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Best Songs of the Week: Parquet Courts, Gold Panda, and Craig Finn with Titus Andronicus

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Each week EW’s music staffers share their favorite brand new tunes. See our picks below and sound off about your picks in the comments.

Craig Finn and Titus Andronicus, “No Future”

<a data-cke-saved-href=”http://titusandronicus.bandcamp.com/album/no-faith-no-future-no-problem” href=”http://titusandronicus.bandcamp.com/album/no-faith-no-future-no-problem”>No Faith / No Future / No Problem by Titus Andronicus / Craig Finn</a>

What do two acts on the eve of a tour together do when they discover they each have a song called “No Future” in their canons? Cover each other! The New Jersey punk rockers bring a raw urgency to Finn’s 2012 rendition, while the Hold Steady frontman graces theirs with his Heartland grit. Both are, ultimate, irresistible. —Madison Vain

Parquet Courts, “Berlin Got Blurry”

Call it kraut rock by way of a Spaghetti Western. New York indie-rockers Parquet Courts return in April with their third album, Human Performance, and shared a second taste of the record Thursday. Like their best work, “Berlin Got Blurry” is a twitchy nugget with memorable guitar riffs and cynical lyrics from frontman Andrew Savage, who assures a subject that “no one’s falling for that nice guy bulls–t.” —Eric Renner Brown

Bibi Bourelly, “Sally”

It may sound like the German singer-songwriter has a girl crush in her latest poppin’ single, but she’s actually referring to herself. The 21-year-old songstress told Billboard Sally is her alter-ego, who apparently hangs out at diners and has a knack for shaking and twerking. Bourelly will have you clapping along as she calls out the haters on her latest release. —Dana Rose Falcone

Woods, “Can’t See At All”

Psych-rock stalwarts Woods will release their ninth studio album, City Sun Eater In The River Of Light, in April and have now shared another single from the record. Atmospheric organs and molten guitars provide a swirling instrumental that underscores singer Jeremy Earl’s unmistakable falsetto. The track’s ominous tinge lends additional heft to make it one of the genre’s better releases this year. —ERB

Car Seat Headrest, “Vincent”

Virginia born Will Toledo, who writes and records music at an alarming pace as Car Seat Headrest, debuted a new nearly-eight minute track, and it’s a spacey dissection of himself, his depression, and contains a remarkable amount of detail concerning his “living in a town that gets a lot of tourists in the summer months.” When he repeats “half the time I want to go home” through an ocean of feedback, you’ll wish you could reach straight through your computer and give him a hug. —MV

All Saints, “One Strike”

The ’90s girl group returns with the first single off their forthcoming album Red Flag, a catchy, empowering lady anthem with an occasionally tropical feel. The single tackles divorce (Nicole Appleton split from Oasis’ Liam Gallagher in 2014) and heartache in the most melodic, elegant way possible, making the foursome’s first new music in 10 years worthy of a listen to old fans and newcomers alike. —DRF

Cole Plante ft. Bea Miller, “Pillowtalk”

Zayn Malik’s first solo single gets a feminine makeover with this soft cover courtesy of the 17-year-old pop singer and her DJ/producer pal. The two previously collaborated on “Till The Stars Burn Out!” and shook up Twitter Wednesday by trending #coleandbeapillowtalk ahead of the track’s release. Their take on the former One Direction member’s hit features raw vocals from the X Factor alum and a relaxed, youthful tone. But stay tuned until the end for some R-rated outtakes. —DRF

Gold Panda, “Time Eater”

Electronic producer Gold Panda returned this week with the hypnotic track “Time Eater,” off his forthcoming album Good Luck and Do Your Best. He’s said the record draws on travels he took to Japan since the 2013 release of his previous album, and the influence is apparent on his latest song. It’s an entrancing cut that would be equally suitable for a rainy February day as it would be for a sweltering summer night. —ERB

Wavves and Cloud Nothings, “I Find”

Wavves and Cloud Nothings first officially merged in June 2015 when they released No Life for Me, a nine-track collaborative effort that clocked in at just over 21 minutes. But there was apparently more music to spare from their joint sessions: The two bands recently put out a punk-flavored outtake, “I Find,” featuring former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij on guitar. The moody, aggressive track is a welcome supplement to No Life for Me, and a satisfying update for Cloud Nothings fans hungry for more after 2014’s stellar Here and Nowhere Else. —Ariana Bacle

Night Moves, “Carl Sagan”

Carl Sagan dreamed of the cosmos. Night Moves’ latest track — which takes its name from the legendary scientist — isn’t quite so sweeping, but serves up a funky blend of falsettos, synths, and twangy guitars that would’ve sounded right an home when Sagan was at his peak in 1980. —ERB

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