Week Ahead Today’s Top Tune 1.23 – 1.26.17

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Today’s Top Tune brings you desert bunny Jesika von Rabbit who shares a new song as she gets ready for her upcoming shows at The Monty later this month and Pappy and Harriet’s in March. Wear out your dancing shoes to Systema Solar. Discover how Nashville-based supermodel Karen Elson defies stereotypes. The French producers behind Nouvelle Vague cover a slew of punk and new wave hits from the 80s. And hear why Sohn will be making its debut at Coachella this year.

Monday, January 23

Systema Solar: Tumbamurallas from Rumbo a Tierra 

With its deep mix of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and sexy funk, Systema Solar is a band to watch in 2017. The Colombian group steps up to the plate with a sophomore album that has us dancing. Don’t believe it? Check out “Tumbamurallas.”

Tuesday, January 24

Jesika von Rabbit: title track to Going Down

As leader of Joshua Tree’s Gram Rabbit, Jesika von Rabbit has been dubbed the “best musician of the Coachella Valley.” Von Rabbit’s solo work is a collision of intergalactic forces not to be messed with as heard on “Going Down.”

Wednesday, January 25

Karen Elson: Distant Shore from Double Roses

Supermodel Karen Elson isn’t just a pretty face. She’s also a talented songwriter with a new album. The delicate and lovely “Distant Shore” features Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench on keys and singer Laura Marling on backing vocals.

Thursday, January 26

Nouvelle Vague: I Wanna Be Sedated from I Could Be Happy

Best known as a French cover band, Nouvelle Vague plants its signature bossa nova sound onto classic punk and new wave hits. Reinterpreting songs by Cocteau Twins, Brian Eno and The Cure, the album wouldn’t be complete without a laid back version of Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated.”

Friday, January 27

Sohn: Conrad from Rennen

A smooth operator, Sohn produces captivating tracks fusing R&B electronica. Armed with a new album and a debut at Coachella, 2017 is looking up for this talented new artist. Check out “Conrad.”