What’s This Playlist All About? One of indie rock’s rawest and realest wordsmiths updates her mix of new and old faves with a breezy, brand-new song of her own, “Need a Little Time.”
What You Get: A mostly woman-powered show of badass babes who’ve mastered sultry funk (Janelle Monae); crunchy, cathartic grunge (The Breeders); angelic, irreverent folk (Neko Case); and enchanting futuristic pop that no one could ever possibly replicate (Bjork). She does give a nod to a few notable men as well, sprinkling in a Bowie classic, heady jazz from Kamasi Washington, and an assist from Roger Waters on a cuddly, old-timey blues standard with the frontwomen of Lucius.
Greatest Discovery: Lots of goodies to discover here, but if you like Barnett, check out TT, the new solo project from Warpaint singer and guitarist Theresa Wayman. First single “Love Leaks” is a syrupy slice of trip-hop-infused hypnotic pop.
Is This the Best Indie Mix You’ll Hear This Year? So far, no competition. As much as we’re looking forward to CB’s new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, out May 18, we kind of wish she’d start her own radio show—her tastes are impeccable.