The Barometer: Gurrumul; The Climbers; The Amarylas; Lofty Heights; Karen O and the Kids; Pavement

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Gurrumul Bapa

The exquisite voice of the blind aboriginal artist Gurrumul and his haunting music will stay with you in a delicate homage to "bapa", or father.

The Climbers Uncommon

A free MP3 from the new Brighton band, featuring members of the Leisure Society and Absentee.

The Amarylas Ofelia

Lewis Carroll-inspired pop that merges early Pink Floyd and Kinks influences with eccentric storytelling.

Lofty Heights Eye Contact

The jaunty debut from this London folk-pop outfit, released as a single on 5 October.

Karen O and the Kids Rumpus

Karen O and a children's choir make a joyous racket on the soundtrack to Where the Wild Things Are.

Pavement Here

Gloriously ambling, this skewed love song is a highlight of their 1992 debut LP, Slanted and Enchanted. Bring on the US indie heroes' 2010 reunion.