Six guitar tracks to rock out to this week

Including releases from The National and Vampire Weekend.

Feel like you couldn’t keep up with music this week? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best and latest guitar tracks. Here are six that you have to hear:

1You Had Your Soul With You by The National, Gail Ann Dorsey

The National have dropped the single, You Had Your Soul With You featuring Gail Ann Dorsey, and announced their new album, I Am Easy To Find. The upcoming 16-track record is due out 17 May and includes guest vocalists like Sharon Van Etten, Lisa Hannigan and Mina Tindle.

2Cats On The Briar by Earth

It’s the first single off the doom outfit’s forthcoming record, Full Upon Her Burning Lips, out 24 May. And it’s classic Dylan Carlson: instrumental stoner metal, with lots of Morricone-inspired guitar noodling, that moves with the force and fury of a collapsing glacier.

3The Last Time That She Talked to Me by The Hold Steady

New York rock vets The Hold Steady have released a new track on Bandcamp, The Last Time that She Talked to Me. Like their previous recent releases on the platform, proceeds from the sales of the track will benefit the K+L Guardian Foundation.

4Garden In The Bones by Periphery

Periphery are due to deliver their next album next month, and have dropped a new single, Garden In The Bones. The track is a technical showcase for the progressive metal group, surging forward on evocative lyrics and Spencer Sotelo’s dynamic vocal delivery.

5Big Blue And Sunflower by Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend are back with another double-drop, releasing Big Blue And Sunflower, featuring Steve Lacy. The songs are slated to be included on their forthcoming LP, Father Of The Bride, out 3 May. It’s their first album since 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City.

6Sabbah by The Well

Sabbah is the opening track of The Well’s forthcoming album, Death And Consolation. With psych-indebted grooves and a fuzzy breakdown, it’s a rousing kickoff to the Texas band’s third record.

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