Playlist of the Week, 11/13

“Kill V. Maim” – Grimes

Grimes’ new album “Art Angels” came out last week, and “Kill V. Maim” is a major standout on the record. In an interview, Grimes described the song’s story as “Al Pacino in ‘The Godfather Pt 2.’ Except he’s a vampire who can switch gender and travel through space.” If that’s not enough to get you to drop everything and listen to this track: It’s incredibly dancey, and one of the most fun tracks of the year.

“Can’t Get Enough of Myself” – Santigold ft. BC

Santigold is back with “Can’t Get Enough of Myself.” It’s been three years since we’ve heard her on 2012’s “Master of My Make-Believe,” though her new track seems to nod to her debut more than her last record. Santigold’s chill-pop track will (hopefully) set the stage for a brand new full-length release in the near future.

“Badvertise” – Dr. Dog

Indie rockers Dr. Dog released their new track this week: “Badvertise.” Dr. Dog, who have performed at CWRU’s now-fabled Spot Night years ago, returns with spooky synths that sound like ghosts and easy-to-shout lyrics. Halloween’s not over yet, even though in some places the Christmas decorations are already in full swing.

“Into Focus” – Panama Wedding

Panama Wedding, another Spot Night alum, recently released the “Into Focus EP” with this track at its center. “Into Focus,” much like the rest of Panama Wedding’s repertoire, evokes 80s synths and catchy vocals. Winter may be approaching, but “Into Focus” has all the makings of a summer jam.

#TBT Track of the Week
“Thank You” – Dido

Okay so bear with me for a second. As Halloween ends and November begins, Christmas decorations fill stores, commercials and Starbucks latte flavors. But everyone forgets about the best American holiday—Thanksgiving. Give thanks and listen to Dido as you thank your friends, families and lovers for giving you the best day of your life (Thanksgiving, obviously).