The Gotobeds, "Calquer the Hound"
Indie rock out of Pittsburgh, the Gotobeds' third album, Debt Begins At 30, sounds fanastic. There's a real kind of Discord-y/post-hardcore thing going on here, which as you all know goes over well here at Five Songs HQ. This is actually the first album I listened to from them, and kind of forgot to go backwards, and I should really fix that.
Nine Inch Nails, "Came Back Haunted"
After his burst of productivity in the mid/late 2000s, with three albums in four years (four if you count Ghosts, which you should not), Trent Reznor did his usual thing and went away for five years between NiN albums. Unlike previous pauses, he was still making music. He was doing film scores and releasing music as How To Destroy Angels. But he came back to NiN and released Hesitation Marks in 2013, featuring a whole bunch of guest artists and a sound that is probably as close to Pretty Hate Machine as any other record he's done. Much more sophisticated, of course, but fairly upbeat (as these things go) and kind of bouncy. It's a fun record, which is not something you can say about most NiN records.
The Meters, "Hand Clapping Song"
This song appears on Struttin', but this track actually comes to us courtesy of A Message From The Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977. It's a mouthful of a title, but it does largely explain itself: this is a compilation of all their 7" singles. Yes, it's an amazing comp. The Meters were the best.
Mandalay, "This Life"
Confidential to @samuelesque: this is not Portishead.
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah, "Mono"
Another super fun collaboration, like the one we had yesterday. Ghostface has teamed up with all kinds of fun folks, and he always delivers. This was the third album in a row from him that were collabs, designed to be cinematic, following on records with Adrian Younge and The Revelations. This time around, working with the jazz band BADBADNOTGOOD resulted in maybe the best album of the three. Alas, this is just an interstitial.