Antenna
Antenna Sampler
Google Play's monthly sampler of tracks from hot new artists is back with another great lineup for April, from hip-hop to country, and indie rock to EDM.

Like Lil B, rapper Young L emerges from Bay Area group The Pack, but beyond a wavy, beatless intro, "Atari" doesn't follow the "based" path—opting for familiar Auto-Tuned imagery over a nicely gleaming beat. YouTube sensation Alpoko Don comes from a Greenville, S.C. front porch, from which he recorded a series of infectious street-view raps with beats banged out on garbage cans, humming hooks and himself singing.

Carrie Rodriguez and Caitlin Rose are two compelling but distinct country singer-songwriters, the former a Texas fiddler with a mean pop streak, the latter a Nashville alt-country chanteuse.

In indie rock, a pair of ace solo acts: Seattle's usually peppy Telekinesis in a drifting and expansive mood on "Ghosts and Creatures"; and buzzy Brooklyn singer-guitarist Waxahatchee. There's the dreamy indie pop of Guards, which shares both sonic and literal DNA with sister bands Cults and The Willowz. On the harder rock side, there's Young Guns' anthemic "Brothers in Arms" and Pissed Jeans' gibbering punk blurt "Bathroom Laughter."

There's also late-blooming, slow-burning soul singer Charles Bradley, UK dubstep producer Reso and long-lost Somali Afro-funk outfit Dur-Dur Band. Enjoy!

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Songs Album
Artist
1
Ghosts and Creatures Dormarion
4:05
Telekinesis
2
Atari Atari
3:52
Young L
3
I Was Cruel The Stand-In
3:33
Caitlin Rose
4
Strictly Reserved for You (feat. Menahan Street Band) Victim of Love
3:43
Charles Bradley
5
I Cry for Love Give Me All You Got
3:41
Carrie Rodriguez
6
Ishimura (Evol Intent Remix) Tangram Remixed
4:47
Reso
7
Dooyo Volume 5
3:49
Dur-Dur Band
8
Silver Lining In Guards We Trust
2:58
Guards
9
All I Know The Ol' Soul EP
3:41
Alpoko Don
10
Bathroom Laughter Honeys
2:38
Pissed Jeans
11
Brother In Arms Bones
3:17
Young Guns