At a glance, the tracks of the week: Dora Jar, Viagra Boys, Tom Morello

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Run, probably, by Tim Vine, Dora Jar of California actually leans existential, with Brechtian visuals and spooky glitch-folk about self-doubt that’s about as boom-tshh as a study of Covid. She slices individuals at parties in the style of Laura Marling snapping Regina Spektor’s “the quirk” for fun on this excellent second single, then gets crushed at the end by a shocking Killers chorus.

Viagra Boys ft Amy TaylorIn Spite of OurselvesThe Guide: Staying in – sign up for our home entertainment tipsRead onWe have all found new mood swings and bad habits to enjoy our lockdown partners, as in John Prine, a degenerate redneck romance worthy of Wayne and Waynetta Slob, this rickety country cover. While shaving her legs, he likes the way she curses; she enjoys catching the stupid alcoholic sniffing her panties.

Tate McRaer u okCanada’s response to Billie Eilish (Billie Eh-lish?) provides her nearly half-billion streamers with an update on the shocking un-ghosting that caused the dour TikTok phenomenon You Broke Me First last year. A timely reminder that there’s someone for everybody.

On the way to “fuck you” she is a chipper ukulele bounce; he’s always pleading like a human crying emoji.

The side project of Wintersleep’s Paul Murphy has released its third enmo-folk album in collaboration with, well, Frightened Rabbit, because everywhere needs one. PostdataNobody KnowsCanada’s response to Frightened Rabbit. In an album that sounds like a landslide surfing on a copy of Rumours, Nova Scotia’s monstrosity meets Scottish self-loathing. Tom Morello and Serj TankianNatural’s Not in It “The problem of leisure, what to do for pleasure … The body is good business, sell out, maintain the interest.” Yes, Andy Gill of Gang of Four predicted not only Lockdown on this biting 1979 track, but also OnlyFans. Tankian and Morello present the chaotic reading deserved for the last 12 months in honour of Gill’s passing in February.

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