“War Paint,” Frankie Simone: commanding dance pop, and a radio-ready rallying cry for queer self-acceptance
“Good/Gravy,” The Last Artful, Dodgr: the rapper brings her inimitably nasal, limber voice to this sly two-part track.
“Ask Me to Stay,” Jessica Boudreaux: a snarling, synth-tinged track from the Summer Cannibals front woman
“Oom Sha La La,” Haley Heynderickx: over doo-wop-inflected folk, Heynderickx fights existential angst while cataloging the decaying contents of her fridge.
“Mood Indigo,” Kathleen Saadat: the civil rights activist brings soulful vocals to a jazz classic
“Get Out,” Sallie Ford: with raw vocals and a retro feel, desperation never sounded so good.
“Fire,” Beth Ditto: raspy rock showcasing the former Gossip front woman’s Arkansas roots
“Indians Never Die,” Black Belt Eagle Scout: raised on a Swinomish reservation, the artist issues a haunting call to respect the earth.
“CVTVLYST,” Wynne: the Lake Oswego-raised rapper jokes that she looks straight out of Frozen, but her motormouth lyrics are the real deal.
“Death,” Shelley Short: wistful musings about the Oregon Coast and the great beyond
“Superwoman,” Blossom: shimmering neo-soul for instant chill vibes