A bi-weekly newsletter featuring new music and throwbacks curated by Brian Rinaldi and Raymond Camden

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You can catch all of the picks in this issue on this week's playlist. New to Coda Breaker? A reminder that all of song picks from our archives are available at

New Music

Some of our favorite recent releases.

Brian recommends...

Lush Dance


The style and singer's voice in this song reminds me a ton of the XX (which got me going back to some XX as you'll see).

Ray recommends...


Of Mice and Men

To be honest, I only picked this because (to my friends) I live in a swamp and have to step over alligators to get to work. It's a good song despite that. ;)

Brian recommends...



I have enjoyed everything Clairo has released thus far and am excited to hear her full album, "Immunity", which is due August 2nd.

Ray recommends...

They Own This Town

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A bit on the "edge" of being new, but new to me. This track is soft, almost whispered, and pretty damn fascinating.

New to You and Throwbacks

These are some our favorites that are not necessarily new.

Brian recommends...

I Dare You

The XX

Hopefully you know the XX by now. I loved this song when it came out a couple years ago and this week have become obsessed with it all over again.

Ray recommends...

The Sun Always Shines on TV


While most people know "Take on Me", this track has always been my personal favorite a-ha song.

Brian recommends...

A Forest

Bat for Lashes

I was reintroduced to this song via the soundtrack to What/If on Netlfix. Now, that isn't a particularly good show imo, but this is a very good song (a cover of the Cure).

Ray recommends...

Four to the Floor


Both a song and a band I had never heard of until a few minutes ago, this is a great track with an orchestral backing. In an interview, the members of the band said the lyrics to this song had absolutely no meaning and it was used to warm up.

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