This week's playlist is more back-to-basics. First up, we've got the Cosmic Coronas with some soulful and masterfully played blues rock. Austin Cain's "Sand & Sea" is a warm, slow-simmering pop folk gem. MAWD's "Until There Was You" is a forceful reminder that few people are ever alone. Meanwhile, The New Arlenes' polished power pop is a detached kiss-off to "Caroline." Bad Poetry Club is a clever mix of jazz and trip-hop that'll easily win your heart over. German-born pop star NoMBe explores his rock'n'roller side with "Signs," a light summer track reminiscent of the Beach Boys with a heavier R&B bassline. Sven Curth's "It's our last night to get drunk" is the quintessential drinking song -- once you listen to this one, you won't need to turn to any other. Radiator King steps up to the plate with a rollicking ramble with "Second Thoughts in Memphis," featuring warm, crunchy guitars and Adam Silvestri's signature gravel voice -- think a friendlier Tom Waits. Oftener's "Half Moon" takes us to outer space with gossamer vocals and silvery acoustic guitars. Finally, Rob Leines takes us out with a good, old-fashioned Southern rock swagger on "Back to the River."
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