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Our Favorite Songs Right Now: Arcade Fire, Thundercat and More

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Hear new music from Arcade Fire, Priests, Thundercat and more on Rolling Stone's latest playlist.

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Artists are responding to these crazy times in a myriad of ways, from righteous resistance to sardonic black comedy. Sample the whole spectrum on the latest Rolling Stone playlist, which ventures from Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples' dark new anthem to Thundercat's glorious yacht-rock summit.

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Nikki Lane, “Jackpot”

Fashion-designer-turned-country firecracker Lane is a little like Loretta Lynn if she'd ever had a booze-hound rockabilly phase. "Jackpot," from her great new Highway Queen, is a trip to Vegas you won't forget.

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Priests, “JJ”

"Who ever deserves anything anyway/What a stupid concept," Katie Alice Greer yowls. But Priests' surf-y punk rock makes getting hosed by life feel kinda awesome.

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Thundercat feat. Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald, “Show You the Way”

Genre-defying L.A. bassist-producer Thundercat brings on a pair of Seventies soft-rock smoothies, and yacht-soul magic ensues. Hilariously weird, and chill as hell.