One of the worst things about the whole holiday break was the fact that I had promised to do some extra writing and compose the yearly “best of” lists, and then failed to deliver on said promise. It’s not that I didn’t try, it’s just things wound up being quite a bit busier than I had originally anticipated. That said, despite approaching mid-January and what I’m sure is list fatigue for most of you, there will still be some highlights from 2016 going up within the next week or two. I appreciate your patience and promise it’ll be worth the wait. In the meantime, please enjoy this fresh set of music, featuring downloads from AR Ferdinand (ft. Daphne), I Am The Polish Army, James Rafferty, Mykki Blanco and Pick A Piper. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Alicia Keys, The Black Madonna, Bonny Doon, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Gold Connections, Imaginary Tricks, Japandroids, Palberta, Phoebe Bridgers, Planning For Burial, ROWVN and So Below.

AR Ferdinand – Lately (ft. Daphne)

Ciphurphace – Same Old Flows (ft. Selena Rivers)

Davy Sage – Celebrate

I Am The Polish Army – David Bowie

James Rafferty – Everything

The Linemen – Cold Water

Mykki Blanco – Loner (Remix ft. Wiki)

Pick A Piper – Nikko


Alicia Keys – Sweet F’n Love

The Black Madonna – He Is the Voice I Hear

Bonny Doon – I See You

Gabriel Garzón-Montano – Crawl

Gold Connections – New Religion

Imaginary Tricks – Bird

Japandroids – No Known Drink or Drug

Palberta – Why Didn’t I

Phoebe Bridgers – Smoke Signals

Planning For Burial – Whiskey and Wine

ROWVN – Goodbye

So Below – Hard