Pup – Sleep In The Heat

Pup released my favorite album of 2016. Sleep In The Heat is my favorite track on the album. The video is great, and a perfect intro to anyone who does not know the band.

Lil Uzi Vert – You Was Right

I am uncertain about my feelings for this new crop of young hip-hop artists. I think I might just be getting old. However, the aesthetic and style that many of these artists exude is undeniably intriguing. This video is a perfect example of the weird mix of pop culture that artists like Lil Uzi Vert incorporate into their music.

David Bazan – Trouble With Boys

I have been a fan of David Bazan since Pedro the Lion’s first EP on Tooth and Nail Records. He wears his heart and his life on his sleeve, and it shows how powerfully music can affect its audience. This video showcases Bazan singing to his daughter through tears. It is emotional, and the message resonates even more in these post election times.

The Smith Street Band – Death to the Lads

The Smith Street Band continue to release fun music. This video features their moms filling in for the band members. It is hilarious, and showcases much of what makes this group so great.

Run The Jewels – 2100 feat. Boots

Killer Mike and El-P are two of the most relevant figures in hip-hop right now. Their rhymes are excellent, backed by incredible beats and poignant themes. This track comes from their upcoming album. It proves that they have not lost their knack, and provides some great discourse for our current political climate.