarantine has got you down, put on Nasty Cherry’s latest self-love inspired single immediately and get ready to be that bitch. Produced by 100 Gecs’ Dylan Brady, “I Am King” is the ultimate self-love anthem about, well, loving yourself (if you catch the drift) and leaves us with the best message to help us get through these weird times: “And at the end of the day, she knew she’d be just fine.”

 

 


 

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers – I See You

Phoebe Bridgers is no stranger to incorporating details of her personal life into heartbreaking, wistful folk-rock jams and her new single “I See You” is no different. Written about her breakup and with ex-boyfriend/drummer, Marshall Vore, Bridgers told Rolling Stone that “If this tells you anything about our relationship, we wrote this song together, just like everything else.” Bridgers’ upcoming LP, “Punisher” is out June 19.

 

 


 

The Aces

The Aces – My Phone Is Trying To Kill Me

Fall Classic alums The Aces are back with a third single from their upcoming album Under My Influence, out June 12. Now that we’ve all been in quarantine for weeks, the song’s title “My Phone Is Trying To Kill Me” may hit closer to home to some and definitely to those hopeful romantics who tried to develop a digital love connection. Check out the band’s recent performance on Entertainment Weekly’s first virtual In The Basement series while wondering if that special someone will ever text you back.

 

 


 

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The 1975 – Guys

In an interview with Apple Music, Matt Healy told Apple Music that “Guys”, the final track of The 1975’s fourth studio album, Notes on a Conditional Form, is a platonic love song about the close relationships he has with his band mates. “We’ve been a band since we were 13, and they’re my best friends. And we’ve never fallen out. It’s a really true song.” said Healy. “They’re the thing that gives me purpose.”

 

 


 

Check out the full Best of the Month playlist below and make sure you follow us on Spotify to stay on top of the best new music.

 

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Track Listing

Arlo Parks – “Black Dog”
Phoebe Bridgers – “I See You”
No Rome – “Hurry Home (Ft. Beabadoobee & Jay Som)
HAIM – “Don’t Wanna”
RAC – “Passion (Ft. Louis The Child)”
JONES – “Giving It Up”
Tayla Parx – “Dance Alone”
Remi Wolf – “Disco Man”
The Aces – “My Phone Is Trying To Kill Me”
LANY – “good guys”
Nasty Cherry – “I Am King”
Kim Petras – “Malibu”
Tove Lo – “sadder badder cooler”
LPX – “Delayed Gratification”
Jesse Gold – “L”
Thunder Jackson – “Find Yourself”
Brasstracks – “Change For Me (Ft. Samm Henshaw)”
Gabriel Garzón-Montano – “Someone”
Dirty Nice – “My Dead End Self”
Peach Tree Rascals – “not ok”
Yellow Days – “Love Is Everywhere”
Dirty Projectors – “Lose Your Love”
George Clanton & Nick Hexum – “Aurora Summer”
Elohim – “Vacuum”
KennyHoopla – “plastic door//”
Medhane – “I’m Deadass”
Disclosure – “ENERGY”
Run The Jewels – “JU$T” (Ft. Zack de la Rocha & Pharrell Williams)
ROSALÍA – “TKN (Ft. Travis Scott)”
Dijon – “alley-oop”
The 1975 – “Guys”
Lianne Le Havas – “Can’t Fight”
Cigarettes After Sex – “You’re All I Want”
Cut Copy – “Love Is All We Share”
Bibio – “Sleep On The Wing”
Skullcrusher – “Day Of Show”
Owen – “On With The Show”
Madeline Kenney – “Sucker”
Squirrel Flower – “So Hot You’re Hurting My Feelings”
LA Priest – “Beginning”