The Best Songs Ever ... This Week, Aug. 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018

The staff at our sister station KUTX scour the earth to bring listeners the best music. Each Friday, they share three of their favorite songs on Morning Edition

"Nobody" by Mitski

My first pick is from Mitski Miyawaki, a Big Apple songwriter who’s made five full-lengths in just six years. Mitski’s latest record, Be The Cowboy, came out last month and it’s nothing short of heartbreaking. Case in point: "Nobody," a song that’ll tear you down before making you bob your head.

"Cherry" by Jungle

Hopping across the pond to the UK, we find London seven-piece Jungle. They’ve got a really cool, modern soul vibe that jumps between relaxing and high energy. It’s a perfect pairing of organic and electronic, and the whole gang joins us in a couple of weeks for ACL Fest. They shared their sophomore album Forever this week, and "Cherry" shows off the chiller side of Jungle.

"Annihilation Song" by Rubblebucket

Finally, something from Brooklyn funk jammers Rubblebucket. The two founding members recently ended their longtime romantic relationship, but their connection is still core to the band's wellbeing. A couple weeks back, Rubblebucket showed off their creative bond with their most personal album to date, Sun Machine. The album is all over the place genre-wise, but “Annihilation Song” is a good jumping-off point.

Produced by Art Levy