This week nearly killed Jesse with the amount of good new music. Pruning the voting list from 20 to 10 was very painful this time around for both curators. Of course Justin picked a mostly different set of excellent new music. And yet, old favorites like Tobacco, Ezra Furman, K. Flay, Crystal Castles and Ben Harper rose to the top. Don’t sleep on the Audio Bonsai new comers like BJ Barham and Black Foxxes though. Just all around a great week in new music.
Want to discover what we missed? Listen to the full list of Fresh Cuts and tell us what we got wrong. Or, if one of us more closely aligns with your personal tastes, check out the ballots of Jesse, or Moksha to listen to only their favorites. The top seven in the combined scoring and also get included in our Songs of the Day playlist on Spotify. Honorable Mentions are songs that also get votes, but don’t quite make the songs of the day.
If you would like to keep up to date on our weekly recommendations without having to look for each week’s new playlists, we have a couple for you to subscribe to. The Curator Picks: ReFresh playlist will be reloaded with our selections as soon as we finish voting. If you’re too impatient for that, or just like to explore on your own, the Fresh Cuts: ReFresh list is the one for you. The Fresh Cuts list is our selection of 60+ tracks from new EPs and LPs on Spotify that we review to pick our favorites. You can also keep track of the songs of the day for the whole year here, or revisit our picks from 2015 and 2014.