Joan Wasser (aka Joan as Police Woman) has been one of my favorite under-the-radar artists since the 2006 release of her debut, Real Life. Gearing up for her fourth LP, Wasser has released a new single, "Holy City". Percussive and punctuated with horn pops, this song is all about the killer chorus. Wasser's very distinctive voice is all over the place, and that ascending, hopeful, joyous chorus is catchy and smile-cracking (especially when it pops up the third time after the instrumental break). Add in an outro from Reggie Watts, and you've got a real solid 4-and-a-half minutes.
The Classic is out March 4, via PIAS.