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Friday 16 March 2012
Posted on the producer's SoundCloud page last week, this is a thick, throbbing slice of glitch-pop magic.
God's Father Mixtape
Mixing previously released tracks such as "I Own Swag' with new songs, Lil B's latest release comes as a 34-track stream and free download. Guided by Voices
Keep It in Motion
The veteran indie band (above) will be releasing their 18th single "Jon the Croc" through Fire on 19 March. This is that song's excellent b-side.
Sleigh Bells' recent releases are becoming a fixture of this column. True to form, we're struggling to ignore this Maida Vale session cover of Beyoncé's single.
Picture Perfect World
Beth Ditto's diva-punk crew return with this power-pop-influenced track – premiered on Radio 1 earlier in the week.
Dream-pop's commercial bubble may have burst, but Beach House refuse to ditch their echo-laden vocals and hazy, lethargic guitars.
Keep Shelly in Athens
Our Own Dream
The video for this eerie, synth-led track was put out to accompany the two-piece band's debut EP release.
Please Forgive My Heart
This song produced by Damon Albarn (above, with Womack) is the soul star's first release in almost 20 years.
A weighty, downbeat follow-up to their hedonistic debut.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant