Pitchfork employees listen to a lot of new music. Lots of it. Every day, our authors, editors, and contributors go through an impressive number of new publications, making recommendations to one another, and discovering new favorites. Every Monday we use our Pitchfork Selects playlist to share what our writers obsessively play and highlight some of the Pitchfork staff’s favorite new pieces of music. The playlist is a collection of songs: the only guiding principle is that these are the songs you would like to send to a friend.

This week’s Pitchfork Selects playlist features Smerz, Hand Habits, Ovrkast, Cassandra Jenkins, the Notwist, and more. Listen below and follow our playlists on Apple Music and Spotify. (Pitchfork earns a commission on purchases made through affiliate links on our website.)

Pitchfork selection: January 25, 2021

MitĂș: “Solo”
ovrkast .: “To love someone”
KAM-BU: “Is it your turn?”
Emeka Ogboh: “Danfo Mellow”
The notwist: “Al Sur” [ft. Juana Molina]
Pain: “Believer”
Matthew E. White / Lonnie Holley: “This is the jungle of modernity / Composition 14”
Loshh: “FAJI”
Hand habits: “July 4th”
Cassandra Jenkins: “Hard Disk”