THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Arctic Monkeys - "She Looks Like Fun"

May 14, 2018

A.M. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA)


One down, one to go. I've been saying since the clock struck 2018 that I'm most excited for releases from two bands this year. One is Arctic Monkeys (see above and below), and the other is Vampire Weekend. We're still on the VW-new-album-announcement watch, so until we get that one, we'll gladly pass the time digging into and dissecting the new AM record, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. We lead off the show this week with an album cut that may have trace amounts of Beatles in it. You be the judge.

On to this week's picks...


Arctic Monkeys - "She Looks Like Fun" (Domino)

Beach House - "Dark Spring" (Sub Pop)

Teenage Wrist - "Chrome Neon Jesus" (Epitaph)


Janelle Monáe - "Pynk (feat. Grimes)" (Atlantic/Bad Boy)

Wye Oak - "The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs" (Merge)

Yuno - "Why For" (Sub Pop)

Mastersystem - "The Enlightenment" (Physical Education)

CHVRCHES - "Miracle" (Glassnote)

Gang of Youths - "Say Yes to Life" (Red Music)


Lost Under Heaven - "Bunny's Blues" (Mute)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - "Talking Straight" (Sub Pop)

Hatchie - "Sleep" (Double Double Whammy)


Dirty Projectors - "Break-Thru" (Domino)

Jealous of the Birds - "Plastic Skeletons" (Canvasback)

Parquet Courts - "Mardi Gras Beads" (Rough Trade)

Mitski - "Geyser" (Dead Oceans)


Sink Ya Teeth - "Substitutes" (Hey Buffalo)

DMA's - "For Now" (Illusive Sounds Pty Ltd)

Melody's Echo Chamber - "Breathe In, Breathe Out" (Fat Possum)

Westerman - "Edison" (Blue Flowers)

Elohim - "Half Love" (BMG)

Forth Wanderers - "Not For Me" (Sub Pop)


Father John Misty - "Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of them All" (Sub Pop)

Now, Now - "MJ" (Trans)

Petal - "Better Than You" (Run For Cover)

Field Medic - "let freedom ring 2" (Run For Cover)