The Barometer: Big Boi featuring Andre 3000 & Sleepy Brown; Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti; Washed Out; Gayngs; Janelle Monae featuring Lupe Fiasco & BoB; Wavves; The Black Keys; Laurie Anderson
What's hot on our playlist
Big Boi featuring Andre 3000 & Sleepy Brown
Lookin 4 Ya
An Outkast track in all but name, this effort displays that the duo still have some great rap tricks up their sleeves.
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Bright Lit Blue Skies
Sunny, nostalgic surf-pop from the odd and adventurous LA band's new record 'Before Today'
You and I
This beautiful wash of ambience from the "chillwave" maven is the latest in the Adult Swim free singles series.
The Gaudy Side of Town
Weeks after its release we're still returning to the 25-man band's 10cc-inspired LP 'Relayted'.
Janelle Monae featuring Lupe Fiasco & BoB
The first single from the new LP by the R&B singer was a glorious dash of futuristic funk; here it's been given a tight and spare hip-hop reboot.
With lots of trashy guitars, Nathan Williams' new single is noisy dumb fun.
The Black Keys
Chop and Change
The Ohio blues-rock duo are touring the UK after the success of their recent LP, 'Brothers'. They added this gem to the coming 'Twilight: Eclipse' movie.
With a new album by the experimental artist on the way, we've revisited her 80's debut 'Big Science'. Alongside the more famous "Oh Superman", this is the LP's standout song.
Listen to this week's free playlist on Spotify at Independent.co.uk/mixtape
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
The Interview makes £9.6m in online rentals and downloads in a matter of days
Diana West End play 'suggests James Hewitt could be Prince Harry’s father'
Game of Thrones named most-pirated TV show of 2014
Exodus: Gods and Kings banned in the UAE over 'religious mistakes'
Marilyn Manson breaks silence on Lana Del Rey rape clip: 'I wouldn't make a video of that nature'
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Douglas Carswell tells Ukip to stop blaming foreigners as youth poll shows Nigel Farage is even less popular than Nick Clegg