This Week's Soundtrack proves the week after Jazz Fest is just as packed with shows from Kishi Bashi, Spoon and M. Ward, plus new music from tUnE-yArDs, G-Eazy and Damon Albarn.
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2. "Wait for a Minute" - tUnE-yArDs: The ever-eccentric vehicle of multi-talented singer/songwriter Merrill Garbus preps third LP Nikki Nack, and tracks like this one are a quick reminder of how much fun it can be to explore Garbus' world. tUne-yArDs plays the Republic on May 31.
3. "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" - Kishi Bashi: The violin savant is constantly taking his talent to exciting new heights, and as he preps his next LP Lighght, he'll stop by Gasa Gasa on Thursday.
5. "Far Alone" (feat. E-40) - G-Eazy: The New Orleans rapper and Loyola alum scores a big feature on this recent remix of his original track.
6. "Salad Days" - Mac Demarco: The lethargic Demarco worked up the energy to impress once again with his latest, featuring this title track.
7. "Midnight Sun" - The GOASTT: Full name The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, this psychedelic project of that Sean Lennon plays One Eyed Jacks on Sunday supporting M. Ward.
9. "Breadcrumb Trail" - Slint: The '90s rock group is garnering critical acclaim 23-years past due with a box set reissue of its sophomore and final record, Spiderland.
10. "Lost in the Woods" - The Afghan Whigs: The recently semi-reformed group released its first album in 16 years with Do to the Beast last month.
11. "You & Me" - Damon Albarn: The man behind Blur and Gorillaz finally released his solo debut unto the world last week with Everyday Robots.
12. "Primitive Girl" - M. Ward: The singer/songwriter with his hand in numerous quirky projects plays solo at One Eyed Jacks on Thursday.
13. "Bad Dreams" - Audio Dope: The music production collective occupies reggae and hip hop club night at the House of Blues' Parish room on Friday.
14. "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" - Kishi Bashi: Kishi Bashi returns with a take on the Talking Heads classic.