Overdue Homework: Weekly Roundup

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The last two weeks have been a little hectic, so putting everything in one place for your listening pleasure.

The LPs & EPs

Loving Ella Mai‘s self-titled debut. I’m sure you’ve heard “Boo’d Up,” and you should definitely check out “Sauce” and “Dangerous.” 

boygenius is the supergroup featuring three of the most exciting young songwriters out today: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus. Their debut EP is all too brief but packs a lot of promise and emotion.

NAO  (pronounced “neigh-oh”) is such an exciting voice coming out of the UK. I did her first couple shows in Chicago and not only is she incredibly talented with a killer band, she is such a sweetheart. The opening song, “Another Lifetime,” goes in so hard. She describes her sound as “wonky funk,” and that pretty much nails it. If this is your first taste, go back and listen to her past releases too.

Mixes for Days

Get lost with the fabulous KiNK!

Peggy Gou threw down a dope hip-hop set at Giant Steps.

Nina Kraviz DJ’d at the Eiffel Tower….what? She typically plays a little too hard for me, but this one was fun to listen to and cool to watch.

PODFOTAINMENT

Gregg Hurwitz spoke with Jordan Peterson and Dave Rubin for somewhat similar conversations, but both were interesting. The video for Dave’s is below, and listen to Peterson’s podcast here.

Speaking of Rubin, he sat down with Coleman Hughes for an interesting conversation on race, identity politics, and more.

Sam Harris speaks at length with Rolling Stone writer and all around incredible journalist Matt Taibbi.

The legend Kelly Slater sat down with Mr Rogan to discuss all things surfing.

Enjoy!

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