Stream: New singles from SASAMI, Illuminati Hotties and Moonchild

SASAMI (Photo by Angela Ricciardi)

Catching up with some delectables released this week by SASAMI, Illuminati Hotties and Moonchild.

SASAMI, “Call Me Home”

Three weeks from the release of SASAMI’s sophomore album, “Squeeze,” the L.A. singer-songwriter has dialed back the rage and aggression of previous singles “Say It,” “The Greatest” and “Skin a Rat.” One thing for sure: She is not to be pigeonholed. The new single “Call Me Home” is a dreamy track “dedicated to anyone who has blown up their life just to remember what it’s like to feel something,” she says. “It’s about the darkness of feeling nothing and the creeping ache of apathy that can swallow you whole if you let it. It’s about skipping town, driving all night and knowing you’ll always have a home to come back to.” Sway accordingly. SASAMI headlines the Teragram Ballroom on April 13 (tickets).


The first new music since Illuminati Hotties’ caffeinated 2021 album “Let Me Do One More,” “Sandwich Sharer” finds Sarah Tudzin shifting tempos but not moods. Well into her campaign to join this era’s indie-rock elite, here, basically, she’s looking for a running mate. The song, she says, “was very much written at the precipice of unknowns — I was seeking a teammate at a time where I felt swayed by nostalgia for youth as opposed to the reality of the momentum of life. And it feels so good to be close to someone who knows you so well it’s like you finish each others’ … sandwiches.” Its release comes as Illuminati Hotties kick off a tour that includes dates Feb. 8 at Pappy & Harriet’s and Feb. 9 at the Constellation Room.

MOONCHILD, “Love I Need” (feat. Rapsody)

Grammy-nominated rapper Rapsody adds some meat to the bones of the slinky new single from Moonchild, the trio of Amber Navran, Max Bryk and Andris Mattson. The follow-up to the Lalah Hathaway-featured “Tell Him,” the single is the latest from Moonchild’s forthcoming album, “Starfruit” (out Feb. 11). Says Mattson: “Rapsody took the song to another level. My favorite moment happens halfway through her incredible verse, where the band breaks on beat one and come back in with some hits that match her line.” Catch Moonchild May 11 at the Fonda Theatre.