Torch songs are typically at their best when paired with a compelling voice. Jesse Jo Stark has that type of voice, and her “Deadly Doll” is all the better because of it. If you like Lana Del Rey and Lykke Li, don’t miss this one. Similarly, Kristin Kontrol is back with another strong synth pop single. “Concrete Love” might not be the best thing she’s ever done, but her vocals and lyrics get very high marks. Then there’s Stone Temple Pilots, reaching back into the archives as they prepare to re-release their debut album Core for a special 25th anniversary edition. You can hear a demo cut “Only Dying” in remembrance of Scott Weiland. Cross over the jump and discover more new music from the likes of Emancipator, John Marera & Will Martin, LEViTATE & Macntaj, OMD, Pale Grey, Rina Sawayama, Shannon Lay, The She’s, and Trevor Hall.

Jesse Jo Stark – Deadly Doll

Kristin Kontrol – Concrete Love

Stone Temple Pilots – Only Dying (Demo)

Emancipator – Goodness

John Barera & Will Martin – Berlin By Candelight

LEViTATE & Macntaj – Pins & Needles

OMD – What Have We Done (Extended Mix)

Pale Grey – Blizzard

Rina Sawayama – Afterlife

Shannon Lay – Recording 15

The She’s – Heartache

Trevor Hall – My Heart, Your Heart