Pitchfork employees listen to a lot of new music. Much of it. Every day our authors, editors and contributors go through an impressive number of new publications, give each other recommendations and discover new favorites. Every Monday we use our Pitchfork Selects playlist to share what our writers are obsessively playing and highlight some of the Pitchfork staff’s new favorites. The playlist is a hodgepodge of tracks: your only guiding principle is that these are the songs you’d like to send to a friend.

This week’s Pitchfork Selects playlist includes the Weeknd, Billie Eilish, Saint Etienne, Nathan Salsburg, among others. 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 Selects: August 9, 2021

Cheeky 009: “Blue Racing Car”
Saint Etienne: “Pond House”
Hand habits: “Aquamarine”
Lowertown: “The gaping mouth”
Holly Humberstone: “Please don’t leave me yet”
Water from your eyes: “‘Quotes’ (Single Version)”
Ase Manual / Soul Baby: “Sunny Day”
The Weeknd: “Take My Breath”
Nathan Salsburg: “Psalm 42”
Billie Eilish: “Oxytocin”