New Music Playlist: Dillinger Escape Plan, Prince, Jon Gomm and More

This week features one of the best selections of alternative acts that we've seen for weeks. And you wouldn't belive how heavy Prince's newest online release sounds ...

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Welcome to our weekly playlist of the best new music streams.

First of all, what's with all the preview streams? We like hearing full tracks, and so do the readers. If you're ever promoting a song online, just give the full song away - you certainly won't put off any potential fans with more music.

There's a few surprises in store today. Who'd have thought Prince would be such a rock legend with his new heavy version of "Let's Go Crazy?" And Jon Gomm, the solo guitarist who went viral with his song "Passionflower" last year, is back with a cover of Chaka Khan that will make the hairs on your neck stand up.

Further down there's probably the best selection of lesser-known acts that we've posted in a while, and from plenty of corners of the rock world. Everyone will find something to enjoy down there, so take the time to check them all out.

Let us know what you like or not in the comments, and feel free to share links to great new music for us to potentially include in a future playlist. Enjoy!

Dillinger Escape Plan "One of Us is the Killer" (Album Preview)

Clips from their entire new album. Some hardened fans were disappointed in their last song which sounded like a rehash of old ideas, but it sounds like the full album pushes the hardcore metal boat further than ever

Prince "Let's Go Crazy"

How did Prince come up with such a ridiculously heavy version of this song? It's actually pretty darn good, so give it a chance if you're into live rock with a stoner edge.

Jon Gomm Feat. Daniel Tompkins "Ain't Nobody" (Chaka Khan)

One of the most inventive acoustic guitarists in the world is back with a stunning Chaka Khan cover along with an impressive guest singer.

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Monster Truck "Sweet Mountain River"

"We wanted to make sure it would take the listener on a fun ride," said guitarist Jeremy Widerman. Hell yeah man, consider that a success.

Beware of Darkness "Howl"

If you like blues, you're going to love this new band. A big fuzzy sound and a singer who looks to Jack White for inspiration make this the full package.

Deerhunter "Monomania"

A bit of lo-fi garage rock. Mind the video if you're epileptic, it's a bit flashy.

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Tesseract "Altered State 2" (Preview)

Preview clips aren't cool, but this clip of their prog-tastic new album is worth sharing anyway.

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Blacklisters "Clubfoot by Kasabian"

This is the sound of new punk. They're one of Britain's best-kept secrets, and this is one of their best songs too. The video is really damn weird, but they're destined to be an all-time classic in the genre.

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Arsis "Unwelcome"

Death metal with no compromise, due for release in North America on April 30.

What do you think? Share your opinions and music tips in the comments.

25 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Gotta be honest I absolutely LOVED Princes new version of lets go crazy - truly blew me away. Everything else was great too thanks UG!
    Awesome - jon gomm getting recognised, that track is absolute perfection!
    Love the playlist for this week! Heard that snippet of Dillinger's the other day, and Tesseract last week. Love that song from Beware the Darkness and Monster Truck.
    MONSTER TRUCK IS A TRUE HAMILTON ROCK BAND!!!!! Happy these dudes are doing great things!!
    They've come so far since I first saw them in 2010. Hopefully they continue to grow. Nice dudes and they write the sickest rock tunes.
    Deerhunter, one of the best bands of the last 10 years or so. Amazing ambient and rock work on Rainwater Cassette Exchange and Halcylon Digest, especially, but I also love their noise albums like Turn it Up Faggot. *Slow clap* Nice one, UG.
    Prince blows everyone else on that list away. None of those posers can hold his jock.
    You idiots that gave me thumbs down obvioulsy don't know music. Prince has more talent in half his pinky toe than all the other people on this list
    UG, there is another band you should check called 'The Dear Hunter' (spelt differently, hopefully you already know them) who I find are really overlooked although one of the most talented acts out. It'd be great to see them get some coverage, especially as they are just releasing a new album and have a full album stream here to check out - They are amazing! They just toured down here to Australia for Soundwave, nothing like their live show.
    I'll be damned if Jon Gomm (and Wilma) isn't one of the best out there today. Blows me away every time I see him play.
    Soon i will have the new DEP album...and then i will also be seeing them in either Chicago or Indiana...or both...With the Faceless
    This article totally nailed it. I'm particularly anticipating new Dillinger.
    Loving all these bar Beware of Darkness (quite polished for fuzzy blues?) and Tesseract (not my fave but OK - the singing isn't really my style)
    So happy that Monster Truck is finally starting to get some love. Amazing and talented band and super nice dudes!! DFWTT