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Maya Killtron – ‘Whiplash’

Toronto's Maya Killtron says her latest retro-funk tune was inspired by a childhood memory of hearing Michael Jackson on the radio for the first time, while washing the family car. We suspect Prince was in the mix somewhere too. This is called "Whiplash."


Mitski Crafts a Playlist Fit for a Jazz Snob

Mitski Miyawaki (aka Mitski) started her career while attending SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music, where she self-released her first two albums. Her fourth album, "Puberty 2," was named Pitchfork's Best New Music. Here she is with a playlist even the biggest jazz snob can enjoy.


Beth Ditto DJs a Potluck Party Worthy of Great Gravy

Beth Ditto made a name for herself as the lead singer of indie-rock group Gossip, and her standout voice has been compared to Janis Joplin and Etta James. Her debut solo album "Fake Sugar" is available now. She spins us a playlist of songs by Cat Power, Nina Simone and more to go with grits and perfect potatoes.


Phoenix Spin Us a Très Cool Soundtrack

Phoenix's blend of rock, disco, and abstract lyrics has made their music the soundtrack for dance parties from Tokyo to their hometown of Paris. Their 2009 album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" went gold and won them a Grammy. Bandmates Thomas Mars and Laurent Brancowitz mix up a playlist of songs by Chick Corea, Bryan Ferry, and more for your next sushi soirée.


The War on Drugs – ‘Holding On’

By now, most people know The War on Drugs is the name of a band as well as controversial policy position. Their new album comes out in August, it's called A Deeper Understanding. Here's a new single from it -- called "Hold On."


Phoenix – ‘Ti Amo’

French band Phoenix have been making ear-friendly international pop since they first met as teenagers in the Paris suburb of Versaille. Their new album comes out in a couple of weeks. Here's a track called - "Ti Amo."