Each week The FADER staff rounds up the songs we can't stop playing. This week, we decided to dedicate our list to the artists we love playing SXSW this year, as well as the ones playing The FADER FORT 2018, an announcement we made today.
SOB X RBE, "Carpoolin'"
SOB X RBE deploys '80s vibes with an arcade-esque beat for the hyperactive "Carpoolin'." It probably sounds great while you're speeding down the freeway. Under the speed limit, of course.
Now, Now, "AZ"
Now, Now's latest is so earwormy that it makes you wonder, What exactly is in Arizona anyway? Also the last 20 seconds, when the vocals get digitized — damn.
YBN Nahmir, "Have You Ever"
YBN Nahmir's "Have You Ever" is, like all his other songs, quite short, but also, like all his other songs — pure fire.
Soccer Mommy, "Last Girl"
On "Last Girl," Soccer Mommy wishes she someone else. It is melancholy, heart-achingly lovely, and ultra-relatable.
Bbymutha feat. Rico Nasty, "Lately"
Bbymutha teamed up with Rico Nasty for "Lately," which finds them both delivering brilliant insights on the state of rap.
Valee, "Juice & Gin"
Chicago's Valee lazily flaunts his wealth on "Juice & Gin," which also opens with a perfect line: "My bitch ass is smooth like reposado."
Superorganism, "The Prawn Song"
"The Prawn Song" from Superorganism bubbles and moves like a groovy sea creature, living up to the name of the song and the supergroup itself.
Saweetie, "ICY GRL"
Saweetie ingeniously repurposes Khia's raunchy "My Neck, My Back" to motivationally flex (and demand compensation for her time).
Cuco recorded an airy, far-away cover of Kali Uchis' sticky love song, "Melting." Instead of seeping into the ground, this one makes you want to drift into the clouds.
Pale Waves, "New Year's Eve"
Pale Waves' "New Year's Eve" is so brilliantly brooding and heart-sick, I always end up jumping in my room yelling along: "I don't wanna be / alone on New Year's Eve / do you even wanna be with me?"