The 5 best new songs you can stream right now, from the likes of Avicii and The National

Avicii press

This week, Avicii collaborated with English electronic duo AlunaGeorge on a new track, and The National dropped a contemplative new single.

Here are the 5 best songs from the past week that you can stream right now:

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title=”The National — ‘Carin at the Liquor Store'”
content=”Indie rock band The National brings anguish, introspection, and a wailing guitar solo to its piano-ballad single ‘Carin at the Liquor Store’ — the third release from its upcoming album, ‘Sleep Well Beast.’ 

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title=”Cut Copy —  ‘Standing In The Middle Of The Field'”
content=”Leading up to its fifth LP, ‘Haiku from Zero,’ Australian electro-rock band Cut Copy lights up its latest single, ‘Standing In The Middle Of The Field,’ with a panorama of ebullient synths and a stellar chorus.

 

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title=”Destroyer — ‘Sky’s Grey'”
content=”Destroyer  — the Canadian rock band led by eccentric songwriter Dan Bejar — returns with the minimalist ‘Sky’s Grey,’ a showcase for Bejar’s humorously cryptic and poetic meditations, sung from the perspective of a foundering actor.

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title=”Photay —  ‘Screens'”
content=”‘Screens’ is the dynamic intro track to New York producer Photay’s singular new album, ‘Onism.’ The song fuses robotic sounds with a propulsive, lively, and unpredictable synth beat.

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title=”Avicii — ‘What Would I Change It To’ (feat. AlunaGeorge)”
content=”Tapping into the same vein that birthed his massive 2013 hit ‘Wake Me Up,’ Swedish producer Avicii teams with English duo AlunaGeorge on ‘What Would I Change It To,’ an acoustic, country-influenced pop song.

 

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