The Barometer: Jukebox the Ghost; Liars; The XX; Owen Pallett; Flying Lotus; Bob Dylan
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Jukebox the Ghost Good Day
From the Washington band's forthcoming album, "Good Day" track purveys classic ebony-and-ivory pop, flavoured with quirky lyrics and inventive songwriting.
Liars Proud Evolution
The centrepiece of the art-rocker's new LP, "Sisterworld", is shimmering, menacing and brilliant.
The XX Islands (Delorean Remix)
Barcelona's Delorean give London's the XX a hazy reboot with waves of synth on a remix of "Islands".
Owen Pallett Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
Pure magic: the stand-out track from Heartland, the sparkling new LP by violin experimentalist Owen Pallett (formely Final Fantasty).
Flying Lotus Quakes
More glitchy beats from the high-flying LA producer.
Bob Dylan The Times They Are a-Changing
With Barack Obama looking on, Bob performed a stirring, piano-backed rendition of his civil-rights era classic at the White House this week.
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Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
- 2 McKamey Manor: This 'extreme' haunted house is the stuff of nightmares
- 3 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 4 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 5 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
This is what a film sex scene actually looks like on set (mostly awkward)
Revolutionary lost Caravaggio painting 'Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy' identified
After Sam Smith’s Mobo success, is the help of a pushy parent the surest route to stardom?
Pottermore: JK Rowling writes new Harry Potter story featuring 'greying' 33-year-old wizard
JK Rowling to publish new Harry Potter story online for Halloween
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year