Frank Ocean has been monopolizing the pop-music spotlight of late, but plenty of other artists are churning out quality product. Scroll down to hear Rolling Stone's latest favorites, including a Bon Iver comeback tune, an unearthed White Stripes treasure, a topical rap track featuring The Night Of Star Riz Ahmed and more.
Earlier this month, Justin Vernon performed his long-awaited new album at his Eaux Claires fest in Wisconsin. He gave the rest of us a taste by releasing two new songs (joined today by a third), one of which, "22 (Over Soon)," floats his ghostly falsetto over wintry guitar to create the kind of soft-bomb elegance we've missed so much in his absence.
Tough Ohio roots rocker offers a kick-ass existential shrug from inside a brutal relationship – it's the kind of song that'll get you side-eyeing the liquor shelf at 9 a.m.
Remember when the Strokes tossed off bruised-riff bangers like cigarette butts? These NYC punks channel that glory with an extra dose of grotty guitar crunch.
Rap duo featuring Heems of Das Racist and Night Of star Riz Ahmed turn airport profiling into comedy gold: "TSA always wanna burst my bubble/Always get a random check when I rock the stubble."
Jack White is releasing a compilation of acoustic tracks from throughout his career, including this unearthed gem from the Get Behind Me Satan sessions. It's a ballad with a misty-mountain feel about romantic distance, full of dark absence and ache.
Chance wrote this gently uplifting ballad for an Olympics-themed Nike ad, proving he can make us weep even when he's selling us shoes.
Is anyone holding up Prince's astral freak legacy quite like Miguel? This Seventies funk jam from the soundtrack to The Get Down makes the back of his Caddy sound like an ocean of pleasure.