Rick Ross feat. Wale and Drake – "Diced Pineapples"
Following the release of the fantastic Rich Forever mixtape is the impending arrival of Ross’ album, the rather to-the-point God Forgives, I Don’t. Drake, who made an appearance on Rich Forever‘s standout track "Stay Schemin’," returns to give some extra lift to Wale’s very complicated chat-up lines and Rick Ross’ cinematic art-of-seduction verses on this steamy track inspired by Ross’ recovery fruit of choice. RUH.
The Mountain Goats – "Cry For Judas"
Indie-rock’s favorite English lit professor and frequent tweeter John Darnielle is back with a new album, Transcendental Youth, out October 2nd. Lead single "Cry For Judas" is a bit more upbeat musically than some of the Mountain Goats’ other notable cuts, with a kickin’ backbeat and a whole lot of horns. The lyrics, though, packed with religious imagery (hence the title), will go down well with fans: "unfurl the black velvet altar cloth, draw a white chalk Baphomet / mistreat your altar boys long enough and this is what you get."
Tame Impala – "Elephant"
Chunky, bluesy psych-pop, perfect music to hallucinate to in the 90+-degree heat. Tame Impala’s new album, Lonerism, drops in October, but before that, fans will get a collection of "Elephant" remixes, including one from the legendary Todd Rundgren.
Tim Heidecker – "Titanic"
Turns out, Jimmy Fallon does not actually have a monopoly on acutely parodying iconic ’60s singer-songwriters. Tim Heidecker, musician, comedian and one-half of zany Adult Swim duo Tim & Eric, released a video for his 15-minute ode to the sinking of the Titanic, done in the style of Dylan’s "Hurricane." The impersonation is so convincing that somewhere on the Internet right now there must be someone making a slideshow of kids on Twitter believing there was an actual unreleased Dylan song.