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The 10 projects you should stream now

New releases from BTS, Saya Gray, Grace Ives, and more.

June 10, 2022
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BTS, Proof
The 10 projects you should stream now

The biggest pop group in the world are looking back on their new anthology Proof. The collection spans BTS's ten-year career from K-pop upstarts to global sensations, and includes three new songs.

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Saya Gray, 19 Masters
The 10 projects you should stream now

The debut EP from the Canadian-Japanese songwriter is an elusive and compelling prism of folk, R&B, and jazz. It's out today on Dirty Hit, the label behind The 1975 and beabadoobee.

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Grace Ives, Janky Star
The 10 projects you should stream now

Grace Ives announced her debut pop full-length Janky Star in February with "Loose," her first new song since 2019. "My real name and my artist name are both Grace Ives, and I wanted this record to be a true reflection of me," Ives said in a press release.

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Elucid, I Told Bessie
The 10 projects you should stream now

New York City based rapper and producer Elucid is an underground favorite for his contributions to Armand Hammer with billy woods (their project Haram was No. 15 on our Best Albums of 2021 list.) I Told Bessie is named in tribute to Elucid's grandmother, and features Pink Siifu, billy woods, and Quelle Chris.

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Joyce Manor, 40 oz. to Fresno
The 10 projects you should stream now

The sixth album from the pop-punk group Joyce Manor arrives today and finds the California trio endeavoring to return to their roots. “This album makes me think of our early tours," the band's Barry Johnson says, "drinking a 40 in the van on a night drive blasting Guided By Voices and smoking cigarettes the whole way to Fresno.”

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Neneh Cherry, The Versions
The 10 projects you should stream now

Progressive pop wouldn't look the same without Neneh Cherry, the Swedish artist who broke out in 1989 with "Buffalo Stance." The Versions brings together a selection of the artists she's helped inspire for a collection of covers. Sia, Robyn, Anohni, Greentea Peng, Kelsey Lu, Honey Dijon, Jamila Woods, Sudan Archives, and more all. show up to pay homage to Cherry's catalogue.

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The Range, Mercury
The 10 projects you should stream now

James Hinton spent the pandemic in the mountains of Vermont creating Mercury, his fourth album recorded under his electronic music alias The Range. The project's first single "Bicameral" dropped in January – at the time, it was his first new solo single since 2016.

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Sam Gendel, Superstore
The 10 projects you should stream now

Last year, the California-based producer, jazz artist, and songwriter Sam Gendel shared a 52-track project called Fresh Bread. He's following that up today with a more modest 32 tracks on Superstore. His new project is his second of the year after Live A Little, a collaboration with his partner's 11-year-old sister Antonia Cytrynowicz.

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Father, Young Hot Ebony 2
The 10 projects you should stream now

Father, the rapper and co-founder of the influential Atlanta music collective Awful Records, announced his new album Young Hot Ebony 2 just this week. The new tape sports "Let's Kick His Ass!" a single released in 2021 featuring Zack Fox and Archibald Slim, plus appearances from Tony Shhnow and Meltycanon.

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Trapland Pat, Trapnificent
The 10 projects you should stream now

Trapland Pat has flows to spare on his major label debut Trapnificent, a project eager to show the lyrical range behind Florida street rap. Fredo Bang, BIG30, Mozzy, and Eli Fross appear for verses on the project.

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The 10 projects you should stream now