The Barometer: Cass McCombs; Vivian Girls; Major Lazer; DAF; The Decemberists; Beastie Boys
Friday 17 July 2009
Cass McCombs Dreams Come True Girl
This sunny 50s-tinged pop opener from Catacombs finds Californian crooner Cass McCombs at his best.
Vivian Girls When I'm Gone
Surf-rock, punk and shoegaze combine in the first track from the Brooklyn trio's new album, Everything Goes Wrong, which arrives in September.
Major Lazer Keep it Goin' Louder
On their latest collaboration, scene-defining DJs Diplo and Switch display a knack for sublime, day-glo pop.
DAF Mein Herz Macht Bum
German duo in their early-80s pomp show what synth-pop should be like: dark, dangerous and dirty.
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
The US alt-folk rockers sing about shape-shifting demons in a twisted tribute to English folk music.
Beastie Boys Sure Shot
As their 1994 album Ill Communication is reissued, it's a perfect moment to relive the brilliance of the record's flute-sampling opening salvo.
TVJamie's Sugar Rush reveal's campaigning chef's new foe
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train
The real reason Eddie Redmayne was cast as a trans woman in The Danish Girl
Star Wars: New action dolls launched on Force Friday ahead of The Force Awakens release
Ricki And The Flash, film review: Meryl Streep's rock'n'roll creation steals the show
Joan Aiken: Today's Google Doodle celebrates life of British fantasy novelist
Photographer captures the beauty and intensity of his girlfriend giving birth at home
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up