It’s that time of the month again, people. You know the one. New DTC Listens playlist coming at you hot!


Andrea Francois

Marian Hill – “Got It”

Want some crunchy, smooth beats and an angelic voice? Listen to Marian Hill. Good headphones recommended.

Ryn Weaver – “The Fool”

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Ryn Weaver while at Bonnaroo a few weekends back. Her live performance was captivating and she is a creature of beauty, not to mention her voice is just as on point live as it is on record. “The Fool” has definitely been the standout track for me, although the rest of the album is as equally solid.


Jonathan Francois

Ratatat – “Abrasive”

Occasionally, I forget that Ratatat is my favorite band. Then I listen to any of their songs and immediately remember and listen to all their albums a few times before I burn out and decide it’s time for a break. Seeing a pattern here? Anyways, this song is amazing and I’m very excited for their new album to come out.

Jack Ü – “Where Are Ü Now?”

The band, comprised of Skrillix and Diplo, teamed up with the Beibs and this is their love child. It’s chillstep (you know, dubstep but chilled out a bit?) with just enough catchy pop elements that it gets played on the radio during the prime “drive home from work” time slot.


Matt Brier

Sugar & The Hi Lows – “High Roller”

This song is a bit of an anomaly for the band. It has a high energy pop feel, yet still maintains a bit of the rockabilly, bluesy rock the band usually plays. The tempo will get your foot tapping and the chorus will get stuck in your head. The rest of the album doesn’t disappoint either.

Bhi Bhiman – “Moving to Brussels”

My introduction to Bhi Bhiman was his fantastic cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.” He’s back with a new album, Rhythm and Reason. This funky, R&B number is upbeat and just a fun listen. Check the video featuring Keegan-Michael Key and a parody of the movie Whiplash.


Kali Sluyter

Circa Waves – “T-Shirt Weather”

This is my sunny summer anthem.  It’s high-energy, it has a great, shoutable chorus and bridge, and a really nice build into the end.  It’s best to be played in a car with the windows down, so get on it!

Big Data feat. Jamie Lidell – “Clean”

UM SO I went to Bonnaroo and dropped by the Atomic Bomb Band to say hay to my boo thang David Byrne if he made a surprise appearance and, though he wasn’t there, Jamie Lidell WAS, and he was incredible.  This collab with Big Data features a lot of soulful Lidell vocals, which is exactly what I was looking for upon returning home and frantically listening through all his work on Spotify.

About The Author

Andrea is currently the Site Administrator and Music Editor at DestroyTheCyborg!, and in real life works as a corporate drone for a mid-west retailer. Like most people, she did not go to school for any of those things. In her spare time, she plays her musical things, video games, and occasionally goes outdoors. She loves beer and wine, and avoids dirtying dishes at all costs.
Andrea is the wife of video game and comic reviewer, Jon Francois, and together with their cats, have a life goal of ruling the world (or just sort of hanging out, whichever proves to be easier).

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