Dawes have released “Passwords.” (Photo: Magdalena Wosinka)

It’s time for the roundup of our favorite songs of the week.

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Throwback of the Week

“Never Any Good,” Martin Simpson
Guitarist Martin Simpson wrote this song for his dad. It’s one of the most touching songs I’ve ever heard.

Song of the Week

“Strange American dream,” Rayland Baxter
Rayland Baxter is back with a single called “Strange American dream.” His new album “Wide Awake” is available July 13.

Other highlights:

“Second Hand Smoke,” Williams Fitzsimmons

“Telescope,” Dawes

“Fists of Fury,” Kamasi Washington

All the Songs of the Day are available throughout the week on our Spotify playlist: