The beginning of the new year has turned out to be pretty great in terms of new music, and this past week was no exception. Courtney Barnett released a new single and announced her upcoming solo album for May. Meanwhile, Car Seat Headrest and Born Ruffians had entire full-length records that came out on Friday.
I’ve highlighted multiple tracks from Car Seat Headrest recently, so I’ve gone ahead and skipped adding a track by them this week. However, Born Ruffians and Courtney Barnett are highlighted in this week’s playlist, alongside Sufjan Stevens, Young the Giant, Khalid, and 15 other artists.
Anyone still awake? Probably not. Oh well. We’re still going to put this brand new Jukebox up right now!
This will be our last regularly scheduled playlist of the year. We’re going to take a few weeks off until the very end of the year, when we will be publishing a special Top 50 Songs of 2017 Jukebox, along with our respective Top 10 Albums of 2017 lists. So be sure to check back in then for more lists featuring great music!
For now, though, Jake and I have 20 new tracks for y’all to try out, including new tracks from BROCKHAMPTON, MGMT, Charli XCX, and Sufjan Stevens.
It has unfortunately been a couple of weeks since we’ve done one of these, and I apologize for that. However, the Jet Fuel Jukebox playlist is coming back strong, with a playlist curated with the help of resident music blogger Dan Fiorio in place of the beloved Jake Johnson.
Dan and I have been waiting for this upcoming weekend for months, as the annual Chicago Pitchfork Music Festival occurs this Friday through Sunday (July 15 – July 17). Dan and I will be going together, so that’s why I’ve asked him to stand in for Jake this week. We’ve each grabbed 1 song from 10 acts we’re excited to see at the festival.
The 20 songs you’ll find on the playlist appear in order of when the artist plays their set at Pitchfork over the three-day period. It features tracks from Carly Rae Jepsen, Broken Social Scene, Sufjan Stevens, and Neon Indian.
If you’re going to be at Pitchfork this weekend, I hope that this playlist acts as a nice introduction to some new artists, or a good refresher for some of the many amazing acts that you can see there.
— Michael Lane, Blog Editor
P.S. The Jet Fuel Jukebox will continue with a regularly scheduled playlist from Jake and I next week!